Our featured artist for the month of November is Kenny Gardiner. Kenny Gardner is the November Featured Artist. Kenny Gardner is 61 years old - born and raised right here in Salinas. When I was growing up, my Aunt Alice, who had a shop on Cannery Row, would walk along the Monterey coastline collecting jade and other stones. That is where my interest in jewelry began. Being of Cherokee origin, I was drawn to turquoise. I love making turquoise and sterling silver jewelry. Two years ago I started taking classes in jewelry making and am going strong. Hope you enjoy my jewelry. Kenny’s Show & reception is scheduled for: First Friday, November 7th from 5-8pm. 218 Main Street, Oldtown, Salinas (831)422-4162 Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. If you should have any questions you may contact us at (831) 422-4162.
Salinas Valley Art Gallery participates in the Salinas First Friday Art Walk. Each month, our featured artist for the month is introduced with a reception in the Gallery between 5 and 8 PM. Finger Food and Beverages are provided and you will have a chance to meet many of the Gallery's artists and learn more about their works and their techniques.
New Artists this month include: Ken Gardner, Ken Takara, and Trudy Greenblat. Please stop by and view the work of these new artists. If you know of an artist (or are an artist) looking for additional exposure and sales, we accept applications for membership in the gallery at any time and review portfolios semi-annually to fill any openings available.
Hours: 10-5 Mon-Sat -> 10-2 Sun - Until 8PM on First Friday
We accept most major credit cards and cash of course. We do have a special layaway program to make it easier to afford that special piece. Finally, our artists usually have additional work not on display currently in the gallery. Most artists can bring in additional work for your review by appointment - all sold through the gallery.