First Friday Downtown

January 4, 2018

December 7, 2018

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!

Parking Information

It’s easy to register your location to participate in VDA’s First Friday Downtown! Just fill out the form below by the end of the day on the 20th of December. If you have missed the deadline, please contact Beth Thrasher to see if you can still be added to the Hotsheet.

Please note that non-VDA investors get one free admission, then must become a VDA investor to be added in the future!

Any questions, please contact Beth Thrasher at

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Angst Gallery

VDA Investor

Since the dawn of mankind, art has been essential to expressing what it means to be human, from the Lascaux cave paintings to the digital art of today.​​ You’ve Got to Have Art! Features 2D & 3D art. Accessible via Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main Street). December 5-29, 2018 Wed, Thur, Fri: 12-4 Saturday: by appointment

Art On the Boulevard

VDA Investor

“The Beauty that Surrounds Us” a solo show of new works by Oleg Ulitskiy celebrating the artistry found in nature that is all around us. 5- 9 pm

Aurora Gallery

VDA Investor

Aurora Gallery is celebrating 15 years in downtown Vancouver. December’s Group Show features all of our artists that have made us a success over the last 15 years. Join us on Dec 7 to celebrate!  4-9 pm



Cellar 55

Featured Artist: Kelly Keigwin. Connection, emotions, commonalities, and shared experiences. New works in clay and mixed media. 12-9 pm


Kate Singh Photography

VDA Investor

PopUp Holiday Shop.  Artists: Anni & John Furniss – Paintings & Woodwork , KeigKenzie Studio – Pottery, Stefanie Adams – Jewelry. Great gift ideas, company and Holiday Spirit. Friday 5-9pm Additional time Saturday, 11a-2p.

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie

VDA Investor

Bring your little Elves and come take pics with The Big Man himself, SANTA CLAUS! Enjoy free nibbles and libations and shop our Holiday Shopping Event – a Turkish Jewelry Extravaganza!  5-9 pm

Luepke Flowers and Finds

VDA Investor

Featured Artist: Bev Birdwell. Come join us for a fun evening of Christmas music, flowers, and goodies. Enter a contest to win a beautiful custom centerpiece!  5-8 pm

Melt Glass Art Supply

VDA Investor

Featured artist: Christine Ciesluk. Join us at Melt for our Annual Ornament Workshop & Art Sale! We’ll have everything on hand for you to create beautiful, original ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts! $6.50-$7.00/each 5-8 pm

Most Everything Vintage

VDA Investor

Featuring Kopke Leatherworks. Looking for a unique, locally made gift? Come meet local leatherwork artist Kevin of Kopke Leather-works. All kinds of locally made gifts; hats, jewelry, scarves & candles available in the shop. 6-9 pm


Relevant Coffee

Featured artist Adam E. Craven. Adam is a NW native that has been a tattooer for 20+ years. His odd interpretations of tattoo imagery and weirdo art are put down as if he is going to be a twelve year-old forever. 5-7 pm

Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro

VDA Investor

Cocktails and Caroling with Michael John. An interactive entertainment experience blending music, conversation, and quick witted humor. Enjoy a cocktail and sing some carols with us!

6-9 pm

Vancouver Community Library

VDA Investor

This month, the library hosts the annual Art4Art exhibit and fundraiser, sponsored by the FOVCL. Each art panel is by a local artist, and is for sale at the exhibit. Proceeds benefit the library. 5-8:30 pm

Wattle Tree Place

VDA Investor

Featured Artist: Anna Phillips. Come check out our new location! We have handmade items for sale and holistic healing practitioners giving mini treatments. 6-9 pm

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