First Friday: A Night of Art
First Friday: A Night of Art is making a comeback in 2022!
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 (unless otherwise noted), it is a self-guided tour of the participating galleries and businesses.
Friday, May 6th Events Include:
Greeley Game Night At Boomer House (1024 8th Street)
Join them from 5-9pm for a big-group social game and a featured artist's reception as part of Downtown Greeley's "First Friday: A Night of Art" event at their very own board game parlor!
The Artist: 2D artwork on display from the Greeley Central High School Arts Magnet Program students.
The Game: Werewolf, the very popular game of sniffing out the bad guys in the day before they kill you in the night! Age 13 and up only.
Madison & Main Gallery (927 16th Street)
“Blossoms and Butterflies” Madison & Main Gallery's newest show is meant to let spring be an inspiration to take flight and bloom with creativity. This show includes pieces designed specifically with a garden theme. So come in through our garden gate and experience the new creations we have for you.
The guest artists are Jan Avery, Paulette Buckner, Terry Evans, Lon Gatton, Sara Haefeli, Scott Lorenz, Deb McCahan, Cynthia Montgomery, Colette Pitcher, Nancee Sebenaler, and the artists from Envision.
On First Friday, May 6 the gallery will have an Opening Reception from 5-8pm. Come and meet the guest artists and gallery artists. To thank you for coming in, we will be giving each person a small plant. Watch Dan Augenstein paint and maybe take that painting home with you. Also, sign up for the 35th Anniversary Art Giveaway that will be happening on June 3!
The Bean Plant Studio (701 7th Street)
Featuring paintings by Donna Clement and the Greeley Central Jazz Trio featuring Karl Parlin, Seth Campbell, and Elli Houle will be playing from 5:30-6:30pm. The Bean Plant Studio will also be holding the SS Kids (Soup Supper for Kids in dire straits) Event. Bowls created by the artists at the Clay Center will be on sale for $15-$30 and all proceeds will go to help children in dire straits.
The Dragon's Cache (1109 7th Street)
Art show and reception for First Friday. Showing local art, metaphysical items, home décor, and decorative items. They represent 40+ local artists. Come view the talent and enjoy a goody plate and great conversation.
The Fred Tjardes School of Innovation (717 6th Street)
Market Museum Night
Join TSOI students for their final Museum Night of the year! This museum night will be a special market where students will share their learning, and also sell homemade products. Some products for sale include: home decore items, fingerboards and other toys, beauty products, jewelry, and seed starters for your garden!
They are also excited to collaborate with other Downtown Greeley Partners, such as Weldwerks, to make this event extra exciting with raffles and other fun prizes!
Tointon Gallery (700 6th Street)
“Chimere Incerte,” by Johnny Plastini
- Exhibit Dates: Friday, May 6 – Saturday, June 11
- First Friday Art Walk for “Chimere Incerte:” 5 - 7pm on Friday, May 6th - The opening reception of "Chimere Incerte,” by artist Johnny Plastini is free and open to the public, including light refreshments and a discussion with the artist.
- "Chimere Incerte,”an Italian phrase that translates to “Uncertain Chimeras,” is an exhibition exploring our past, present, and future relationship to nature through the lens of symbiotic lichen cultures. The exhibit aims to demonstrate our place within these delicate and complex relationships both within nature and the cultures we know in our human experience. Works on display include various book-forms, RISOgraphs, cyanotypes, and laser-etched intaglio engravings.
Syntax Distillery and Cocktail Bar (700 6th Street)
First Friday art at Syntax Distillery presents the artwork of Dyana Wyeno during the opening reception from 6-9pm. Dyana is a mixed media artist focused on utilizing reclaimed materials. She is inspired by the natural world and the changing seasons. This show is full of springtime. It’s creatures, and blossoms float around shine boxes and vignettes.
Syntax also has Live, Professional Comedy every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month! No cover, seating at 7p, show at 8p. Host Tobias Livingston introduces different comics each session so no two shows are alike!