FIRST FRIDAYS: Art Sale & Reception
Friday, February 1  /  10am – 2pm
645 W. Main Street, 3rd Floor
Downtown Merced, CA

This is the EC’s first, First Fridays event.  On the first Friday of each month, the EC will host a daytime event during program hours, featuring NEW art on the walls and in the shop.

This month, we are featuring new art from SUE THAO, DENISE SAELEE, RACHELLE RAMIREZ, and YESENIA VARGAS. We also have a new installation of ceramic bud vases by LUIZ ANAYA GOMEZ, LUPITA CHAVEZ, DENISE SAELEE, and YADIRA PRADO. Stop in, chat with us, have a free cocoa, and check out artists at work in the studios.


3rd Annual
Saturday, April 21  /  5:00 – 9:00pm (ART HOP Hours)
Saturday, April 28 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

During the 5-hour program day, the EC artists are engaged in art study and practice for 3 hours. Think about that… 3 hours a day, 5 days a week– about 250 days per year… or… 750 hours of studio practice and study per year. That’s a LOT of ART being made in the EC studios!  To make room for new art, we’re bringing out ALL of our canvases, watercolors, dry media works on paper, and as many ceramics as we can fit. We’re also going to have a CLEARANCE section for the first time ever. Some of our artists have been here for 17 years. Abilities improve, styles change and grow. Even if you’re not shopping, this is a great opportunity to see how artists’ abilities improve, and how their styles change and grow.

The EC’s 3rd Annual SPRING ART SALE will take place on TWO DAYS in our studios on the 3rd floor of the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in downtown Merced.
Come downtown on Saturday, April 21st, from 5-9pm, for Merced Art Hop. Hop on up to the 3rd floor to say Hi!, while hopping along the Art Hop trail map.
And on Saturday, April 28th, we’ll be open during normal MAC hours from 10am-2pm.