First Friday Downtown

June 1, 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

Mitch Baird’s latest solo show “Open Expanses” explores the beauty and peacefulness found in the open spaces of nature.  www.artontheboulevard.org

Aurora Gallery

VDA Investor

Come enjoy Maris Cavanagh’s one woman show, featuring textile art forms made using an old technique of wool felting. Both framed & unframed wall-hangings as well as stand-alone vessels. A must see!

www.auroragalleryonline.com

Burnt Bridge Cellars

VDA Investor

New Art by Sue Clancy: “Purrsuits of Pleasure”. Showing at the winery through end of July, all pieces for sale. Live Music by: Aram Arslanian. Food by Chef Kim of Class Cooking. Wines by the glass!

www.sueclancy.com, www.kingsleygardenmusic.com, www.class-cooking.com

Creative Computer Solutions

VDA Investor

Featuring Bret Palazzo. Palazzo Art has been a dream of mine for practically my whole life. I have been an accomplished artist over the past 30 years. We pride ourselves in creating Mid Century inspired artwork.

http://palazzoart.com/

Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie

VDA Investor

Love Potion Perfume’s New Releases for Summer plus Meet, Greet and Signing with Callie L. French, artist of the award winning Rana George Lenormand Oracle Deck! Complimentary nibbles & libations too!

LovePotionStore.com

Low Bar

VDA Investor

Featuring Susan Kipp.  Abstract and representational watercolor and mixed media.

Leupke Flowers and Finds

VDA Investor

Featuring Kathryn Delaney with digital painting, mixed media.

luepkeflorist.com

Most Everything Vintage

VDA Investor

Featuring our recent horse ranch themed photo shoot featuring the photography talents of Sharp Shutter Studios. Come see the photos, clothing and accessories in person.

 

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

VDA Investor

Come meet Feather Lei and Jewelry Maker, artist Joy Pomaika’i Hau’Oli O’Hearn, who will exhibit her featherwork. Don’t miss viewing and learning about this ancient, exquisite Hawaiian art form!

www.nativeartsandcultures.org

 

Premiere Property Group

VDA Investor

Roben White is a Cheyenne/Oglala, Lakota, a local Vancouver, a self-taught Artist & Activist. His work spans many disciplines, styles & techniques. He currently has four works touring Paris.

The PAC

VDA Investor

Come and see the beautiful original “Colors Of Africa” series painted by “The Painter Of Colorful Memories” ( James Dunbar). Also featuring: Hand crafted Jewelry, wood art, and much more at “THE PAC”

www.portlandartcreations.com

Relevant Coffee

VDA Investor

Featured artist Sara Morse. “Wet”: a collaboration of haiku and moist photography.

www.relevantcoffee.com

Renegades Bar & Grill

VDA Investor

Featuring Juliah Pool’s multiple acrylic paintings

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, June 4th.

Wattle Tree Place

VDA Investor

Live music by Fat Sasquatch and other local artists

www.wattletreeplace.com

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