Clicky

South FIRST FRIDAYS

South FIRST FRIDAYS First Fridays ArtWalk SJ is year round except Jan. & July. Visit www.southfirstfridays.com for info.

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 folks behind the art walk also produce special outdoor events that take place in conjunction

with the art walk: SubZERO Festival (June) and Street Mrkts (August, September & October). These events are an effort to give local artists, bands & indie creative businesses the opportunity to exhibit & sell their work directly to the public. All venues and outdoor summer events are FREE & open to the public.

Operating as usual

💓 So many warm smiles on a chilly night! Thanks to Everyone that came out; we wish you a very joyous holiday season! See...
12/03/2022

💓 So many warm smiles on a chilly night! Thanks to Everyone that came out; we wish you a very joyous holiday season! See you First Friday February.


Fun new piece by bought at the HARK holiday show! I 🖤 it! Feels good to be back out at .

There’s still time to attend the  Open Rehearsal of “Mighty Cello”  tonight. It’s a bold grand experience!
12/03/2022

There’s still time to attend the Open Rehearsal of “Mighty Cello” tonight. It’s a bold grand experience!

  ❤️SOLD.“Ennui Imp” No. 3 by Jenifer Renzel. There’s a couple more still available in the HARK! Show & Sale happening t...
12/03/2022


❤️SOLD.
“Ennui Imp” No. 3 by Jenifer Renzel. There’s a couple more still available in the HARK! Show & Sale happening tonight til 9pm in .

 It's getting more and more crowded in our art exhibition Xanh: Are you feeling Blue?  right now! Come join us!
12/03/2022


It's getting more and more crowded in our art exhibition Xanh: Are you feeling Blue? right now! Come join us!

 .aguero.esparza Opening of “Pertenecer: To Belong” is tonight  Grateful to curator  for including this recent work and ...
12/03/2022

.aguero.esparza Opening of “Pertenecer: To Belong” is tonight
Grateful to curator for including this recent work and a few other paintings for the show. Exhibit includes awesome works by artists &
See you at the !
.
“Lace Folklorico” acrylic on cut, sewn and woven canvas, 2022.

  Tonight I will be taking part of HARK! Holiday Show & Sale during  at  !If you are still doing your holiday shopping o...
12/02/2022


Tonight I will be taking part of HARK! Holiday Show & Sale during at !

If you are still doing your holiday shopping or just want to see some fantastic and original art on display (including some of my own) then come on over to Kaleid Gallery in downtown San Jose from 5pm - 9pm. I will be hanging out during the show so come by and say hi.

The work up for grabs at the show can be found on the Kaleid Gallery website: https://shop.kaleidgallery.com/collections/2022-hark-holiday-show-sale

If you would like to learn more about this piece or get a print of the final illustration, check out my website via link in my bio or: https://www.jangus.art

Tonight San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles]  5-9pm free admission. San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles] A reminder th...
12/02/2022

Tonight San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles] 5-9pm free admission.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles]
A reminder that today is December First Friday. This event is FREE & all ages are welcome! There will also be a performance by classical guitar duo "Lady Fingers" from 7:15 to 8:30pm. You won't want to miss it!

  Michelle Alexander~~~>ART ARK Gallery:“Come join us this Friday from 6 to 9pm for an evening of Art and music. You can...
12/02/2022


Michelle Alexander~~~>ART ARK Gallery:
“Come join us this Friday from 6 to 9pm
for an evening of Art and music.
You can shop local artists including myself😁
I'll be selling my newest creations of earrings, anklets, necklaces and arm cuffs.
Henry will also be the DJ for the evening. Hope to see you there!!

ArtArk Gallery
6pm-9pm
1035 S Sixth St, San Jose, CA 95112






Tonight  South  ]] 5-9pm.  Join me  for the Opening Reception of RESILIENCE(d), guest curated by Sara Cole and part of S...
12/02/2022

Tonight South ]] 5-9pm.

Join me for the Opening Reception of RESILIENCE(d), guest curated by Sara Cole and part of South ]] tonight from 5-9 pm!

This is the inaugural exhibition for Works’ new location at 38 S 2nd St. The space is gorgeous the work profound, the scene will be vibrant - what’s not to love?!

