First Friday Downtown

December 7, 2018

November 2, 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 November. 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

Art by COWS and their Friends exhibit. First Friday Opening Reception. Accessible via Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main Street). 5 pm to 9 pm

Art On the Boulevard

VDA Investor

Oleg Ulitskiy’s new solo show “The Beauty that Surrounds Us” celebrates the artistry found in nature that is around us every day. 5 pm to 9 pm

Aurora Gallery

VDA Investor

New art work by Barbara Szkutnik and Elizabeth Steinbaugh

Opening reception November 2, 2018 from 4-9pm



Burnt Bridge Cellars

VDA Investor

New Art by Dona White, watercolor mixed media. Live Music by Dave Wentz, acoustic rock, singer songwriter. Food Service by Chef Emilee of Class Cooking. Offering glass pours and open bottles tonight.  4 pm to 9 pm

Clark County Historical Museum

VDA Investor

Four galleries filled with the history of the Vancouver Clinic, railroad memorabilia, local history vignettes, NW Native American beading, old-time fiddler open jam, & more. 5 pm to 9 pm

Erik Runyan Jewelers

VDA Investor

Featuring sculptor James Lee Hansen. Showing selections from his private collection. 5 pm to 9 pm

House of Vintage

VDA Investor

Featuring artisan Kelly Richardson of Coyote Pistol Jewelry whose stunning jewelry is handmade with locally found branches & natural materials. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Store Discounts. 5 pm to 9 pm

Kate Singh Photography

Sharon Wylie’s paintings are “modern impressionist with a classical palette”. She tries to capture energy and emotion and has served as State Representative for the 49th Legislative District, since 2011. 5 pm to 9 pm

Low Bar

Featured artist: Ray Klein. Abstract and representational photography 11 am to 9 pm

Luepkes Flowers and Finds

VDA Investor

Featured Artist: Catherine Snyder. Pastel landscapes and impressions in pastel. 5 pm to 9 pm

Melt Glass Art Supply

VDA Investor

Featured artist: Kory Dollar. Kory will be conducting a Glass-on-Glass Mosaic class. The class is currently full, but the public is welcome to peek in and see what a creative and dynamic atmosphere we encourage here at Melt! 5 pm to 8 pm

Most Everything Vintage

VDA Investor

Locally made gift giving ideas with up-cycle JEWELRY maker Crystal of Humblebug Jewelry, HATS by Linda, PHONE SCARVES by Alisa, Vance Family Soy CANDLES & OWL ORNAMENTS by Gail. Meet Crystal & Alisa. 6 pm to 9 pm


Relevant Coffee

Featured artist Jenn Trost. Observing reality to inspire fantasy, Jenna Trost’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures are delightful documentations from the journeys of her wandering mind. 5 pm to 7 pm

The CAVE Art Gallery

VDA Investor

50 Local Artists. Preview exhibition reception. Pick up free guide for Clark County Open Studio tour. Art remains up all month. Public invited to view individual artists work, meet artists. Beer by Trusty Brewing!  5 pm to 9 pm

Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro

VDA Investor

Featuring a band called Never Strangers. They play a blend of American folk, bluegrass, gospel, and old time traditions that range from danceable to slow and heartfelt. 6 pm to 9 pm


VDA Investor

Featured artist: William C. Ferguson. William is native to Portland, OR and was born in 1976. He has moved his work north of the Columbia River to Vancouver, WA. A career spanning 22 years in Telec. 3 pm to 11 pm

Vancouver Community Library

VDA Investor

The library is pleased to host a unique selection of local artists. The exhibition and reception will open during First Friday and continue through Monday, November 5th. 5 pm to 9 pm

Wattle Tree Place

VDA Investor

We have found a new location and will be hosting an open house with local art on walls, locally handcrafted goods in our new retail space, and mini intuitive readings available from 7-9 pm

Weichert Realtors

While you are looking at art, come by for a chili feed, beer and coffee! 5 pm to 9 pm

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