June 6th, ArtHop Updates

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The ArtHop™ program is a monthly event featuring art exhibits in over 60 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. Information on participating venues can be found in the official Arthop brochure available at most venues or by visiting our site
Support our Downtown and Tower venues; come by and meet local artists and enjoy their artwork, receptions, beverages, and music this Thursday, June 6th from 5pm to 8pm.

*Make sure to catch KMPH Great Day for their artist Interview this Thursday Morning. MADHU CHAUDHURY


Fresno Arts Council  
1245 Van Ness Ave.
(559) 237-9734

Gallery Hours 10am-3pm M-F

Fresno Arts Council Website


"To me, art is as natural as breathing. It’s a huge part of my life; whether consuming it in galleries, on websites, discussing with others, experiencing through the power of social media, or creating it for myself. It’s part of the very nature of my whole being, as a person. From the moment I started drawing as a child, it helped me express how I felt about the world around me, or ideas I couldn’t quite articulate.
I am a local artist in Fresno, California. I started my painting journey with traditional Asian Indian pieces in watercolor. I transitioned from watercolor to acrylic six years ago. All my works are in acrylic. I draw inspiration for my artwork from a variety of sources: anything that allows me to think about how culture comes together. I'm always on the lookout – I observe people in the street; I watch films, I read, I think about the conversations that I have and much more. I have a lot of conversation with other people about my work and the works of others. I observe my surroundings acutely and it is through art that I can effectively communicate the world of my feelings and the creativity that only exists within my mind. My artwork celebrates or treasures the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, and the ordinary parts of the human experience. My artwork captures the human experience in abstract form."
Fresno Film Works will also be here at the Fresno Arts Council for ArtHop from 5 p.m - 8p.m
Make a Donation to the Arts Council

Fresno City Hall 
2600 Fresno St.
(559) 237-9734


FAC Water Tower 
2444 Fresno St.
(559) 477-6231

10 am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday
FAC Water Tower Website


1821 Gallery 
1821 Calaveras Ave.
(559) 999-1158

Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm  
Saturday 12pm-4pm

1821 Gallery website

Dirty whites and old friends

Show Dates: May 16- June 29
Art Hop: June 6, 5-8  Not Hop 8-10
Artist Reception: May 18  3-7
Artist talk at reception May 18, 4:30

Artist Statement


My work is not only about the product, but about the process to reach that end. The differences that occur between one completed piece and another are a result of constant decision making. I deal with materials as honestly as possible, seeking to develop cohesive surfaces.


Making a painting starts with a trip to the lumber yard to buy wood, glue, screws, nails and staples for the stretcher bars which I make to stretch the canvas onto. A table saw is used to cut the wood. Canvas is ordered and delivered to the house. Next I cut, stretch and prime the canvas. I mention these steps to show the nuts and bolts of art making. My work reflects an interest in finding color relationships which take shape by moving paint around on the canvas. The visual information is very often a surprise and mistakes can be used to further push toward the discovery of new ways to make a picture


My primary goal is to make art that is both closed and open. The art is closed when the surface seems complete. It remains open because it doesn’t necessarily deal with representational imagery. It is its own image, its own idea, and there are questions that haven’t been answered. The end result of my art making is that I have a fragment of reality. It is a piece of something I can hold on to.

African American
Historical & Cultural Museum
1857 Fulton St.
 (559) 544-1857

Wednesday-Friday 10am-2pm
(Arthop 5-8)

AAHCM website

Alliance of California Artists
2024 N. Van Ness Blvd.

ACA Website
Ampersand Ice Cream 
1940 N Echo Ave.  
(559) 264-8000

Ampersand Website
Arte Americas  
1630 Van Ness Ave.
(559) 266-2623

 Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm (Arthop 5-8)

Arte Americas website
Extended to August 31, 2019


Art Space Gallery 
Fresno City College
1101 E. University Avenue
 (559) 442-8241

Mon-Tue 10am-4pm
Wed-Thurs 10am-7pm (Arthop until 8)

Artspace Gallery Website

A Sense of Place
2003 N. Van Ness Blvd 
(559) 392-6775

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
(Arthop 5-8)

Sense of Place Website
Bill Bruce Art Studio   1752 Van Ness Ave,
(559) 970-4581 

Open by Appt,
Arthop 5-8

Bill Bruce Studio Website
As always, sweet treats for visitors, and in addition to the art inside his studio/gallery, check out the new mural on his wall!

