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DECEMBER 19th | 5 - 8pm

 

December 19th 2014 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, and proves that even in the winter months, Downtown Salisbury has tons to offer!  You could spend your time shopping for last minute gifts, enjoying special holiday musical performances, browsing gallery exhibits or simply dining at one of the restaurants!  3rd Friday is a perfect excuse to don your best ugly sweater for a night out Downtown! 

Shoppers will find plenty of places to score one-of-a-kind gifts.  Season’s Best Antiques is filled to the brim with unique  inventory, and will be having huge sales and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!  Timeless treasures can also be found at Angello’s Unique Gifts and Kuhn’s Jewelers on the Plaza and Gallery 101 will be open with sales on paintings and hand-knit winter accessories.  Enza's An Organic Salon will be celebrating their 8th Anniversary with cake, caroling, discounts on organic hair products, and an amazing bogo gift card offer.  Bury Apparel will have all their Salisbury short sleeve t-shirts on sale for only five bucks! 

For local art and handmade items, be sure to stop by the Art Institute and Gallery’s 2014 Holiday Starving Artist Show and Sale and Salisbury University Galleries Downtown Campus for the Chrismahanukwanzakah Student Art Sale featuring glass blowing, photography, fine art and crafts. When you've finished shopping, you can take all your gifts over to the City Center building, where Relay For Life Team CARES will be offering gift wrapping services to raise donations for the American Cancer Society! 

For those looking for art shows and gallery exhibits, Salisbury University | Downtown Campus will again have Nocturne by Kathleen Scott, a transformative installation that uses cut paper, moving images, sound and projection to create an environment that has both the eeriness of a forest at night, and the comfort of a nursery.  The whole gallery is transformed into a spooky light projection!  Nocturne is a perfect treat for the eye and the mind on a winters evening.  

The Tony Weeg Photography Studio & Gallery will proudly feature the artwork of Veronique Lance Diriker, a unique and prolific artist, who paints anything and everything, in styles and mediums that show the full magnitude of her mastery!  Diriker, the Director of Development at UMES, has twice been named one of Maryland’s top 100 Women for her professional and academic achievements, but her amazing talents also shine through her art.  It is an honor to have her displaying at 3rd Friday, and it will not be a night to miss!  

Holiday music and festivities will be happening all over Downtown.  Bay Brass, a local horn ensemble, will be performing their Christmas program on the Plaza Stage from 6pm – 7pm.  B&B’s Open Mic Holiday Spectacular will bring even more Holiday music and caroling to the Parker Place Building, where performers and groups of all sorts can perform their favorite tunes.  

You can even enjoy caroling,  music from the grand piano, holiday food and drink and kids Christmas crafts at SWAC!  The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council will be celebrating becoming the first arts group in Henson History to receive the 2014 Richard A. Henson Award for Non-Profit Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore!  SWAC’s office is located above Season’s Best on Poplar Hill Avenue, and elevator accessible. 

The Downtown Bars and Restaurants will have great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for the night.  The Brick Room will have live music from Naked Nation, Mojo’s will have the ever-funky Groove Joose, Market Street Inn will have DJ B-Side and Cellar Door Tavern will have the acoustic stylings of WhiskeyBelly.  Echelon Southern Bistro will have Alex & Shiloh from 6-10pm and The Soulful Tones Band for the late night crowd.  Roadie Joe’s has Dark Gold Jazz from 5:30-8:30 and DJ Rusty Griswald to close the night and Brew River is having a Late Night Happy Hour with live music from Willow Brook! 

3F is an all-volunteer effort, a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District.  There is no charge for local artists to set up, but online advance registration is required.   For Artist Registration Info:  Click HERE.  

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