First Thursday ArtHop™ – March 5

Fresno Arts Council
The ArtHop™ program is a monthly event featuring art exhibits in over 50 art venues in Fresno County. Art venues include galleries, work studios, retail outlets, and public spaces that art patrons can visit on the first and third Thursday of each month and other designated days.
Please support our downtown and Tower venues; come by and meet local artists and enjoy their artwork, receptions, beverages, and music this Thursday, March 5th, from 5pm to 8 pm.

Become an ArtHop venue today!

Are you a studio, a gallery, or a potential art venue for ArtHop? Joining ArtHop is simple. Visit our website for details!

Make sure to tune in and watch KMPH’s Great Day Interview with Arthouse’s featured artist at 9am tomorrow morning.

1821 Gallery

1821 Gallery & Studios

1821 Calaveras Street – 233-9992
Thomas Spears first major exhibition titled “Things Hidden Since The Foundation” will open at 1821 Gallery & Studios January 23 and run thru March 14. Spears’ work is a mixture of oil on wood and canvas as well as some mixed media work. The work is about Prehistory. It is about the relationship between the sacred and the profane, predestination and free will, creation and destruction, consequence and choice, grace and futility. Spears graduated from CSUF in 2011 with a degree in art. He has won the Judges Recognition Award Fall 2010, Spring 2011 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

African American Historical & Cultural Museum of San Joaquin Valley

African American Historical & Cultural Museum

1857 Fulton Street – 268-7102

Armenian Museum of Fresno

519 M Street – 224-1001

Fresno City College – Art Space Gallery

1101 E University Ave. – 441-8241
Armenia Observed 
Photography by Peter Carapetian

They Walked For You and Me
Installation by Joyce Gostanian Kierejczyk

March 5th – April 9th
Reception: Thursday March 5th 4pm-8pm

Bill Bruce Studios

Bill Bruce Studios

1752 Van Ness Avenue – 970-4581
Will be open for March 5 Arthop with new paintings and some sweet treats. 5 pm till 8 pm, 1752 Van
Ness Ave. 970-4581.

Bobby Salazar’s

725 W Olive Ave – 497-9920

Big Picture Middle and High School Fresno

1207 S Trinity Street – 420-1234

Cedar-Clinton Branch Library

Cedar-Clinton Branch Library

4150 E Clinton Ave – 442-1770

Clay Hand Studios

905 R Street – 977-7444
Ceramic Symposium

March is Youth Art Month and to celebrate, ceramic students from CUSD Rio Vista Middle School will have their first ever ceramic show on display in the main gallery of Clay Hand Studios.

Ceramic Symposium is showcasing the imagination and skills of middle school art students in clay. The Show will remain open until the end of March.

This show is part of Clay Hand Studios’ ongoing effort to provide support for art in education and to create a venue for student display in a gallery style setting. Please join us to celebrate the students’ achievement and recognize local talented youth.

Contact Information:
Nanette Mattos: Clay Hand Studios

Clay Mix

Clay Mix Gallery/Studio

1003 N Abby Street – 485-0065

Community Media
Access Collaborative (CMAC)

1555 Van Ness Avenue – 266-2622
For the month of March, CMAC will host the exhibition “In All Its Glory Pt. II”. This exhibit features work contributed by members of Print & Glory! and includes work from all of the major printmaking techniques including: relief, screen-printing, intaglio, and lithography. Come visit our show to explore the unique medium of printmaking.

Print & Glory! is Fresno State’s official printmaking club and was established in 2010. The club’s membership includes current and former students from the Art Department’s Printmaking program as well as non-student printmakers from the community, all of whom work in a variety of print techniques.

They exhibit their work regularly in downtown Fresno and can be found at many community events live printing t-shirts and selling Fine Art prints to fundraise for new shop equipment and to host visiting artists from across the nation.

5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Evolve Vintage

900 N Fulton Street – 696-9880
Under Construction. See you next ArtHop!

Art By Hand

FAC Water Tower Gift Store

2444 Fresno Street – 477-6231
Fresno Historic Water Tower
Under new management

Featuring artists:
Margaret Hudson – sculpture
Kliszewski – sculptural fine glass
Susan Bigham – custom embroidery and design
Joan Robles – Ceramics
Your stop for Unique Fresno made gifts
In collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy Organization and Cultural Arts Rotary Club of Fresno.

Fresno Arts Council

Fresno Arts Council

1245 Van Ness Avenue – 237-9734
We are pleased to announce for the Month of March we will displaying all works from Margaret Hudson!

