First Friday Gallery Openings – Fort Bragg Advocate-News


Art explorers

An art studio and gallery serving adult artists with disabilities and brain damage. Art Explorers Gallery is located at 333 N. Franklin Street in Fort Bragg and will be open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the month of July. To learn more about the Art Explorers studio, visit

Edgewater Gallery

Edgewater Gallery continues Terri Lockwood’s exhibition with a reception on the first Friday, July 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Masks compulsory if not vaccinated. Free entry.

The theme of Terri’s show is Mother Earth Love. “It is important to take care of Mother Earth because she supports our life. To love ourselves, we must love the Earth. Terri’s Angel kites reflect our connection to Earth and to each other.

Terri especially enjoys custom work where she collaborates with her client to create a very special and personal angel kite. She uses a wide variety of materials, such as fabrics, paper, sequins and lace to create these unique works.

The Edgewater Gallery has hosted dozens of great artists since its founding in 2003. Now open seven days a week, 11 am to 5 pm, it is located at 356 N. Main St., Fort Bragg. Free entry. Visit their website at

Mendocino Coast Photo Gallery

The Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery is a cooperative partnership of five Mendocino Coast photographers with many years of professional experience in wildlife, landscape and fine art photography. The photographers are: Ron LeValley, Ken Van Der Wende, Scott Chieffo, John Birchard and Jonathan Pazer. The gallery, founded in December 2006 as the Mendocino Coast Photographer Guild and Gallery (MCPGG), has been in business since then. The Mendocino Coast Photography Gallery is located at 357 N. Franklin St., Fort Bragg. Hours of operation are Friday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also visit them at

North Coast Artists Gallery

The Northcoast Artists Gallery is pleased to present its July exhibition of member artist Virginia Ray. The artist explains that the main objective of the show, “Spoonful of Life” is an invitation, and a reminder, to experience life one moment at a time. This exhibition honors the beauty of salvaging and reusing objects that can be seen as scrap, but can also be seen in a new way as a key part of his art of assemblage. The artist explains: “I try to capture the essence of our beautiful coast in a spoonful, literally!

Virginia has made her home here on the coast, and her whimsical, imaginative studies are like walking through a natural history museum, curio shop, then stopping at a temple of meditation. She has cultivated her unique style of found object art for over 30 years.

Please join Virginia Ray and the other member artists at the reception on the first Friday, July 2, 5 to 8 p.m. The Northcoast Artists Gallery is open Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 362 N. Main St., Fort Bragg. For more information, call 707-964-8266 or visit

Pacific textile arts

Although the Pacific Textile Arts Gallery continues virtually, it is starting to open cautiously, currently, Wednesdays only, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go to Pacific Textile Arts, a non-profit educational organization that supports, shares and celebrates the fiber arts. On the website, check out the members’ gallery where local fiber artists offer their creations for sale online, from hand-knitted hats and hand-woven scarves to tea bags and felted jewelry. For more information, visit their website at

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