February First Friday Artwalk

Feb 02

Visit the Village of the Arts for our vibrant monthly artwalk the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month. Discover unique galleries, studios, specialty shops, healing arts, food and music during this popular monthly event. Opening receptions for new shows, special guests throughout the Village, and live music are all a part of artwalk weekends. Friday night, 6-9:30pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.


Street Parking
Limited street parking is available throughout the Village of the Arts. Your best bet for Artwalk parking is south of 13th Avenue on 11th St. and 13th St. (Streets north of 13th Ave have limited parking during events.)

Public Parking Garage
A public parking garage is located at the intersection of 8th Avenue W and 12th Street W. Three short blocks north of the Village. Free after 6pm and on weekends.

Artwalk Activities

Find out who's open during Artwalk by checking out the First Friday page in our Day Planner guide. And check below to see some of the activities that Village merchants have planned! Merchant numbers correspond to our Village map markers.

Guided Walking Tour
There’s lots to explore in the Village! Next History & Gallery Walk is Friday, February 2 at 1 p.m.
Call Georgia for reservations: 941-756-5088.

#6, Joan Peters Gallery
Back by popular demand mini easel heART paintings, collectible 2018 edition. Limited supply!

#12, Retrobaked
Friday evening only. Gluten-free valentine treats (including red hot velvet & raspberry truffle cupcakes), local vendor mini market including: Ray’s Vegan Soul, Blue Sage Market Co., and GoodEarth Pure Soaps.

#22, The Dancing Crane Gallery
Gallery 1: “The Nature of Things”, oil paintings by Alfred Cianfarani
Gallery 2: New works by Scylla Liscombe
Gallery 3:“All About the Light”, recent paintings by Karen Mathis

#34 Left of Center Gallery
Contemporary painter Randy Blahna has been busy with his brushes and has several new pieces
hung in the gallery. New coral bowls also available by glass artist Patty Haeussler.

#38 (formerly #43), Sign of the Firefly
Free make-your-own origami heart, plus wine and chocolates.

#55, Jerk Dog Records
Artist Hardison Collins will be at Jerk Dog records on Friday night and Saturday with his Rockabilly/PsychoBilly/Blues/HonkyTonk/Country inspired art, tees and stickers!

#66 Fun Girl Art
Solmate Socks and original artwork in the gallery. Bowl'd Life food truck outside on Friday night.

#87, Firestone Gallery
Fresh new art being exhibited, antiques, mermaids, rock and roll art. Live music from Seabreeze duo Jerry Shell and Miles Ferris. Valentines treats, champagne and wine available. Take a kissing selfie in the lushly decorated Valentine room or outside with the 1931 Auburn.

#161, 11th St. Gallery
Chase Alice's white rabbit to the far side of the Village, 11th Street W at 15th Avenue. Follow the luminaries.

#164, 14th Avenue West Studio
Artist Gene Tenery will have new mixed media pieces for Valentine gifts as well as other Copper Heart Pieces like the ones in our event photo!


Start Time

Friday February 2nd 2018 @6:00 PM

End Time

Saturday February 3rd 2018 @4:00 PM