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.
venues with wine supporting art walk
next art walk: April 14, 2017 • 5-8pm
Information updated regularly. Please check back!
Maps are available at participating venues.download March 2017 map
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.
Special 50% off discount of $20 per person for March only.
Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
1611 4th st Rebound Bookstore
exhibition: Caught In the Act
Forty Years of Photographs and Ephemera from designs for the professional theatre. Photographs are of set and lighting designs by Joel D. Eis, MFA.
1569 4th st Artists' Collective in the West End Village
reception: A Sense of Place / A Sense of Space
A group exhibition featuring artwork based on the theme connections.
1515 3rd st Marin Society of Artists
reception: Atmospheric Wonders
Marin Society of Artists presents Atmospheric Wonders. Imaginative imagery in relation to the earth or the sky that evokes a sense of wonder, mystery or nostalgia.
1337 4th st Art Works Downtown
reception: Asleep in the Tanning Bed info
Asleep in the Tanning Bed features the sculptural and conceptual artwork of artist Nathan Lynch and the intimate drawings of artist Em Meine.
beer: State Room Brewery
• Underground Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Giving Voice: identity, issues, ideals
Terra Linda Visual Art students give voice through drawing, painting, photography, and ceramics to themes of identity, issues, and ideals in this time of change and uncertainty.
• Founders' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: The Landscape Enchanted Photographs of the Rocky Mountain West by Jonathan Eden
These photographs are a celebration of the landscape and wild animals of the great up-thrusting spine of the American West, the Rocky Mountains. Jonathan Eden see his photographs as a form of paying respect to environmental activists – individuals who pushed for the creation of the National Parks, permanent public lands, and wildlife preserves.
• 1325 Donors' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: Lukuno An exhibition featuring Suriname artists
Isan Cordinde, Marcel Pinas, Michael Wong Loi Sign "Luku no," is best translated as "Hey look.". Suriname is a country steeped in hues of thick green amazonian canopy, winding transclucent brown waterways, birds and flowers competing with and complementing each other in vibrant call and response colors, stark white sand savanna and rust gravel roads.
• Artist Wall (AWD) info
reception: Gently Bang Your Head Against The Wall Here: An Installation About The 2016 Electoral College by Lara Myers
The installation is comprised of soft sculpture lips made of machine-stitched and hand-stitched stuffed fabric that represents the U.S. map of the 2016 presidential electoral college results.
• Multipurpose Room (AWD)
activity: Collage & Wine Workshop
In a fun and social group setting, artist and teacher Dan Caven provides step-by-step instruction along with encouragement. Special 50% off discount of $20 per person for March only.
1331 4th st Marin Jewelers Guild
Marin Jewelers Guld jewelry featuring an ever-changing collection of unique, handcrafted work accessible to all types of appreciation.
917 C St Youth in Arts
exhibition: Rising Stars
26th County High School Art Show with 150+ two- and three-dimensional works by students at 15 schools.
activity: ArtSearch (kids activity)
1138 4th st Rileystreet Art Supply
exhibition: Mia Brown
Acrylic abstracts on canvas and paper
live music: Gary and the Crew
1040 Court st Mountain View Winery (5-9:30pm)
exhibition: Surphing Photographs by Doug Walker
live music: To Be Announced
1099 4th st Incavo Wine Tasting & Collective
exhibition: Blake Jordan
905 4th st Crome Architecture (5-7pm)
reception: Sky Walk Celestial Photography
Marty Knapp, has mastered shooting the night sky over the landscapes of West Marin, the California Sierra, and the Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree National Park.
art talk: Starts at 6pm
live music: Joyce Kouffman will perform music on the electric cello inspired by Knapp’s star photographs.
1108 Tamalpais Ave The 1180 Gallery
reception: The Artists of Marin Ventures
A day program for people with developmental disabilities.
live music: Ron Corral and Steve Listug
PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM
San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Avenue
Meet You in the Corner, reinforced steel by Carlos Zamora
Range 6, bronze by Luke Heimbigner
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