ArtHouse. Day-long community event shines a spotlight on arts organizations in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district

  • ArtHouse in downtown San Jose's SoFA Artu District

    ArtHouse in downtown San Jose's SoFA Artu District

See Art. Make Art. Buy Art. Come to ArtHouse

ArtHouse is a day-long festival that includes art shows, guided gallery tours, artist talks, hands-on art activities, original artworks for sale, improv comedy performances and more. Participating ArtHouse venues include: Higher Fire ClaySpace & Gallery, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, the San Jose ICA, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, and The Stage Theatre.

Admission to ArtHouse is FREE! ArtHouse programs and activities activities include:

At Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery –
• Hands-on sidewalk activity – Kids of all ages are welcome to play with clay and make pinch pots at the big clay table.
• Pottery Wheel Demonstrations – Get entranced by studio members making wheel-thrown pottery all day long in the main studio.
• Tantalizing Tableware -- Browse gallery exhibit of 24 place settings by members of the Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild
• Tours – Volunteers will lead guided tours of the clay studio, glazing areas and kiln room

• Guided Gallery Tours of Latino Art Now
• Collecting Art 101 Workshop with artist and art professor Eugene Rodriguez
• Performing in Castellano Playhouse --Ballet Folklorico by Grupo Folklorico Los Laurels
• Artist Workshops
• Hands-on art activities for children and families
• Art for Sale

At the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) -
• The Print Fair: an open portfolio sale featuring original works on paper by more than a dozen Bay Area printmakers
• Printapalooza! morning and afternoon printmaking workshops at the ICA Print Center (workshop fees apply. Details and registration:
• Artist Talks: conversations and demonstrations with exhibiting artists
• Exhibition Tours with ICA curators and exhibiting artists: On view: The Office/Main Gallery; Younhee Paik:Ascending River/Focus Gallery; 4x4: stop animation films/Cardinale Project Room; Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian: Everything Is In Motion/Front Windows installation

At San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles –
• Guided Gallery Tours of Mark Adams – 40 years of pictorial tapestries
• Weaving Demonstrations by master weaver Tricia Goldberg (10am -12pm)
• Weaving Workshop for adults and children by Fabmo (12pm - 2pm)

At The Stage –
• San Jose Stage Company presents the Notre Dame High School Improv Comedy Players - 15-minute performances of improvisational comedy, brought to you by the students of Notre Dame High School and actors from The Stage. (1pm - 4pm)

• At Notre Dame High School - students led art workshops for kids ages 6-11 (10am -1pm)

- at Notre Dame High School, 596 South Second Street,one block east of ArtHouse
- and at the city parking lot underneath Hwy 280, one block south of the ICA


Higher Fire ClaySpace and Gallery: Dan Dermer,, 408.295.5765
MACLA: Rhiannon Beltran,, 408.998.2783
San Jose ICA: Maureen Cappon-Javey,, 408.283.8155
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Christine Jeffers,, 408.971.0323 x. 16
The Stage: Cathleen King,, 408.283.7144
Notre Dame High School, Derek McCaw,

ArtHouse is supported in part by Heritage Bank of Commerce and Bontrager Framing, the City of San Jose and Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council.

Press Contact:
Maureen Cappon-Javey
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
P: 408-283-8155

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