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Take part in one of Fresno's most acclaimed monthly events. - Arthop features art exhibits, artist receptions, beverages, and live music in over 50 art venues in Fresno County. 
Fresno Arts Council
The ArtHop™ program is a monthly event featuring art exhibits in over 40 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.

Please support our downtown and Tower venues; come by and meet local artists and enjoy their artwork, receptions, bevereages, and music this
Thursday, April 3rd, from 5pm to 8 pm.
1821 Gallery

1821 Gallery & Studios

1821 Calaveras Street - 233-9992
JERRY SCOTT  ROUGHSTOCK
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE CLOVIS RODEO APRIL 2- MAY 31, 2014
ARTHOP & ARTIST RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd, 5-8 PM
1821 Gallery & Studios is honored to be exhibiting the newest work by Jerry Scott.  
Open almost any newspaper to the funnies and you’re likely to find Baby Blues and Zits. The two popular internationally syndicated comic strips are both co-creations of Jerry Scott (Baby Blues with Rick Kirkman, and Zits with Jim Borgman). Scott is one of two living cartoonists-and just the fourth in history- who have two daily comic strips that both appear in more than 1,000 newspapers. Jerry’s comic strips reach over 100 million readers daily in 43 countries and 14 languages.
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
Art By Hand

Art By Hand

2444 Fresno Street - 477-6231
Bill Bruce Studios

Bill Bruce Studios

1752 Van Ness Avenue - 970-4581 
Contemporary Art
Phone: 970-4581
Email:  bill@billbruceartist.com
Web: www.billbruceartist.com
Open Arthop, Feb 6, 2014
(and by appointment)
Hours: 5 till 8 pm
Light Refreshments

Bobby Salazar's

725 W Olive Ave - 497-9920
Cedar-Clinton Branch Library

Cedar-Clinton Branch Library

4150 E Clinton Ave - 442-1770 
Featured artist, starting January 2, 2013, Jorge Arreola Montes: "From the time of kindergarten when he used color pencils and crayons, to the time he became an art major using different media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, acrylics, and ceramics, Jorge has enjoyed the magic of interacting with the materials that make art. He also loves the sense of enjoyment in seeing people interact with his work. Jorge is the manager of Education Services at Art Instruction Schools, and the instructor of art classes of the Madera Arts Council." Come join us!

Clay Hand Studios

905 R Street - 977-7444
Clay Hand Studios is pleased to announce its second “Emerging Artists” exhibit featuring the work of local ceramic artist Amy Morgan and students from Garfield Elementary School (CUSD).  Through the use of clay, 45 students, ages5 to 12, created masks representing their favorite literary character.  Clay Hand Studios hosts a public reception on Art Hop, 905 R Street, Fresno, CA on April 2, 2014 from 5 – 8 pm.
Clay Mix

Clay Mix Gallery/Studio

1003 N Abby Street - 485-0065
We will have an opening reception for the new exhibit “New Work” by Craig Easter from 5-8pm during ArtHop.
Fresno Arts Council

Fresno Arts Council 

1245 Van Ness Avenue - 237-9734
The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession. CAEYC envisions a respected professional workforce providing developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive, high-quality, early care and education for all young children achieved through research, education, professional development and advocacy. Pres-School Exhibit Artist.
FAC Public Art Program

Fresno City Hall

2600 Fresno Street - 237-9734
An unusual exhibit of oil paintings of all of the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, will have an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fresno City Hall.  The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Fresno and the Fresno County Office of Education.  A short program will begin at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The paintings were donated to FCOE by the late Joe Levy, president of Gottschalks Department Stores. He purchased the set from the famous California portrait artist Lawrence Williams, who died in 2003.  Williams painted the portraits from official White House photographs.  The portrait of Michelle Obama was painted by Fresno artist Ma Ly.  The portraits will remain on exhibit at City Hall through the month of April. The public is invited to the reception.  There will be relaxed parking at City Hall beginning at 4 p.m.  The exhibit is under the auspices of ArtHop.
Gallery 25

Gallery 25

660 Van Ness Avenue - 264-4092
For the month of April, Gallery 25 will be celebrating 40 Years with a Members' Exhibit. Gallery 25 members consists 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. There will be an ArtHopThursday, April 3 from 5-8pm reception.
Law Offices of Dean B. Gordon

Law Office of Dean B. Gordon

1220 E Olive Avenue - 221-7777

Margaret Hudson's Gallery

1936 E Swift Ave - 226-0431
Pacific Southwest Building

M Street Art Complex

1419 M Street - 438-8200
Olsen Gallery of Fine Crafts @ Potters Studio

Olsen Gallery of Fine Crafts @ Potters Studio

905 "R" Street - 266-5508

The Painted Table

1211 N Wishon Ave - 443-7199
Spectrum Art Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery

608 E Olive Avenue - 266-0691
Virginia Wilson "Against the Sky"
& Sally Stallings "Everyday, the Light" April 3rd through April 27th 2014. There will be a print drawing for one of each artist's works. $5.00 tickets will be sold throughout the month of April. Winners will be announced at this time. All proceeds will be donated to Spectrum's Educational Fund.
Studio 74

Studio 74

1274 N Van Ness Avenue - 908-0658
"From Here to There" by Diane L. Johnson-Mendes, is an array of artwork spanning the varied ideas, interests, and mediums that intrigue the artist with representations of work inspired by other local artists… Also showing in April are the "Painted Violin Project" benefiting the Youth Orchestras of Fresno, and "Steam Punk Piggy Banks" by Frank Insinga. ArtHop reception 5-9 PM with music by "No Strings".

