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.

For more information, visit

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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.

Denton’s art scene fires up this First Friday in July

Denton’s art scene fires up this First Friday in July

It’s the holiday weekend and we will be starting our celebration early with First Friday Denton at a few locations in Downtown Denton July 1st.

Stop by A Creative Art STUDIO, located at 227 W Oak, just off the square and check out the featured artist of the month, Crystal Nelson. Crystal graduated from University of El Paso where she studied Printmaking and Painting. She teaches art in Lewisville ISD and also classes at A Creative Art STUDIO. It’s also singer/songwriter night and First Friday welcomes Aaron Price and Matt Grigsby to A Creative Art Studio.  Aaron and Matt will perform from 7 – 9 pm. Also, grab a brush and paint a small canvas for $5 as part of the art project of the evening. Grab a friend and come join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO. This event is free.

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DIME Store will be hosting a maker launch party for Klynn Grant and introducing her new Big and Bold Coloring Book for kids of all ages!  Get a sample sheet to color in the workshop area and enjoy cool beverages from 6-9 p.m.

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Mellow Mushroom always has some First Friday fun for you if you stop in to spin the prize wheel!

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SCRAP Denton will host a Found Art Show – art made with treasures all from SCRAP.  Plus, enjoy music, a free “make & take craft”, popsicles, drinks and snacks.

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Vintage Bleu will be open extended evening hours and serving snacks and drinks. Come on by for a look through all the American vintage treasures.

Kick off summer at First Friday Denton on June 3rd

Kick off summer at First Friday Denton on June 3rd


Artists Enclave of Denton County will host its first ever Pop-Up Art Exhibition: Enclave Eclectic on Friday, June 3rd from 6 to 10 p.m. at Walnut Street Annex – Sweetwater Grill and Tavern in Downtown Denton.  The exhibit features 2-dimensional works by a select representation of Denton’s outstanding community of established and emerging artists.  Painting, drawing, prints, photography and mixed medium await arts enthusiasts and you can even buy it if you love it! A percentage of sales will benefit the Artists Enclave. The event is free and open to all ages.

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Stop by to congratulate the artists and organizations receiving the Greater Denton Arts Council grants at the Center for Visual Arts on Friday from 6-8 p.m.


DIME Store will have a sneak preview of their 3rd annual sidewalk sale on Friday night with complimentary beverages while you shop and save. Local art and craft vendors will have their treasures available on sale and more. Stop in between 6 and 9 p.m.  Friday.

Mellow Mushroom always has some First Friday fun for you if you stop in to spin the prize wheel!

Welcome in summertime with music and art at A Creative Art STUDIO, 227 W. Oak, Ste. 101. Music will be provided by Stiggy and Friends and they will have a smorgasbord of original and fav tunes that you are sure to like. Think of an evening with Dylan, Beatles, Hank Williams Jr, Jimmy Buffet, Buddy Holly… Well, you get the idea. Come see the new works of featured artist Robin Huttash and check out the works of their other gallery artists. Music starts at 7 pm. Grab a friend and come join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO. This event is free.

Head to Downtown Denton every First Friday of the month to check out the local art scene!

Friday Friday Fun for May

Friday Friday Fun for May

First Friday is May 6th in Downtown Denton.  Check out the many stops and bring your friends to do some “Dentoning” the Friday Friday way.  First Friday stops are along the West Oak Street, East Hickory and Elm/Walnut area this month.

Shop, shop, shop and enjoy 25-50% off at Circa 77 Vintage at 227A W. Oak Street open until 8 pm. or when the party is over.  Then, stop in for Moms and Mimosas at Vintage Bleu Home next door where the fun starts at 4 p.m. and runs through 9 p.m.. Come check out guest vendors, vendor sales, and a FB giveaway that starts next week.  In store vendor sales will be Friday and Saturday.

