First Friday Gallery Art Openings – Fort Bragg Advocate-News


Please send first Friday gallery openings by noon on the Monday prior to the event to [email protected] Please contact us for information on how to advertise paid courses and workshops. All content is subject to change. When visiting galleries, please observe public health precautions currently in effect.

Art Explorers

Art Explorers is an art studio and gallery serving adult artists with disabilities and brain injuries. Art Explorers Gallery is located at 333 N. Franklin Street in Fort Bragg; they are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 707-961-6156 or visit

Edgewater Gallery

Patricia Breed is February’s featured artist at Edgewater Gallery. At 6 p.m. on the first Friday, Patricia will describe her techniques and concepts. In his own words: “As an artist, I paint my interpretation of the myths and poetry that give and have given personal and collective meaning to life. “Leap of Faith” combines the North American coastal story of Raven bringing light into darkness and Wolf, an ancient parent, protector and friend. The act of faith is the desire and longing for light, symbolized by the moon. Visit them on the first Friday – masks are mandatory. Edgewater Gallery is located at 356 North Main Street in Fort Bragg. For more information, call 707-964-4668 or visit

The Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery

The Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery is a cooperative partnership of five Mendocino Coast photographers with many years of professional experience in wildlife, landscape and fine art photography. The photographers are Ron LeValley, Ken Van Der Wende, Scott Chieffo, John Birchard and Jonathan Pazer. The gallery, founded in December 2006 as the Mendocino Coast Photographer Guild and Gallery (MCPGG), has been in business ever since. The Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery is located at 357 N. Franklin St., Fort Bragg. Hours are Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are mandatory. For more information, call 707-964-4706 or visit

North Coast Artists Gallery

The Northcoast Artists Gallery is pleased to present its February exhibition featuring former Member Artist Nicholas Collins. “Emerging 2022” is an exhibition devoted entirely to linocut printmaking created by nine artists who took zoom lessons with Nicholas Collins during the last two years of the pandemic. All the artists are new to the medium and come from different artistic disciplines. These students are new to relief printing, and this process helps them out of this very difficult time in human history. The artists are Suzanne da Rosa, Staci Gonzales, Dora Grinnell, Debra Lennox, Veronica Martin, Robert Spies, John Ward and Sandra Wortzel.
Coinciding with this exhibition is the opening of our remodeled gallery space! We have revamped the entire gallery with bamboo floors and new paint. Come celebrate our hard work and enjoy our beautiful new space on the first Friday February 4th from 5-8pm. See how these enhancements showcase our artwork even better. Meet the member artists and engravers and enjoy refreshments. The show will run from February 2 to 28. The Northcoast Artists Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday. and Monday, closed on Tuesday. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 362 N. Main St. Fort Bragg. For more information, call 707-964-8266 or email [email protected]

Pacific Textile Arts

In conjunction with the Book Arts Mendocino Fair—BAM!—to be held in January and February 2022: The Mendocino Calligraphy Study Group announces an exhibition of our work during the month of February, at Pacific Textile Arts, 450 Alger St., Fort Bragg, CALIFORNIA. The opening event will take place all day Saturday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature ongoing calligraphy demonstrations throughout the day. PTArts will also be open to see the show on the following Saturdays. Additionally, the gallery is open Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Although viewing hours are limited, appointments can be arranged at [email protected] to view this incredible display of calligraphers who use a wide variety of tools, media, techniques and ideas. All of us calligraphers are vaccinated and ask that you please wear a mask when visiting the gallery and respect social distancing


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