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LOCAL>> 2nd Friday **Virtual** Art Walk

Presented by 2nd Friday Art Walk and Art Works Downtown and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Various (see Art Walk Map), San Rafael CA

May 14 2021
LOCAL>> 2nd Friday **Virtual** Art Walk

Enjoy virtual art exhibits with your favorite snacks and beverages as you shelter in place

Visit the Downtown San Rafael Arts District from the comfort of your abode for the district-wide Virtual 2nd Friday Art Walk.

Celebrate positivity, culture, and creativity on the second Friday of every month. This district-wide virtual event offers the opportunity to “walk” to enriching presentations through the “streets” of the internet.

Pour your favorite beverage, plate your favorite snacks, and login from your favorite seat to imbibe inspiration provided by artists and arts organizations.

To attend, return to this page on event day for directions.

2021 dates:  1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13


April 9 program:

Art Works Downtown

What inspires artists to create? Where do their ideas come from? How do they do that?

Join us—via Zoom—to learn about art straight from the source. The virtual Artist Symposium features micro-presentations from AWD exhibitors and studio artists while giving audience members a chance to join the conversation using the chat function. The variety of artists and event pace offers a delightfully insightful experience.

Attend the AWD Artists’ Symposium on Zoom (link available on day of event)

Art Walk etiquette:
+ You will enter the waiting room and admitted after 6pm
+ Remain muted to honor the artists’ presentations
+ Please ask questions and make comments about the art in the chat room
+ Speaker View recommended
+ This event will be recorded. Artists’ Symposiums will eventually be archived on YouTube.

This month’s Symposium features The Pleasure of Color exhibitors and AWD Studio Artists:

Christine Cox
painting, motion graphics, publishing designer

Jonathan Gaber
painting, mixed media

Rinat Goren
encaustic painting

Patrick Marquis

Barbara McLain

Mary Shisler
photography, cyanotype, jewelery

Gordon Sizelove
painting, pastel

Carol F. Thomas

Melissa Woodburn
mixed media



Community Media Center of Marin

ODD & off

After a year of contending with a plethora of challenges to our collective psyche, “ODD & off” was created to bring a bit of levity into our lives.

Treat yourself to a mini-tour of these odd and offbeat photographs culled from the private collection of Jill Lessard and presented by the Community Media Center of Marin through April 30.

Perhaps after checking out this virtual photo exhibit, your affection for your own quirky collection of family, friends, and colleagues will be rekindled.

View “ODD & off” on YouTube


Marin Society of Artists

In April we are featuring two shows in our Virtual Gallery:

ARTIST’S VISION 2021, our National Fine Art show featuring 72 artists from 23 states!
See the video version here.

LUMINOSITY, an ONLINE show of our members artwork.
See the video version here.


Youth in Arts

RISING STARS 30th Annual Marin County High School Art Show
On View through May 14, 2021:

* ONLINE, guided tour

* And in the YIA Gallery Windows

We are also opening for limited gallery hours starting on April 12th. We will be open Monday–Friday; 1pm–4pm.



COVID-19 Disclaimer: In person Art Walks have been cancelled until further notice.

The need to see art in person and to physically enjoy art together with fellow art lovers is understood and appreciated. However, in-person Art Walks are currently on hold until large group gatherings are absolutely safe for every person. Until then, we can fortunately enjoy the opportunity of online programing.

Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios in the heart of the Downtown San Rafael Arts District, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street in San Rafael, the second Friday of each month, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Click dates for Art Walk maps (PDF).  See Official Website for most current interactive map.


Free admission

Contact: (415) 451-8119

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Beginning 6:00 pm



Various (see Art Walk Map)

San Rafael, CA

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