First Friday Downtown

April 6th, 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 20th of the month preceding the event. Late entries will not be accepted.

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Art On the Boulevard

VDA Investor

Featuring Tracy Leagjeld “Wandering.” Tracy’s new collection of monotypes is a visual journey of her latest travels. The serene Oregon coast, majestic Mt St Helens, beautiful Zion National Park or the stunning landscapes of Iceland, are but a few of the places showcased in Tracy’s new solo show. 5-9pm

Aurora Gallery

VDA Investor

Featuring Meredith Lewis. Please join us for Meredith’s first solo show in Vancouver. Non-objective style meshing with traces of representational imagery are brought together in large-scale contemporary pieces on wood panels. 5-9pm

Burnt Bridge Cellars

VDA Investor

Featuring Bruce Tarbet. New Fine Art show by local photographer, Bruce Tarbet. Live Music by Doug & Judy Koch Smith, fingerstyle acoustic guitar and flute. Food by Chef Kim of Class Cooking, check website for the menu. Wine! 4-9pm,

Clark County Historical Museum

VDA Investor

Four galleries filled with the county’s history with food (breweries, prune princesses, and more), NW Native American beading, SP&S railroad memorabilia, vignettes on local history influencers (a partnership with WSUV), plus our research and map library. 5-9pm

Divine Consign

VDA Investor

Featuring “Our Children Can’t Wait – Tables, Chairs and Early Learning”. A silent auction of 10 children’s tables with chairs handmade by Friends of the carpenter, each uniquely painted by local artists. Live music by Mac Potts. Proceeds go to Support for Early Learning and Families. 5-8pm

House of Vintage

VDA Investor

Featuring Shirley Wilson. Welcome to photographer Shirley Wilson, who has lived in the Arnada Neighborhood for over 28 years. Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks while you browse. 5-9pm

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie

VDA Investor

Featuring Mara Fox. Join us in celebrating the awakening of Spring with the debut of our newest Ltd Ed Handcrafted Fragrances, each one a work of art and brimming with seasonal charm! Free samples, nibbles & libations! 5-9pm

Most Everything Vintage

VDA Investor

Featuring Babette’s Hatworks. Celebrating Spring with head to toe fashion! Come meet local milliner (hat maker) Barbara of Babette’s Hatworks as she showcases her Spring and Kentucky Derby Hats and feather headbands. 6-9pm

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

VDA Investor

Featuring Brenda Mallory. This unique installation piece employs a Cherokee history lens to address human interference, repair, renewal, and the disruptions of nature. A spectacularly beautiful work, it is moving and powerful. 5-8pm


Premiere Property Group

VDA Investor

Featuring Vicki Hastay. Join us in celebrating Vicki’s FIRST exhibition, featuring all Original pieces including Oil, Acrylic, & Watercolor in a variety of sizes. Enjoy a glass of wine, meet Vicki & add to your collection! 5-8pm


VDA Investor

Featuring Johnny Tapp. “The wood has a story to tell. I’m just giving it a voice.” John repurposes wood dating back as far as 1905, and deer antler into astonishing pieces of art. Also James Dunbar Oils. *Snacks! 5-8:30pm

Wattle Tree Place

VDA Investor

Featuring art by local artists for sale. Open mic by local performers. 6-9pm

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