Bitwise South Stadium   700 Van Ness
 (559) 500-3305 

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Bitwise Website
Our Coffee Shop open until 7:30 p.m.
 The Unmasked Series will be up until May. 
Bobby Salazar's 

725 W Olive Ave
(559) 497-9920


Bobby Salazar Website

Chris Janzen Studio    1929 Fresno St. 
(559) 825-7287

Chris Janzen Website

Chris Sorensen Studio     2223 S. Van Ness Ave.
Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am/ 1pm-4pm 
Sat 9am-12pm (Arthop 5-8) 

Chris Sorensen's Show Calendar

Clay Hand Studios    
660 Van Ness Ave
(559) 362-5592

Thursday 9:30am-2pm
(Arthop 5-8)

Clay Hand Studios Facebook
Dreams and Fictions: Paintings by Quinn Bowman & Julia Woli Scott
Julia Woli Scott is a contemporary artist known for her atmospheric and delicately layered paintings. Her gestural depictions of human, plant &animal forms inhabit dream-like abstracted landscapes of metaphoric terrain. 
Quinn Bowman works with a continually expanding vocabulary of personal symbology that suggests dreams, experiences, and a strained relationship with the human ego. Often simplified and abstracted, the shapes and forms seen within his drawings and paintings are as unassuming as they are significant.
The intersection of their work is found in the sublime; a fascination with that which only exists in dreams & fictions. 
At the invitation of Clay Hand Studios, they have created a new body of work that will be on display for the month of June.
Opening  Reception: June 6, 2019,  5-8:00 pm

Clay Mix
1003 N Abby St.
(559) 485-0065

Monday-Friday 9:30am-7:00pm
Saturdays 10am-5pm (Arthop 5-8)

Clay Mix Website

Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC)    1555 Van Ness Ave.  
(559) 266-2622

Monday- Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 1pm-6pm

CMAC website

The Gallery at First Presbyterian Church 
1540 M St.
(559) 485-6460

FPC Website

Our exhibit this month features the Artistic Sermon Notes of Bekah Hanson. Her designs are inspirational and display her rich creative talent.


Come see Bekah's inspiring work and enjoy the hospitality at M & Stanislaus!

1250-1252 Fulton Street
(559) 721-5119


Everybody, move your feet and feel united, oooh! 🎉

Join us tomorrow from 5-8pm for our June ArtHop event as we celebrate pride month! Come try delicious, hand-rolled ice cream from Let’s Roll Fresno, get your fashion sense with Erinwear and enjoy drag performances by Hazzard Strange, Alec Allnight, Maximus Orgazmo and Ivanna Strange!

We’ll also have local artwork on display and over 15 vendors! We hope to see you! 🌈

Corridor 2122
2122 Mono St

Corridor 2122 Site
FAB Nightclub 
716 E. Olive
(559) 492-3911

Tue-Sat 6pm-2am
Sun 12pm-2am

Art Hop Live Painting Sessions 2019
Every first Thursday of the month.
No Cover
With Dj Jacob Terry

Fig Tree Gallery 
644 Van Ness Ave.
(559) 485-0460

Friday- Sunday 12pm-4pm
(Arthop 5-8)

Fig Tree Gallery Website

June Arthop will feature Marvin Armstrong Sculpture
June 6-30, 2019
Hours 12-4, F, S, S
Opening Reception June 6th, 5-8 pm
Phone:  559-362-5592
Artist Statement:
Exploring the idea of natural beauty, evolving into evocative allusions of fantasy and reality.

Frank's Place at Warnors 
1432 Fulton St.
(559) 264-2848
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm (Arthop 5-8)

Warnors Website

Fresno Ideaworks  
1730 H Street
Fresno, Ca 93721
(559) 840-8749 

Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Sunday 1pm-3pm

Ideaworks Website

Fresno Music Academy & Arts    
1298 N Wishon Ave.
(559) 222-7464

10am-8pm (most days)

Fresno Music Academy Website
For June Art Hop, drawings, paintings, and photographs using alternative processing techniques will be shown in the Doris Gallery at FMAA. Jacqueline Runyon and Nicole Ellis, 2019 graduates of the Fresno State Department of Art and Design, are friends and collaborators, inspiring each other in different ways.
Runyon considers Ellis a muse, she modeled for some of the drawings we exhibit for the period of June/July.
Ellis shows her experiments with alternative photographic techniques used to created camera-less images. Both create layered images expressing and manipulating images of everyday life.
Music by Heartland Harvest, including Linda Guerrero, Bill Lehr, Bob McLeod, Christina Darden, Debi Jo Wagner will play traditional music in the ViSTA Theatre

Fresno State Graduate Art Studios & Gallery  
1419 M Street

M Street Website
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut 
(559) 453-2238

PRSPKTV (per·spec·tive) is an interactive gallery experience with Flourescent Blacklight and 3D effects incorporated into each artwork. Join us and see how changing your perspective can alter the way you view the environment around you. See  the Gallery at First Presbyterian Church above for more info. 

