Head downtown early on July 5 to catch First Friday Night Live exhibits “Speculative Retrievals” at the Salina Art Center (150 S. Santa Fe Ave., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and “The Creative Spirit” at the Smoky Hill Museum (211 W. Iron Ave., 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.). Also, visit the Salina Country Club to see work from Matthew Miller, Nicole Thibodeau and Shannon Trevethan (2101 E. Country Club Rd., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.).
First Friday events include “Art at the Nook” featuring “Colors, Curves and Lines” by Brenda Smith and the “Patriotic Stamp Collection” of Thad Shamborg, both at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron Ave., 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.).
The Visual Voices Gallery presents the “In Between” artist reception for Tayla Naden, with music by Joseph Gogades, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (901 Beatrice Street, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.).
The Salina Art Center’s ARTery Go will be in Spilman Plaza with “Head Band Jamz” by Thad Beach (226 S. Santa Fe Ave., 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.).
The Temple is hosting two food trucks - Santa Cruz Burrito and Relish (336 S Santa Fe Ave., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.).
To close the night out, touring musician Toney Rocks is playing at Ad Astra Books & Coffee, (141 N. Santa Fe Ave., starts at 7 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.