"We're all really excited to get involved in the Art Walk and, most importantly, to showcase some amazing artists," says Bonnie Powers, co-owner of Poet and/the Bench jewelry shop, workspace and gallery. "Getting involved in this event makes perfect sense."
Poet and/the Bench is one of the members of the Mill Valley Design District, a group of innovative, design-focused businesses on and around Miller Avenue that includes Henrybuilt, Revelation, Kress Jack at Home and 7 on Locust. The group formed in late 2015 as a way to celebrate their respective emergence, deciding over the summer to collectively join the First Tuesday Artwalk, starting in September.
The monthly celebration of local art includes a host of venues, including the the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Seager Gray Gallery, the Mill Valley Public Library, Dolls and Dandy Salon, Throckmorton Theatre, the Depot Bookstore & Café and City Hall. Receptions at each venue are Tuesday from 6–8pm. Here’s the First Tuesday Artwalk Guide with venues and a map.
Mill Valley Design District – First Tuesday Artwalk venues:
7 ON LOCUST
Summer Strauch: “Oceans” photographs
7 Locust Avenue, 388-9696
Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
KRESS JACK AT HOME
Denise Carletta: “Portraits” drawings in pencil
11 Locust Avenue, 686-3620
Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm & by Appt.
POET AND/THE BENCH
Melissa Holden: “Interchanges” relief block prints
10E Locust Avenue, 569-4383
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm
Laura Pacchini: oils on canvas
401F Miller Avenue, 383-2000
Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-6pm & by Appt.
Karen Zeff: mixed media
10D Locust Avenue, 302-3014
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-6pm