South FIRST FRIDAY #ArtWalkSJ
Summer Season of OutdoorEvent Dates & Times:
First Friday August 6th 5pm–10pm Art Walk SJ + Street Mrkt
First Friday September 3rd 5pm–10pm Art Walk SJ + Street Mrkt
First Friday October 1st 5pm–10pm Art Walk SJ + Street Mrkt
The South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk + Street Mrkt is fully open and ready to welcome you back to our galleries, museums, and indie arts community. All venues are open for in-person visits from 5pm–9pm. The nighttime indie urban faire STREET MRKT is from 5pm–10pm featuring the work of 40+ artists, performers and indie creative businesses out on S. 1st St. in SoFA District.
Opening reception: Beacon by Joshua Curry
SHIPIBO, Rainforest of Peru Folk Art and Contemporary Textile Inspired
Featuring work by Shibibo tribe and Olga Enciso Smith
First Friday hours: 3- 8pm
Visitor must text first for access Citadel building: 408 529 2296 or email MachuPicchuGallery@hotmail.com
On view: Natalia Anciso Solo Exhibition
The Natalia Anciso Solo Exhibition is a sentimental experience and there is an opportunity to honor our loved ones who have passed due to COVID. If you’d like to participate, we invite you to bring a photo of your loved ones that passed due to COVID.
Opening reception: David Pace: Speaking Through Images
On view: Ebony G. Patterson:…when the cuts erupt…the garden rings…and the warning is a wailing…
On view: Amir H. Fallah: The Facade Project
5-10pm Express Yourself w/ The LGBTQ Youth Space
A Celebration of Identity and Individuality
Celebrate Silicon Valley Pride with the ICA at First Fridays ArtWalk SJ! Join the ICA and the LGBTQ Youth Space for our celebration of identity and individuality at the outdoors South FIRST FRIDAYS Street Mrkt in front of the ICA. Highlights include a drag show (7pm), makeup demonstrations, hands-on projects, and a photo booth!
San Jose Jazz
310 S. 1st St.
U19s Combo Performance7-9pm San Jose Jazz celebrates the return of Summer Fest with a concert by its High School All Stars U19s outside its offices on the corner of First and San Carlos.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. 1st St.
On view: I Was Inda: Embroidering Exoticism by Kira Dominguez Hultgren
Image credit: Kira Dominguez Hultgren, I was India (detail), 2020
On view: Stars and Stories: American Art from the Permanent Collection
On view: Ryan Carrington: Contradictions
On view: Graffiti Art In Urban Culture by Akeem Raheem
For August First Friday, Works presents a projection art installation booth out at Street Mrkt on South First Street featuring a myriad of South Bay artists. Meet us on South First Street and see mini-murals in progress outside the gallery on South Market.
STREET MRKT a nighttime DIY urban faire featuring artists, performers and indie creative businesses.
5pm–10pm, free admission & all ages.
On S. 1st St. between San Carlos & Reed streets in SoFA District.
Participating Artists & Indie Creatives:
Nicholaus James Dalton
Jhovany R De Ala
Hand in Hand Henna
Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery
Inside Out Clothing
KathyKay Shirts & Kimonos
LGBTQ Youth Space
The Local Creative Show
Mighty Mike McGee
More Más Marami Arts
Leslie Perez Designs
Poetry Center San Jose
Marilyn Roaf & Christine Hofstetter
SJ Institute of Contemporary Art
SJ Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Second Hand Hustle
South Bay Burners
Works San Jose
Beer Garden sponsored by LVL Uproar an independent brewery, gastropub and arcade now open in the SoFA District. Music provided by DJ Flipside Crew.
Join us on Facebook ArtWalkSJ
The South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalk SJ + STREET MRKT is produced by CURATUS in collaboration with the participating venues, local artists, musicians and indie creatives.
Contact: Brian or Cherri at firstname.lastname@example.org / 409–271-5151
South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalkSJ (year round except Jan. & July)
SubZERO Festival (First Friday & Saturday June)
STREET MRKT (First Fridays Aug., Sept. & Oct.)
366 S. 1st St.
SoFA District in downtown San Jose, CA 95113