SCRAP is excited to be hosting
Kids Reuse Art in the Re:Vision Gallery for the month of November. Elementary level art teachers from 5 schools in the area have worked with their students to incorporate creative reuse into their artwork. This show will be opening during First Friday so stop by SCRAP to see how creative and resourceful these kids are!
Zero 96 Brewing will be here again giving out samples of their delicious, locally crafted beer. Support local arts and crafts while sipping on craft beer!
As always, SCRAP will be open for late night shopping in our retail store and Re:Boutique. The Re:Boutique sells work made by local artists and crafters that use 75% or more reused materials in their work. It’s a great place to get a jump start on all of your holiday shopping. We’ll be open until at least 9pm. Come out and join the fun!
Here is a bit of information about the show SCRAP will have in our Re:Vision Gallery that opens on July 5th.
The Denton Public Library is working with teens to create creative reuse art for SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery. Ordinary pizza boxes will be transformed through paint, collage and other techniques into wonderful works of art. Come and see how creative, innovative and resourceful these kids can be!
Be inspired to create your own work of art and shop in our retail store for materials of your own. SCRAP will be open until 9 with refreshments, shopping and the opening of this unique reuse art show.
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
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Spring is almost here and A Creative Art STUDIO is hearing music in the air. Guitar music to be exact. This First Friday we celebrate the noble Guitar with three Guitarists from the Metroplex. Starting at 7:00 we present Denton’s own Doug Raney.
Doug has been playing the guitar for 40 years and indicated that his own musical influences range from the amazing flamenco of Paco de Lucia to the lightning-fast flat picking of Jerry Reed; from the classical wonders of John Williams to the street savvy blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Following Doug, Fort Worth, Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich will perform. He classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass,” but that’s just scratching the surface. 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 resident, also joins the line – up. Mark 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.
Photographer, Lily Mirsky, is the featured artist of the month. Originally from Riga, Latvia, she came to the USA in 1980 to pursue her dream of living in a free country. She feels that the art of presenting the beauty of the world through the eye of the camera has unlimited potential.
Each month the studio provides a community art project for all to work on. This month a mosaic will be created using small pieces of colored glass and other materials. Artist demonstrations will also be taking place at the studio. Grab and friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.
From Ellen at Banter Bistro – Tonight is First Friday! Come out to Banter and hear the crazy mad guitar skills and vocals that will knock your hat in the creek. Chris, Matt, and Allison go on at 6pm. At 8pm we have Dirty Blonde Delaney and at 10pm Reinventing Jude!
NOTE – Banter is a fantastic venue for music, and has some great beer selections as well. Be sure to stop in and enjoy the first First Friday of the year at Banter Bistro, just off the Square in Downtown Denton.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL PATRONS AND BUSINESSES INVOLVED WITH FIRST FRIDAY DENTON!
The blustery, dreary and cold gives way to another First Friday Denton celebration this Friday January 4.
If you are a business that will be open this First Friday in celebration of another year of First Fridays in Denton, Texas, be sure to send me your information and I will be sure to have a post run on it before this fast approaching Friday. I am confident some of the new participants – Oak Street Draft House or
I came across some fun the other night, a Thursday night, on the Square, when we found an impromptu gathering of hula-hoopers on the northwest side of the Courthouse lawn. Here is a link to that story – “Hula Group on the Square” – that ran in the DRC’s Community Blogger section.