Exhibiting Artists

Jhina Alvarado
Irene Berrones Kolb
Thai Bui
Marie Cameron
Sara Cole
Theresa Giammattei
Yolanda Guerra
Victoria May
Natasha Tahaei







South ]]





 KALEID galleryJoin us for the opening of HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale this First Friday Dec. 2nd during . 38 except...
12/02/2022

KALEID gallery
Join us for the opening of HARK! Annual Holiday Show & Sale this First Friday Dec. 2nd during .
38 exceptionally talented artists have created over 100 original and unique works of art all priced $12.-$250. All work can be taken home at time of purchase. 5pm–9pm, free admission, all ages.

Pictured artwork by HARK! artist David Mejia

 Anno Domini 🔴SOLD.We are open today til 7pm, tomorrow First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ and Saturday 12pm–5pm. “Stranger...
12/02/2022

Anno Domini
🔴SOLD.
We are open today til 7pm, tomorrow First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ and Saturday 12pm–5pm.

“Strangers in the Night” by Jake Watling solo exhibition is on view in galleryTWO (or view the exhibit online at www.galleryad.com )

Pictured artwork:
“Luck and Love at the Crossroads” by Jake Watling. Mixed media on canvas, 12” x 9” x .75”, 2022
SOLD.

First Friday 366 S. 1st St.In galleryONE: “because”  Jeremiah Maddock (CO) solo exhibitionUsing found aged paper as a re...
11/30/2022

First Friday

366 S. 1st St.

In galleryONE:
“because” Jeremiah Maddock (CO) solo exhibition

Using found aged paper as a receiver of the inks he mixes from dead pens and markers, Jeremiah renders haunting visual vignettes of his everyday personal experiences.

“because” is Maddock’s 4th solo show at Anno Domini





#❤️sanjosearts

First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJThe Pierce Apartments2 Pierce Ave. is proud to present:“The Secret Life of Plants” by Di...
11/30/2022

First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ
The Pierce Apartments
2 Pierce Ave.

is proud to present:

“The Secret Life of Plants” by Diana Hartman solo exhibition

With a love of nature and story telling, Diana will portray any living thing that inspires her. She began with animals, but went on to paint portraits of vegetables, seaweed, cacti, plants and trees. Her portraits of the things that sustain us and bring beauty to our lives, are also inspired by vintage photographs and figures in history, literature and pop culture.

About the Artist
Diana Hartman is an artist who has worked in many mediums and loves finding unique surfaces to paint on. With a love of plants, animals and storytelling, she will anthropomorphize everything from plants to critters. She has painted on cupboard doors, repurposed wood, wood platters and even a dishwasher. It gives her great satisfaction to take what would be discarded and turn it into art. In the Bay Area, Diana has created public art work, which has included several works for Art Box Project San Jose. She is currently a member of Kaleid Art Gallery and has also shown her work at different venues in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Diana also works on commissions which could entail a portrait of your favorite plant, flower, vegetable or pet.





#❤️sanjosearts

New exhibit at MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana opening this First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ 5pm–9...
11/26/2022

New exhibit at MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana opening this First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ 5pm–9pm.

Grab some friends, make a plan and join us for First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ 5pm–9pm.
11/25/2022

Grab some friends, make a plan and join us for First Friday DEC. 2nd ArtWalk SJ 5pm–9pm.

Photos from South FIRST FRIDAYS's post
11/24/2022

Photos from South FIRST FRIDAYS's post

Photos from South FIRST FRIDAYS's post
11/24/2022

Photos from South FIRST FRIDAYS's post

11/05/2022

Join the South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk TONIGHT from 5–9pm for in Downtown's SoFA District — and beyond. South First Fridays is a self-guided tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses. All venues offer free admission and family-friendly exhibits and activities. So grab your coat and get out to enjoy our creative culture!

(Artwork by Jake Watling c/o Anno Domini Gallery)

Note the special event location of ICA San José] auction preview tonight during  5-9pm. The address is 451 S. 1st St in...
11/04/2022

Note the special event location of ICA San José] auction preview tonight during 5-9pm. The address is 451 S. 1st St in .

ICA San José]
Thank you for submitting "Abbreviated Dictionary of Small Accidents Turned into Melancholic Disillusions," a 24"x 18" acrylic and gouache painting on canvas, to the "In Their Own Words..."

