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South FIRST FRIDAYS

South FIRST FRIDAYS An eclectic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA district (& beyond!) every First Friday of the month (except Jan. & July).

The STREET MRKT outdoor indie urban faire happens on the First Fridays of Aug., Sept. & Oct. 2021. ArtWalk SJ is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances. The art walk takes place on the First Fridays of the month, year around, except for January & July due to the major holidays. During the summer months

The STREET MRKT outdoor indie urban faire happens on the First Fridays of Aug., Sept. & Oct. 2021. ArtWalk SJ is self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances. The art walk takes place on the First Fridays of the month, year around, except for January & July due to the major holidays. During the summer months

Operating as usual

@timeless_artcollective is back for day 2 of. @subzerofestival out on S. 1st in #SoFADistrict #dtsj 5-11pm. Free admissi...
06/05/2022

@timeless_artcollective is back for day 2 of. @subzerofestival out on S. 1st in #SoFADistrict #dtsj 5-11pm. Free admission (spend it with the artists!).

Meet the filmmaker and stars of “Danny Boy” tonight @subzerofestival 5-11pm.#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!#rp @cas...
06/04/2022

Meet the filmmaker and stars of “Danny Boy” tonight @subzerofestival 5-11pm.
#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!

#rp @casualgiant
danny boy
Premiering 6/25 & 6/26
@thetechinteractive in partnership with @sjmade

06/04/2022

@hapticsynapses + @distco TONIGHT @subzerofestival 5-11pm in SoFA District!
#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!

#rp Content Magazine] Joining the Content Magazine] and genartssv booth at @subzerofestival on Saturday is Content featu...
06/04/2022

#rp Content Magazine]
Joining the Content Magazine] and genartssv booth at @subzerofestival on Saturday is Content featured artist Suhita Shirodkar.

@suhitasketch was featured in issue 6.2 "Tech" - https://bit.ly/suhita62 (link in bio)

"Urban sketching is about drawing on location, drawing the world around you, and creating visual storytelling and reportage. It is different from other forms of drawing on location, like plein air painting, in that it is not JUST about color, line, tone, and painting, but also about being a part of the world around you, and sharing it through your sketches." - Suhita

Article written by Lam Nguyen
Photography by Daniel Garcia @thecultivator

06/04/2022

#rp @gianfrancopaolozzi @subzerofestival is on in San Jose at S. First St. 5-11pm tonight Sat. June 4th.

#rp @jenniferbarberart I had so much fun doing Gelli printing with kids at the @SubZEROfestival! #startingarts #icasanjo...
06/04/2022

#rp @jenniferbarberart
I had so much fun doing Gelli printing with kids at the @SubZEROfestival!

#startingarts #icasanjose #subzerosanjose

06/04/2022

#rp @macla_sanjose
Angela Arteritano performing LIVE
#firstfridays #artwalksj

06/04/2022

Tribal Baroque will be back @annodominigallery tonight during @subzerofestival 5-11pm.

#rp @annodominigallery
Thank you @tribalbaroque for the amazing performances tonight ! 💓

TONIGHT @workssanjose @artwalksj  & @subzerofestival .WORKS shows video previews of “Resurgence,” an exhibition of new a...
06/03/2022

TONIGHT @workssanjose @artwalksj & @subzerofestival .
WORKS shows video previews of “Resurgence,” an exhibition of new animators and character designers from SJSU, also on view at the gallery throughout SubZERO Festival.

We’ll also be previewing our new gallery space under construction and talking with artists about opportunities to exhibit work in our downtown home as well as in exhibits we’re mounting in the School of Arts & Culture gallery at Mexican Heritage Plaza. Come see how you can participate!

This First Friday & Saturday on view in galleryONE @annodominigallery 5-10pm @artwalksj & @subzerofestival .#rp @annodom...
06/02/2022

This First Friday & Saturday on view in galleryONE @annodominigallery 5-10pm @artwalksj & @subzerofestival .

#rp @annodominigallery
We will be open this First Friday & Saturday for @ArtWalkSJ + @SubZEROFestival with “The Illustrious Barron Storey”.

