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With the First Friday April Art Walk scheduled for Friday 4th, there appears to be a tough decision waiting to see all the art on exhibit and music being performed in Downtown Woodland.

In this month’s event, large-scale, experiential art installation, an opera performance, jazz performances, a mural dedication, and other art exhibition at eighteen locations will be featured.

The 610 Main Street will host an exceptional month-long art installation “Prelude”. Christ Daubert, Sacramento City College professor of art and artist will install an experiential art piece comprising of 2,000 feet of hanging paper panels with decorations.

The patterns, which will create a visual maze, will start at street windows and ebb into the storefront’s room.

Daubert currently hold a M.F.A from UC Davis, the former director of Sacramento City’s Gregory Kondos Gallery who’s is considered a major influence for the arts in the region.

“Music on Main” is underway at the Barth Building, 423, First Street, starting at 5:30 p.m. with Erica La Branch performance in the company of pianist Phyllis Isaacson. At 6 p.m. jazz standards will be performed by Valerie V Vibe, with Valerie V on the vocals, Chet Chwalik on keyboard, and Bryan Kilfoil on the drums. Later, Beth Winfield will decorate the two performances by offering a live art demonstration experience.

In a statement, Alan Fishleder in an exhibition called “Flower on Focus” said that the photographs of regional flowers were created over several years and called on the viewers to become familiar with the allure of color, shape, pattern, and texture of flowers. Julie Dachtler will be at Gallery at 6:25 p.m. tickling the ivories. Some of the evening music locations will get flower donations from the Woodland Rose Club.

There will be more music performances around downtown with the “Hot City” trio thrilling the crowd with New Orleans style jazz and rumba at the Corner Drugstore. Richard Gail’s Gail Force Band will be performing at the Woodland Library. At 5:30 p.m., Bobby Rogers and Pioneer High School Dixieland and Jazz bands will be playing at Amana Essentials patio and then at Heritage Plaza at 7p.m. Ten minute chair messages are what the Amana Essentials will be offering.

The Woodland Public Library is the new Art Walk location where various indoor and outdoor art experiences will be displayed. Plein air artist Linda Walsh and the Joanne Jensen will be painting in the Library Rose Garden starting 5:30 p.m. hosting members of the Rose Club until 7:30 p.m.

Art exhibitions will be shown at numerous downtown businesses and locations including Court Streets, Mojos Lounge, Cambridge Junior College, and Ya-Ya’s Furniture Consignment Shop.

There will be more than 80 prints display at a “pop-up” gallery created by Esparto K-8 School sixth grade students.

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