JAPANTOWN, SAN JOSE

June 21 - July 19 - August 16 - September 20

Third Fridays in Summer 2019

 
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A free, family event in San Jose

Welcome!

The Jtown Artwalk is a grassroots art and music collaboration between artists and businesses in Japantown, San Jose, that aims to connect, inspire, and build the community.

 
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First Artwalk of the summer

June 21:
Make Music Day

The Jtown Artwalk will celebrate Make Music Day, a global music celebration! San Jose Taiko drummers will be performing throughout Japantown, and look for performances at our many Jtown shops.

 

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Na Kolohe Kane @ Santo Market

6:30-8:30pm – Hawaiian music performances and the Poke Window will be open!

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Jarold Cadio @ Jack’s Bar

Live painting with Jarold Cadio, watercolor illustrator and portrait artist.

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MUSICAL MOCHI @ Nikkei Traditions

4:30-6:30pm – Musical Mochi with Cole Takara, Violet Kurasaki and Crystal Rast.


Activities @ Nichi Bei Bussan

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KYLE ABBOTT AND PETER OIYE, SHAMISEN

5:30-6:00pm

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KHALILAH, PEACE DANCER

6:00-6:30pm

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Kayo Toki and Masakazu Koto Studio

7:30-8:00pm

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Derrick Sanderlin, guitarist & singer

Artists & Organizations:


Michelle Murakami, artist

3f studio, artist

willa scholten, jewelry

san jose jacl (never again t-shirts and crane folding)

our city forest


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San Jose Taiko will be performing throughout Japantown!


Choral Singing @ Prayer Garden Church of God

Look for additional performances by the Prayer Garden at Roy’s!


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Aloha & Chill @ Cukui

6:00-9:00pm – Art show and music with Fam Collective.

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Addi McClure @ JT Express

6:00-9:00pm – Artist and Jtown Artwalk poster designer will feature her artwork, prints, and more!

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Artists @ Zonkey Toys/Paradox Barbers

6:00-10:00pm – Ricardo Gonzalez, Jillian Silva, All Day Dirt


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Transient Existence Opening Reception @ Art Object Gallery

5:00-8:00pm – Artists Aisuke Kondo, Takeshi Moro, Yukiko Nagakura, Kaori Yamashita will be displaying their work.

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Art/Performance @ The Arsenal

Screens and Cuts, Stephany Sanchez and Stephen Longoria, Printmakers. Sonido Clash from 8:00-9:00pm.

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Artists @ Classic Loot

Featuring Tony Robles (sports art), Juju (artist), and Jack Gonzales (artist).


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Erika Gomez Henao @ Lanny Nguyen Photography

Erika will be showing her artwork and tabling at Lanny’s studio.

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Artesania Yepez @ Headliners

Featuring jewelry, belts, and other handmade goods.

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San Jose Earthquakes & Yokoso @ The Get Down/Ukulele Source

The two organizations will be tabling in Japantown!


Activities @ Roy’s Station

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4:30-5:00pm

Leroy the Saxophonist

5:45-6:30pm

Wesley United Methodist Church Ukulele Band

6:30-7:15pm

Lotus Preschool Taiko Drummers with San Jose Taiko

7:30-8:00pm

Kirk Tamura Jazz Band


Artists & Organizations: Inkly • Moises Vero • 6 Degrees of Hapa

 
 
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VENDORS

The best of the South Bay

Artistans, creators, musicians, and more. Every month, we bring in both familiar and new faces to the Jtown Artwalk. Last year, Verve Coffee of Santa Cruz came up in their AdventureVan. Folks loved their Honey Lavender Iced Lattes and Nitro Iced Coffee! Follow @jtownartwalk on Instagram and we’ll introduce you to new people every month.

Fill out the Google Form if you’re interested in being part of the Jtown Artwalk as a vendor!

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Come on down! Where to find the Jtown Artwalk…