Kick off the month and share the love for the arts by visiting the many stops Friday night, February 5th at First Friday Denton. A steam punk costume and art event, open-mic poetry night, opening reception of Materials Hard + Soft, and stops with sweet treats, make & take crafts, along with live music are all in store for a fantastic evening. Downtown is the heart of the arts in Denton.
First Friday Line Up
A Creative Art Studio
3rd Annual Steampunk Event: steam punk costume contest, steampunk artists, and live music. Just what is Steampunk? Steampunk is often described as Victorian with a little science fiction and early machinery sprinkled on top. Free event from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m..
Artists Enclave of Denton County
Spoken-word artist Joaquin Zihuatanejo will be the guest host for “Love Me. Love Me Not: An Evening of Poems about Adoration and Heartache” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street Annex of Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm Street. Artist Enclave also welcomes special guest Joshua Butler of Thin Line Film Festival and will have valentine treats from She & Bee Confectionary.
Open mic sign up for poets begins at 5:30 p.m.. The event is FREE event for all attending.
The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 29th annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, corner of Bell and E. Hickory.
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, this year’s call for submissions drew over 800 entries by artists from over 40 states. Juror Elizabeth Kozlowski, former curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, has selected over 60 works for this year’s exhibition. To learn more, visit dentonarts.com
Public opening is from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Juror Awards with Curator Elizabeth Kozlowski at 6:45 p.m.
UNT Gallery on the Square
Gallery opening for Harlan Butt National Parks Project. Gallery is open until 7:30 p.m..
SCRAP is hosting its 1-year Belliversary Party (1-year at its Bell Ave. Location) and it will also feature the opening reception for the Denton ISD art show. Other art activities include: Found-photo slide show; Cupcakes; Drinks; Live Music; Make &Take Craft; raffle drawing. Come enjoy the fun until 8 p.m.
Get ready for Valentine’s Day and come peruse a great selection of handmade, local goodies. Plus pre-order a very special ValenDIME fresh flower bouquet while there. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a free craft– this month’s edition is a cute cupid’s arrow!
Stop on your way around to enjoy 50% off at Circa77 Vintage
End the evening with some live music at 8 p.m. featuring Jah Born: Celebrating the Life of J Dilla at the Harvest House stage.