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Calendar 2013

April 5, Friday open from 10am – 5pm and again from 7 – 11pm
Pay what you can all day and free 7pm – 11pm

South First Fridays are an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district, centered on South First Street. Held on the first Friday of every month, the arts venues on South First Street are all open from 7 until 11pm and offer free admission and a wide variety of live entertainment. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

Fiber Salon activity: Marginal Embroidery
Who says you need an embroidery pattern to make something awesome? Just like scribbling on a notepad during a phone call, embroidery can be off-the-cuff and lackadaisical. Use your scribble-skills to create a unique fabric accent for pillows, tote bags, or for a wall decoration. All you need is the will to doodle and some simple embroidery skills.

Performance: Abhinaya dance student Ishani Joshi performs The Thillana. A joyous piece containing intricate rhythmic patterns and sculputuresque poses. The concluding lyric of this vivacious finale praises the Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, the universal mother, who resides everywhere in the form of Om, and grants auspiciousness to all.

South First Fridays website


April 7, Sunday, 2 – 4pm

Member Show-And-Tell

We’ll provide the coffee & tea, you provide the art and conversation!

Come meet with other fiber-art enthusiasts at the Museum and share your latest project! All types of fiber art are welcome as well as members at different levels. This will be a very informal and casual get together in our Events Space.

Please rsvp at or 408-971-0323, ext. 14, so that we’ll know how much tea & coffee to brew.


April 14, Sunday, Admission is free 10AM – 5pm

FREE Community Day with India Community Center

Join the India Community Center at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for some hands-on fun and culture. Admission is free all day to the Museum. Join us in the afternoon at 2pm for Kantha Embroidery and Block Printing activities. All ages welcome. RSVP at or call 408.971.0323 x. 14.


April 27, Saturday, 12 – 4pm


Come to ArtHouse! The 3rd annual art and art-making block party takes place in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district - on 500 block of S. 1st Street. Saturday, April 27th from 12 to 4pm. FREE!

  • Hands-on art demonstrations
  • Art making activities for kids and adults
  • Original artwork for sale
  • Guided gallery tours
  • Artist talks
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    Presented by San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, MACLA, Notre Dame High School and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Partners include: Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), Higher Fire Clayspace and Gallery, San Jose Jazz, Zero1: The Art & Technology Network. Sponsored by: Handi Quilter.

    Handi Quilter



    These exhibitions and related programs are funded in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Arts Council Silicon Valley in partnership with the County of Santa Clara; the City of San José; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.