Margaret Hudson’s love of nature and art came together as she began creating with clay the birds and other animals native to her Central California home and the nearby Sierra Nevada.

Artist’s Statement
“My art springs from a very deep love of nature and the earth. It is simple and direct. I hope each flower speaks directly to you as it did to me, both in the garden and in its painting. I celebrate each blossom in its rich early morning color and in the joyous rhythm of its dancing petals.I celebrate it in its opening and full bloom and also in its fading and brokenness. It is the cycle of life — my life. It lifts me beyond myself into a oneness with all of life and the Eternal.”

Food will be available from local food truck, P & R Fusion. Come join us!

Fresno Bee

1626 E St. – 441-6111

FAC Public Art Program

Fresno City Hall

2600 Fresno Street – 237-9734
First Floor 

Nishan Derkalousdian – Centennial Art Show
Rebirth of a Village, Ainjar, “After Deportation”

Second Floor

The Fresno City College photography Department is presenting a Student exhibition of works related to the theme of “A Closer Look at My Community”. This is an opportunity for our students studying visual media to show a creative view of their own community through a camera lens. All images selected were juried by department faculty  and these images will become a part of an on going presentation of student work on the Fresno City College campus. The diverse student works will include color and Black & White imagery which may have been inspired by one of the many advanced classes that are available in the Visual Media Technology Department.

Join us for the opening reception Art Hop March 5th, 5pm to 8pm Second Floor at Fresno City Hall.

Fresno Gem & Mineral Society

340 W. Olive Ave – 486-7280
ArtHop at Fresno Gems and Minerals

The Fresno Gems and Minerals Society Art Hop will be at our studio this Thursday and on the Second Saturday Art Hop. We will be showing hand made cabochonsfor folks who would like to use them in their own work. Crystals and healing stones made into jewelry, Japanese seiseki sculpture, Intarsia and more. Refreshments will be served with ample parking across Olive Ave.

Gallery 25

Gallery 25

660 Van Ness Avenue – 264-4092

K-Jewel Art Gallery

1415 Fulton Street – 497-5118

Olsen Gallery of Fine Crafts @ Potters Studio

Olsen Gallery of Fine Crafts @ Potters Studio

905 “R” Street – 266-5508

P Street Studios

764 P Street #104 – 779-2844
For March 2015 ArtHop, P Street Studios will extend their exhibit titled Lost and Found: Mixed media assemblage by Stephanie Pearl.

P Street Studios will be open 5-9PM.

Studio 74

1274 N Van Ness Ave – 908-0658
“Something Old, Something New” artwork by Linda Lloyd Pitts will be featured at Studio 74 for the month of March.  The one-woman show will dazzle you with colorful abstracts and whimsical paintings that are representative of the artist’s body of work.  An Art Hop opening reception will be Thursday March 5 from 5-9 PM.  The show continues through March 27th.  The gallery is open Monday – Friday 1-6 PM and Saturday 1-4 PM.

Tower District Records

302 Olive – 478-4034

All Things Fresno

1421 Fulton Street – 485-1100

Alliance of California Artists

2223 S Van Ness – 877-384-7852
Located inside the Chris Sorenson Studio/Gallery.

The ACA Membership Show, “The Many Shades of Green”, is an outstanding show in the ACA Fine Art Gallery this month. The Awards Presentation is at 6 PM. Join us for ArtHop to view the show, meet the member artists and enter a raffle for the original show-pleasing painting, “Electric Pumpkins” by artistRoberta Davis. Winner will be announced at 7:30 at the March ArtHop. Winner need not be present.

The Alliance of California Artist is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the art and artists of the Central Valley. The ACA Fine Art Gallery is established by it’s members, for the members.


1612 H Street – 248-6942
An art show spoofing the greats.

Arte Americas

1630 Van Ness Blvd – 266-2623

Fresno, CA – February 27, 2015.
Contact:  Frank Delgado (559) 477-3533

Arte Américas, the Valley’s largest Latino cultural center will debut a new exhibition to coincide with National Women’s History month on Thursday, March 5 featuring thirty-five artists from throughout California. The show is titled “One Degree of Separation: A Sisterhood of California Women Artists” and will fill all four galleries in the Downtown Fresno cultural arts center.

