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. 

Particiapting Art Venues:

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 S. 1st St.

Opening reception: Imago Philosophia by LeonKa (Spain) solo exhibition

Art Ark Gallery 
1035 So. 6th St.

Opening reception: Beacon by Joshua Curry


FUSE presents at The Citadel
199 Martha St.

Opening reception: FUSE presents: A Silver Lining by Haley Goodlett and Emmanuel Cervantes-Mejia
Inspiration From Landscape and Memory

KALEID Gallery
320 S. 1st St.

Opening reception: Helen: Queen of the Flies drawings and short film by Julie Barrett
with live music by Mike Glendinning (5:30pm & 7:30pm)

MACHU PICCHU Gallery of the Americas, Est 1974
at the Citadel 199 Martha St. #115

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

510 S. 1st St.

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.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 
560 S. 1st St.

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

SoFA Market
387 S. 1st St.

On view: Graffiti Art In Urban Culture by Akeem Raheem

Works San Jose
365 S Market St

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:
Atiso Garden
Delilah Bender
Bolo Vintage
Jeff Bramschreiber
Calli Miquiztli
Arely Cardenas
Jennifer Carrier
Classic Loot
Content Magazine
Kimberly Christman-Smith
Nicholaus James Dalton
Jhovany R De Ala
Sharon Deibert
John Dorrance
Kirsten Dorsey
Doug Edwards
Ruben Escalante
Faerie Goatmother
Kristin Fjeldheim 
Francisco Franco
FUSE Presents
Mark Gomez
Cynthia Gonzalez
Hand in Hand Henna
Ken Harmount 
Matty Heimgartner
Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery
Maureen Holcomb 
Inside Out Clothing
KathyKay Shirts & Kimonos
Minesh Kher
Nao Kondo
David Krase
Le Joe
LGBTQ Youth Space
The Local Creative Show
Queeny Lu
Frankie McFly
Rayos Magos
Joe Mandrick
Jodi Mascarenas
David Mejia
Mighty Mike McGee
Bruce Miles
More Más Marami Arts
Sean Nash
Gianfranco Paolozzi
Jean-Luc Pedanou
Leslie Perez Designs
Petite Galleria 
Poetry Center San Jose
Al Preciado 
Shayla Putnam
Francisco Ramirez
Marilyn Roaf & Christine Hofstetter
SJ Institute of Contemporary Art
SJ Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Second Hand Hustle
South Bay Burners 
Tochtli Wear
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  / 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