Bid on this piece: https://cbo.io/i/1333177

While a name is a cosmic prison, identity is its guardian. As a Romanian immigrant to the United States, I live in and between two diametrically opposed cultures; from a once totalitarian regime to a society in which individuality and information are paramount. I often dwell upon the relationship of my identity to my displacement, and the ways I have devised to reconcile these incongruous elements. To translate this dilemma formally, my current body of work tackles the dichotomy between containment and liberation by infusing a static diagram with a charge that propels it into motion.

I incorporate in my visual lexicon, elements which either borrow directly from or reference Eastern European folklore, the geometric structures of Suprematism, the line possibilities of Constructivism, the aesthetic of automatisms, topographical maps, as well as anatomical and architectural diagrams. I let the visual structure of my work be fueled and reconfigured by the anti-establishment iconography of the popular culture such as graffiti marks and stenciling.

As an artist, I am interested in choices: what remains to be seen, what is absent, and how decisions are made. When I make art, I do not think of art; I do not think in terms of right or wrong, but rather what is true to myself, to a particular moment and idea. I believe that painting/ drawing/ printmaking, the act of making art is in a space of not knowing.

 Tonight’s the night! From life experience, to inspiration, to vision, to creating, to manifestation; “Strangers in the ...
11/04/2022


Tonight’s the night! From life experience, to inspiration, to vision, to creating, to manifestation; “Strangers in the Night” by Jake Watling opens this evening during . Meet Jake and his new series of paintings here at A.D. from 5pm–9pm.
366 S. 1st St.
downtown San Jose
www.galleryAD.com

Be sure to check out Phantom Galleries  (2 Pierce Ave @ Market St.) in  featuring “The Secret Life of Plants”  solo exhi...
11/04/2022

Be sure to check out Phantom Galleries (2 Pierce Ave @ Market St.) in featuring “The Secret Life of Plants” solo exhibit. 5-9pm, free admission.

First Friday Art Walk in San Jose!
The Pierce Apartments.

  Love for you to attend tonight! Opening reception of my husband's new solo art show. One year in the making! Must be s...
11/04/2022


Love for you to attend tonight! Opening reception of my husband's new solo art show. One year in the making! Must be seen in person to be experienced!! Has it all: cinematic, imaginative, mood, memory, symbolism, brilliant sense of time and place and color, and most important of all reflecting on all the weighty issues like love, life, and mortality. Check it out tonight!! 💛😍🎨
First Friday, Nov 4, 5-9 pm, Anno Domini Gallery, Downtown San Jose



_
_
_
_
_

  Join Us Today for South First Friday  5-9pm! Don't miss your chance to get a glimpse into Cynthia's world! They are ex...
11/04/2022


Join Us Today for South First Friday 5-9pm! Don't miss your chance to get a glimpse into Cynthia's world! They are exhibiting in Deconstructing to Rebuild until November 13th. ⁠

Cynthia Yadira Gonzalez (they/them) is a Mexican American artist who has been painting since 2003 and sculpting since 2009. Their work is vibrant in color and incorporates found objects and non-traditional mediums, like felt and caulking, to create eccentric and unusual objects packed with sibylline symbolism. Inspired by dreams, nightmares, and mental illness, their work serves to visually communicate the anxiety and daily dysphoria that is a familiar recurrence in their everyday life. Raised in San José, Cynthia Yadira Gonzalez earned their Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Spatial Arts (sculpture) from San José State University and is currently working on their Master’s in Fine Arts at SJSU. ⁠

Huge appreciation to our featured Artist, Cynthia!

Photos from Anno Domini's post
11/04/2022

Photos from Anno Domini's post

Join us this First Friday NOV. 4th for the opening reception: “Strangers in the Night” Jake Watling (CA) solo exhibition...
11/03/2022

Join us this First Friday NOV. 4th for the opening reception: “Strangers in the Night” Jake Watling (CA) solo exhibition, 5-9pm during .

“Strangers in the Night,” a series of new paintings and sculptures by Jake Watling. In his most personal series, Jake Watling works through thoughts and emotions of battling bone cancer and all the love and luck it took to get him through three separate bone cancer battles. This series is named after the song”Strangers in the Night,” Jake and his wife Mahtab’s song together, which, like this series, depicts the journey of the human experience.

