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First Fridays Art Walk

Art Walk Oldtown Salinas
Live Music, Art Openings, Dance Performances, Light Refreshments, Special Promotions

Oldtown Salinas
Alive After Five

Free! - Dec 5, 2014
Celebrating the Holidays in Oldtown!
California Arts Day

It's happening on the 1st Friday of every month Rain or Shine - 5pm-8pm

100 - 300 Blocks Main Street
Monterey & Salinas Streets
Railway Express ~ Train Station
Central Avenue

Info: 831.758.9126

Artists can exhibit art in a booth on the sidewalk of Main Street! Artists must preregister and file a liability waiver good for one year.* Unauthorized booths will be asked to leave. Click on the link above for more information and to download an application.
*Monthly booth space is on a first come- first served basis.

Map provided by The Salinas Californian  © 2008 Amy Twisselman, Carl  Twisselman.                                 Printing webpage will not print black background.  



Note from the director: A big thank you to all who responded to our last survey!  Your suggestions helped us to create a new First Fridays webpage & and improve our Art Walk program. A new survey is available below, please take a minute (really - it's short!) and help us to continue to grow.  All responses are anonymous, so be honest.  Hey, what do you all think about an Art Walk Trolley? Thanks!

Park free @ the Amtrak station - start anywhere & follow the Silk Flags for local art and culture - Expect Surprises! 


Call for artists and performers to participate in the First Fridays Art Walk Oldtown Salinas
Of special interest: dancers. actors, mimes, poets, stilt walkers, etc.

Local artists exhibit their work on Main Street for Free!
Get a free booth space- just sign up in advance!

Sign up today: Artist Application

  Call to Artists
Monterey Salinas Valley Rail Road 3
26 Station Place

See the cool restored caboose & locomotive & the
Reefer Car!

Plus LIve music by Handle With Care tonight!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 3# to hear what you're missing!


Historic Harvey House 2
20 Station Place

Open for Fun

James Brown plays this month.

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 4# to hear what you're missing!

Miss Harvey Remembers Book
Amtrak Station 1
11 Station Place
Stop in to see the wonderful WPA-era murals by John MacQuarrie learn about these & other local treasures in Salinas

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 2# to hear what you're missing!

MacQuarrie Mural Salinas Train Station


Steinbeck House 4
132 Central Avenue

Closed this month- Stop by in June!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 1# to hear what you're missing!

Steinbeck House


Bahama Grill 4.5
44 W. Gabilan Street

Sorry to say this great place has closed - we'll miss the Salmon Taco & Pineapple Hamburger

    Bahama Grill
KoKoRo 5
36 W. Gabilan Street

Art of great sushi and a friendly atmosphere - Cool Dance Videos & live music on Thursday & Saturday nights!

Dan Beck Live
Salinas School of Dance 6
36 W. Gabilan Street
Great dancing!


National Steinbeck Center 7
1 Main Street

Live music & art venue
An amazainig art exhibit on the history of the Japanese in Salinas Chinatown.

Live music by
The Hartnell College Chorus and Orchestra

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 32# to hear what you're missing!

Strings & Winds

Steinbeck Center

A Taste of Monterey 8
127 Main Street

Art venue:
Scenic Visions, the cool photographic art of Kirk Kennedy.

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 30# to hear what you're missing!

Local Artists!

XL Grind House 9
129 Main Street
Live music & Art venue:

J M Barrie & the Lost Boys actually find the venue & perform tonight!!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 29# to hear what you're missing!
J M Barrie & the Lost Boys
Main Street Treats  10
145 Main Street

We miss your sweet business!!

Local Color!


4Word Art  Gallery 50
4 West Gabilan Street

Destination Salinas!

Live Music by Luis Lenzi & his sweet sax!

Plus Paintings by Dan Beck
831.401.9587 & select 11# to hear what you're missing!

CigarArtes Art Vendor  

Gold Leaf Spice & Tea 11
8 West Gabilan Street

Tasty Treats like Tea & Olive Oil - stop by for a treat!
Tea Bar at Gold Leaf
Urban Farmhouse12
10 West Gabilan Street

Always a cool place to visit!


Salinas Valley Fish House 13
172 Main Street

Live music & Art venue


Bradshaw Jellies
Halltree Antique Mall 14
165 Main Street

Live music & Art venue
Closed this month - check back next Firtst Fridays!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 13# to hear what you're missing!

