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: January 13, 2017 • 5-8pm
Information updated regularly. Please check back!
Maps are available at participating venues.download January 2017 map
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
A group exhibition featuring artwork based on the theme connections.
1515 3rd st Marin Society of Artists
reception: Roadside Attractions things we see traveling the road of life. Painting, sculpture, photos, crafts, all types of art.
1337 4th st Art Works Downtown
• Underground Gallery (AWD) info
• Founders' Gallery (AWD) info
• 1325 Donors' Gallery (AWD) info
reception: The Near Future Ago
The Near Future Ago is labor of love by curator, manager, and artist Kip Westerfield. His exhibition-happening format came out of a need for places to exhibit emerging artists. He states “because I've had some experience throwing shows and organizing groups, I chose to start a loose knit group of artists who wanted to show with each other, mostly students, skateboarders, musicians, etc from my life and friends. The connections spread pretty quick once folks found out I was motivated to do the work of keeping it all going. There have been over 80 different artists in our shows and we are growing with each event.”
Westerfield works at Smith Andersen North gallery and frame shop, where he convinced the owner to let him have the first show for a one-night only event. That one-night event brought 34 artists and about 150 guests. After a second successful show at the gallery, other places got wind of it and requested The Near Future Ago in their space for repeated events. Other venues include The West End Bar, Bedrock Records, ProofLab skateshop, and ANDTHEM gallery in San Rafael. This exhibition at Art Works Downtown will be the 14th event featuring an exciting variety of artists who have participated in every exhibition as well as artists who are new to the scene.
Sara Gallagher and Jacob Aranda
1331 4th st Marin Jewelers Guild
reception: Sawyer Rose, sculpture and metalwork
San Francisco Bay Area sculpture and metalwork artist Sawyer Rose will be showing her work at the Marin Jewelers Guild.
917 C St Youth in Arts
exhibition: INSIDE OUT
Featuring portraits and prints by students from Lagunitas Middle School in San Geronimo focused on identity and self-discovery.
activity: Hands On Art for all ages
1138 4th st Rileystreet Art Supply
exhibition: Many Windows
Works by Brian Frank Carter
live music: Gary and the Crew
1099 4th st Incavo Wine Tasting & Collective
exhibition: Blake Jordan
850 4th st Copperfield's Books
exhibition: Marin Ventures, a day program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
1108 Tamalpais Ave The 1180 Gallery
reception: BHRS 2017 Calendar Show
Artists submitted work for the calendar
live music: Ron Corral, Jr. and Steve Listug
PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM
San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Avenue
Meet You in the Corner, reinforced steel by Carlos Zamora
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