San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2011
Art Works Downtown has announced plans for its fourth season of the downtown San Rafael’s free monthly 2nd Fridays Art Walk, http://www.2ndFridaysArtWalk.com an event that showcases 8 art galleries and over 30 participating venues who feature rotating art exhibits, live music, wine and food and other special attractions. For residents and tourists who are uninitiated in art, the 2nd Fridays Art Walk offers an excellent opportunity to easily experience art as well as enjoy local shopping and restaurants. July’s Art Walk is on Friday, July 8th, from 5-8 p.m.
“We are very pleased how many new venues join the event every month and the positive reception we receive from new and returning visitors. San Rafael’s burgeoning art scene and the opportunity to highlight the arts within our unique Downtown setting seems to be sparking an art renaissance in town,” says Petrina Wielgos, managing director of Art Works Downtown. “Since the event’s beginning four years ago, the number of participating merchants has more than doubled and the community really enjoy it.”
The July Art Walk will feature 4 new participants: J.Grigg at 1224 Fourth St, Ponsford’s Place Bakery at 117 Shaver St, Terra Firma Gallery at 1130 Fourth St and Youth in Arts at 917 C Street. Art Works Downtown will hold 2 opening art receptions, Donna Seager Gallery will feature a Summer Salon with live music from “Studio 5”, plus there will be a number of new art exhibits and other surprises happening up and down Fourth Street.
The 2nd Fridays Art Walk event in Downtown San Rafael has continued to grow over the years and offers the public a free and dynamic cultural experience that features local establishments and local flavor. A detailed map and listing of all the upcoming Art Walk events are available online at http://www.2ndFridaysArtWalk.com, Maps are also available at Art Works Downtown at 1337 Fourth Street in Downtown San Rafael and at participating venues on the day of the events.
Media Contact: Grant Raeside (707) 548-0452 or Grant(at)EventMarketingWorks(dot)com
Petrina Wielgos (415) 451-8119 or petrina(at)artworksdowntown(dot)org