A Village Wonderland – December First Friday Artwalk

Dec 01

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.

Village Wonderland Activities

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

A barbershop quartet and high school choral group will be strolling the Village on Friday evening signing classic holiday carols.

#12, Retrobaked 
Friday: Christmas cupcakes, cookies & treats, vegan soul food, local vendors & more.

#17B, Atomic Cat craft ice cream stand
Holiday-inspired flavors of the week available Friday and Saturday

#22, The Dancing Crane Gallery
Bring your pet! Pet sketches by Marie Garafano 5-9pm Friday
First Friday Raffles-12/1 "Soft Breeze" by Karen Mathis
Onsite Demos Saturday in the Gallery Gardens
Group Show in Galleries 1 thru 5

#22B, Studio C
Artist Connie Buckler-Gill will have a new line of prayer beads labeled 24/7 GOD INSIDE. Carefully crafted Catholic Rosaries, Buddhist Beads and Malas, and Sufi beads.

#53, Little Swamp Gallery
Friday: Book signing by artist, singer and children's book author Frona Farrelly with her second book called 'The Story of Rocky and Salty paws'  Wind chimes from glass artist Cindy Bavery, egg nog and treats.

#55, Jerk Dog Records
Live music on Friday night by No Pants Maurice

#56, Divine Excess
"A Down Home Southern Christmas with Grandma", new works by folk artist Missionary Mary Proctor.
Mexican Fiesta Christmas Tree and " Nochebuena", Christmas Eve Poinsettia Flower, The Christmas Star Pinatas, Mexican Egg Nog with cookies and "Farolitos", luminaries to light your way.

#65, Alcover Massage
(MM#34081 MA#50525)
Alcover Massage will host the Salvation Army Kettle and Bell Ringers on Friday and Saturday. Donations benefit Salvation Army programming.

#66 Fun Girl Art
Open Friday and Saturday with Christmas ornaments,
Solmate Socks and original artwork.

#70, The Village Mystic and #70B Mystic Mines
Santa Claus (Friday night only)
Free Face Painting and Psychic Fair Friday/Saturday,
Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Special $15 Gemstone Mining Bucket at Mystic Mines Friday and Saturday

#87, Firestone Gallery
Open Friday only. Santa with reindeer and sleigh, selfie photo op with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, treat bags for the kids, new American Indian themed paintings, Frida Kahlo paintings, blues rock icon art. Live music. Ugly Christmas sweaters receive 15% off of all paintings.

#160, Dude and Mary's Art of Life and Music
Unique artsy stocking stuffers from $3 - $5 , Home decor pieces priced from $35 - $40. Tours of the living space with refreshments on the patio from 12-4 on Saturday.

#161, 11th St. Gallery
Pig Santa will be in the gallery greeting visitors and posing for selfies.

#164, 14th Avenue West Studio
Saturday: See artist Gene Tenery at work on outdoor metal art pieces (weather permitting)


Start Time

Friday December 1st 2017 @6:00 PM

End Time

Saturday December 2nd 2017 @4:00 PM