Silva/ Salazar Studios

654 Van Ness Avenue - 486-1307

Tower Café

809 E Olive - 441-8500
A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

2003 N Van Ness Avenue - 392-6775
The current show at A Sense of Place is "Reflecting the Beauty of the Landscape". The show's focus is on the valley flatlands, farmlands, and rivers. It tells the story of the beauty of the San Joaquin Valley where so many people come thinking all there is to offer is the Sierra's. Artists: Adam Longatti, Kathy Gillis, LaVone Sterling, Penny Otwell, Rex Williams, Ginny Burdick, with jewelry by Rosemarie Wright and Kristin Burdick.

ACEL Art Show

1902 Tulare Street - 246-3021

Arte Americas

1630 Van Ness Blvd - 266-2623
This Thursday from 5pm-8pm, visit us for the March edition of ArtHop.  Meet some of the participating artists from the VIVA LA MUXER! exhibition and enjoy music by the Rumba 32 Latin Jazz ensemble.  FREE and suitable for all ages!

Bitwise Industries

2210 San Joaquin St - (559) 444-1800
The Brass Unicorn

Brass Unicorn

845 E Fern Street - 441-7107
Paintings by Matt Miller "Hello my name is Matt Miller, I'm an artist from the central valley, I work in a variety of mediums. My main objective is to provide quality affordable artwork, I have originals and prints available. I have an original style that is all my own, with over 10 years experience with art, I love to share my work with everyone. Come and join me at this Aprils art hop at the Brass Unicorn, if you know my work, or I am new to you, I guarantee this is something that you wont want to miss. Music by Tanner Acid
Mimi Mott-Smith Studio #18 Broadway Studios

Broadway Studios - Mimi Mott-Smith Studio #18

1416 Broadway Street - 264-7622
Hi, my studio at Broadway studios (#18) will be open for ArtHop™ Thurs April 3, 5-9 PM, 1416 Broadway at Tuolumne, Downtown Fresno. paintings, drawings, jewelry, lavender sachets ---- Mimi Mott-Smith
Childrens Musical Theaterworks

Chris Janzen Studio 

1929 Fresno Street - 281-7418
My art studio will be open for ArtHop / JazzHop April 4/3.  Live music will be provided as well.
Chris Sorensen Studios

Chris Sorensen Studios

2223 S Van Ness Avenue - 237-4934
The April exhibit in the main gallery at the Chris Sorensen Studio is the “Fresno High School International Baccalaurate Art Exhibit.” The curator for the exhibit is Martha Roberts. The opening will be Thursday, April 3rd from 5 to 8 PM.
CMAC

Community Media 
Access Collaborative (CMAC)

1555 Van Ness Avenue - 266-2622
Emerging artist Lelana Villa exhibits " The Emerging Collection". Villa showcases her love for color with vivid abstracts and bright landscapes in a variety of different mediums that play with the imagination. "The Emerging Collection" highlights Villa's self taught talents making her a name to look out for in the art world. Visit CMAC from 5 to 8 p.m.
Fig Tree Gallery

Fig Tree Gallery

644 Van Ness Avenue - 485-0460
First Presbyterian Church of Fresno

First Presbyterian Church Common Grounds

1540 "M" Street - 485-6460

Fresno Art Hub

2005 N Van Ness Blvd - 248-0148
Join us at Fresno Art Hub to see Marilyn Torchin's beautiful Spring Flower watercolors. They are a must see.
Drop in on your way to or on your way back from downtown or the Tower. 2005 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno, CA 93704. If you have questions please call 248-0148.
5-8 PM! See you there!
Fresno Brewing Company

Full Circle Brewing Co.

620 F Street - 264-6323
KJWL Gallery

K-Jewel Art Gallery

1415 Fulton Street - 497-5118
We will Feature Jamison Alexander Gish for the April 3rd show at the K-Jewel Art Gallery! His current series "Portraits of the Valley" borrows and expands on the traditional concepts and ideas of portraiture, while capturing his subjects in unfamiliar ways. From a far, his large scale paintings vividly capture a realistic representation of the subject, while at the same time the seemingly animated matter that constructs them draws the viewer closer.
Kliss Glass

Kliszewski Glass 

2746 E. Lorena Avenue - 497-6610
Social Vocational Services

P Street Studios

764 P Street #104 - 779-2844
MASKED IDENTITIES 
Patrick  Fontes 
Digital Photography 
*Adult content, not suitable for children
Masked Identities: 
We are programmed to recognize other humans by several factors: their voice, their scent, their body, and most of all their face. So many billions of humans on the face of the earth, all with the same combination of eyes, nose, mouth, lips; yet, the slightest variations in size of any of these features creates a different identity. A familiar face in a room filled with strangers may create feelings of warmth, and a sense of security. Likewise, we might experience loneliness, even depression, when surrounded by hordes of strange faces. What occurs within our minds when another’s face is covered by a mask? How do we then identify with the subject when we cannot look into a set of eyes?—eyes that may reveal a friend or foe. 
Once freed from the tethers of recognizing another human, we are granted liberty from preconceptions, our imagination is allowed free reign to wander, to even fantasize in a sort of mental bacchanalia at the multiplicities of possibilities. As you ponder each of the photographs Patrick has created—stripped down subjects, without human faces, without garments of identity--open your mind to alternate identities.
P*de*Q

P*de*Q Corner

1940 N Echo Avenue - 346-1722
DIS[repair] — Rudy Anthony Perez [P*DE*Q ArtHop: April 2014] A collection of various items photographed left in a state of neglect. Weathered, faded, and rusted images manipulated and altered digitally to create striking designs and vivid colors.

Purple Hat Studio and Gallery

147 N "U" Street - 478-8964
Art by Robert Ogata

Robert Ogata Studio

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

Tower T-Shirt Factory

1407 N Van Ness - 907-7302
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