First Friday Art Walk


Celebrating 25 years of connecting community through the arts!

The Ellensburg First Friday Art Walk is designed to showcase performing & visual arts on a monthly basis in galleries and non-traditional spaces in Ellensburg. The First Friday Art Walk is an event to honor the local artist and their work.

February's Art Walk Artist Information: 

Information updated as it is submitted by Venues.

Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame: Art from the Archives! We have updated our displays from our archives, enjoy a piece of cultural artistic history. In February, we are also featuring sweets and desserts by Joey's Patisserie.

The Palace Gallery: This month we will host Ellensburg Artist, Muralist, and Graffiti Writer Jason Clifton. The Jason Clifton exhibit will open at The Palace Gallery First Friday, February 2nd, 2024 - February 24th and will also feature performance by: Myles Lundy and Jason Clifton

Dark Moon Craft Beer & Wine:  Photography by McCarl Creek Photographics.  These photographs of leaves contain a chromatic progression from tan, to brownish black, and to purplish black.  A perfectly natural progression representing the decomposition of leaves.                            Enjoy music by Spiced Rye.

Kittitas County Historical Museum:  For February we are featuring historic Victorian Valentines as a special limited-time display.

NuWave Gallery:  Group show at NuWave Gallery featuring 13 different artists and photographers. The theme is “Best of Black and White”, so we are showing all things black and white in many mediums. Featured Artists: Adam Purkey | Angela Riggs | Austin Sellers | David Carrothers | Eric Jonathan | Erin Oostra | Jeannie Rae Johnson | John Totten | Kyle Krauskopf | Rozarii Lynch | Sara Leopold | Sarah Nauman | Shannon Mahre. Live music will feature Riley Schmit, a versatile local musician with a distinctive sound.

The Mule: Featured artist for February, Billy Mac. Artist, writer, musician, Billy Mac, a hometown favorite, will also be the featured musician at the Mule.

Pearl Street Books & Gifts:  Welcome Our Newest Venue...February we are featuring the work of artist Jacqueline Trujilo is a Utah Native currently living and teaching in Washington. Trujilo's artwork explores the personal narrative through familiarity and memory.

Gallery One: Featuring Ball in Play, an exhibit of 9 mini golf holes, each designed by different artists. Also featuring Annual Members' Exhibit, which consists of artwork created by Gallery One Members. Enjoy the talents of DJ Kyle Watt spinning tunes. 

Art Walk Venues Listing and Contact Information

Clymer Art Gallery(509) 962-6416416 North Pearl Street 
Dark Moon Craft Beer & Wine(509) 968-5195321 North Pearl Street
D&M Coffee Downtown(509) 925-5313323 North Pearl
Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame
416 North Pearl Street
Gallery One(509) 925-2670408 North Pearl
Gard Vintners(509) 925-1095311 North Pearl
Kittitas County Historic Museum(509) 925-3778114 East 3rd
Kittitas County Recovery Center(509) 968-5224211 West 3rd
The Mule(509) 968-5558119 East 4th
Nuwave Gallery
115 West 3rd
The Palace Gallery
210 West 4th Avenue Suite 
Kittitas Valley Healthcare(509) 933-7542100 E Jackson
Hotel Windrow(509) 962-8000502 N Main
Blue Bear Puppet Lab
405 N Main

 Pearl Street Books & Gifts  (509) 925-5678    421 N. Pearl Street 

Mariposa Medical Aesthetics (509) 306-8537   309 N. Pearl Street


Becoming a Venue

Please download and fill out the Participating Venue Agreement, and turn it in to the Commission Secretary or to a current Commission Member.

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Venue Information:

First Friday is a special evening set aside each month so everyone can visit your business and meet your featured artist. That is why it is important that the artist be present. The Arts Commission advertises that the Art Walk begins at 5:00 PM. You are welcome to provide light snacks.

Plan to have your featured artist’s work on display throughout the month. If there is artwork for sale, please mark accordingly.

The public likes to see variety and they look forward to coming back each month to your venue to see what’s new. With that in mind, we suggest changing your featured artist each month.

It is the responsibility of the venue to find a new artist each month. If you have difficulty in this area please refer to the Artist List on our web site. It is for this very purpose the list was established. The list includes the artist, e-mail contact, and brief description of their medium.

The publication of this list is not an endorsement by the Arts Commission of the artist but is solely provided as a courtesy to the venues as a resource. We hope this will be a valuable tool for you.

The Arts Commission occasionally prints a brochure with contact information and featured artist & medium. Your venue and featured artist will be published in the “First Friday Art Walk” section of the Daily Record.

Join us in supporting and promoting the outstanding talent and art that comes from this wonderful and diverse community of Ellensburg.

AudioArt: An Audio Tour of Discovery

A walking musical tour of the art in and around town with hosts Billy Mac and Sam Albright.

A new way to enjoy art and music, AudioArt takes you on a musically guided tour of the art in and around town. Enjoy this unique and entertaining way to experience the art scene in Ellensburg, featuring local musicians and bands. 

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