May 2nd, 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, May 2nd from 5pm to 8pm.

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


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

Gallery Hours 10am-3pm M-F

Fresno Arts Council Website
Come out to the Fresno Arts Council to meet our newest Poet Laureate and experience some Poetry this ArtHop May 2nd at 5pm.
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


This ArtHop's Featured Artist is AlinaWalkerDesigns.
Come out to The Fresno Water Tower for May 2nd ArtHop! Enjoy a Nacho Bar, Refreshments & some Yummy Desserts from 5pm to 8pm. Walk around and shop at the Tower while listening to their Live Band performing.

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

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

1821 Gallery website
If You See the Buddha Kill the Buddha, 2019, 36" x 48"


April 4 - May 11

Art Hop: April 4 & May 2



Mixed media artist Michael Garcia is returning to 1821 Gallery & Studios with his new exhibition. This outstanding body of work will be exhibited from April 4 thru May 11. 


Garcia will be showing 11 new pieces. He creates richly textured works on panels with a process that involves building up layers of paint then tearing them down by scraping, sanding, burning, to reveal a surface that has the abused and weathered quality of an object damaged by time. Garcia’s work reflects his immersion in Japanese culture and aesthetic, from ten years spent living and working in Japan.


In addition to our regular hours 1821 Gallery & Studios will be open for Art Hop April 4 and May 2, 11-8PM, and NOT HOP with music following Art Hop, 8-10. We look forward to sharing Michael Garcia’s new work with you.

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
Old Gods & Reformed Monsters: New Work by Ren Lee
Summer is Coming...
Northern European history is alive with richly drawn, heroic, magical, and whimsical characters -- revered and called upon to safeguard homes, crops, loved ones, and future events. These works are part of my exploration into modern interpretations of Druid and Celtic ideas about soul, spirit, and natural forces shaping our collective construction of natural forces. Many types of trees, stones, sources of water, and plants found Celtic regions are considered to be sacred symbols or as the abode of particular nature spirits. Weir trees may strike a familiar chord with viewers of the Game of Thrones series, as the soulful embodiment of the Old Gods in the Weirwood at Winterfell. Along with benevolent forces, we are also given disruptive forces such as tricksters, the shapeshifters, and magical beasts -- all providing inspiration for further exploration.  
Celebrate the coming of summer in a Sierra Godswood with a collection of weir trees, moon phases, wisdomkeepers, and monster masks. Fun and friendly art for the whole family. Please join us!
Opening Reception
May 2, 2019
6-8:00 pm
During Fresno ArtHop

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 Multimedia Artwork by D.J.
Sterling. D.J. is an FPC Senior and will be graduating from Design Science High School. Come see D.J.'s talented work and enjoy the hospitality at M & Stanislaus.  

1250-1252 Fulton Street
(559) 721-5119

Join us at COMMON SPACE for May ArtHop and see local art, hear live performances and enjoy a community experience!

ARTISTS & PERFORMERS: Jill Greeley, Aly Munro, Carlos Calderon-Phangrath, Jarret Ramones, Isiah, Fresno State's Feminism Class, and Kepler Neighborhood School!

PERFORMERS: Open Jam Session hosted by Danielle Rondero & Friends. Bring your instrument or voice and join other local musicians for an open jam session, all genres of music welcome!

SIDE WALK VENDORS: Let's Roll Fresno, Alzheimer's Association, Tate Beauty, Cafe Alchemy, Queen Chic Inspirations, ERINWEAR, Brans Sweet Treats, Naked Earth Project, Herbal Recharge, Stained Glassware by Kylan Meadley, Tranont, Scent & Fire Candle Co, Not So Dirty Hippie and more!

