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

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.

Bona Marketplace, 116 W Standley Street, Ukiah

Bona Marketplace will be hosting the Grapevine Quilters Guild, and again pairing up with McNab Ridge Winery for a funfilled evening. The Grapevine Quilters Guild is a varied group of quilters who share a commitment to the art of quilting, education and community service. The Guild was established in 2001 and is made up of 100 members. They make and donate an average of 300 quilts a year to local organizations in our community, such as the Dialysis clinic, veterans, RCS, CPS, Ukiah post Acute, Redwood Cove health care and many more. Please come join us to see these beautiful quilts and  meet the talented people that make them.

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 S Main Street, Ukiah

Kick off your Labor Day weekend and your Ukiah First Friday Art Walk with a stop at the Grace Hudson Museum. Singer/guitarist/songwriter Yoli Rose, accompanied by some musician friends, will provide live music with a distinctive back-to-land style. (You might want to bring your dancing shoes.) Spend some time with Something’s Happening Here: Artistic Reflections on the Back to the Land Movement; discover or get reacquainted with our core galleries featuring Grace Hudson’s artwork, exquisite Pomo basketry, and Hudson-Carpenter family history; or take a final First Friday summer evening stroll in our Wild Gardens. Light refreshments will be served. Admission to the Museum is free for everyone, all day and evening, on First Fridays!

Deep Valley Arts Collective and MEDIUM Art Gallery, 522 E Perkins Street

The Deep Valley Arts Collective is excited to announce its autumn exhibit, Skulls & Bones, which will open on September 1st, 2023, at the MEDIUM Art Gallery in Ukiah. The autumn season has traditionally been associated with skull and bone imagery, representing mortality, death, transformation, regeneration, and decay themes. Artists were prompted to submit various works interpreting this theme, with encouragement to think outside the box. An opening reception will be held on September 1st, 2023, during the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Drinks, and snacks, are available. Wine donated by Saracina Vineyards.

Community Altar: Come join us to build our community altar. Bring something or create something to add to the altar in remembrance of those who have passed away, but are not forgotten.

Corner Gallery, 201 South State Street, Ukiah

At the Corner Gallery, front window guest artists Susan Bearden Gates and Nan Frenkel, two sisters will present their latest paintings; inside, new gallery member Meelah Dorhosti will show both ceramics and paintings; young artist, Kaleigh McEntree brings lots of color to the gallery: Lynda Hassett takes advantage of the MCAA walls; and of course, gallery members always bring something new.  For the opening reception First Friday, 5-8,  “Midas Well,” Chris Gibson and Char Jacobs will play for our guests.

Art Center Ukiah, 201 South State Street, Ukiah

Art Center Ukiah, the community gallery, once again offers a look at the artist at work with Quick Draw:  Artists will draw live models as the public watches.  All the sketches will be displayed for the month of September, along with other works by each of the artists.

The Lot on Main, corner of Standley and Main Street

New artists and crafters each month, if you are looking for variety they have it at “The Lot”

Additional businesses are open and offering specials, take a stroll and explore Downtown Ukiah.

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