2nd Friday Art Walk
Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael. Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month. Wine purchased at venues with wine glass symbol is returned to AWD to assist with costs of promoting the event each month.
next art walk: September 9, 2016 • 5-8pm
October 14 • SOLD OUT • 5-8pm
in the AWD Multipurpose Room
In a fun and social group setting, artist and teacher provides Dan Caven step-by-step instruction along with encouragement. By the end of the evening, each attendee will create a fabulous piece of art! Adult students receive two glasses of wine, appetizers, and artist materials. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
September 9, 2016 • 5-8pm
Information updated regularly. Please check back!
Maps are available at participating venues. download September 2016 map
venues with wine supporting art walk venues with refreshments venues with live music or DJ
venues with performance or demo venues with activities
1337 4th st Art Works Downtown
reception: Musical info
Musical aims to showcase artwork relating to the art of music through subject matter, medium, or composition.
Featuring: Jizell Albright , Brandin Barón, Nancy Bardach, Juline Beier, Ruth Brophy, Zwanda Cook, Joyce Creswell, Srimongkol Darawali, Joeann Edmonds-Matthew, Virginia Fauvre, Sam Fleeger, Ayris Hatton, Cindy Hawkins, Dennis Hearne, Bao Hoang, Rose Kelly, Debbie Patrick, Piro Patton, Susan Press, Margo Reis, Sandra Rubin, Michael Ruiz, Millicent Tomkins, Jack Weaver, Sue Weil
Jurors: Donna Seager and Paul Liberatore
• Underground Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Ink Happiness A solo show by Marnago
This show is an emotional journey through memories from the past and present, from darkness through light. Every character tells a story, a hidden secret that must be discovered. The artist states: “In my childhood I began to draw my destiny with shapes and lines, drawing was the only way to escape from my reality.”
• Founders' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Swim Lessons by John deLorimier
The Swim Lessons paintings were inspired by watching my child take swimming lessons. John was interested in showing the scary predicament of a new swimmer being watched over by a teacher. These paintings lead to the more madonna-like mother and child paintings.
• 1325 Donors' Gallery (AWD) info
Sanda Manuila's oil and mixed media pastel and gouache paintings are stylized representational images from which exude an allegorical quality. They depict a state of mind in which the boundaries between dream and reality have become very fluid. As the figure loses its definition it takes on a ghostly quality leaving the viewer in doubt of what is appearing or disappearing.
• Susan Kirby Place (AWD)
live music: Just Friends
Musicians include Charlie Docherty, Beth Carusillo, and Jerome Bohlmen.
1331 4th st Marin Jewelers Guild
reception: Phyllis Thelen, organic mixed media
Phyllis Thelen is an experimental artist who creates sculptural forms out of organic materials, including barks, pods, plant stalks, banana leaves, bamboo shields, and shells. "The materials themselves suggest an idea, they tell me their stories, and I capture them in the form that the materials suggest."
1325 4th st Framing Interiors
Ceramics by Marsha Mack, Original oil paintings and vintage poster art.
1321 4th st The FolkArt Gallery
Folk art, art-to-wear, and jewelry from around the world.
917 C St Youth in Arts
reception: I AM Arts
Work from teen visual and performing artists in Youth in Arts "C Street Project" and 'Til Dawn A Cappella
activities: Hands-on art activities for kids (& all ages)
1138 4th st Rileystreet Art Supply
exhibition: RileyStreet Staff Show
live music: Gary and the Crew
1122 4th st Aroma Café
exhibition: To Be Announced
819 A st Community Media Center of Marin
exhibition: Selena Engelhart
Ink Drawings from My Diaries and Paintings
1099 4th st Incavo Wine Tasting & Collective
exhibition: Blake Jordan
See painter in action.
905 4th st Crome Architecture
exhibition: In Earthed
Acrylics and latex enamels on canvas by Toni Littlejohn
live music: Joyce Kouffman (JoyceJazz.com)
1040 court St Mountain View Winery & Tasting Room (5-9:30pm)
exhibition: Surfing Photographs by Doug Walker
live music: Andrew DeMitro, local musician
1108 Tamalpais Ave The 1180 Gallery
reception: DJ Golden Art Show
PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM
SAN RAFAEL CITY HALL, 1400 Fourth Street
Rooster, stee and enamell by Bryan Tedrick
SAN RAFAEL LIBRARY, 1100 E Street
El Sombrero, Texas limestone by T Bary
MERCHANTS become a venue!
ARTISTS contact venues to display your art!
BUSINESSES become a sponsor, get featured on the map!
Merchants may sign up online:
• Participating Venues must provide art/event information two Tuesdays prior to the 2nd Friday event.
• Venues interested in serving wine must follow the AWD Art Walk Policies and Procedures: click here
Including: $25 for a ABC license fee, Property owner signature, How to sell wine
• Looking for the paper sign up form? download here