July 2024 FFAW Ukiah

ART WALK: emphasis on ART and WALK. Ukiah is a very walkable town.

It’s a Holiday weekend and its going to be a hot one! Join artists and their hosts for an evening of art, music and refreshments as you stroll from one venue to the next; each showcasing local art and artistry. Held in Historic Downtown Ukiah on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Art Walk is the perfect way to relax your body, mind and soul. This enjoyable evening begins at 5:00 p.m. and promises to delight your senses; all while enjoying the company of others. This month start your journey at “The Lot” to receive a passport to participating businesses, collect 10 stickers and bring the map back to “The Lot” for a chance to win a prize. Please note other venues may be open so make sure you get out and explore Friday evening! 

The Lot, Corner of Main Street and Standley, Ukiah

The Lot is an open air market hosting a variety of artists including House of venus, Mermaizing Scents and a new Hawaiian food vendor. Too much fun to list you have to stop by to see it all and meet Nick to learn about this revitalized energy towards the Art Walk and collect a passport. 

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S Main Street, Ukiah

Spend a part of your First Friday Art Walk by enjoying the sounds of guitarist Clay Hawkins as he returns to the Museum, this time accompanied by his pal, bassist Andrew Robertson. Let Clay and Andrew’s music be the soundtrack of your evening while you explore our current special exhibition, Deep Roots, Spreading Branches: Fine Woodworking from the Krenov School. You might also want to have a look at our core galleries featuring Grace Hudson’s artwork, exquisite Pomo basketry, and Hudson-Carpenter family history. It’s also a great time of year to stroll around our Wild Gardens and check out what’s in bloom as the early summer day starts to cool down. Light refreshments will be available. On First Fridays, the Museum is free for everyone, all day and evening!

Corner Gallery, 201 S State Street, Ukiah

Corner Gallery July 2024  ‘Frame It’ Assemblage Art ShowPresented by Harmony Gaits ‘Frame It’ is a collaborative assemblage art show featuring pieces made by the artists who participated in the ‘Outta the Box’ assemblage camps in 2024. Spencer Brewer and Esther Siegel of ‘Harmony Gaits’ began these camps out of a desire to share the assemblage art form with others and to create a community of like-minded artists. Each piece that will be featured in this group show is comprised of some sort of case and uniquely designed from found/discarded objects into a personal expression of each person’s creativity. This will be a fun and engaging exhibition comprised of all the assemblage sculptures made in the camps. Harmony Gaits is Spencer Brewer and Esther Siegel’s ranch assemblage art studio in Redwood Valley. Once a month they host ‘Outta the Box’ assemblage

Art camps to folks of all ages. This show is the second assemblage show displaying pieces from five different assemblage camps. It will be a first time for many artists to participate in an art show, so everyone is excited! Virginia Macintosh is the featured artist for the Mendocino County Arts Association’s pony wall. Virginia is long time member of the arts community. Her renditions of everyday life and wild life small images in acrylic are a delight.  Young Artist Wall: – Marin Lake and Tiby Owen – joint show – acrylic on canvas with collage elements. Live music will be provided throughout the evening by Steve Winkle, guitar and vocals.  

Art Center Ukiah, 201 S State Street, Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah July 2024 “We The People ” The month of our country’s birthday celebration is always a good time to reflect on who we are in the United States of America… especially as we find ourselves in the middle of a presidential election year. How do you relate to “We the people” in the twenty first century? Who are we? How do you see our accomplishments, our challenges, our hopes or even our failures? Local artists answer these questions with exhibits of  their paintings, photographs, fabric art, sculpture and wood work. The First Friday opening on July 5 from 5-8pm featuring music by Steve Winkle. 

Brown Bear Toys, 161 Orchard Plaza, Ukiah 

Brown Bear Toys is participating in the Ukiah First Friday Art Walk for the first time featuring several youth artists and a Free Kids Art Class. Event from 5-8p, kids art with Linda Tucker of Wild Child Art begins at 5:30pm

Medium Art Gallery, 518 E Perkins Street, Ukiah 

The Deep Valley Arts Collective is pleased to announce our July group art exhibition titled “Paper, Paste, and Pulp,” opening at MEDIUM Art Gallery in Ukiah and on display from July 5th through July 27th, 2024. Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk: Friday, July 5th, 2024, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Beverages and light refreshments available. Community art project – supplies provided. “Paper, Paste, and Pulp” explores how artists transform the basic elements of paper, pulp, paste, and cardboard into collage, papier-mâché, paper clay and more to create 2D and 3D artwork. Artists may use this medium to explore the topic of their choice. 

Paradigm Collective, 312 N School Street, Ukiah 

Paradigm is happy to host a Makers Market for the July Art Walk.

We hope you enjoy the First Friday Art Walk, if you’ve missed this one please make sure you mark your calendar for next month! If you have questions about the Art Walk please contact Mo Mulheren at 707-391-3664 or email her at ukiahvalleynetworking@gmail.com