Downtown Woodland is enlivened with art and music during the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, March 3rd starting at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to meet artists, take in a variety of art, live music performances, and enjoy light refreshments at select locations. Many retail shops will extend their hours during this monthly free event.
Gallery 625 Presents: 'Til Death Do Us Art will feature the artwork of Kurt Fishback and Cassandra Reeves in an exhibition of drawings, ceramic sculpture, and mixed media collages. Opening March 2 through April 4 at 625 Court St., a meet the artist reception is set for 5:30 - 8 p.m. Fishback’s work has been included in major exhibitions and collections in the U.S. and internationally. This exhibition will feature sculptures Fishback made beginning in the 1960's. Since 1979, Fishback's fine art focus has been making portraits of artists in their studios and "most personal spaces" and has gained him visibility and recognition having photographed over three hundred artists to "produce images that share themselves, their art, art and their environment" with the viewer. 'Til Death Do Us Art will also showcase drawings by Fishback, all made over the last four years using a mix of pencils, pens, and brush mediums on acid-free paper. Reeves is a singer, energy healer, shamanic practitioner as well as an artist. Her background in shamanism and healing work is evident in all of her work - from collage to simple landscapes. Singer-songwriter Michael B. Justis of Davis will be performing Folk Blue music during the reception.
The Mosaic Children's Museum
First Friday Pop Up Gallery at 539 Main St. hosts an exhibition by the Woodland Parent Nursery School (WPNS)
. The abstract artwork that will be displayed is a combination of many different types of techniques, as well as fun art materials that include paint, glue, chalk, bubble wrap, and boxes. WPNS is a play-based preschool for children ages three to pre-K that has been a part of the Woodland community for over 60 years. WPNS is a Preschool where the parents help run the school and learning is done through full sensory experiences. Parents learn about child growth and development while providing a nursery school learning experience for their children. The Mosaic Children's Museum will feature ongoing First Friday community-based art exhibitions that foster interactive learning.
Additional locations to visit during the art walk include:
Kevin Cowan Investment Services
, 426 Main St., hosts a special viewing of photography shot by Steven Beckley. Steve pulls his inspiration from the vibrant colors, as well as the vibrant people, of the Sacramento Valley. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments and acoustic guitarist Tim Pulley performs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Serendipity, 519 Main St., features homemade card art by local artist Susie Cairns with a meet the artist reception until 8 p.m.
, 537 Main St., a group art show by Emily Langton, Candy Taylor, Ally Schesky, Devin Yu, Julie Hancock, and Jay Frost. Art displayed includes 3-D art, paintings, sculpture, and photography.
Corner Drug Co
., 602 Main St., live music by the Cups will be performed in the store from 6-8pm. The Cups are Tracy Walton, Chris Webster and Kathy Elzey, singing songs from the '30s thru the '50s in three-part harmony accompanied by Tom Phillips on guitar. The Cups is inspired by the music of Mills Brothers, The Boswell Sisters and the multi-track recordings of Les Paul and Mary Ford.
Uvaggio Wine Bar
, 703 Main St., craft artist Nancy Garcia is featured with live Jazz music performed from 6 p.m.
Blue Note Brewing Company
– Photography by Kacey Dominguez is shown with images captured from around the world.
Blue Wing Gallery
, 405 Main St.
, 519 Main St.
428 1st St.
Yolo Family Service Agency
, 455 1st St
, 625 Court St.