Anno Domini

366 S. First Street, San Jose , CA
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Anno Domini looks to the future with shows featuring young artists, both local and global, practicing streetwise styles like graffiti and tattooing. Receptions are full-fledged performance pieces with artists, musicians and more. You don't even have to go inside to see art, the exterior walls are covered with extra-large murals by exhibiting artists.

For one gallery to have made so much of an impact on the San Jose arts community is amazing. Anno Domini single-handedly changed the SoFA district by instigating a First Friday gallery hop that now brings folks from all over the place to downtown San Jose. Bands play in the parking lot and people migrate from gallery to gallery, all down South First Street. Anno Domini consistently searches out cutting-edge artists who actually do end up selling their work at Anno Domini's shows. If there was ever an award for "best use of an empty movie theater," they would win it. They have brought several different countercultures to the forefront of the San Jose art scene and they've given the beatniks somewhere to hang out.

2013 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Second Place, Best Art Gallery
2008 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Second Place, Best Place to Look at Art