Category Archives: First Friday Events

First Friday September 4th is a great way to kick-off a 3-day weekend!

First Friday September 4th is a great way to kick-off a 3-day weekend!

Experience Denton’s art scene in many forms on First Friday, Sept. 4th. These businesses and galleries will have activities throughout the evening between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with hours varying.  It’s a great way to stroll through downtown, experience and observe local art activities.

Most activities begin at 6 p.m. and some will end at 9 p.m. and others will end at 10 p.m., but please check hours listed below for each participating location this Friday.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. –

UNT Gallery on the Square, 109 Elm St., is hosting a public opening reception for the exhibition “Fulfillment Center” featuring UNT faculty artist Susan Cheal.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DIME Store, 510 S. Locust St., will hold a “Make & Take” craft activity. Make a hand sewn cactus.  Complimentary beverages.

Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory, will have a prize wheel. Stop in for spin and maybe you’ll win a prize.

Harvest House, 331 E. Hickory, the last stop on the Velo Republic/ New Belgium Brewing Co. Bike Ride starting at Velo Republic Bike Shop ending at Harvest House at 9 p.m. with cool bike stuff giveaways.

Also at Harvest House, FREE live music 8:30 p.m. featuring Robert Cody Maxwell and Jack Kerowax.

A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St.

Circa 77, 227 A W. Oak St.

Serendipity on the Square, 108 W. Oak St., invites you to come by and observe a workshop and see what they do and check out some great shabby chic art.

Hoochies, 214 W. Hickory

Dusty’s 119 S. Elm

Hailey’s, 122 W. Mulberry

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – check out these stops:

Art Glass Ensembles, 513 Bolivar, invites you for refreshments, beverages, and 10% off purchase.

Painting with a Twist, 208 W. Oak,  will have a class, so stop by and observe to see if you want to try one out.

East Side Denton, 113 E. Oak, stop by to check out the food trucks.

Oak Street Drafthouse, 308 E. Oak, will have pint night.

First Friday Rocking Into The Summer

First Friday Rocking Into The Summer

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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.

Fourth of July First Friday – Be Safe Have Fun

Fourth of July First Friday – Be Safe Have Fun

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First Friday falls on the Fourth of July this year, so in case you weren’t watching your calendar, there are a number of people who will be celebrating with their families AND there are still a number of businesses that will be open. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy your First Friday on the Fourth, and be safe!

First Friday Reminder – Let Us KNOW!

First Friday Reminder – Let Us KNOW!

For the businesses who are a part of First Friday Denton, or want to be a part of the ongoing First Friday Denton event – FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING FOR THE FIRST FRIDAY IN APRIL! We have myself and Heather Gregory that you can contact with your First Friday announcements, and that can be done through the CONTACT page.

We are constantly looking for new participants, and your business will benefit from participating. There is no cost (memberships / website listings / coop advertising) to be part of the First Friday Denton event, and the event continues every first Friday of the month all year long!

You’ll want to also keep an eye on the First Friday Denton facebook page, as things sometimes appear there before they appear here. If you are also up on Google+, there is a Google+ page for First Friday Denton.

Our next First Friday is right around the corner, Friday April 4, just three weeks away.

A Creative Art Studio goes Steampunk this First Friday

A Creative Art Studio goes Steampunk this First Friday

design bridesmaid dresses onlineJoin us for a special Steampunk edition of First Friday Denton on Feb 7th, 2014. Our featured art of the evening include metal sculptures by Daren Fagen, Beaded jewelry by Terri Richards and Steampunk jewelry by Debbie Waldrop. Daren, Debbie and Terri will be on hand to talk about their art and do some demonstrating of some of their techniques.

Our music starts at 7 with the sounds of singer/ songwriter, Daniel Ziegler followed at 7:45 by The New Rainbows. Daniel’s music is from the heart and his lyrics are inspired by nature and his surroundings. He performs in a variety of styles: from rock to acoustic performances and teaches songwriting as well as guitar. The New Rainbows are an eclectic group composed of the very accomplished Alyse Hashi on flute and Robert Hokamp on guitar.

Bailey Parrish, our “dollar a minute” sketch artist will be on hand to draw your portrait. The average portrait time is about 20 minutes. We will have our community art project which will also have a Steampunk twist. Feel free to dress in steampunk theme. Think Victorian meets industrial age meets Wild Wild West and sprinkle on a little Star Trek borg.

Grab that aviator hat with goggles, vest and bowtie, corset or top hat and come on down to the studio. Best Steampunk Costume wins $20 gift certificate from the studio. (Note: You don’t have to dress up to attend.) Grab a friend and come join the fun.