First Friday programming kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 2 with a matinee showing of "Matisse - From Tate Modern to MoMA - Exhibition on Screen" at the Salina Art Center Cinema (150 S. Santa Fe Ave.). After this screening, First Friday Night Live events that start at 4 p.m. include "Art at the Nook" featuring George Jerkovich, Fran, Pamela Pentico, and Pam Baker at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron Ave.) and the Public Library's Gallery 708's artist reception for Sherri Shippy's exhibit entitled, "Intricate Chaos" (301 W. Elm). Also, check out John Keeling's exhibit open at the Salina Country Club (2101 E. Country Club Rd.).
At 4:30 p.m., the Visual Voices Gallery presents the "In Between" artist reception for the work of Tayla Naden at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (901 Beatrice St.).
At 5 p.m., Robert Joy's work is on display and open to the public at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat (120 N. Santa Fe Ave.). Also at 5 p.m., the Salina Art Center hosts the opening of a new exhibit, "Eyes to Acres: Cultivating Food Culture" and a preview of the upcoming "Art Gone Wild" show, at 242 S. Santa Fe Ave. True Betty has a wrapped jewelry trunk show at 5 p.m., showcasing the work of Tracy Catlin (108 N. Santa Fe Ave.).
At 7 p.m., head down to Spilman Plaza for the Retro Dance Party, with chalk art by local artist Kimberly Vega (226 S. Santa Fe Ave.). The Retro Dance Party will thrill all lovers of the rowdiest decades in America - the 90's and early 2000's!
The Party features legendary Wichita talent DJ Carbon, coming to provide Salina with an incredible night of hits, hosted by our very own cash hollistah. Don't show up late and miss out on all the fun, because this Friday night will be LIVE! This event is co-sponsored by Salina Arts & Humanities, 92.7 The New Zoo and Rocking M Media.
In case of inclement weather, the Retro Dance Party will be moved to the Salina Art Center Warehouse (149 S. Fourth St.). Seraphim Bread, also located in Spilman Plaza, will be open late for the Dance Party crowd, serving homemade pizza rolls and rice krispie treats.
For the Party, local artist Kimberly Vega will decorate Spilman Plaza with planets, rockets, aliens, and starts in various sizes. At 7 p.m., the public is invited to interact with this pop-up chalk environment and be a part of the design, floating through space and beyond!
Also at 7 p.m., The Temple hosts "Line Dancin'!" (336 S. Santa Fe Ave.).
At 8 p.m., 38 Special plays at the Steifel Theatre. Tickets are available for purchase at the door as available (151 S. Santa Fe Ave.). Also, check out the free show at The Voo, with musical guests from Missouri - Dance Monkey Dance! (249 N. Santa Fe Ave.).
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.