Back to School Fun Starts with Art at First Friday Denton this August

Back to School Fun Starts with Art at First Friday Denton this August

If Art was your favorite class in school, then be sure to start your Back-to-School celebrating this month at First Friday Denton stops in downtown Denton on August 5th.  Hands-on crafts, a secret concert, live music, refreshments, art shows, even giving back to the community and more await you around every corner. Check out what’s happening at all the stops below.


Artists Enclave of Denton County is sharing its First Friday to benefit local non-profit Our Daily Bread.

This special summer event for all ages is presented by Artists Enclave of Denton County, The Bearded Monk, Texas Musicians Against Gun Violence and 7Feathers from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Bearded Monk, 122 East McKinney Street.

TX Fire Pies mobile wood fired brick oven pizza and Cakes With Alt will be on hand with delicious food for purchase with proceeds benefiting Our Daily Bread.

Live entertainment by “Newgrass” band, Zeb Ernest with Tallgrass, Matt Grigsby and Too Soft & The Smooth Smells.

Please bring donations of much needed bottled water and such items as sunscreen, insect repellent, deodorant, baby powder, mouthwash, cough drops, razors (safety) and shaving cream for Our Daily Bread clients. Everyone donating these items will be entered to win raffle prizes provided by breweries and Denton artists.

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First Fridays at the Arts Center is hosting a Skateboard Deck Auction from 6-8 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.  Wes Brown of Metropolis Tattoo and Fine Art will be hosting a one night event benefitting the Greater Denton Arts Council. The night will consist of a reception and a silent auction. Items up for auction will be skateboard decks hand painted by local tattoo artists!

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Ever been to a Sofar Sounds secret concert? Now is your chance at a location in Downtown Denton. Sign up for the show on Friday evening, August 5th and enjoy the surprise. The information to get tickets can be found at this link:

And, with Tax-Free weekend kicking off you might already be out shopping, so stop in to these studios and shops to relax, make and take some of your own art and enjoy viewing art treasures or find one to take home along with cool refreshments!


Only DIME Store can you find fun and weaving on First Friday. God’s Eye Weavings and drinks. Stop by the store from 6 -9 p.m. and bring your friends.

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Join SCRAP and UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design Summer ‘Design II’ class for August’s First Friday event at SCRAP Denton from 6 to 8pm. The art show will feature soft sculptures made from at least 75 percent reused, repurposed, and upcycled materials. Come show your support for budding local artists and creative reuse. Also enjoy live music, drinks and extended shopping hours.

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A Creative Art Studio will host its usual fun party with live music by On the Spectrum and art from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m..

Vintage Bleu and Circa 77 along West Oak Street just off the square also welcome you to stop in for extended shopping hours, Friday Friday fun in all art forms. Have a great First Friday and remember to take that creative break as you get ready for Back-to-School.  Check out details for the stops on the First Friday Denton Facebook page.

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