Barron Storey returns to Anno Domini for his 8th solo exhibition: “The Illustrious Barron Storey.”  This survey includes selected commercial illustrations created over a 40 year span as well as personal drawings and paintings from Barron’s renowned journals.

For our collectors not in the area, the show is up online at www.galleryAD.com

Meet mixed media artist @Rayos_Magos this first Friday & Saturday @subzerofestival 5-11pm. #AllHail the Progenitors of C...
06/02/2022

Meet mixed media artist @Rayos_Magos this first Friday & Saturday @subzerofestival 5-11pm.
#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!

Rayos Magos is a Chicano artist born and raised in San Jose, CA. Rayos is a self-taught artist utilizing techniques in painting,collaging, printmaking, and mixed media. Rayos Magos takes his inspiration from spirituality, psychology, visual arts, and graffiti. With a background in psychology Rayos utilizes his deeper understanding and appreciation of the human narrative as a basis of his representational and figurative work.

Artist Statement:
As an Latinx artist I am constantly inspired by culture, people, identity, and the roles we play in society, as well as themes related to healing, spirituality, psychology, and social justice. My past and present work has been influenced by my own investigation into my ethnic and cultural identity as a Chicano (Mexican-American/Latinx) person living in the U.S. Though I grew up as a 3rd generation Mexican-American, I have never felt entirely American nor entirely Mexican. Therefore, the work I make is also influenced by this unique experience of being from both cultures.

06/02/2022

Powerhouse Grrrl @FutureTwinmusic on the main stage this Saturday night at 8:30pm @subzerofestival!
#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!

#indiemusic #supportasubcultureeconomy #subzerofestival #sofadistrict #dtsj

On view @icasanjose  First Friday @artwalksj 5-9pm.𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳 (𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯) by Soo Sunny ParkAs Park describes he...
06/02/2022

On view @icasanjose First Friday @artwalksj 5-9pm.

𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳 (𝘝𝘦𝘪𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯) by Soo Sunny Park

As Park describes her medium, “Light is usually treated as a liminal being: something that mediates our visual awareness of the world, but not something that we see in and of itself. In my work, light is not just a means by which the form is seen, but part of what constitutes the work of art.”

What do you see when you shine your light into the Viewing Filter? 🙋‍♀️🤔

Images: Installation view of Soo Sunny Park: 𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳, 2022, ICA San José. Photo: Impart Photography.

#contemporaryart #sanjose #soosunnypark #ica #light #museums #thingstodoinsanjose #sjica #icasj #sanjoseart #installationart

#rp @annodominigallery On view in galleryTWO this First Friday & Saturday is “I Am Back!” @Yoshi47 (Japan) solo exhibit ...
06/02/2022

#rp @annodominigallery
On view in galleryTWO this First Friday & Saturday is “I Am Back!” @Yoshi47 (Japan) solo exhibit during @ArtWalkSJ + @SubZEROFestival 5pm–11pm.

"San Jose is the place where I started becoming an artist, showed my works and did live-painting for the first time in this city. This series of my works are all combined old and the latest works together, so that people can at least see my path and process of being where I am now." ~Yoshi47

@The.Acharis hits the main stage at 9:45pm this First Friday @SubZEROFestival.#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!"Part ...
06/02/2022

@The.Acharis hits the main stage at 9:45pm this First Friday @SubZEROFestival.
#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture!

"Part electronic destruction, part hypnotic dream pop."
-KALX Berkeley

"by blending various genres and reshaping musical structures to mirror the blurred reality of existence, they have concocted a sound that places them in their own category altogether."
- New Noise Magazine

#subculture #livemusic

#rp @cyanhit This First Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th come and look at art hear some bands and eat some yummy fo...
06/02/2022

#rp @cyanhit
This First Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th come and look at art hear some bands and eat some yummy food @subzerofestival
@clay_mundo and I will be sharing a booth hope to see you there!

This First Friday & Saturday @annodominigallery 5-10pm @artwalksj & @subzerofestival .#rp @annodominigallery We will be ...
06/02/2022

This First Friday & Saturday @annodominigallery 5-10pm @artwalksj & @subzerofestival .
#rp @annodominigallery
We will be open this First Friday & Saturday for @ArtWalkSJ + @SubZEROFestival with “The Illustrious Barron Storey”.

