A Creative Art STUDIO plans evening of Music and Art

A Creative Art STUDIO plans evening of Music and Art
E.T and the Dreamcatchers

E.T. and the Dreamcatchers

Get Ready Denton! It’s time to make your way by A Creative Art STUDIO Friday, August 1st. You are invited to join the studio for a celebration of the arts with music and Art Opening at A Creative Art STUDIO. The event begins at 7:00 pm with E.T. and the Dreamcatchers, The Dream Catchers is a collaboration of cover songs/mash-ups and original compositions by singer-songwriter Erin Thelen. Inspired by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and Nickel Creek, The Dreamcatchers focus on haunting harmonies mixed with percussive elements. This soulful, folk, and acoustic group of UNT music students and alumnus enjoys performing in the Denton community.

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Following the Dreamcatchers, will be the performance of The Fleurettes, comprised of musicians Alexandra Tayara and Richard Haskins. Alexandria and Richard will perform individually as well as a duet.







Crystal Nelson Mixed Media piece 1Crystal Nelson Mixed Media piece 3                                   Featured Artist of the month is printmaker and mixed media artist Crystal Nelson. Crystal teaches art in Lewisville ISD as well at the studio. Come see her latest work and other work carried by the studio, listen to music, do some art or just hang out and make some new friends.

Vigne News For July 2014

Vigne News For July 2014

From John Ryan at Vigne:

vigne wine shop denton texasBecause the 4th is on a Friday this year we are pushing the wine club wine tasting to next weekend, the 10th -12th . This evening andSaturday, from 6:00-8:00pm our wine tasting has been selected especially for the holiday weekend. For just $8 you can taste Arche, Ryan’s RED, a WHITE from Airlie, BLUE moon riesling plusCANNONBALL!!!

These wines will also be available as a flight until close on Saturday for $11

Street and Parking lot reconstruction will continue through December. This week they have shut down the parking lot closest to Wells Fargo. As an alternative the city has striped the lot by the old tax office between Oak and McKinney by Oakland St. This lot is only 1-1/2 blocks from Vigne and generally does not fill up until late in the evening.

We have made several changes to our “by the glass” list, several new ports and our First Class Flight is now three great Cabernets.

When Hoochie’s opens (mid-July) they will be an addition to our list of local restaurants that deliver to Vigne. Currently Andaman, Mellow Mushroom and Rusty Taco deliver. Gold Mine BBQ has minimum order to delivery. We also have menus from Queenie’s and Rooster’s both of whom currently only do “pickup” orders, but we are working on them.

Be sure and like us on Facebook. We post our weekend tastings on Facebook ever week but try to limit ourselves to not more than two emails a month.

 The basics:

With 29 wines and ports available by the glass (33-35 Thursday through Saturday) and 8 to 10 wine and port flights, we have something for everyone’s taste, and ranging from $4 to $22 something for everyone’s pocketbook. For the beer drinkers in your group we have 4 on tap and 7 bottle selections.

Our “Last Bottle Sale”, discounts 20-50% off, has sold out but we will be picking several selections to start it back up next week.

Every day we feature a “Wine of the day” which is happy hour price all day.

Happy Hour- from 4-6pm Tuesday – Friday and Saturday 1-6half price “call” beer and “by the glass” wines and wine flights plus “to go” pricing on dine in bottle wines.

Mellow Hour from 9 pm to 10 pm Tuesday – ThursdayFriday & Saturday nights from 9 pm to 11 pm – half price “call” beer and “by the glass” wines and wine flights and 10% off cigars.

Wine Tastings- from 6 pm to 8 pm every Thursday & Friday nights and available as a flight Thursday evening through Saturday night.


Our hours are:

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00-10:00

Friday & Saturday 12:00-12:00

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Mellow Hour starts at 9

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

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This month First Friday falls on the 4th of July. There are many wonderful events in Denton for the 4th starting with an early morning fun run, 4th of July parade at 9 am followed by music on the square 10 – 11:30 at the Courthouse. Dan’s Silverleaf will feature Western Swing music at 10 am and the day will be filled with visions of swimming, hot dogs cooking on the grill and fire works in the evening. Many of our First Friday event spots will be closed this evening to celebrate the 4th. Please check with the venues to see if they will be open. A Creative Art STUDIO has reported in and will be closed this evening but is planning another fun First Friday event for August 1st. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Fourth of July First Friday – Be Safe Have Fun

Fourth of July First Friday – Be Safe Have Fun

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First Friday falls on the Fourth of July this year, so in case you weren’t watching your calendar, there are a number of people who will be celebrating with their families AND there are still a number of businesses that will be open. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy your First Friday on the Fourth, and be safe!

Downtown Denton Mixer

Downtown Denton Mixer

We attended the mixer for Downtown Businesses yesterday at the Mulberry Street Cantina, and there were plenty of familiar faces there, going all the way back to my nine years of living on the Historic Downtown Denton Square.

Along with the old faces, there is a huge crop of new faces with fresh energy and ideas on how to keep the momentum of Main Street and the Denton Downtown scene rolling along.

I was able to communicate with the folks at www.dentonradio.com about possibly dropping in some advertising and the idea sounded pretty good to Jake Laughlin of Denton Radio.

We here at First Friday Denton are always looking for your ideas to make this event even better and larger, so feel free to contact us. You can also use the Facebook page for information and input. Be sure to visit the First Friday Denton facebook page to see some quick photographs I took at the mixer last night as well!