Hal Tree

Rollick's Internet Cafe 15
210 Main Street

Live music & Art venue:
Live Music with Special guest Performance by Rebecca Parks Music starts @ 6pm

By the Bay
Photgraphs by Greg Hyde

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 15# to hear what you're missing!

Gary & Rebecca at the Piano


Bella Couture 16
214 Main Street

We miss you!!


Valley Art Gallery 17
218 Main Street

Live music & Art Venue
Celebrating 40th Anniversary tonight!

Valley Art jewelry

Local Artists!

Leavitt Central Coast 18
232 Monterey Street

Live Music & Art Venue
Closed for Art Walk

  Proof of the Invisible
La Fogata 19
232 Main Street
Art Venue stop in tonight to see the new collection of vinatge Salinas photos! with Live Music by  tonight
Deep Treblefrom 6:00-9:00 tonight!  

Green Belly Massage & Yoga 20
222 Main Street

Beautiful loft featuring Live Belly Dancing Demo
Stop in to meet owner Monica & get green - Belly Dance classes on now!

  Green Belly Massage
La Belle Époque 21
242  Main Street

Live music & Art venue
Fare well to our great friend Pam and our favorite Art Walk venue -
La Belle Epoque  We love you and miss you!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 18# to hear what you're missing!

La Bele Epoque


Bliss Boutique   22
266 Main Street

Always open house during the Art Walk
Art Walk
Bruhn Building 23
301 Main Street

Check out the cool murals by students at Sherwood School: My Life - My Town - Mi Vida - Mi Pueblo
Sherwod School Mural


Cherry Bean Coffee House & Roastery 24
332 Main Street

Live Music, Art & Dance :
Zach Grubster
starts at 6:00pm tonight

Art venue:
the art of Faces of Salinas - by Jeanette Gutierrez

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 21# to hear what you're missing!

Local Color!

Faces of Salinas
Compliments Youngevity  25
336 Main Street

Art venue: cAnn Art Gallery the art of Connie Reader tonight!


Beverly's Fabrics and Crafts  26
344 Main Street
Creation Station!
Art projects for young people.
Creating the Peace People for Salinas Arts Day!!
bring your family to make a Person for Peace in Salinas! 
    Kids art projects
Green's Camera 27
350 Main Street
Live music & Art venue
Local Photography exhibit tonight!
Dial 401.9587 & select 00# to hear what you are missing!
Hartnell Student Silva    
Beck's Shoes  28
354 Main Street

Live music & Art venue

Closed for Art Walk


Coast-Tel Federal Credit Union 29
356 Main Street
Live music & Art venue  

Local Artists!

Happy Feet!  30
364 Main Street

New Venue at the Art Walk! Stop in for an introductory coupon - live music next month!


Casa Sorrento Pizzeria & Wine Bar 30
360 Salinas Street

Live music & Art venue
Shan Johnson Band performs tonight

AceHigh Designs 31
400 Salinas Street
Live music & Art venue    
Angel's Touch 31.2
416 Salinas Street
Live music & Art venue
Somos 31.3
430 Salinas Street

Live music & Art venue
Simply Comicsfeaturing artists Bridgett Spicer
Ace Continuado
Gabriel Cortes

plus live music by DJ Nova & more

Somos Art & Toy Gallery

Local Color!

Chapala Restaurant 32
438 Salinas Street
Live music & Art venue:

Live performances by
The Trio
for everyone of all ages!


Salinas Public Library 33
350 Lincoln Avenue
Live music & Art venue:
Book Mobile across from the National Steinbeck Center Musuem - Be there!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 8# to hear what you're missing!


Monterey County Courthouse
327Alisal Street
Art venue: Cool exterior Bas relief sculptures by
local sculptor
Jo Mora, and sculpture in the courtyard.

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 6# to hear what you're missing!
U S Post Office Steinbeck Station 35
227 West Alisal Street
Art venue: WPA-era walnut reliefs by  Richard O'Hanlon Completed in 1938.
Stamp Art by Design students at Hartnell College: Mr. Kanow's Design Class

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 7# to hear what you're missing!


El Calle Jon 36
66 West Alisal Street

Live music & Art venue:
new ownership check back soon!



Bridgett Spicer Cartoonist  37
5 Gabilan Street, Ste 205
Visit the Squid Row Cartoonery upstairs in the historic McDougall Building
Live music by Strings & Winds tonight!


Dial 831.401.9587 & select 26# to hear what you're missing!


