first friday denton texas
Here are some images from First Friday Denton last week. Enjoy!
first friday denton texas
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
Facebook Event Page:
FROM VALERIE CLEGG at the Chestnut Tree –
We will be featuring the following artist for the months of April and May. Be open Thursday through Saturday 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., April 4-6
Bethany Royston is a stay at home mom and self taught artist. With the support of her loving family she’s been blessed to follow her dreams of becoming an artist. She’s had showings around the Denton area and specializes in custom pieces which have sold internationally. She loves God and art and especially the combination of the two!
With a passion for Day of the Dead, kitsch, and an eclectic mix of different cultures she uses acrylics and mixed media as her medium of choice. She gravitates towards very bright colors and whimsical images and uses her love of nature as an inspiration. You can check out her Etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BethanyRoystonArt. 10% of all sales are donated to the buyer’s choice of charity.
It just doesn’t get any better than this! The Denton Holiday Lighting Event is the same night in Downtown Denton, Texas, this Friday.
Here’s the announcement from A Creative Art Studio:
Join us for First Friday Denton at A Creative Art STUDIO. This month we join the holiday merriment of the Downtown area with music, art and Wassail. From 5 – 7 pm County Rexford trio will be playing Celtic music in the gallery. This group specializes in Celtic ballads, fiddle tunes, and originals while utilizing a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, whistle and more. From 7 – 8 pm DHS String Ensemble will be performing holiday music. Our 2nd anniversary art show will be on display along with art demonstrations. Be sure and add your talent to the community art project. Each month a new art work is created by the those who attend the First Friday Event. Grab a friend and join the fun!