First Friday programming kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3 with events including "Art at the Nook" featuring Ortrud Haplti, Shirely Dahlsten and Bill Andrews, with music by the Rare Groove at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron Ave). Also check out Gallery 708's exhibit entitled, "Novitius Pictor," showcasing the work of Pam Harris (301 W. Elm).
At 4:30 p.m., the Visual Voices Gallery presents the "Kansas Figure Drawing Group" artist reception, plus music by Don Wagner, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (901 Beatrice Street).
At 5 p.m., "The Beauty of Pastels," an exhibit by artist Rafael Hernandez, is open at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat (120 N. Santa Fe Avenue). George Jerkovich's photography exhibit is open at the Salina Country Club (2101 E. Country Club Road). Also at 5 p.m., Kansas Wesleyan hosts the "Student Exhibition and Senior Showcase" (100 E. Claflin Ave).
At 7 p.m., The Retro Dance Party starts at Spilman Plaza (226 S. Santa Fe). This is a free event sponsored by Salina Arts & Humanities. If you love hearing "Throwback Thursday" on the radio, then you will DEFINITELY want to be in downtown Salina on May 3rd! Legendary Wichita DJ, DJ Carbon will provide Salina with an incredible night of hits, hosted by Salina's very own cash hollistah. Don't show up late and miss out on all the fun, because this Friday night will be LIVE!
Also at 7 p.m., head down to Chuck's Bar (600 N. Santa Fe Ave.) for their patio kick-off concert featuring the Sunset Sinners. The Radicles will busk outside of the Stiefel Theatre (151 S. Santa Fe Ave.) as concert goers arrive for the ticketed Beach Boys performance, which starts at 8:00 p.m.
Salina Arts & Humanities, Salina Downtown Incorporated and downtown stakeholders present Friday Night Live---an arts and entertainment series for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships in the downtown arts district and satellite locations throughout the city.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming. For more information, call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770.
For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.
Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, the #ArtsMatterSalina e-blast and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.