Downtown will host numerous First Friday’s this week. All shows runs from 5-8PM unless otherwise noted. While there are no doubt going to be several other First Friday’s at venues not yet listed, this is what we know about as of Thursday, October 5. So, what can you look forward to on First Friday, October 6?
2 Street Gallery, inside the Co-Op Plaza, will explore autumn themes. “Golden birches, russet bearberry leaves, black spruce, and brown moose” are just a sampling of the artwork available for enjoyment this First Friday.
Bad Mother Vintage features Animal Brides and Chuck Brainerd.
Co-Op Plaza will host live music local cellist Van Levey.
Fairbanks Arts Association hosts a double feature in the Bear Gallery! Fairbanks Arts celebrates Alaska Book Week and holds the opening reception for the Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition. – RSVP
Fairbanks Community and Dog Mushing Museum features a group show by the Fairbanks PAC (Photographers Adventure Club). The club is a local group of photographers at all levels from beginner to full time professional. The show is titled Hit Me With Your Best Shot. – RSVP
McCafferty’s features a performance by the cafe’s house band – Sand Castle. The band performs contemporary folk, rock and retro pop Friday and Saturday nights from 8:30 – 10:30.
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors features ELM Designs and friends Mariah Henderson and Lara McGlinchy. ELM Designs is a collaboration between two jewelry artists who specialize in Mokume Gane, a Japanese metalsmithing technique that joins different metals together using high pressure and heat. Artists Mariah Henderson and Lara McGlinchy will display their encaustic paintings. Their individual works are a combination of beeswax, resin, pigment, oil and mixed media. – RSVP
Rings & Things, inside the Co-Op Plaza, showcases singer/songwriter Trent Zachgo. Anne Dean will display her handmade greeting cards, Shayla Sackinger will present Chicken Art & Oriental Comics, Michelle and Fred Morris will exhibit their collection of wooden toys. Refreshments will be provided, including homemade Swedish meatballs, snacks and a mystery desert. – RSVP
S Salon & Studio has a hand in two First Friday events this week. Inside the studio, art fans can scope out the works of Shawn Ferringer. Outside the studio, on the backside of the Alaska Motor Inn at 419 4th Avenue, a mural by Tanner Rhines and Amanda Wells will be on display. Attendees are invited to “relish in their creative genius while supporting a good cause – the American Red Cross will be handing out hot cocoa and cider, while volunteers will be collecting clothing donations and setting them up on racks for those in need to collect.” Clothing donations are welcome at both the mural or at S Salon. – RSVP
The Hub and Heart Stream Yoga host Alyssa Quintyne who will unveil a new series exploring how we interact with death throughout our lives and celebrates the resilience that comes after. According to the official event page: “Whether it be from a passing, the end of a relationship, or our own personal rebirth, you will find it depicted here at the Hub.” – RSVP
Venue, in the Lathrop Building, will feature the artwork of Lindsay Saunders. She will have an assortment of oil paintings, pen and ink, and cut paper pieces. The art will “make up the whimsical and macabre show.” According to the official event page: “This show is a study of loss, perseverance, and the human experience of life and death.” – RSVP
Vivid Beauty, in the former Sunshine Travel building, features photography by Fairbanks artist Jennifer Covington. According to the official event page: “Believing that some of the most beautiful scenes in the natural world are everyday and easily missed small observations, Jennifer shares her highly textured macro scenes and simple landscapes on vibrant metal prints.” – RSVP