In 2014 Watling was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. With a lot of love and support from friends, family, doctors, nurses and especially his wife, Mahtab, he made it through treatment and multiple surgeries. Unfortunately after he made it through the initial treatments and surgeries that wasn’t the end of the war, he had to go through two more recurrances of metastatic bone cancer and more surgeries. Thankfully since 2020 he has been cancer-free and he is praying his battles with cancer are behind him.

Watling’s new series of paintings and sculptures utilizes significant moments in space and time, both past and present, to symbolize a variety of emotional states that he had while going through cancer treatment and recovery; from the fear and anxiety of being diagnosed with cancer and looking death in the face, to the love he felt from those around him and the hope of a better tomorrow. Watling chose to set the paintings at night to represent the darkness and despair he went through during his battles with cancer, but within each of the paintings there is a source of light, both literal and symbolic, that brings hope, love and positivity to the artwork. Watling used himself and his wife as the protagonists within the paintings to show moments together along life’s journey as well as to use them as symbols of the human experience, from their first glance as strangers in the night to life long partners in love forever.

ANNI DOMINI
366 S. 1st St
Downtown San Jose
Preview inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

New  exhibit “The Secret Life of Plants” by Diana Hartman solo exhibition opens this First Friday 5-9pm  in SoFADistrict...
11/02/2022

New exhibit “The Secret Life of Plants” by Diana Hartman solo exhibition opens this First Friday 5-9pm in SoFADistrict.

With a love of nature and story telling, Diana will portray any living thing that inspires her. She began with animals, but went on to paint portraits of vegetables, seaweed, cacti, plants and trees. Her portraits of the things that sustain us and bring beauty to our lives, are also inspired by vintage photographs and figures in history, literature and pop culture.

About the Artist
Diana Hartman is an artist who has worked in many mediums and loves finding unique surfaces to paint on. With a love of plants, animals and storytelling, she will anthropomorphize everything from plants to critters. She has painted on cupboard doors, repurposed wood, wood platters and even a dishwasher. It gives her great satisfaction to take what would be discarded and turn it into art. In the Bay Area, Diana has created public art work, which has included several works for Art Box Project San Jose. She is currently a member of Kaleid Art Gallery and has also shown her work at different venues in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Diana also works on commissions which could entail a portrait of your favorite plant, flower, vegetable or pet.

The More the Merrier at  this Forst Friday    Title: 8 Roundels 2006-2018Medium: Mixed Media on Recycled Roll of PaperEx...
11/02/2022

The More the Merrier at this Forst Friday


Title: 8 Roundels 2006-2018
Medium: Mixed Media on Recycled Roll of Paper
Exhibition Date: Opening November 4, Closing December 2
Exhibition Location: Art Ark Gallery 1035 South 6th Street San Jose

 🔴SOLD.“Growth Expansion and Escapism While Very Very Sleepy” by Jeremiah Maddock, mixed media on vintage bookcover.Come...
11/02/2022


🔴SOLD.
“Growth Expansion and Escapism While Very Very Sleepy” by Jeremiah Maddock, mixed media on vintage bookcover.

Come out and visit the “because” exhibit by Maddock in galleryONE this First Friday NOV. 4th during 5pm–9pm.

All works are also available online at www.galleryAD.com

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th  at  5-9pm for ! Click link in our bio for full lineup. “The Secret Life of Plants” b...
11/02/2022

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th at 5-9pm for !
Click link in our bio for full lineup.

“The Secret Life of Plants” by Diana Hartman solo exhibition

With a love of nature and story telling, Diana will portray any living thing that inspires her. She began with animals, but went on to paint portraits of vegetables, seaweed, cacti, plants and trees. Her portraits of the things that sustain us and bring beauty to our lives, are also inspired by vintage photographs and figures in history, literature and pop culture.