It's sure to be a fun filled event! 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

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
Fresno Music Academy and Arts exhibits a group show including the work of Nigel Robertson, Vicente Aello, Mike Howe, and Danny DeMeza. Robertson, Aello, and Howe contributed to the development of the Mural District over fifteen years ago, among the first artists with studio space in Broadway Studios; Howe and DeMeza's work includes mural painting. The work includes en plein air central California landscapes, meticulous ink drawings, paintings and a multimedia work including juxtapositions of humans with animals, domesticated, wild, and balloon.  
On Art Hop April 4th, enjoy the exhibition in the Doris Gallery, and Live music in the ViSTA Theatre. The exhibition runs through May 15.

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

Wednesday/Friday/Saturday Noon-4pm
(Arthop 5-8)

Gallery 25 Website

Tracy Carrera/ "Plant Love" oil on panel

Gallery 25 May 2019 Exhibit

“Plant Love”

New Gallery 25 Member, Tracy Carrera


ArtHop 1st Thursday, May 2 from 5-8pm

Second Saturday, May 11 from Noon-3pm


Gallery 25 presents the work of new Gallery 25 member, Tracy Carrera for a Solo Exhibit called "Plant Love". This body of work stems from the inspiration of a curandera (traditional native healer) and the effect it has had on the artist's work. The artist explores through the medium of oil paintings her wonderment of the plant through the indigenous spiritual and physical holistic healing powers it embodies.

Exhibition Dates: May 2-June 2, 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

After Dark: Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking                   
Telling the story of human trafficking through the visual and performing arts.
May 2 ArtHop
5 to 8PM
M Street Art Complex
1419 M Street
Fresno, Ca 93721
What you will experience:
The Visual Arts: Fresno After Dark (oil paintings of nocturnal scenes of Fresno with stories)
                                -An expose on Parkway Drive (graphic novel paintings)
                                -Pop ups with stories of sex and labor trafficked survivors
                                -Shadow boxes
                                -Sculpture (found objects)
The Performing Arts:  After Dark Dancers (performing “Rise Up” by Andra Day)
Performance Art:  After Dark monologues, dramatizations, spoken word
For more information call:
McLane High School, ArtVenture Academy
-contact Marc Patterson, 559.248.5100

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
To Our Loyal customers, 
   It's that time of year where we all try to find somewhere cool to hangout. Come beat the heat with us on May 1st 2019 for our monthly smoker. For the month of May we will be promoting General Cigar Company. General Cigar company carries a wide selection of cigars including some of the world famous cigars like Cohiba, Ramone Allones, CAO, La Gloria Cubana, Diesel, Hoyo De Monterrey, Macanudo, Partagas, Punch and many more. We will have a wide variety of cigars that will suite any smoker. The night of the smoker there will be a raffle, discounts, giveaways, and lots of fun. The excitement starts at 5pm and raffle will be held at 9pm. We sincerely hope you will come and join the staff at Perfect Blend for some fun. See you soon!!

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 Dr. Daniel Brubaker "Symphony of Trees"
May 2nd- June 2nd, 2019. 608 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA
Artist Reception: ArtHop Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Friday Photography Live "A Walk through the Trees with a Camera: "
 Friday, May 17th, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Sierra Juniper - Night     Dr. Daniel Brubaker
Symphony of Trees Theme 

Trees offer us shelter, food, life (oxygen), shade from the hot sun, beauty, sounds, and home for birds and squirrels. They are celebrated  here as appreciated life on Earth. The beauty and serenity of trees are exhibited in the format of color and black an white photography by Dr. Daniel Brubaker.

