If you are looking for a wine tasting on First Friday, be sure and stop by Vigne Wine Shop from 6:00-8:00 pm for their wine tasting event which will feature their November Gold and Platinum Wine Club Wines.
Group 1: The three gold level wines of the month ($15-$18 wines). Group 2: The two platinum level wines of the month ($30-$40 wines) Group 3: The platinum upper level red wine of the month ($60-$75)
This is a progressive tasting: each dollar grouping up is a $5 charge. So you can taste the three for $5, five for $10 or all six for $15
If not interested in the wine tasting, they do have 27 – 29 wines available by the glass at different prices and will be open until Midnight. You can find them at 219 East Hickory Street on the East side of the square. (940) 566-1010
The Courthouse- on- the Square- Museum will be open for visitors during First Friday Denton from 5 – 8 pm. The Museum is located inside the Courthouse at 110 West Hickory, Denton, Texas. All Courthouse Museum programs are free and open to the public. You can check out the following exhibit this Friday.
BIG WHEELS TURNIN’: The Evolution of Transportation in Denton County
Much of Denton County’s growth can be traced back to some form of transportation. Early days saw the hardships of Peters Colonists arriving by wagons and visitors coming by stagecoaches. Industrial development followed settlement of the area and cattle driving and railroads that brought prosperity and growth to the county. The creation of the automobile in the early 1900s revolutionized transportation yet again. Eventually the early roads, usually in terrible condition, saw improvement with farm-to-market roads and iron bridges that allowed farmers easier transport of their produce. Eventually the development of high-speed travel, such as airplanes, I-35 and the Denton County Transportation Authority, evolved Denton County into what we know today.
This exhibit marks the first time exhibit labels are provided in English and Spanish. In addition, QR codes appear throughout for those with smart phones/tablets to learn more about Denton’s rich history. Two I pads are available in the gallery for visitors to further interact and engage with the exhibits. Finally, the West Gallery has been transformed into a media room providing an opportunity to view new and past films about transportation.
A Creative Art STUDIO merges music and art for a great First Friday evening. This month our music involves three talented performers. Starting at 7:00 pm Darrin Kobetich and Mark Brandt play their special style of music. Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass.” Originally from Long Island, New York, Darrin grew up listening to a lot of music, (including bluegrass, Italian and Greek music, rock ‘n’ roll) and has been playing the guitar since the age of 12. Mark Brandt, Dallas guitarist, first picked up a guitar at the age of 13. Two decades later, armed with a diverse array of influences and experiences, he’s writing music that resonates with passion, aggression, beauty, and an undeniable flow of energy. Following Darrin and Mark will be local musician, Richard Haskins doing a solo set of songs he has written. Their featured artist of the month is Chase Gentry. Chase grew up watching his mother create art and knew it was something he always wanted to do. What makes Chase a very unique artist beside his artistic talent is that he is colorblind. He relies on the names of the colors and can identify some colors by sight but once he has begun the painting process and mixing the hues, the sense of value of the painting or the lights and darks of the painting guides his work. The studio will also have “Dollar a minute” portrait artist Bailey Parrish on hand to create that special portrait for you. She will be at the studio from 7 – 10 pm. Art demonstrations and a community art project rounds out the great evening. A Creative Art STUDIO is located at 227 W Oak Street, just off the square.
Art by Chase Gentry
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