Gallery 25
1419 "M" Street
(559) 264-4092

Friday/Saturday/Sunday Noon-3pm
(Arthop 5-8)

Gallery 25 Website

Gallery 25 June/July 2019 Exhibit

“Cool Show”

Gallery 25 Members' Group Exhibit


ArtHop 1st Thursday, June 6 from 5-8pm

Second Saturday, June 8 from Noon-3pm

Ann Leedy/ "Little Wing" / pastels

For the months of June and July 2019, there will be a Gallery 25 Members' Exhibit called the "Cool Show". Gallery 25 members consist of a contemporary group of artists working in various mediums including paintings, drawings, photography, digital imagery and mixed media. Some of the Gallery 25 membership have exhibited their artwork internationally, nationally and regionally in various museums and galleries.

Exhibition Dates: June 6-30 and July 5-28, 2019. Gallery 25 Hours: Fri/Sat/Sun  Noon-3pm. Gallery 25 is located at the "M Street Arts Complex" located at 1419 "M" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Contact Gallery 25 at 559.264.4092 and

Gazebo Gardens 
3204 N Van Ness
(559) 222-7673

Gazebo Gardens Website

The Grand 1401
1401 Fulton St
(559) 266-8000 ex 1 

Grand 1401 Website

Historic Crest Theatre
1170 Broadway 
820 Van Ness Ave.
1612 Fulton St. Suite 104
Jeffrey Scott Gallery
1544 Fulton St.
(559) 268-9741

JSA Website

K-Jewel Art Gallery 
1415 Fulton St.
(559) 497-5118

KJWL Website

Kliszewski Glass 
2746 Lorena Ave.
(559) 497-6610

Kliszewski Glass Website

Kocky's Bar & Grill
1231 Van Ness Ave
Fresno, California

 (559) 266-5500

Lucy's Lounge
733 E Olive
Fresno, California

11am-1:30am Seven Days A Week
 (559) 293-3108

M Street Art Complex 
1419 M st.
(559) 438-8200

M Street Website

O'Diomasaigh Studios
2339 Kern St.
(209) 345-8654

Ohana Pantry 
1560 Fulton St #104
(559) 570-8380
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm,
Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun. 11am-6pm


The Pi Shop 
1755 Broadway St. #102
(559) 481-5004
Business Hours: 9:00a - 5:00p

The Pi Shop Website


Patino High School of Entrepreneurship
2000 E Cambridge Fresno, CA 93720
(599) 248-7360

Mon - F , 8am - 5 pm
The Pacific Southwest Building
1060 Fulton Mall

(559) 441-7777
1060 Fulton Website

Peerless Building
1755 Broadway
(559) 705-2121

Peerless Building Website

Perfect Blend Fine Cigars
729 E. Olive
(559) 486-0400

Sun 11am-7pm, Mon-Wed 10am-9pm Thurs-Sat 10am-10pm

Perfect Blend Website

Potter's Studio/Olsen Gallery
905 R. Street
(559) 266-5508

9-5 M-F (except Arthop)
9-1 Saturday
Potter's Studio Website
Quesadilla Gorilla 
608 E Weldon
(559) 412-7468

Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

Quesadilla Gorilla Website


The Revue
620 E Olive
(559) 981-2021
7am-9pm 7 days a week

Revue Website

Rio Acai Bowls
1915 Fulton St
(559) 412-7725

Rio Acai Bowls

Robert Ogata Studio
701 L St.
(559) 237-1678

Robert Ogata Website

Romain Historical Building
2055 San Joaquin St  

Romain Historical Building Website

1424 Fulton Street 
(559) 540-0460
Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 12pm-5pm
(Arthop 5-8)

Root Website

Spectrum Art Gallery 
608 E. Olive Ave.
(559) 266-0691

Thursday 12:30pm-5pm (Arthop 5-8)
Friday 12:30pm-8pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm

Spectrum Website

Fine Art Photography Exhibition
By Joseph Hawkins "The Rule of Thirds" &
Newton Seiden "There and Back"
June 6th - June 30th, 2019. 608 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA
Artist Reception: ArtHop Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Bryce Sunrise   Joseph Hawkins
The Rule of Thirds by Joseph Hawkins

 Joseph Hawkins, Amateur Landscape and travel photographer. 

