Say goodbye to the Texas Floods, and hello to huge crowds this First Friday in Denton, Texas!
After almost a solid month of rain, we’re drying out just in time for the first First Friday of summer 2015. Denton was known for summers that are a bit more laid back than the seasons during university school years, but nowadays with all the activities around Downtown Denton, the students living in Denton year-round, the slower pace is hardly noticeable as it used to be.
First Friday Denton is the original event created to highlight Denton businesses that cater to people interested in the things that make Denton unique – art, music, food, artisans and entertainment of all sorts.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL FIND THIS FRIDAY:
Please join us this Friday, June 5 from 5:30-7:30 for our public reception for Life Through the Lens: Pictures That Tell a Story by Joe Clark and Junebug Clark. We will remain open until 9pm for First Friday Denton Texas. Events are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
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Join us for First Friday Denton this Friday, May 1st, 7 – 9 pm.
Come hear the sounds of Steve Horn and Leon Peek. They will be performing behind the studio in our “backyard”. We will have a fun community art project, refreshments and some shopping. As you know, there was a fire in the apartment above our gallery on March 15th and at this time we are still waiting for repairs to be completed. We are thinking that we will be back in our building by June but hoping it will be in May. Hope you can join us for our outdoor event.
Join us for this very fun First Friday Denton event at A Creative Art STUDIO. This month we welcome Spring with our Spring inspired Art Show featuring a variety of artists from the studio and the music of Fritz Schwalm followed by Warren Jackson Hearne. Fritz returns to the studio flying solo this time. This singer/songwriter and band leader is always a favorite performer of the studio. He describes his music as rock, alterative-rock, roots, and indie. His soulful writing along with his guitar creates a perfect harmony. First time performing at the studio is Warren Jackson Hearne. Warren comes from strong musical roots in that his parents toured in the Roy Clark Band and his father often performed on Hee Haw. He began following in their footsteps at a very young age and has played with several bands and toured the country. Our art activity for the evening involves a spring-based painting and collage activity. Also for $5 you can create your own small painting on a canvas to take home and treasure. Robin Huttash, gallery and studio owner, will be demonstrating the process of watercolor batik, an art process that uses wax as a resist and watercolor paints on rice paper.
8:30 Music by Warren Jackson Hearne
7:15 Music by Fritz Schwalm
Watercolor Batik by Robin Huttash
Watercolor Batik Cactus by Robin Huttash
Steampunk Art Costume Contest Art Project Music
Join A Creative Art STUDIO for this very fun First Friday Denton event It is their 2nd Annual Steampunk First Friday. Steampunk art refers art that is inspired by industrial Western civilization during the 19th century and most often incorporates the use of metal with a mechanical theme. Other materials found in Steampunk art include glass, paper, leather or wood. Our music for the evening are the very accomplished Tanya Schwoch followed by Denton’s own Drew Phelps. Our featured artist of the month is Metal Artist Daren Fagan. Daren works in reclaimed recycled metals and has a passion for kinetic art and often includes springs and balanced suspended pieces. If you are a person who likes costumes be sure and enter our steampunk theme costume contest. Prizes for the best two costumes will be given. If you don’t like to dress up, it will be fun to see what people come up with. We will have artists who also create steampunk inspired artwork in the studio with special tables set up in the studio part of the gallery. A community art canvas project will be set up for everyone paint. Grab a friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO. 227 W Oak, Suite 101 Denton, Texas. 76201 940 442-1251 acreativeartstudio.com
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I just received this nice video from Christopher Schlumpf who has the website “Everyone’s a Story,” and I thought it did a very good job of shouting out the secret that is Denton, Texas.
We will be announcing an open meeting for those interested in having input into the direction of First Friday Denton, as well as a simple meet and greet for those wondering just exactly what First Friday Denton is all about and who is behind “the digital curtain.” Stay tuned!
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