Barron Storey returns to Anno Domini for his 8th solo exhibition: “The Illustrious Barron Storey.”  This survey includes selected commercial illustrations created over a 40 year span as well as personal drawings and paintings from Barron’s renowned journals.

For our collectors not in the area, the show is up online at www.galleryAD.com

Opening reception of “Snippets” by Emanuela I. H Sintamarian this First Friday at Art Ark Gallery @artwalksj 5-9pm.Ema H...
06/01/2022

Opening reception of “Snippets” by Emanuela I. H Sintamarian this First Friday at Art Ark Gallery @artwalksj 5-9pm.

Ema Harris-Sintamarian is an artist originally from Romania whose work is informed by the relationship of her identity to her sense of displacement, and the ways she has devised to reconcile these incongruous elements. Her intricate yet expansive drawings tackle the dichotomy between containment and liberation by infusing a static diagram with a charge that propels it into motion.

New exhibit opening MACLA] this First Friday @artwalksj .#rp MACLA] Join us for the opening of our new exhibition On Tra...
06/01/2022

New exhibit opening MACLA] this First Friday @artwalksj .

#rp MACLA]
Join us for the opening of our new exhibition On Traditions and Repetitions featuring work by artists @carolinac16 Angela Arteritano] @pbotelloart and @j.duh !
The exhibition showcases the work of artists who have preserved the traditions of the past in modern way.
Artist Angela Arteritano] will be activating their installation via a live performance this Friday at 8PM and we’ll also have a small excerpt performance of Pachuquismo by @la_mezclasf at 7:15PM!

See y’all Friday!

#rp @friendsvsfoes Looking forward to being a part of this show this weekend with the primo @kori15. It’s gonna be a wee...
06/01/2022

#rp @friendsvsfoes
Looking forward to being a part of this show this weekend with the primo @kori15. It’s gonna be a weekend full of art at @subzerofestival @artwalksj . Huge thank you to @sofamarketsj for having us out! #stateaffairs #photography #painting #art #artwalk #artwalksanjose #firstfridays #korithompsonart #timoteusfoe #artzine #zine #zinemaking

#rp @contentmag Head to downtown San José for the 13th annual @subzerofestival presented by @artwalksj on Friday, June 3...
06/01/2022

#rp @contentmag
Head to downtown San José for the 13th annual @subzerofestival presented by @artwalksj on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 from 5-11pm. Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek.

Tour the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk, enjoy outdoor stages with live performances celebrating the indie, creative spirit, and stop by the Content Magazine and @genartssv booth to get a magazine and say hi!

Urban sketcher, @suhitasketch, will also be painting at the booth on Saturday from 7-10pm.

Thrilled to have @higherfire_sj out @subzerofestival during first Friday @artwalksj in SoFA District. 5-11pm, free admis...
05/31/2022

Thrilled to have @higherfire_sj out @subzerofestival during first Friday @artwalksj in SoFA District. 5-11pm, free admission- spend it with the artists!
#rp @higherfire_sj
Hey everyone! After a two year hiatus, Higher Fire will be back at this year Subzero Festival happening this weekend!

The South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalk is a self-guided, nighttime tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances June 3rd 5pm–9pm.

The 13th Annual SubZERO Festival is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek.
First Friday June 3rd & Saturday June 4th
5pm–11pm both nights.
Out on S. 1st St. in SoFA District.

All ArtWalk venues and SubZERO are free admission (spend it with the artists!) and family friendly.

Hope you can stop by!

@subzerofestival

#subzerofest #downtownsanjose #dtsj #higherfirestudios #higherfireclayspace #ceramicstuidos

05/29/2022

#rp @subzerofestival
Let’s kick off the #AllHail revelry with the announcement of the amazing singer /songwriter Benjamin Henderson (+ Friends) gracing the @subzerofestival main stage on First Friday June 3rd 8:30pm.
#AllHail the Progenitors of Culture
#subzerofestival
#firstfridays
#dtsj

#rp KALEID Gallery] We are disappoint to share that the Int’l Polaroid group exhibit is postponed to August and KALEID I...
05/29/2022

#rp KALEID Gallery]
We are disappoint to share that the Int’l Polaroid group exhibit is postponed to August and KALEID IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to renovation. Many of our artists will be participating in the @subzerofestival on first Friday & Saturday June 3rd & 4th in #SoFADistrict….come visit us there!!

