Downtown will host numerous First Friday’s next week. All First Friday’s are from 5-8PM unless otherwise stated. While there are going to be several other First Friday’s at other venues not listed, this is what we know about as of Friday, February 24. So, what can you look forward to on First Friday, March 3?
- The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center will feature Icons of the Iditarod, which highlights photos by Jeff Schultz, the official photographer of the Iditarod since 1982. The center’s First Friday will also include artwork by Kristen Hendricks. After moving to Alaska, Kristen began documenting her trips through paintings as a way to capture and share her experiences. She primarily works in watercolor. [RSVP]
- The Fairbanks Children’s Museum continues First Friday: Parents Night Out! Drop your child off at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum for a Kid’s Night while you take a well-deserved Parent’s Night Out! Enjoy the First Friday activities downtown or have a date night. Kids are provided a pizza dinner and playtime with museum educators! Drop-offs are at 5:30 pm and pick up is no later than 8:00 pm. Cost is $25-per-child, but there is a $5 discount for siblings and Museum Member families. Children must be 4 years or older and need to be able to use the restroom independently. Space is limited and pre-registration IS required! You can more information on their Facebook page and website. [RSVP]
- 2 Street Gallery features “Interior Alaska”, original oil paintings by Fairbanks artist Rachel Mulvihill.
- River City Cafe & Espresso will feature artwork and a book signing by Ray Bonnell! There will be a meet-and-greet with Bonnell during the event.
- Alaska House Art Gallery will feature almost one dozen artists exhibiting a wide-range of Aurora-themed works! This is the first First Friday for Alaska House in 2017. Refreshments and music will be provided.
- If Only…a fine store is featuring wood blocks and greeting cards by San Francisco based artist and illustrator Amy Rose Moore. Her art represents a fresh approach to the shop’s favorite birds & animals of Interior Alaska. As a special treat, from 5-8 pm, patrons will receive an additional 10% OFF their purchase of any sale merchandise in the store.
- The Bear Gallery exhibits their annual Fairbanks North Star Borough School District student art show. This exhibit showcases Fairbanks’ young artists, from elementary to high school. Come celebrate their artistic talent and imagination! [RSVP]
- Sand Castle – the official house band of McCafferty’s – perform contemporary folk, rock and retro pop every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30 – 10:30 PM.
- Alaskana Raven Books & Things is highlighting Marie Reid. Marie is the author of Whispers to a Deaf Dog, Climbing the Great Denali and Over Rainbows. Alaskana Raven Books is inside the Co-Op Plaza.
- Woven Sylver will feature the artwork of Josh Kamerick and his beautiful dream catchers. The First Friday show will pay tribute to the many diverse and culturally rich Native American peoples. Snacks will be provided. Woven Sylver is in the Co-Op Plaza. This First Friday show will be from 5-9PM. [RSVP]
- Bad Mother Vintage will have complimentary acupuncture, a photo booth, a group art show and refreshments this coming Friday. The acupuncture will be provided by Acutribe and the photo booth will be provided by Takenya Grace Photography. The show will run from 5-7PM inside Bad Mother Vintage on 2nd Avenue across from the Lathrop Building. Find more about their information here.
- Vivid Beauty will celebrate First Friday with artwork and a Grand Opening! The salon is keen to show off their new location inside the Sunshine Travel building on Noble. Vivid Beauty will feature three talented local artists including Kristi Sandberg, Devin Huffman and Dan Socha. Beverages and snacks, as well as cupcakes by the Jo’s Oven, will be on hand. Vivid Beauty will also feature a to-be-announced food truck with food for purchase! Their show will run from 5-9PM. [RSVP]
- Phillips Studio & Gallery highlights Cabin Fever featuring doll sculptures by Mariska Wright and March Madness featuring paintings by watercolorist Tom Nixon. [RSVP]
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