First Friday: A Night of Art 2019

First Friday: A Night of Art is a great opportunity to visit local galleries and businesses featuring rotating artwork. Held the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm, it is a self-guided tour. Join us on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 for our next First Friday.

Participating locations:

Brix Brewery & Taphouse

813 8th Street

Bo DePeña returns to Greeley with Jackson Clarendon! He will be at Brix Brewery & Taphouse from 8-10pm on Friday, May 3rd. DePeña grew up in Laredo, TX and first picked up a guitar at the age of seven. He started on American Rock N’ Roll and Blues, but he would eventually discover the depth and artistry of Country legends Townes Van Zandt, Freddy Fender, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Asleep at the Wheel. Today, Bo is known for high-energy Americana/Country with thoughtful and relatable lyrics. His experiences living in Austin, New York City, and Colorado have given him a diverse set of inspirations, many of which relate to love, loss, and the searching for meaning. He is the consummate working musician who will not disappoint. His shows are full of stories, songs, and laughs and his energy will surely keep you dancing and singing along the whole night through!

Cranford’s Tea Tavern

823 10th Street

Cranford’s Tea Tavern will host a Weekend Kickoff Party from 6-8pm that includes live, local music that pairs perfectly with their drink specials.

927 16th Street

“The Enchanted Garden” is the theme for the 32nd Annual Garden Show at the Madison and Main Gallery. This extraordinary spring show runs through June 28th so swing into the gallery to experience the new creations from magic wands and dragons eyes to brightly colored pottery and paintings. The members of the gallery invite you to come and meet the twelve guest artists during the public opening reception planned for First Friday, May 3rd from 5-8 p.m. The slate of guest artists are Deborah Barone, Betony Coons, Lindy German, Ambrette Gilkey, Peg Peppler, Jane Peterson, Amy Pittington, Melinda Myrow, Shana Salaff, Ethan Schneider, Lauren Thurman, and Serena Louise Williams. Gallery hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm. Saturday. For more details about the show, call the Madison & Main Gallery at (970) 351-6201 or visit www.madisonandmaingallery.com.

Mariposa Plants & Flowers

801 8th Street #110

Want to pamper your Mom and spend some quality time together? Join Mariposa Plants & Flowers May 3rd from 6-8pm to arrange a lovely floral piece in a sweet tea cup! Flowers to enjoy now and a cup to use long after. Tea and desserts will be provided as well as a memory that will last a lifetime! Tickets are sold per person. Buy your tickets online or call the store to get your tickets today!

The Bean Plant Studio

701 7th Street

The Bean Plant Studio will be featuring the paintings of Thom Bator during First Friday: A Night of Art on May 3rd. There will also be an Origami Demonstration by Thom Bator and Bonnie Funk and live music by Amaya Arevalo and Bill Bohnenblust (piano & Saxaphone).

The Dragon’s Cache

1109 7th Street

The Dragon’s Cache will host “Nautical Energy” featuring photographic art by Kai Frawg Fine Art. Kai is a creator of fine art photography. This will be her second show at The Dragon’s Cache. We saw her owls last time and now she is bringing her fine art. There will also be live guitar music from Bob Schneller on guitar and refreshments will be served.

926 8th Avenue

The Eden Gallery is welcoming Linda Fitzgerald to their family of artists. Linda’s fine art pieces reflect nature & animal life in a whimsical, yet polished way. Many of her paintings have been adapted to jewelry. bags, key chains, mugs & home decor. If you like whimsy combined with fine art, you will enjoy the exhibit.

651 10th Avenue

The Tointon Gallery will be open for First Friday: A Night on May 3rd from 5-7pm and will feature Lina Sanchez, a local artist and graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado. Lina will present her exhibit “Presage” at the Tointon Gallery through Saturday, June 15th. “Presage,” evokes a sense of awe and mystery, created through obscuring the viewer’s perspective with the use of expressive brush strokes, color and shadows. Through this exhibit, Sanchez attempts to capture and display a world within a world, composed with conflicting memories and unfinished thoughts. Inspired by the inherent falsehood of stories, Sanchez plays on the unreliability of memory in her paintings by portraying a fictional character named Lee. Sanchez utilizes brush strokes to hint at what may have already transpired or what may only be a possibility, causing the viewer to question what is true and what is false. The viewer watches as Lee discovers a series of doors that not only leads to different places, but also different times and realities. The painted environments are saturated, yet incomplete. The voyeuristic and illustrative quality in each piece causes the viewer to question the narrative Sanchez has created and their own narratives they’ve created for themselves. Admission to the gallery is free . The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm and during many of the performances at the Union Colony Civic Center. To learn more about Greeley’s public gallery, please visit greeleyart.com or contact Kari Tamblyn at kari.tamblyn@greeleygov.com.