Awaken your love for art at the First Friday opening at WAL Public Market with the debut of Chicago-transplant and artist, Richard Muñoz’s first solo exhibit, Head, a series of portraits he’s created within the last year. Muñoz began showing his work publicly in 2015 and since then, he has shared his work in more than 15 gallery exhibitions, three PBS art auctions and two nationally juried exhibitions. Muñoz describes himself as a self-taught artist, intrigued by the human experience, and this shines through his unique, fierce and energetic paintings and drawings. You can purchase Muñoz’s art seven days a week at Old Gold (the same place the event will be held) at 1104 R St., Sacramento. The kick off to the First Friday event and Muñoz’s solo show, Head, will be held Friday, June 1 from 6–8 p.m. Make sure to visit the artist’s website,, for more information on his incredible art. Also, Old Gold will be offering 20 percent off storewide during this opening reception on all vintage and handmade items. This is a free, all-ages event so bring the whole family and enjoy some great art!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #266 (May 21 – June 4, 2018)**