About the Artist
Diana Hartman is an artist who has worked in many mediums and loves finding unique surfaces to paint on. With a love of plants, animals and storytelling, she will anthropomorphize everything from plants to critters. She has painted on cupboard doors, repurposed wood, wood platters and even a dishwasher. It gives her great satisfaction to take what would be discarded and turn it into art. In the Bay Area, Diana has created public art work, which has included several works for Art Box Project San Jose. She is currently a member of Kaleid Art Gallery and has also shown her work at different venues in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Diana also works on commissions which could entail a portrait of your favorite plant, flower, vegetable or pet.

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th  new home at 38 S. 2nd St. 5-9pm for ! Click link in our bio for full lineup. Flash F...
11/02/2022

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th new home at 38 S. 2nd St. 5-9pm for !
Click link in our bio for full lineup.

Flash Fiction Forum book release and Maker Night

Works presents its first publication of literature and art along with spaces to make your own book, button, or custom magnet! As we settle into our new gallery space, join us for a night of casual flash fiction readings, the return of our famed button making booth, a make-your-own book table and more. Prints of art in Flash Fiction Forum volume one will be shown featuring artists Sara Cole, Kathryn Dunlevie, Wenzdai Figueroa, Doug Glovaski, Dana Harris Seeger, Holly Lane, Erin Salazar, and Kurt Salinas. Remember—Works is now at 38 South Second Street!

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th   5-9pm for ! Click link in our bio for full lineup. Opera San Jose presents our Nove...
11/02/2022

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th 5-9pm for !
Click link in our bio for full lineup.

Opera San Jose presents our November performance of Alma Deutscher’s “Cinderella.” It is a story of love and patience, handsome princes and evil step mothers but also about staying true to yourself and standing your ground. With children‘s choruses, instrumental solos and comic verve, this sparkling English language work is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

We welcome guests to the California Theatre during the First Friday ArtWalk to participate in a selfie photoshoot with props, coloring page stations and a sneak peek feature of the performance happening live on TV monitors.

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th  5-9pm for ! Click link in bio for full lineup. “Deconstructing to Rebuild” group exh...
11/02/2022

Join us this First Friday Nov. 4th 5-9pm for !
Click link in bio for full lineup.

“Deconstructing to Rebuild” group exhibit featuring Elizabeth Blancas, Alex Hernandez, Mino Sanchez, They Maldonado, Cynthia Gonzalez, Jose Villalobos Alex Martinez

This exhibition highlights gender identity to showcase q***r Latinx artists whose work challenges traditional gender norms. The artists offer a perspective on what it means to identify as q***r and a reimagined view of the world.
Pictured artwork by .

Preview the 2022 San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art Auction: In Their Own Words at the special event location 451 S....
11/01/2022

Preview the 2022 San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art Auction: In Their Own Words at the special event location 451 S. 1st St. during the First Friday NOV. 4th ArtWalk SJ .

Now in its 42nd year, the highly anticipated 2022 Annual Benefit Art Auction at the Institute of Contemporary Art San José offers unique opportunities for art enthusiasts and collectors to view and acquire contemporary artwork by rising stars and celebrated artists whose work reflects vibrant, eclectic styles and interests. The live auction is often described as the most highly anticipated event on the Silicon Valley event calendar, returning now after a year’s hiatus.

On view will be exceptional donated works from highly acclaimed artists, including Kathy Aoki, Ray Beldner, Sarah Blaustein, Natalya Burd, Andrew Catanese, Kathryn Dunlevie, Ewa Gavrielov, Diane Andrews Hall, Pancho Jimenez, Kara Maria, Stephanie Metz, Christopher Martin, Humberto Ramirez, Byron Ryono, Beth Davila Waldman, and more. The live auction will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 5pm.

Address

366 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA
95113

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when South FIRST FRIDAYS posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to South FIRST FRIDAYS:

Videos

#ArtWalkSJ

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.

Nearby arts & entertainment


Other Arts & Entertainment in San Jose

Show All

Comments

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?
x

Other Arts & Entertainment in San Jose (show all)

Monico Perez Tipp City Area Arts Council Darron Moore and The 14th Floor Kenny Online.NET Chouteau County Fair Third Coast Clay Arts In Reach (AIR) The Mondays Mohawk Valley Blues Society North Alabama Trivia Neo-Soul Happy Hour El Cerrito Free Folk Festival Goldfinch Recording Company - Formerly The Ranch Honey Silvas Design Level 33 Entertainment