First Friday Downtown

December 1st, 2017

The best day of the month is First Friday! Our city center is filled with creativity, your friends, great art, great food, options, and inspiration. Come down and explore! Here’s your guide and map to the evening’s event. This event is sponsored by Vancouver’s Downtown Association. Participating businesses who have invested in VDA are noted on the HOT SHEET. Have fun!

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It’s easy to register your location to participate in VDA’s First Friday Downtown! Just fill out the form below by the 20th of the month preceding the event. Late entries will not be accepted.

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Featuring Attic Art Sale. Fine art from local citizens attics and basements. Too sentimental or valuable to give away. See what your neighbors have been holding. 5-8pm

Art On the Boulevard

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“Oil & Water Works” featuring Yer Za Vue and Yong Hong Zhong

Aurora Gallery

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December and January feature the Gallery’s 40+ members, each artist showcasing a new piece of work. Many will be on hand for the reception. Come celebrate the holidays with refreshments and good cheer.

Burnt Bridge Cellars

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Featured Art by Kim Murton, Live Music by Aram Arslanian, singer, songwriter. New Art by Jill Mayberg, funky, modern folk art mixed media paintings; Kim Murton, wacky, whimsical, abstract, figurative ceramics. Food by Chef Kim. 4-9PM

Clark County Historical Museum

Featuring Making Beauty. Our Making Beauty Exhibit showcases Native Beadwork of North America.

Erik Runyan Jewelers

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Erik Runyan Jewelers, celebrating 100 years in downtown Vancouver, at 501 Main Street will be displaying beautiful watercolors from award winning artist, Tom Gail.  Wine and appetizers served 4pm-8pm.

The Unveiling of Tom’s latest work will occur at 6:30PM


Gallery 360

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Gallery 360 invites you to “Deck the Halls”, the gallery’s final show at the historic Slocum House. December special events include a Closing Art Sale and an indoor Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 8 and 9.

House of Vintage

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Featuring hand-made jewelry by artisan Yvonne Mitchell. Yvonne uses semi-precious stones to make gorgeous jewelry pieces. Perfect for gifts! Also, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks.

Luepke Flowers and Finds

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Featuring art by Raymond Klein, photography on canvas. Pacific Northwest scenes and stills lifes 9am-9pm

Most Everything Vintage

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Showcasing all kinds of locally made gifts perfect for the Holiday Season. Featuring Kopke Leatherworks with his handmade wallets, money clips, doggie collars and more. This exhibit is one night only.

Premiere Property Group

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Featuring several artists: Blaine Johnson (oil paint), Jill Rogers (abstract liquid acrylic), Cyndee Star (photography & ink) & Kat Zander (mixed media). Free parking in back.


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Featuring artists James & Robyn Dunbar. Saturated Colors in Sculptured Oils to brighten up the wintry days, 1 of a kind fibre art by KnottyGirlStyle, & many more gifts to be found, including body essentials! Spiced Wine & Cider available!

The Artist Loft

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St Featuring Loft & Community. An artistic eyeful of tasty painted morsels to tickle your palette, food-based works in all mediums. Bring a non-perishable offering for our downtown food bank FISH to help the hungry this holiday. 1-9pm

Vancouver Community Library

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The Friends of Vancouver Library are pleased to host their annual Art4Art Fundraiser. Over 200 art panels donated by local artists will sell for $30 each until gone. Don’t miss it!

Wattle Tree Place

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Featuring artist Barbara McVey and other artists, with an open mic, art sale and Christmas market.

Windermere Stellar – Vancouver

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Featuring artist Hilarie Couture. “Slice of Life” the tales of today & yesterday. Come see 25 works in oil & pastel. From still life to portrait she tells their stories. 20% of purchase price to Windermere Foundation. 5-8PM

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