Celebrate Local Art: 2nd Friday and Other Events in Downtown Alameda

Happening this month in Downtown Alameda: 2nd Friday Art Walk, Rhythmix 10th Anniversary Celebration, and Summer Art & Maker Fair

Summer Art and Maker Fair AlamedaSummer Art & Maker Fair

Enjoy the work of 65 Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free outdoor art festival, along with music, live demos, open studios, and other activities. See live painting, sketching, sculpting, and illustration as artists create unique artwork during the fair. From comic book art to clothing and jewelry to metal sculpture, the Summer Art & Maker Fair will have something for everyone.

The outdoor art festival takes place Sunday, June 25 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm just off Park Street in thelot of Studio 23 Gallery at 2309 Encinal Ave. Look for friendly Lord Zondar, the giant metal robot, to be perched on the roof overlooking the festivities. All ages are welcome; there will be a kids creative corner where children can participate in fun art projects.

This event is sponsored in part by the Downtown Alameda Business Association.

More details are available at www.studio23gallery.com.

Rhythmix Open House Anniversary Celebration 

Rhythmix 10-Year Anniversary Alameda

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Rhythmix Cultural Works. To celebrate this milestone, Rhythmix is opening its doors on Sunday, June 11 from Noon to 2:00pm for a free show filled with fun, food, dance, music, and song.

#Rhythmix10 will showcase many of the art venue’s popular activities including Bomba Percussion & Song, Buti Yoga, Capoeira with Professor Sumido, Cuban Salsa, ZUMBA with Lynda, the Beancounters marimba ensemble, and more.

The event is free for all ages. More info: www.rhythmix.org

2nd Friday Art Walk

2nd Friday Art Walk AlamedaThis Friday, June 9, we invite you to come enjoy art, conversation, and meeting new people at the 2nd Friday Art Walk in Downtown Alameda. Look for artist displays and special happenings at participating art venues, coffee houses, and nearby businesses. Whether your interest is in paintings, photographs, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, or just having fun shopping and dining, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Most venues feature changing art exhibits and local artist receptions with wine and light snacks, while others host live musical performances and special entertainment. Nearby businesses also join in the fun by creating special deals and treats for 2nd Friday patrons.

2nd Friday Art Walks are totally free and guests can go from venue to venue at their own pace. Activities are typically scheduled from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, but times may vary slightly at some locations.

Check out the event website for the latest updates: www.fridayartwalk.com

Downtown Tip: Bonne Vie will be doing a free tasting of Peanut Butter Milk Stout (yep, peanut butter beer!). They’ll also be featuring artist Natalie Pelosi with her “Under The Sea” painting series that has everyone raving.

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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website: www.DowntownAlameda.com.

Downtown Alameda Business Association

Downtown Alameda is the commercial, cultural, and civic center of our island city. We represent over 425 businesses in the Historic Park Street District and nearby side streets. Follow us on your favorite social media sites for updates: FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram, and Google+

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