Join other art lovers in the community as they stroll through downtown Denton stopping at the various art studios and stores participating in First Friday Denton. Some stops feature hands-on art, others have some fun activities for you to enjoy along the route. Check out the details below.
Greater Denton Arts Council kicks off Texas History Month –
The stars will be big and bright this at Greater Denton Arts Council in the PAAC, corner of Bell and E. Hickory, as they kick off the First Friday in March celebrating Texas History Month featuring traditional to contemporary artistic traditions of Texas. Enjoy family art activities, a marshmallow roast around the campfire, and much more! Free event on March 3rd from 6 – 9:30 pm in partnership with Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).
March First Friday at SCRAP Denton, corner of Bell and Prairie St., will be the opening reception for “Reclaimed,” a collection of assemblages featuring re-imagined images from photo slides found at SCRAP Denton. All of the work is made by Denton ISD’s ATC Commercial Photography students. The event will feature an art show with all pieces for sale, a FREE make & take craft, and refreshments.
Join us for March First Friday at DIME Handmade, on S. Locust just a few blocks from the square. DIME is hosting Matt Sallack of Otter Illustration premiering and signing Keeping Denton Beautiful: A 30-Year Anniversary Coloring Book! This sweet coloring book is a partnership between Otter Illustration and Keep Denton Beautiful! As always, refreshing beverages provided during this First Friday stop from 6-8 p.m.
Artists Enclave of Denton County and 7 Feathers Denton invite First Friday attendees to this event, themed “Lend me your ears.” To learn more come to the Enclave Royale Poetry Slam on March 3, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Agua Dulce Mexican Kitchen – Walnut Street Annex. Celebrate the existing and ever growing poetry community in Denton with this special event featuring: Enclave Royale host, spoken-word artist Joaquin Zihuatanejo; ten local poets and curator, published author and poet Nancy K. Carpenter. The Enclave Royale is sponsored by Anadara Designs. Cash prizes and the crowning of the 2017 Poet Royale. General admission is $5.
A Creative Art STUDIO, 227 W. Oak St., has a fun First Friday planned and you are invited. This First Friday features Texas-based solo acoustic guitar master Darrin Kobetich. He classifies his sound as “ambient delta raga thrash grass,” but that’s just scratching the surface. The studio will also be featuring woodworking artist Jonathan Sutton who will be demonstrating wood carving. Participate in the community art project, check out the beautiful new art, or listen to music from 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Stop by the Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W. Hickory St., to see the featured guest animals from Frank Buck Zoo between 6 and 8 p.m.. Audacity Brew House will also be in the house.
Be sure to run by Mellow Mushroom on East Hickory from 6 pm to 8 pm and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win Mellow goodies.
SAVE THE DATE for First Friday on April 7th. Watch Facebook and this site for updates.