#rp @cromschu
Due to protracted renovations at KALEID Gallery], the exhibition of @the12.12project has been postponed until August. See you then!

#polaroid #1212project #kaleidgallerysanjose #subzerofestival #instantfilmsociety #analogforeverzine #thepolavoid #sfinstantphotowalk #contentmagazine

50 Years of Artwork by TRIEU DAO is on view thru this weekend with an amazing array of artwork at @fusepresents at the C...
05/28/2022

50 Years of Artwork by TRIEU DAO is on view thru this weekend with an amazing array of artwork at @fusepresents at the Citadel.

Open today til 6pm and Saturday (May 29th) 1pm-6pm.
20% of proceeds will go to Ukrainian relief.

Join us for the first Friday ArtWalk SJ and the return of SubZERO Festival on June 3rd & 4th 5pm–11pm in SoFA District d...
05/24/2022

Join us for the first Friday ArtWalk SJ and the return of SubZERO Festival on June 3rd & 4th 5pm–11pm in SoFA District downtown San Jose!
Event Page: https://fb.me/e/3nMvNDsU7

#rp @cromschu Opening First Friday & Saturday June 3 & 4th: A major exhibition of @the12.12project opens at @kaleidgalle...
05/22/2022

#rp @cromschu
Opening First Friday & Saturday June 3 & 4th: A major exhibition of @the12.12project opens at @kaleidgallery during The @subzerofestival in San Jose. Featuring photos from the 24 current members of the international instant photography collective and 16 alumni and two guests. Also an Everlasting Jam non-stop musical flow by Containher and friends both nights! With special thanks to sponsor @underdogfilmlab

#polaroid #instantfilm #instantphotography #instantfilmsociety #instantphotographers #analogforeverzine #squaremag #sfinstantphotowalk #subzerofestival #sanjose #contentmagazine

First Friday June @artwalksj & @subzerofestival at the ICA San José] #rp ICA San José] 🖌🎨 Visit the ICA and Starting A...
05/22/2022

First Friday June @artwalksj & @subzerofestival at the ICA San José]

#rp ICA San José]
🖌🎨 Visit the ICA and Starting Arts on June 3rd for the South FIRST FRIDAYS SubZERO Festival! 😸🎩
It will be a night full of performance and art activities for all ages, including Gelli Printing outside the ICA with artist Jennifer Barber at 5pm. We will provide materials, all you have to do is bring your imagination! Experimental prints are yours to take home and display, so come create with us!

From 6 to 6:30pm join Starting Arts for a series of short numbers from their 𝘚𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘑𝘳. Let’s have fun and visit the artists, performers, and musicians celebrating the San José community!

This event is FREE and open to the public for all ages. RSVP link in bio! Drop-ins welcome.

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366 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA
95113

Opening Hours

7pm - 11pm

Telephone

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The First Fridays Art walk SJ is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances. The art walk takes place on the first Friday of the month, year around (except for January & July due to the major holidays), rain or shine. During the summer months, the folks behind the art walk also produce special outdoor events that take place in conjunction with the art walk: SubZERO Festival (First Friday & Saturday June, 6pm–midnight)) and Street Mrkts (August, September and October, 7pm–11pm). These events give independent artists, musicians, performers & local creative retailers the opportunity to exhibit & sell their work directly to the public. All venues and outdoor summer events are FREE & open to the public.

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When will you post information about the October South First Friday?
How do I become a vendor at the artwalk?
Such a great event on Friday! The vendors were awesome, the artwork was great and the people were amazing. I took some photos of the event and wanted to share. You can see them all here:
Good morning, on the occasion of the Grand Opening of our seventh USA "PanIQ Escape Room", right in San José, we are pleased to offer 20% discount on our games to South FIRST FRIDAYS' members and friends. Moreover, anyone playing will partecipate to a drawing of a Spring Break stay in Fort Lauderdale (23-30 March 2018). Just use the promotional code DISC_S and, please, share this offer. Thanks!
Will there be a South First Fridays on Sept 1?