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Avenue for the Arts revamps First Fridays with new programs

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First Fridays Gallery Hop features artists, exibitions, movie screenings and drink specials.

/Courtesy of Avenue for the Arts

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Jewelry by Jarrod Napierkowski

Jewelry by Jarrod Napierkowski /Courtesy of Avenue for the Arts

/Courtesy of Avenue for the Arts

Head down to the Division Avenue corridor on March 7 from 6-9 p.m. for an all new First Fridays Gallery Hop presented by Avenue for the Arts.  

First Fridays now operates under the collaborative efforts of avenue vendors and artists in an attempt to bring new and coordinated programming every month. Each First Friday will offer new exhibitions, featured artists, food and drink specials and entertainment scheduled to encompass a night out on the Division Avenue corridor.

This month we're showcasing local artist Jarrod Napierkowski in the house at Parliament the Boutique. Jarrod's finely crafted wood inlay jewelry will heat up the coldest winter blues.

Then head down to Craft House for an Avenue for the Arts Juried Exhibition. This includes a selection of drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures from Avenue for the Arts members. The exhibition was juried by Annamarie Buller and Hugo Claudin, both long time Avenue events organizers and artists. The work exemplifies the diversity of artwork found along the Avenue.

While gallery hopping, grab a drink ticket from a participating First Friday venue and head to Pub 43 for $1 off your first drink.

And finally, catch an indie flick at the UICA. The Rocket plays at 5:30 p.m. and Field in England plays at 8 p.m. A complete listing of venues and parking information can be found on the Avenue for the Arts website, or join in on Facebook.

First Fridays is a collaboration of Division Avenue vendors that create a destination for art exhibitions sales on hand-made goods, drink specials and more.












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