First Friday Art Walk

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.

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.

FFAW sign

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 art work 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.

Art Walk Venues

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 Avenue
The Mule
(509) 968-5558
119 East 4th Avenue
Nuwave Gallery
115 West 3rd Avenue
The Palace Gallery
210 West 4th Avenue Suite X 
Kittitas Valley Healthcare(509) 933-7542100 E Jackson Ave
Hotel Windrow(509) 962-8000502 N Main Street
Blue Bear Puppet Lab
405 N Main Street

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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