First Friday Downtown

November 2, 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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Art On the Boulevard

VDA Investor

Earth Elements features the watercolor paintings of Denise McFadden and the stone sculptures of Al Sieradski. 5pm to 9pm

Aurora Gallery

VDA Investor

Artists: Bev Jozwiak and Vickie Nelson. New work by Vancouver’s favorite watercolorist’s. 5 pm to 9 pm



Burnt Bridge Cellars

VDA Investor

First Friday Downtown Celebration – Live Music! New Art: Dona White, watercolor mixed media. Live Music: Laura May, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Food service by Chef Emilee Mahan of Class Cooking. Wine by the glass, and open bottles! 4 pm to 9 pm

Cellar 55

VDA Investor

Various Artists. Benefit Silent Art Auction and wine tasting in honor of suicide awareness and prevention. This event is supporting NAMI SW WA, a leader in educating, supporting, and advocating for mental health. 5 pm to 8:30 pm

Kate Singh Photography

VDA Investor

Drone Photography of Vancouver and Portland done by an Ajit Suraj. Beautiful cityscapes. 5 pm to 9 pm

Low Bar

Featured artist: Liz Nye. Digital Photography on canvas. 11 am to 9 pm

Luepkes Flowers and Finds

VDA Investor

Featured Artist: Susan Cushwa. Original and replications of original watercolor paintings. 5 pm to 9 pm

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

VDA Investor

Featured artist: Richard D. York. York is a contemporary visual artist inspired by his experience of the world in cultural intersections that also reflect his Cherokee heritage, culture and ancestors. 5 pm to 8 pm


Relevant Coffee

Featured artist Jennifer Shroy. “The Birds” explores how women interact with each other and the social pressures within historical and modern contexts. 5 pm to 7 pm

Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro

VDA Investor

We will have Jonathan Sherrill in our lounge from 6pm-9pm. Jonathan specializes in a soulful and bluesy style of music. He sings songs from the 60’s and 70’s as well as other genres. We will also be offering a First Friday Bartender special for $9. We have Aloha (happy) Hour in the bar and restaurant from 3pm-6pm as well.


VDA Investor

Featured artist: Christine Rice. Block printed apparel and wares for the lover of the outdoors. 4 pm to 9 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, October 8th. 5 pm to 9 pm

Wattle Tree Place

VDA Investor

Local artist. Locally handcrafted art and paintings. Live music. Hot food. Beer, wine, and cider.  6 pm to 9 pm

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