By Kristina Fong
Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk offers a variety of celebrations and events this month hosted at businesses throughout downtown with featured art exhibitions, live music, and receptions from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Native Sons of the Golden West will be dedicating a marker to The Corner Drug Co., Inc. at 6 p.m., Friday, May 6, as a part of the First Friday Art Walk festivities. NSGW Woodland Parlor No. 30 coordinated the production and research of the marker and provided financial assistance. The evening will continue inside with music by “The Cups.” The Cups sing songs from the 1930s, ’40s and 50s in three-part harmony. The Cups feature Tracy Walton, Chris Webster, and Kathy Elzey on vocals and Tom Phillips accompanying on guitar. There will also be a raffle for a Kindle Fire, a Fit-bit, a Corner Drug Gift Certificate and two Sacramento River Cats tickets. The drawing will be held at 7:30 and you must be present to win. Also that evening, NSGW Woodland Parlor No. 30 will be hosting a Julep Derby cash prize raffle inside the Burger Saloon in conjunction with Morgan’s on Main and Mojo’s/Kitchen 428 selling featured cocktails for raffle tickets. Raffle participants must submit collected tickets to the NSGW table inside the Burger Saloon and be 21 and over to participate.
WJUSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Enrichment Program Sixth Annual Art Show will be hosted in a pop up gallery located at 512 Main St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring art created by over 200 elementary and middle school GATE students who were enrolled in after school art classes during the months of March and April. Classes offered included instruction in watercolor, texture and color, techniques in graphite and acrylic, study of art from around the world, drawing, Steampunk art, ceramics and jewelry making. In addition to the artwork being displayed, Pioneer High School Dixie Combo and Pioneer High School Jazz Band will be providing music for the evening. The entire community is invited to view the student art and enjoy the music.
A variety of art exhibitions and live music is scheduled for the evening.
Here are some of the attractions:
· Kevin Cowan Financial Service
s, 426 Main St., an exhibition of Cowan’s private art collection is presented with refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m.
· Outside Poppies Gallery
, 510 Main St., a street performance by the Bottom Dwellers from 7 to 9 p.m. and inside the shop, a featured photography exhibition by artist Dawn Albert with a hosted reception.
· Inside Sweet Potato Pie
, 528 Main St., kids of all ages are welcome to a “Be Kind to Animals Week” celebration that includes a kid’s ceramic paint-nite activity, painting animal and pet themed plates for $12 and the Yolo County SPCA will be on-site with adoptable pets beginning at 5:30 p.m.
· Main Street Music Center
, 527 Main St., welcomes the public to play on their community piano outside the shop until 8 p.m. The piano is donated by the center to the community and was painted last month by local artist Kent Smith.
· K & M Floral & Interior Plant Design
, 537 Main St., features artists Devin Yu, Jay Frost, Judy Johnson, Candy and Candy Taylor until 9 pm.
· BlackPine Catering & Events
, 422 First St., presents floral oil paintings by local artist Linda Walsh and sample bites from their catering menu will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
· Savory Café
, 722 Main St., mixed media art by Joanna Rockwell.
· Farmers Insurance, 705 Main St., featured artists Theresa Morales oil paintings, Camila Morales mixed media, and Anibal Morales photography with a meet the artists’ reception until 8 p.m.
· Uvaggio Wine Bar
, 703 Main St., animal portrait exhibition by artist Kristen Kanarr with commissioned work available. A meet the artist reception will be hosted.
· Blue Note Brewing Company,
750 Dead Cat Alley, The Hey Nows! live music performance outside the brewery will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. presented by the Historic Woodland Downtown Business Association.
Additional art receptions will be hosted at Blue Wing Gallery, 405 Main St., Mojo’s/Kitchen 428, 428 First St., and Gallery 625, 625 Court St. Various downtown businesses will offer extended hours during First Friday.
For updates on the First Friday Art Walk visit www.dowoodland.com