Second Friday Art Walk in Alameda’s Park Street District

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Discover the creative life of the Bay Area the second Friday of each month. The galleries, clubs, and restaurants that make Alameda and Jingletown a lively and cosmopolitan destination welcome you to 2nd Friday Art Walks, also known as Estuary Art Attack. Take in some of the most exciting, beautiful, and challenging contemporary art from the bay area and beyond.

Start your 2nd Friday Art Walk experience at any of the participating venues in Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District. As you stroll from venue to venue, you’re invited to partake in light refreshments and wine at many of the galleries. But be sure to end your evening with dinner or a cocktail at one of the trendy coffee houses, bars, or restaurants located in Alameda’s vibrant downtown area.

Artist receptions abound on 2nd Fridays along with live music, DJ’s, performance art, and film screenings, alongside a rotating schedule of amazing visual art. Although 2nd Friday Art Walks happen only once a month, most exhibits remain in place until the next event — contact the galleries regarding their  schedules.

Gary Francis Fine Art, Alameda

Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, November 8

The Art of Giving Art
Gary Francis Fine Art, 1419 Park Street
The Art of Giving Art features fine art works of leather, book arts, ceramics, furniture, sculpture, collage, paintings, fine art prints, and more by over 40 artists. Leading up to the holiday season, GFFA is showcasing art that people would feel proud giving their loved ones, and that their loved ones will cherish and appreciate receiving. Opening night, 6:00-9:00pm. More info: www.garyfrancisfineart.com

16 Women Artists
Artistic Home Studio & Boutique, 1419 Park Street
On exhibit… works by 16 artists of Alameda Women Artists Association utilizing a variety of media such as print, collage, mosaics, and watercolor. Meet the artists; enjoy libations and nibbles. Free to the public. Reception, 7:00-9:00pm. More info: www.artistichomestudio.com

popUp Gallery presents: Abundance
Autobody Fine Arts, 1517 Park Street
The artists in this exhibit pose questions about how – and, perhaps more importantly, by whom – “abundance” is defined. The exhibit offers widely differing views on the theme, including fantastic scenes of adventures with donuts, strangely wonderful pastries, and paintings inspired by infinitely elegant microscopic organisms. But there are also maps that chart the global vastness of self-indulgence and haunting reminders of those who do not share in the wealth – those for whom abundance is just a dream and hunger is their reality. More info: www.popupautobodygallery.com

Woodland Creatures
Pixies & Peony, 2305 Santa Clara Ave
Art Yowza Camp unveils a collection of woodland animal ornaments, bee desk organizers, and gorgeous upcycled bird maps featuring the work of 15 young designers, ages 5-11. Expect to see adorable owls, sly foxes, silly tree frogs, and rainbow reindeer. Come celebrate these young artists’ entrepreneurial debut! The mad hatter will be serving up punch and magical snacks in the enchanted forest. Gallery website: www.facebook.com/PixiesandPeony

Open Studios Night + Open Crafting
Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Avenue
Open studios, leaf waxing, light refreshments, and music! Meet local artists and enjoy an evening of open fall craft activities. Website: www.facebook.com/ReduxStudiosandGallery

Veterans’ Voices IV
Rhythmix Cultural Works , 2513 Blanding Ave
Veterans’ Voices IV is the fourth veterans art show in Alameda curated by Ed Holmes and features paintings, sculpture, collage and video by Bay Area men and women veterans. Opening reception, 6:00-9:00pm. More info: www.rhythmix.org

More Art Exhibits

Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street

Cafe Q, 2302 Encinal Ave

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street

Studio 23, 2309B Encinal Ave

2nd Friday Art Walk, Alameda

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