THEME OF SHOW: A Play on words as the “Rule of Thirds” usually applies to the process if composing visual images dividing the imaged into nine quadrants.  My collection is actually a collecting of threes.  Three photos together each with a common feature, three photos take at three diffierent time - ie before and during and after a storm, three seasons from the same location, three different angles of the same subject, three different national parks etc...

PERTINENT FEATURES: The collection is printed on metal 
Ageless Beauty    Newton Seiden
"There and Back" by Newton Seiden

I have had the good fortune to be able to combine two of my strong passions; travel and photography. As my interest in photography has evolved, I realized that photographing a wide range of subjects and settings was both technically challenging and very emotionally satisfying. 
This exhibition features some of my favorite landscape, portraiture, wildlife and iPhone photos. While many of these photos were taken during international travel, some of my favorites are shot within 200 miles of home. This is a fine testimonial to the abundant natural wealth that surrounds us in Central California.
I don’t have a complex photographic “philosophy”.
My belief is that there are so many beautifully interesting people and places in the world and I want to photograph as much of it as possible.
For me, photographic success is measured by the emotional response of the viewer. I would hope that this exhibition makes you “feel something”, evokes a moment of curiosity for the “story” that the photo tells or that it  allows you to briefly project yourself into the photo.
As I inch my way along my photographic journey, I have made a conscious effort to resist the natural temptation to narrow the scope of my photography. That self-imposed constraint feels unnatural to me.
I believe that the “creative crossover” that is achieved by remaining a “generalist”, actually improves my photography. It makes me feel more visually nimble and freshens most locales.
Photography is simply great fun and has allowed me to experience extended periods of nearly forgotten childlike joy. It provides me with a sense of anticipation and awareness that is simultaneously stimulating and calming and is akin to dreaming while wide awake.
 I have been lucky enough to be able to surround myself with a group of kindred spirits who completely understand and value this wonderful mental state.  We are able to temporarily put aside our established daily adult roles and responsibilities and become adventurous, brave and impervious to the elements. We feel youthful and free. I believe that photography is truly my anti-aging cure!
I invite you to share the fun and enjoy the exhibition.
Newton Seiden

Studio 74
1274 N Van Ness Ave.
(559) 908-0658

Monday- Friday 1pm-6pm (Arthop 5-8)
Saturday 1pm-4pm

Studio 74 Website

Tioga-Sequoia Beer Garden 
745 Fulton St.
(559) 486-2337

Tioga Sequoia Website

SVS Tower Arts Center
1240 N Van Ness Ave.
(559) 498-0301

Tower Arts Center Website

Tower District Records
1930 N Echo
(559) 478-4034
M-TH 12-8 F 12-10 S 10-10
Su 10-8 (Arthop open until 8pm)

Tower District Records Website

Tower Blendz
802 Olive Ave
(559) 633-9895

10 A.M. - 7 P.M. Daily

Tower Blendz Website

TRU Furniture
508 E. Olive Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728
Mon-Sun 10 a.m - 7 p.m

Tru Furniture is Debuting Swedish Artist
Paul Kurenkunnas

"Catching electric fire on wood, as well as working with resin, flowers, birds, and fluid art". 
2024 N Van Ness
(559) 554-8551

Vernissage Website
For its 12th arthop on Thursday, June 6, Vernissage will showcase the Central Valley landscapes paintings of Joy Collier from Porterville, CA.
Joy Collier:
"I care most about capturing the strength of the form, the subtle richness of the color and tonal relationships, the way your eyes travel through the entire composition caressing the form, every curve and turn, enjoying the rich colors, the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the shadows."
As always our resident artists will be waiting for you:
Myrna Axt: assemblage art
Betty Berk: oil paintings
Haley Coleman: acrylic paintings
Amy Emrany: pottery
Michael Favagrossa: pottery
Elmer Kauk: wood sculptures
Jessie Keller: oil and acrylic paintings
Ren Lee: Pottery
Marina Popov: pottery
Marcia Price: 3D/mixed media paintings
Robert Weibel: gunpowder drawings

We are located across from the fine art gallery A Sense of Place in the Fresno High School neighborhood. 

Please visit for more info. We are looking forward to your visit!

Vivily Vintage & Handmade
1932 N Echo Ave
(559) 840-0203

Tue-Sat 11am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Vivily Vintage Website

Will Portis Studio/Gallery
4866 E. Florence
(559) 906-3090

Appointment Only Except for ArtHop
Will Portis Website

Yosemite Western Artists
2223 S. Van Ness Ave
(408) 655-0758

Mon- Fri 9am-11:30am  1pm-4pm
Saturday 9am-12pm 
Sunday Closed

valley pbs
1544 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, California 93721
(559) 266-1800
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

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