Join us at Banter Bistro for First Friday tomorrow night! We love First Friday. Tomorrow night we have Jazz with Alex Blair and Austin Byrd @ 6pm followed by Wise Ruby at 8 and The Poor Kings at 10pm! So come hang out with us and listen to some great music!
We are doing some First Friday festivities this week:
-Late hours 6-9pm
-Food Truck: Fire In The Hole Pizza
-Great handmade products from 25+ local artitists
The DIME Store Grand Opening First Friday Festivities March 29, 2013
Denton, Texas – DIME (the Denton Independent Maker Exchange) is opening its brick and mortar store in Downtown Denton this first Friday, April 5th. First Friday Festivities include complimentary wine and cheese and live letterpress printing from Triple Threat Press. The Pickled Carrot, a Denton food truck selling Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich, will also be on site. Customers of the store that make a purchase of $25 or more will receive a free DIME sticker pack, including a car decal and four mini decals.
The DIME Store will house handmade goods from 25+ Denton artists, carrying products such as handcrafted furniture, handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, handmade bags, and more. The store is located at 510 S. Locust in a converted 1950s home and has the nostalgic flair of a five and dime shop.
The DIME Store is owned and curated by Shelley Christner and Rachel Aughtry, both artists and residents of Denton.
Shelley and Rachel originally began DIME in 2010 under the moniker “Etsy Denton” to promote a community among local artists that sell their work on Etsy.com. Etsy Denton held several large craft fairs at the Center for Visual Arts before changing the name to DIME and announcing the opening of the store in early 2013.
The Grand Opening festivities continue on Saturday with a cookout, beer from the local brewers at Armadillo Ale, and a free DIME tote to the first ten shoppers.
First Friday hours are 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Saturday hours are 10:00am – 6:00pm. Regular hours begin Tuesday, April 9th and are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Website : www.dimehandmade.com
Facebook Event Page:
FROM VALERIE CLEGG at the Chestnut Tree -
We will be featuring the following artist for the months of April and May. Be open Thursday through Saturday 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., April 4-6
Bethany Royston is a stay at home mom and self taught artist. With the support of her loving family she’s been blessed to follow her dreams of becoming an artist. She’s had showings around the Denton area and specializes in custom pieces which have sold internationally. She loves God and art and especially the combination of the two!
With a passion for Day of the Dead, kitsch, and an eclectic mix of different cultures she uses acrylics and mixed media as her medium of choice. She gravitates towards very bright colors and whimsical images and uses her love of nature as an inspiration. You can check out her Etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BethanyRoystonArt. 10% of all sales are donated to the buyer’s choice of charity.
Cherry Kandy be celebrating our First Anniversary of being open on Friday March 1st. Come by for a fun evening of shopping, sales, crafting and door prizes! We will be offering 20% off store wide. Drop your name in the drawing for a $10 Cherry Kandy Gift Certificate and enjoy some yummy snacks brought to you by Cherry Kandy & SCRAP.
- Cherry Kandy is located inside SCRAP, and was featured last year – HERE.
Friday February 1, First Friday @ Banter Bistro
6pm – Alex Blair – awesome jazz vocalist with Austin Byrd on keys!
8pm – The Future Eyes
“The Future Eyes were formed in 2011 as four friends came together to put a live sound to the extensive catalog of Denton based singer/songwriter Kelbe Schrank (pronounced, “shronk”), including two previous self-produced albums. The result has been an entirely new true collaborative effort, with Schrank still the primary songwriter, but with new found energy and a dynamic genre-bending sound; an amalgam of indie rock and folk with veins of blues and funk streaking through. With the bold beats and rich harmonies of James Grisham, evocative bass lines of John Oliviera and soaring guitar crescendos of Jason Cook, The Future Eyes leave contrails across the minds of listeners.”
10pm – Ellie Meyer – “Ellie Meyer is an up and coming artist into the music scene, with vocals and song lyrics that will make you want to listen for more. All of her songs are based on life experiences and inspirations that either Ellie, herself, or those around her have experienced”, DentonRadio.com
Also we have an art exhibit of sketches by local artist Bryan Kelly. The show represents one year of daily sketches by Denton based illustrator Bryan Kelly. This collection includes all 365 sketches posted between February 10th 2011 and February 10th 2012. These sketches were initially posted, with captions, on his website, bryankellyillustrations.com and on his facebook account also called Bryan Kelly Illustrations. Bryan continues to post sketches five times a week, Monday through Friday. The Friday sketch is presented as a full color illustration.