Squid Row  


Bill's Wheels  38
145 Monterey Street
Live music & Art venue: New Skate Art on the walls by Fame, Cire, Retro & Vexor.     skaters
Bakery Station 39
202 Monterey Street
Live music & Art venue: Artisan Bread Bakery Check back next month for live music
+ classic cars!

The Bakery Station



Heavely Treasures 40
219 Monterey Street
Sorry they closed - we'll miss them in Oldtown!

Wise Music 41
223 Monterey Street
Live music by  Locksmith

Check out the video on YouTube!


Jump-N-Around  42
235 Monterey Street

Free jump during First Fridays

Plus Free Face Painting for kids!


Janika Tanning & Beauty Shoppe 43
234 Monterey Street

Free Tan for new clients!

Live music in the lobby by
Richard Best & Mary Beth Sims


Local Color!

Penny Farthing 44
9 East San Luis

Live music & Art venue
Yea!! The Penny is BACK!!

Stop in for fun on
the Walk!


Dial 831.401.9587 & select 22# to hear what you're missing!


Cook's Photography 45
351 Main Street
Featuring Local Photographers tonight!

Dial 401.9587 & select 00# to hear what you are missing!

Local Artists!

Affordable Decor 46
345 Main Street
Gone but not forgotten - we'll miss you!    
Michael's Grill & Taqueria 46.1
321 Main Street
Live music & Art venue:      
Lee's Jewelers 46.2
319 Main Street
Side walk Chalk tonight!
Fun for kids of all ages!
Sidewalk Chalk
Fox California Theatre 47
241 Main Street
Live music & Art venue:

Closed for a concert this month! come back in June!

Dial 831.401.9587 & select 16# to hear what you're missing!

Fox California Theater Salinas   J M Barrie &b the Lost Boys
Belle Handbags 48
239 Main Street
New art venue!  Decadent Jewelry by April +Great Purses!

Local Color!

Aqua Blue Day Spa 49
229 Main Street
Live music & Art venue


Golden Fish 50
221 Main Street
Live music by the Art Walker Band 
Art venue
Deep Treble
Theo's Cheese Steak  51
East Gabilan Street
Closed for now - let's hope for a great new spot soon!


@Risk Gallery 52
14 Soledad Street
Congratulations to David Ligare - honored as a Champion of the Arts by the Arts Council for Monterey County! Paintings by Urban Arts  

Local Artists!

Pajaro Street Grill 53
435 Pajaro Street

They're Back & better than ever!!!!
Live Music & Art Venue:Steve Austin +Open Mic!!

Wine Tasting
Hartnell College Gallery 54
411 Central Avenue

Photographs by Kirk Kennedy
Kirk Kennedy    
Artistic Hang Ups 54
257 John Street
Paintings by
Ron Dias

Live Music & Art Venue:
Souvenir plays tonight - stop in for a great time with classic tunes!
Connie Reader  


Hat in Three Stages of Landing 55

940 North Main Street
Public Art Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Brugen

Dial 831.401.9587 -select 50# to hear what you are missing!



kids beading at Beverly's

community mural


First Friday Logo

Kid's Art Table at Beverly's

Community Mural

 Dizzy Hips performed for our
 3rd Anniversary September 5


Thank you Salinas and all of the venues in
Oldtown Salinas

for making First Fridays a huge success

First Fridays couldn't happen without YOU!  Get more involved - volunteer today!

Community Service opportunities for teens are also available. Call
594.1799 for more information

Upcoming First Fridays: Dec 5 2014, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, 2015 5-8pm

Art Walk Goes Green: Look for the reusable silk flags marking Art Walk Venues!

Hartnell Students display unique, hand painted Art Walk Banners


HandPainted Silk Flags



Celebrate the arts and our community!  Everyone is invited to participate in this exciting monthly event showcasing the talents of local artists while promoting arts and culture in Oldtown Salinas.  Stroll through the historic downtown area and enjoy fine art, light refreshments and wine tasting.    First Fridays is the free monthly art walk in Oldtown Salinas continuing the first Friday of every month.  Galleries and businesses displaying art are hosting receptions from 5 pm to 8 pm; featuring food and live music, dance and poetry as well as book signings and Creation Stations for kids of all ages.

Come and join us for First Fridays Art Walk - greet old friends, meet local artists, and share good times.  Admission is free!



Call for artists and performers to participate in the First Fridays Art Walk Oldtown Salinas
Of special interest: dancers. actors, mimes, poets, stilt walkers, etc.

NEW: Local artists can exhibit their work every month on Main Street

Sign up today: Artist Application

  Call for Artists



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