3rd Friday | Planet Earth
April 15th, 2016 from 5-8pm is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury!
It’s the first month celebrating 3rd Friday outdoors again for the season, with artists and crafters lining the streets, and live music all over Downtown!
From street vendors, boutique shopping, gallery-hopping, dining or enjoying live entertainment scheduled, there is always something for everyone at 3rd Friday!
This month's theme is Planet Earth! Its time to celebrate all of our planet's plants and animals. The Plaza and North Division Lawn will be filled with local farmers, and environmental organizations.
On North Division Street, all things Planet Earth will be highlighted, complete with livestock and the Look Pretty Play Dirty Mobile Petting Zoo! It’s your chance to interact with baby goats, lambs and rabbits! Local environmental groups will also be set up; including The Salisbury Zoo, The Ward Museum, GreenSBY, The Salisbury Herb Society, Lower Shore Land Trust, Wicomico Environmental Trust, The Lymes Disease Association, Camden Community Garden, The Friends of the Forest, The Stash Your Trash Program and the Maryland Food Bank Farm to Food Program. Local band the EdgeUcators will perform, and the Wicomico Masonic Lodge #91 will be hold an open house, and host a free child identification program station.
On the Plaza, there will be live music by local band Breakfast. plus tons of local artists and crafters will set up on the streets! The Art Institute and Gallery will have an Earth Day themed craft outside for kids of all ages, and the Blooming Artists Youth Exhibition down in the gallery, filled works by local area youths and a Foyer Gallery highlight on last years “Best In Show” winner, Ye Jin Han.
The Tony Weeg Photography Studio will host an exhibition by local painter Petra Bernstein, who translates a passion for photography into unique realistic portraiture of people and animals. St. Peters Episcopal Church will host a flower sale down St. Peters Street right on time for spring, complete with refreshments, seedling activities for kids and flower arranging classes!
Just off the Plaza, down by old Parker Place Garden Center, The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District will host an unveiling ceremony at 6pm with Mayor Jake Day to celebrate its latest piece of public art, a transformed power box designed and painted by Michel Demanche, professor of art at UMES. During the ceremony, UMES students will also be installing another public art mural, a wheat paste stencil on the Powell Building.
Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will host the opening receptions for two brand new exhibitions from 6-9pm. Organic Space: New Work in Glass by Jon Rees explores the architectural language of form, space, and light through sculpture. Line Time: New Paintings by Brooke Rogers combines hard edge painting with rich surfaces. Despite being rooted in geometric abstraction, the works are highly inspired by personal experience, and evoke the passage of time.
Down on Poplar Hill Avenue, The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council will celebrate 3rd Friday indoors by hosting Arts on SWAC Street | SWACS Grant Recipient Review of the Arts in its elevator-accessible loft space above Season’s Best Antiques from 5-8pm. Join SWAC to enjoy refreshments, open mic, kids crafts, local artisans, crafters and more, with live music by Ted Nichols & Drums Around the World from 5-6, a Salisbury Christian School excerpt from their upcoming show “The Little Mermaid” from 6:30 – 7pm, followed by Hunter Wirt and the Mardela Middle and High School band from 7-8.
3rd Friday is always shopper’s paradise, with the downtown shops and boutiques open late with special events and sales! Angello’s Unique Gifts always has new inventory to explore and Kuhn’s Jewelers is the perfect place to find something sparkly during their 163rd Anniversary sale where all in stock jewelry is 30% off! Bury Apparel will have all new t-shirt designs and Cake Art will be open late with “Create Your Own Cupcake” specials!
DelMarvlous Occasions will hold a Prom Clearance Sidewalk Sale with $20 dreses and 30% off dresses inside. Enza’s An Organic Salon will be celebrating customer appreciation month with enter-to-win gift baskets and 20% off all products. Barefoot Baby Boutique will be kicking off its Chat with an Expert Series with a discussion on eco-friendly bamboo products, a coloring station for the kiddos and will be accepting registrations for spring MommyWalk!
The downtown bars and restaurants are ready for 3rd Friday!. For the dinner crowd, be sure to check out Salisbury Restaurant Week’s website for price fixe menus at all the Downtown hotspots! Maya Bella’s will be slinging $1.99 slices all night long and unveiling their brand new menu!
For live music fans, Roadie Joe’s will have live music from alex&shiloh from 5:30 – 8:30 and a DJ late night, Brew River will have a Friday Night Dock Party with Blackwater band. The Brick Room will be hosting an organic wine tasting with live music from live music from Meredith and Mayers from 4-7pm, plus Steve Isreal acoustic late night! Market Street will have live music from Ray & Shiloh late night and Mojo’s will have local rockers EastWood! April is National Poetry month, and enthusiasts can check out Rivers Edge Apartments & Studio for the Arts Open Mic Night & Poetry Slam from 6-9 with karaoke by DJ Outlaw. Headquarters Live will also be jamming with the Higher Vibes Festival, a multi-genre show that features hip-hop, acoustic, beatbox, rock, indie, electronic, spoken word and so much more.
Just for 3rd Friday, Salisbury Downtown Trolley service will start earlier at 5 PM in front of the Perdue School of Business and will run until 7 PM. Service will resume later that night at 9 PM and run until 2 AM, complete with a new stop on South Boulevard at the intersection of Hanson Street. Boarding is only $1 and will bring you from Salisbury University and surrounding areas to Downtown.
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PARTICIPANTS WANTED! Artist & Organization Registration Info HERE or email 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com
3F is an all-volunteer effort, a downtown economic development initiative & a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee.