Recurring creative events throughout Santa Clara County
Anne & Marks Art Party
Anne & Mark’s Art Party: An Occasional and Irrational San Jose Arts Fest. Some say it’s an “Art Exhibition” others say it’s a “Happening”. It’s been described as, “Mad Max meets Moulin Rouge”, “Burning Man meets Venice Biennale.” Some say, it’s better than… anything they’ve ever experienced…and we won’t argue with that.
Downtown Campbell Art Walk
Second Saturdays is a blend of everything that makes Downtown Campbell one of the best places in the South Bay to spend a Saturday afternoon. Come for lunch at one of our many eateries and then hang out with friends or go for a stroll to take in our Second Saturday entertainment spread. You’ll find artists exhibiting, sidewalk sales, live music, street entertainment, special deals, and various other fun sights and sounds.
Luna Park Chalk Art Festival
The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival attracts over 6,000 artists, students, vendors, and community members for a colorful day in Backesto Park in San José. Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create over 150 pieces of diverse art throughout the park’s pathways, including original works, classical re-creations, 3D realistic works, cartoons, modern abstractions and more. In addition to the artwork, the festival features a main stage of local musicians, dancers and performers, as well as local food trucks and vendor booths.
Lunchtime Lectures – San Jose Museum of Art
At noon on the first Wednesday of each month, Lunchtime Lectures feature artists, scholars, and other expert speakers who explore topics related to SJMA’s exhibitions or trends in the cultural community. Bring your lunch or grab a bite from Café Too. Free with Museum admission. Note: Lunchtime Lectures does not occur for the months of June, July, and August.
Mountain View Art and Wine Festival
Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
This high quality, community-friendly event is hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and presented by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. In the past it has attracted over 150,000 people every year from throughout California and the West Coast. The festival-celebrating its thirty-fourth year-takes place on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, a vital economic area 35 miles south of San Francisco.
Saratoga Rotary Art Show
Fine Artists and Craftsmen from around the country showcase their works in a show that was recognized as “the largest one day juried fine Art Show in the West”
Silicon Valley Open Studios
Silicon Valley Open Studios is your chance to visit artists in their studios and shared spaces during the first three weekends in May. Here you’ll discover the tremendous diversity and wealth of artistic talent in this creative valley.
SJMade Pop Up Events
San Jose Made (SJMADE) is a platform for creative entrepreneurship. Our projects, centered in San Jose, CA, create and support pop-up concepts, operator-owned business, and local goods.
South First Fridays Art Walk
An eclectic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every First Friday of the month
Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek.
Summer Solstice Art Festival
The Triton Museum of Art brings Silicon Valley artisans together. Browse their extraordinary jewelry, textiles, fine art, home accessories, and quality crafts.Meet the makers and shop a wide selection of unique and locally produced gifts! Bring a picnic blanket or beach chairs, and enjoy live music and refreshments in our seven-acre sculpture garden and redwood grove.
Third Thursday – San Jose Museum of Art
SJMA is open until 8 PM or later on the Third Thursday of each month with a different array of themes and activities. Tickets to the galleries are $5 after 5 PM. Note: Some programs (such as Creative Minds and Booze and Brushes) have an additional fee. Check the Museum’s calendar at www.sjmusart.org/calendar for details.
Two Buck Tuesdays
TWO BUCK Tuesday hosted by KALEID Gallery is open to all ages and free to the public. Enjoy an excellent evening of live painting, live model drawing, a drop in sketch table, small workshops, and as always, $2 art! It’s where awesome and quirky people get together to make amazing things happen.
Village Art Walk
Bringing art and culture back to the community. Affiliate of Evergreen’s Summer Art, Wine and Music Festival.