April 6, 2017
The First Friday Art Walk in downtown Woodland takes place Friday, April 7th beginning at 5:30 p.m. This self guided walk offers the public the opportunity to experience art and live music, explore local businesses with extended hours, and support local organizations. A new organization in downtown, the Mosaic Children's Museum at 539 Main St. is fundraising towards their future opening. Their mission is to support interactive learning for children and young adults. During the monthly art walk the museum opens its doors as a pop up gallery space and exhibits work by local schools or organizations. On April 7th the museum will feature art by the Woodland Joint Unified School District Preschool. The WJUSD State Preschool enhances their student educational growth by exposing them to activities that involve their five senses and nurtures the students to become independent and develop positive self-esteem, key elements to succeed both socially and academically. The Mosaic Children's Museum opens at 5:30 p.m. during First Friday.
Woodland's United Way will host their first "Wine Grab" fundraising event at Tri Counties Bank at 630 Main St. One hundred bottles of wine wrapped in bags decorated by preschoolers from the YMCA After School Kids program will be on display and up to win (some high priced and noteworthy bottles will be included in the grab). Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. with their chance to select bottles at random. Tickets for the Wine Grab are $30 with all proceeds benefitting the United for Kids Campaign.
Gallery 625, 625 Court, YoloArts presents "Joining Heaven and Earth" works by Davis artist Peter London. Each of the exhibited works explores the soul and what it looks like, and began with artist Peter London asking the question "Is that all there is?" In this ongoing series, London explores how the forces of nature throughout the cosmos, animate our planet. The opening reception and artist talk starting at 5:30 p.m. will feature the opportunity to meet the artist and engage in a presentation by London about his creative process. The creative process will be additionally explored with musicians Phyllis Isaacson on piano and Jane Thompson on bass who will play a medley of improvisations based on London's artwork in the exhibition starting at 6:30 p.m.. The creative process from a musician's point of view will be explored, and the musicians will compare a work of art which is visual, with a piece of music which is aural - examples of creative expressions appealing differently to people.
At Corner Drug Co., 602 Main, music by The Twilight Drifters begins at 7 p.m. The Twilight Drifters follow in the traditions of such artists as Bob Wills, Gene Vincent to Big Joe Turner and Joe Clay to name a few, bringing new life and energy to a classic American sound. Performing danceable tunes spanning such genres as classic country, honky tonk, western swing, rockabilly and west coast blues, the Twilight Drifters offer a compelling musical retrospect that entertains, moves, and captivates audiences.
Various locations hosting First Friday art and live music include:
Additional locations hosting art and music include Blue Wing Gallery, Yolo Family Service Agency, Mojo’s/Kitchen 428, Farmer’s Insurance, and Uvaggio.
For information regarding the First Friday Art Walk visit downtownwoodland.org/first-friday