Photographer Biography: Dr. Daniel Brubaker

My first camera as a kid was a Brownie Reflex camera. I had an inexpensive 35mm Olympus camera throughout college, medical school, and residency that wasn’t used very often. After finishing post-graduate training, I had the money to buy a Nikon F100, 35 mm SLR camera, which I used for landscape and outdoor photography. My Nikon went with me on my fun activities included backpacking, ice and rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, and sea kayaking. This provided me with hundreds of 35 mm slides. The photo world changed to digital in the 1990s, and my next camera was a Nikon D100, except it was a lemon and took poor digital pictures. A friend talked me into buying his Nikon D2x and told me to take courses from professionals. The first one was with Jack Dyknigas at Bryce Canyon. It was an embarrassing situation, because I had a flimsy tripod that Jack made fun of and all of the students were “real photographers.” I didn’t quit, but bought a sturdy tripod, and took courses from Robert Knight who has a gallery in Carmel. I took trips with him along Big Sur, Yosemite, and Tanzania, Africa. I continued with Michael Frye at Ansel Adams Gallery.  Digital photography is constantly changing, always learning something new, and provides creativity.  This has provided an escape from the pressures of medicine.

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

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

Studio 74 Website

The month of May brings student art to the walls of Studio 74. Cooper Academy is presenting student drawings and ceramic pieces as the featured show.  Also new to the gallery for May are members of the Alliance of California Artists with their varied interests, mediums and styles.  The two shows depict and contrast beginning artists and the more experienced!  Join us in welcoming these artists during Art Hop on Thursday, May 2, 5-8 PM.

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
2024 N Van Ness
(559) 554-8551

Vernissage Website
For its 11th arthop on Thursday, May 2, Vernissage will showcase the oil paintings paintings of Lura Schwarz Smith and the textile art of Kerby Smith, both from Coarsegold, CA:
Lura Schwarz Smith: 
Lura Schwarz Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from San Francisco State University. As well as graphic and illustration art, she has been producing art quilts since 1975, originally showing in California galleries throughout the 70s and 80s. In the 90s she showed quilts and received awards at regional, national, and international quilt shows, both in the US and abroad.  Several highlights of her career in the quilt world are that one of her quilts was named one of the “100 Best American Quilts of the 20thCentury,” and she was included in the “30 Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World” exhibit at the first Tokyo Dome quilt show in 2002 in Japan.
Lura’s work has been juried into many prestigious art quilt shows such as Quilt National, Quilt Visions, SAQA’s Creative Force, Quilts Art Quilts, and other gallery and museum shows. Her work is in Children’s Hospital of Madera, CA, and private collections across the country. She is a professional artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates. With her husband Kerby Smith, she is co-author of “Secrets of Digital Quilting: From Camera to Quilt.” Teaching and sharing her techniques with students is an important part of her fiber art career.
As well as fiber art, over the past years Lura has been focusing on oil, acrylic and pastel painting. She is a member of Yosemite Western Artists, and regularly attends the Portrait and Plein Air groups.
Kerby Smith: 
I started taking photographs to record the reality around me as a photojournalist. It was in the analog days of film, chemicals and darkrooms. It was not easy to manipulate a photograph. So, for many people, photography recorded life.
Then the digital age transformed photography. We could create images that were easy to change. Digital photography no longer guaranteed that the image you saw on your screen was the same as you saw in person. With it I changed too. I became interested in using the camera to create light paintings that explored the imagination.
Certainly, a lot of my flora, fauna and landscape photography is straightforward. The images are often details of light and color that I take because they please my eye. For most, a colorful bloom evokes a sense of beauty and in the noise of the digital world gives you a moment of joy. My Photo of the Day is about letting your eyes stop to smell the roses. I hope they brighten your day.
Stitching the printed photograph for my art quilts allows me to interact with the printed surface in a way I could not do before. It adds a dimension of tactility to the traditional two-dimensional image. In my art quilts, photography gives me the starting image to explore an imaginative reality that I find fun.
As always our resident artists will be waiting for you:
Myrna Axt: assemblage art
Betty Berk: oil paintings
Amy Emrany: pottery
Michael Favagrossa: pottery
Heather Hubbard: pottery
Chris Janzen: surrealistic paintings
Elmer Kauk: wood sculptures
Marina Popov: pottery
Marcia Price: 3D/mixed media paintings
Marianne Trotter: abstract 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

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