F1rst Friday – Announcements

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

Visalia has an art Hop!

Where to go?!

The Arts Consortium invites you to join us in Downtown Visalia as we celebrate local art and the performing arts!

First Friday is a monthly event!

Arts Consortium

300 E. Oak Ave.
Artist, Manuel Abad

The date is Friday, January 3rd at the Arts Consortium — Our First Friday show this month features the artwork of oil painter, Manuel Abad. Manuel creates beautiful oil paintings of our Central Valley landscape and also does still life. While you’re here, enjoy some no-bake desserts and get a winter weather warm-up with hot chocolate or wine. Join us for a very special evening!

We have 2 businesses showing talented artists in their venues — you won’t want to miss out!

After you visit the Arts Consortium, stop by the other venues during our monthly First Friday event and enjoy local artwork, free food, and wine!

Help us spread the word by inviting your friends!

Arts Visalia

214 E. Oak Ave.
Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica Exhibition and Opening Reception

In January 2020, Arts Visalia presents Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica. Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica is an exhibition by Madera native Gloria Osuna Perez, which achieved great success in El Paso, Texas and in the Chicano Art Movement. According to Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqhi is the Moon goddess. The exhibition consists of Gloria’s interpretation of the Coyolxauhqui wheel, along with ten paintings of women who the artist claims are direct descendants of Coyolxauhqui’s sacrifice. Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica will be displayed January 2nd through January 31st, with an opening reception on First Friday, January 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific
Depot Restaurant.


117 S. Locust St.
Artist, Charles Ed Berry

The Brandon-Mitchell Gallery will be showing Charles Ed Berry’s own personal “Celebration of Life” in pictures with art and manipulated photography during January and February.

The late Chuck Berry had several shows at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery. This celebration of his life will show some of the art he did early in his life, which were drawings (his famous “creatures”) and some that he did this last year around the time he discovered he had cancer.  

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