The Brass Unicorn

Brass Unicorn

845 E Fern Street – 441-7107
Original Paintings and Handmade Jewelry by Andrea McLain Music byJacob Perriguey

Mimi Mott-Smith Studio #18 Broadway Studios

Broadway Studios – Mimi Mott-Smith Studio #18

1416 Broadway Street – 264-7622

C.a.Ke. Inc/Arts Club Academy

1570 N Wishon Ave – 426-3101

Our second official ArtHop event is starting to look like a pretty awesome night! Music: Shant P will be blessing us on the decks for this go round. Plus a surprise guest performance by Collecto.
Artists: Art by Chy. Uriel Perez. Arturo Martinez. Art by Narf. Joy Alvarado. Glass Blowing: Josh Dickson of Phatmanz Alley. Jiu Jitsu Demo by: Angel Lopez of Halo Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts. Come check out all these amazing artist!..Once again, we will have free Horderves/Appetizers & Refreshments. Felicia Marie Phillips will be taking care of the hungry folk with her fab food, mor info on all that goodness to come! This month we will be having a fire-pit kickback style BBQ in the backyard.

Childrens Musical Theaterworks

Chris Janzen Studio

1929 Fresno Street – 281-7418

Chris Sorensen Studios

Chris Sorensen Studios

2223 S Van Ness Avenue – 237-4934

Creative @ Crichton

1702 L Street – 905-4395

Fig Tree Gallery

Fig Tree Gallery

644 Van Ness Avenue – 485-0460
Opening Art Exhibition and Reception
/‘ôltər / pieces II, paintings by Hazel Antaramian Hofman

Fig Tree Gallery artist member Hazel Antaramian Hofman opens her exhibition on March 5, 2015, in recognition of the 100-year commemoration of the Armenian genocide and its effects on the psyche of an entire people.

Antaramian’s work speaks to hope within the paradox of historical circumstance and reoccurring universal themes of life’s uncertainties and inequities. She depicts segmented aspects of the displaced “body,” fragmented geographically and culturally by trauma, politics, social disparities, idealism, and sentimentality.

The show runs from March 5 to March 29, 2015.  The Fig Tree Gallery is located at 644 Van Ness Blvd, Fresno, California 93721.  Gallery is open Friday through Sunday, 12 to 4 PM.

First Presbyterian Church of Fresno

The Commons @ First Presbyterian Church

1540 “M” Street – 485-6460
The Commons @ FPC welcomes local artist
Garey Charles Porter.
You’ll enjoy his beautiful wood monumental art. Here’s how Garey describes it:

“My art form, unique by using wood as my medium, with all its grains, textures, and natural feel, allows the viewer to touch the art piece. The sensation of touchable art can be appreciated with my works, if one wishes to do so. Blending history and art is what inspires and motivates my art pieces. Wood allows me to carve slabs much like the artists of the medieval monumental brass period, 600 years ago.”

Kliss Glass

Kliszewski Glass

2746 E. Lorena Avenue – 497-6610

M Street Art Complex

1419 M Street – 438-8200
Our featured artist for ArtHop March 5th will be Terry Ellsworth. He is branching out into a new medium of photography whereby he creatively enhances his images to obscure the obvious and bring about a new perspective on the subject matter. His work will definitely stimulate your imagination. We will also feature mixed-media fine artist Valerie Runningwolf,  Louie Quijada, Claudia Fletcher, encaustic artist Valerie Greene, sculptor Debra Cooper and Jason Esquivel.

Mothership Studio

1479 N Maroa – 779-9094

Monica Galvan’s Dia de los Muertos

725 Olive Ave – 497-9920

Purple Hat Studio and Gallery

147 N “U” Street – 478-8964

Raizana Tea Company

2011 Tuolumne St – 1-877-832-2596
we are not going to be open for March the 5th Art Hop, sorry for any inconvenience.

Art by Robert Ogata

Robert Ogata Studio

701 L Street – 237-1678
Always open for ArtHop! Come check out this amazing gallery/studio.

Silva/Salazar Studios

654 Van Ness Avenue – 486-1307

Spectrum Art Gallery

608 E Olive Avenue – 266-0691
New Members’ Exhibition
March 5 – 29, 2015

Spectrum Art Gallery is proud to introduce some of our newest members in the biennial, New Members’ Exhibition. Eleven of our members who joined us within the last two years will be featured during the month of March –Mahin Alibabaei, Neil Chowdhury, Daniel Dunham, Jan Flanigan, Andrew Holden, Brittany Kalemkarian, mARTin Nunez, Patrick W. Rhames, Jonathan Rollins, Lorinda Salvador, and Joan Sharma.  A wonderful variety of styles and motifs will be on display.  The opening on ArtHop, March 5th will be a wonderful opportunity to give a warm welcome to some of our newest members and to view their work.

Tower T-Shirt Factory/Stigmata Boutique

1407 N Van Ness – 907-7302

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