Monday, March 7, 2011

new website and new blog

This is the last post to this blog site.

Art Works Downtown now has a NEW BLOG on their NEW WEBSITE!

Thank you for contributing and thank you for checking in!

~art works downtown

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Celebrate Valentine's Day during
2nd Fridays Art Walk:

REDception! Friday Feb 11 • 5-8pm
downtown Fourth St | San Rafael

RED food, RED drinks and RED art


for full event listings + map, click HERE

Monday, February 7, 2011

Google Art Project

If you haven't heard about this yet, it is so cool! As artists, you might be particularly interested: Google has applied the same technology pioneered in Google Earth to virtually visit 17 of the world's most renowned museums and explore close up over 1,000 fine artworks.

Lisa Long
Studio 4

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December events at AWD

Join Art Works Downtown this event-filled weekend!

2nd Fridays Art Walk
Friday December 10 • 5-8pm

a reception for AWD Small Works show in the 1337 Gallery + Marin Jewelers Guild and a reception for Spare Time, works by our own program manager Stas Gibbs, in the Underground Gallery


Saturday and Sunday
December 11-12 • 11am-5pm

Visit 40+ artists in their studios!
Gifts for the holidays!
Live Music!
validated parking at C St garage

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

in memoriam

Barbara Stewart, one of AWD's longtime supporters and original founders, passed away last week at age 88. 

Art Works Downtown gratefully acknowledges Barbara's generous contributions, her years of service as a Board of Directors and Advisory Board member, and her dedication to the arts in general.

Her obituary can be found HERE

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Creativity is your Birthright!

This tuesday, Nov 2nd, is the 3rd session in a 4week class on creativity and painting called, "Creativity is your Birthright!" The class currently being held in the Art Work Out Room from 6 - 8pm and ends tuesday November 9th. All materials are provided and no experience in art is required. So far several intrepid painters from the community at large have stepped forward to let that brush touch the paper in uniquely personal expression of the intuitive side of the self.
To be continued. Back by popular demand probably after the holidays.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

guerilla theater in the gallery!

alterTheater presents:

Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Ann Brebner
Sept 30 - Oct 24

starring: Rebecca Frank, Jeanette Harrison, Matt Jones, Dawn Scott, Nick Sholley, Erica Smith
production: Mia Baxter, Christine Crook, Will McCandless, Joel Eis, Richard Mosqueda,
quilt design: Leslie Martinson

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's beautiful play about last chances at lifelong dreams is presented in the Art Works Downtown gallery at 1337 Fourth St on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October.

Don't miss it! Info, showtimes, and tickets available  HERE

Friday, September 17, 2010

ART TALK: Photographing in the Fields

AWD Art Talk
Saturday September 18 • 11am

Photographing in the Fields

Richard Steven Street on his exhibit
"American Peasantry: Life and Labor in the Fields of California"

Creating the most substantial and extended visual account of any single group of workers in America, photographers of California farm workers today have become, in effect, organizing tools as important to the farm worker struggle as politicians, picket captains, labor leaders, reporters, boycotts, and strikes.

As an award-winning photographer, historian and journalist specializing in California agriculture and agricultural labor, Richard Steven Street will discuss the adventures, techniques, lessons and circumstance of social documentary photography. He will focus on several specific images by relaying the circumstances behind them and how they relate to his overall body of work.

The author of a multi-volume history of California farmworkers, Richard Steven Street, PhD has photographed California farmworkers since 1975 and teaches "Liberation Photography" at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Emory University.

Click HERE to read the Marin IJ article!

Please RSVP at 415.451.8119 or

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Science Tarot Launch Party Tickets Now On Sale

Hi folks -

For the last year and a half it has been my honor and pleasure to have been part of a collaborative project with several friends to create the SCIENCE TAROT - a complete tarot deck with images from the world of science. The project brings together compelling science, intriguing symbolism and beautiful artwork from talented artists.

It also brings together friends to help celebrate the launch of this huge, fascinating project!

On Thursday September 23 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm, the California Academy of Sciences will present a Night Life event around the theme of Science Tarot! Tickets are now ON SALE!

Science Tarot Night Life celebration
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Thursday, September 23

Be sure to buy tickets for the correct date: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23.
(The page defaults to today's date instead of this event date.)
Only $12! ($10 for members)

Please note: this is an adults-only event. (It's a friendly night-out vibe, but alcohol is served.) Also, it is VERY LIKELY TO SELL OUT.

You'll find artwork on display, tarot readers, drinks available for purchase, DJ music, circus performer entertainment, artists and Science Tarot creators in person, and all the attractions of the California Academy of Science.

You'll also find, for the first time, the Science Tarot available for purchase!

More info about Science Tarot:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

(in other news - new studio work in progress)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pavlinac Solo Exhibit

“DaVinciCindy Pavlinac has a solo exhibit of her fine art photography at the Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA through August 16. Sacred Places, Nature's Symmetry Celebrated, features French abbeys, Iona crosses, Scottish standing stones, international labyrinths, and Marin County waterfalls. This special invitational exhibit is part of the Numina Center’s Artful Afternoon Summer Chamber Music with the Locals series. There will be a gala reception for the artist on August 15 following the 4pm concert. Drop by and enjoy art photography and music together celebrating summer joie de vivre.