A free, family event in San Jose
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.
First Artwalk of the summer
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.
Na Kolohe Kane @ Santo Market
6:30-8:30pm – Hawaiian music performances and the Poke Window will be open!
Jarold Cadio @ Jack’s Bar
Live painting with Jarold Cadio, watercolor illustrator and portrait artist.
MUSICAL MOCHI @ Nikkei Traditions
4:30-6:30pm – Musical Mochi with Cole Takara, Violet Kurasaki and Crystal Rast.
Activities @ Nichi Bei Bussan
KYLE ABBOTT AND PETER OIYE, SHAMISEN
KHALILAH, PEACE DANCER
Kayo Toki and Masakazu Koto Studio
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
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!
Aloha & Chill @ Cukui
6:00-9:00pm – Art show and music with Fam Collective.
Addi McClure @ JT Express
6:00-9:00pm – Artist and Jtown Artwalk poster designer will feature her artwork, prints, and more!
Artists @ Zonkey Toys/Paradox Barbers
6:00-10:00pm – Ricardo Gonzalez, Jillian Silva, All Day Dirt
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.
Art/Performance @ The Arsenal
Screens and Cuts, Stephany Sanchez and Stephen Longoria, Printmakers. Sonido Clash from 8:00-9:00pm.
Artists @ Classic Loot
Featuring Tony Robles (sports art), Juju (artist), and Jack Gonzales (artist).
Erika Gomez Henao @ Lanny Nguyen Photography
Erika will be showing her artwork and tabling at Lanny’s studio.
Artesania Yepez @ Headliners
Featuring jewelry, belts, and other handmade goods.
San Jose Earthquakes & Yokoso @ The Get Down/Ukulele Source
The two organizations will be tabling in Japantown!
Activities @ Roy’s Station
Leroy the Saxophonist
Wesley United Methodist Church Ukulele Band
Lotus Preschool Taiko Drummers with San Jose Taiko
Kirk Tamura Jazz Band
Artists & Organizations: Inkly • Moises Vero • 6 Degrees of Hapa
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!