F1rst Friday – Announcements

Join us every First Friday for FREE food, fun, live music and Art!

Visalia has an art Hop!

Where to go?!

Arts Consortium
E. Oak Ave.
Sycamore valley academy

The Middle School students of Sycamore Valley Academy present “Food and Our Future”.  Works in assorted media reflect the viewpoints students have developed through research and data analysis of a variety of topics related to food systems both locally and globally.  This project concludes the trimester’s learning for these 12- and 13-year-old artists. SVA is a free public charter school dedicated to accelerated academics in an enriching environment.

Arts Visalia
214 E. Oak Ave.
Juried Community Exhibition.

Artworks on

display will span 2D mixed media, 3D mixed media, ceramics, fiber, glass,

graphics/printmaking/drawing, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography/digital art, sculpture, and woodwork. There is no theme so come prepared to be surprised by the talent on display. The exhibition will be juried based on composition, quality, authenticity, creativity and originality, uniqueness, presentation/craftsmanship, and overall balance. Awards will be announced June 7 th , the night of the First Friday opening reception, a $100 Best of Show award and $100 People’s Choice award.

The Juried Community Exhibition will be displayed June 5 th through 28 th , with an opening reception on First Friday, June 7 th , from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Bistro Di Bufala, Lagomarsino Group, and Royal Pacific Transportation.

Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of the 5-17 year old participants of our May children’s classes. The class focus is art in 2D. See artwork inpainting and drawing.

117 S. Locust St. “Inspired by Spirit” – art by Eva Mae Nicholson and Kate Erickson and

Eva Mae Nicholson is a member of Center for Spiritual Living.

“I am a native of Tulare, a mother, a grandmother of five. I am an abstract artist who began my art journey two years ago after hosting a series of children’s art workshops. I enjoyed working with the children so much that I decided I wanted to bring out what was already inside of me, which was my art through bold, vibrant colors, which I find to almost be a trademark.

I find that painting is very calming for me. My inspiration comes from spirit. Most times before I create a piece I will meditate, which helps me to get grounded so that my work can speak to me and someone else who may enjoy the work. I believe that in art it’s not the product, it’s the process.”

Kate Erickson is the daughter of Center member Marilyn Olsen.

“I am a self-taught painter living in Los Angeles with my husband, son and cat, Cookie. I’m deeply inspired by Marc Chagall, shamanic cultures, traditional ceremony and the free expression of the subconscious. Painting became more central to my life after a great personal loss and time in the hospital. This life transforming event and close encounter with death helped me to realize that there is no more perfect time for expressing than now.                                                                                                     

​Following my intuition and training in Craniosacral and the healing arts, I surrender to the guidance of spirit in my work. These paintings are a conversation with life, death and the journey of light and shadow within human consciousness. I see in the world patterns of energy, shape and color. I move intuitively into the painting process, surrendering to the unfolding stories, complex and otherworldly energies of spirit that are sometimes difficult to express in words.”

My Eyes Y Corazon
114 W. Main St, Ste 1E
Julio Ramirez Corona

GoldStar Barbershop
110 W. Main, Ste E
Javier Isidoro (from My Eyes Y Corazon) – Correct Signed Joshua K

Visit Visalia
112 E Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
Nate Norman

Visit Visalia is a collaboration of the Visalia Tourism and Marketing District and the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) dedicated to marketing, advertising, public relations and other promotional efforts that inspire travel to the City of Visalia. Visit Visalia works closely with local lodging properties, restaurants and attractions to foster interest in Visalia as a year-round destination for leisure, family, and meeting and convention travelers. For more information about Visit Visalia go to www.VisitVisalia.com and follow VisitVisalia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Visit Visalia recently moved into their new location on Main Street in Downtown Visalia in March. This location, right in our Downtown and just a block from our Convention Center, is easy for travelers, convention goers, and locals alike to find. We provide information about the National Parks as well as all the great things to see, do and eat in Visalia!

The Source LGBT+ Center
208 W. Main St. Ste B
The Daughter Bancroft” a short film Directed and Written by Taylor Suggs, Art Direction by Zachary Bland. Viewings will occur every 10 min.

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