February’s First Friday Activities

February’s First Friday Activities

First Friday plans are set at stops this Friday, February 3rd in downtown Denton.  An anniversary celebration, opening reception for a fantastic art exhibit and music along the way make for a nice way to show love for the arts in Denton this February. See below for information on all the stops.

Congrats to SCRAP Denton on it’s 5 Year Anniversary!  Join the celebration from 6-8 pm with live music by Nicholas Morgan, a Denton ISD Elementary Art Show and free make and take crafts (La La Letters: DIY Valentines).  Enter drawings and enjoy refreshments when you stop in their place at Bell and Prairie streets to celebrate with them.  For more information SCRAP Denton, please visit www.scrapdenton.org.

The  Patterson-Appleton Arts Center kicks off the first Friday evening of the month with the opening reception of the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition presented in partnership with the Greater Denton Arts Council in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The reception is from 6 – 8 p.m. The center is located right at the corner of Bell and E. Hickory in downtown.

This exhibit is recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country.  It was started in 1987 and was initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

The exhibit is on view February 4 – May 6, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC)
$5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12. For more information on this exhibit and more on exhbits through the year, please visit www.dentonarts.com.

Stop in to A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak,  for art demonstrations and refreshments from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. For more information on the studio, please visit  www.acreativeartstudio.com.

DIME Handmade,  will have a free make and take craft! This month it’s a stitch your own valentine card with a precious heart design!  For more information on DIME (Denton Independent Makers Exchange), please visit www.dimehandmade.com

The Discover Denton Welcome Center at 111 W. Hickory Street will feature live music by Plato’s Theory from 4 – 6 pm. The center also sells many local good designed and crafted by local artists.  For more information on the welcome center and events in Denton, please visit www.discoverdenton.com.

Watch this site for updates on monthly events. For more information on First Friday Denton updates check out the Facebook page. For information on Downtown Denton, please visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

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