First Friday Downtown

March 1, 2019

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 February. 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, Interim Director, at

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Angst Gallery

VDA Investor
Black History Month at Angst Gallery February 1-23
First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception: 5-9 pm February 1

Art On the Boulevard

VDA Investor

Featured Artist: Don Bishop. In his newest solo show Horizons, Don Bishop explores a series of landscape paintings focusing on light and atmosphere. 5-9 pm.

Aurora Gallery

VDA Investor

For February First Friday Art Walk, Aurora Gallery will be showcasing a Photography Show. We will be showing several artists work with a wide range of subject matter. 5-9 pm



Burnt Bridge Cellars

VDA Investor

Featured Artist: Karla Piatt. Live Music: Sun City Players, the Laura Caldwell & Al Carness duo. Featured Artist: Karla Piatt, fused glass paintings. Serving hot food by Class Cooking. Offering wines by the glass and open bottles. 4-9 pm

Cellar 55 Tasting Room

Featuring a variety of Artists. A group of collage artists in different styles from Vancouver and Portland. Featuring: Kelly Keigwin, Sam MacKenzie, Greg Bee, Christopher Luna, Shelley Pearson,
Shannon Yoffe, Lisa Laser, and more. 12-5 pm


High End Market Place

Showing the vibrant and nature inspired works of Brett Bowers. Brett Bowers is a painter based in the Pacific Northwest. He earned a BFA from the University of Oregon in 2001 and has been an active artist in the Portland area for 16 years. His work is shown throughout the area in local venues and art festivals. 4-10 pm

Kafiex Roasters

Featuring: couvebooth/BGSS. We will be featuring cake/cookie decorating class (culinary arts) and a photo booth. The photo booth will run free of cost for people to have fun taking photos of
themselves with props. 5-7 pm

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie

VDA Investor

Come sample our dazzling new Pherotine Collection just in time for Valentine’s Day! Potions to uplift, empower and entice, featuring famed Filipino artist Lynyrd-Jym Narciso on our labels! Also, his gorgeous Tarot Decks will be on display and for sale! Enjoy a free fragrance and pheromone consultation, plus complimentary treats and libations!

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie
703 Main St #dtvanwa
5-9 pm
Friday, February 1st, 2019

Northwest Personal Training

VDA Investor

First Friday–Join us for this 90-minute celebration! In honor of the month of LOVE, we are going to show our affection for Zumba in style with a Zumba Love Party with Jenna Nirode! Let’s kick off the month with a ton of fun and a hot sweaty mess! Don’t worry, you can use our showers after to get cleaned up so you can hit the town to see what everyone else is doing on Vancouver’s First
Friday! You can expect refreshments! This is a FREE event for all! 5:30-7pm

Relevant Coffee

Featured artist: Joe Adams. Vancouver native Joe Adams found himself in the Sierra Nevada mountain range rock climbing and sleeping under the stars. Returning with a new sense
of community, Adams presents his celestial thoughts. 5-7 pm

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