A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak invites you to join the fun and come see the work of 40 artists that are currently showing at the studio and check out Kid Art from some of the children in our art classes. This month music is provided by UVER, a local group who’s music can be described as poetry therapy lyrics set to melodic rock/pop. The group was formed by musician Fritz Schwalm who writes many of the songs and does vocals and guitar. Other members of the group are Chuck Voellinger, vocals,bass, Ann MacMillan, drums, and Joe Stack, guitar. There will also be a community Art Project set up for all to work on. Grab a friend and come downtown. Hours are 6-9 p.m.

Head on down to Elm/Walnut and East Hickory areas for more fun, mixing, mingling and entertainment.

The Artists Enclave of Denton County celebrates its 6-month anniversary as an innovative arts organization with a May Mixer Meetup combining a Happy Hour Mixer at Downtown Denton’s Sweetwater Grill and Tavern–Walnut Street Annex. The Sweetwater Happy Hour Mixer begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Walnut StreetAnnex (115 East Elm Street) with complimentary appetizers and drink specials.

Then head over to the Artist Enclave Meetup at the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Opening Reception for International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton at the Patterson-Appleton ArtsCenter (400 East Hickory Street). The Artists Enclave Meetup for the Bob Chilton photography exhibit reception kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:00 p.m. The GDAC reception will open for the general public at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, visit

There is no admittance fee for either the Mixer or Meetup. The whole community is invited to this celebratory evening.

Stop in to Mellow Mushroom on your way down East Hickory on First Friday and spin the prize wheel to get some fun free stuff!

Top off your evening at Harvest House and at 10 p.m. featuring Eric McFadden live, show usually starts. Cover charge may apply.




It’s No Joke – First Friday is on April 1st!

It’s No Joke – First Friday is on April 1st!

It’s hard to know what is real and what’s a prank on April Fool’s Day each year, but we are not kidding about the fantastic line up of events this First Friday in April. Check out the stops below and get more information on their website or Facebook pages.

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2nd Annual ARTS ALL NIGHT at the Arts Center on Friday, April 1, 6 PM – 6 AM, at the
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. $10 for public, FREE for GDAC members and children under 12. Celebrate the arts ALL NIGHT with the Greater Denton Arts Council! Dance the night away with Brave Combo and Jessie Frye and enjoy performances in the galleries, artist demos, family art activities, flashlight tours, films, storytelling, karaoke, food trucks, and much more! For details, visit

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Join Artists Enclave and A Creative Art Studio for an April Fool’s First Friday Celebration at
A Creative Art Studio, 227 West Oak, from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.. Featured artists will be on site, including visual artist, Shay “Pono” McAnally, and musical guests, County Rexford. Enjoy evening entertainment from Denton Community Theatre, Sundown Collaborative Theatre, James West from Tejas Storytelling Association, UNT’s Juggling & Flow Arts and Surprise “Jesters”!

It’s sure to be an unforgettable April Fool’s Day.  Jester’s Attire Welcome! Free admittance. For more information:

DIME Store Hand-Made is celebrating its third anniversary on April 1 during First Friday! Come for a fun (and free!) make + take craft collaboration with KDB (Keep Denton Beautiful). Plus, enjoy refreshing beverages and new spring merchandise from our makers! First Friday hours are 6-9 pm. Check out more details on the Facebook Event: Birthday Bash + Bazaar!

SCRAP Denton, 402 S. Bell Ave., will host First Friday, April 1st, from 6-8 pm with a Denton-themed coloring book release party, UNT CVAD Art Show, live music, and refreshments.

Serendipity on the Square, 108 W. Oak, will also be open during First Friday. Mention First Friday when you go in and get 15% off everything in the store (except vintage furniture paint or painting workshops).

Circa 77 Vintage is open First Friday and has a 25% off sale until 8 p.m. or until the party is over.

Stop in to Mellow Mushroom on your way around downtown on First Friday and spin the prize wheel to get some fun free stuff!

Top off your evening at Harvest House and at 10 p.m. listen to Starmother. Cover charge may apply.