AUG 17 2018 - WHEELS!
August 17, 2018 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury! This month's theme explores a well rounded concept - Wheels! Its all about skateboards, rollerskates, bicycles, cars - anything with wheels - and the community initiatives that go along with our favorite hobbies!
On North Division Street, check out the pop-up skate park courtesy of Get Ramped and Swirled World Skate Shop! There will be a variety of ramps and rails - suited for all skill levels - ready for you to try. BYO Helmet. Skateboard and Bike Friendly.
Kids of all ages can participate, so bring your bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, and unicycles – because it’s time to shred! Kids – bring a parent or guardian and a helmet, and ride all night at no charge.
Parents will be asked to sign a waiver. Kids can get pointers from pros, and experience ramps of various sizes! While you are hanging out - get signed up for the Salisbury Skate Park, learn about Salisbury's first ever Seagull Circuit Race, and meet the Salisbury Roller Girls - who will be out doing demos!
Lurking Class Skate Shop, located in the City Center building behind Roadie Joe's, will be hosting this years Skate Deck Art Show & Sale - benefiting Phase 3 Construction for Salisbury Skate Park! Salisbury Skate Park is a fantastic community driven initiative - that shows dreams do come true if you don't give up! Now on Phase 3 of construction, the fundraiser will go towards the last bits of build out in the current plan!
The brand-new Riverwalk Amphitheater will be having its ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. along the River Walk, complete with entertainment, refreshments, and photo ops. Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan will be among the dignitaries in attendance, as well as, Mayor Jake Day and other members of the Eastern Shore Delegation. The amphitheater will be used for the first time during the National Folk Festival on September 7 to 9, 2018.
On the Plaza, artists and crafters fill the streets, plus live music by Wooden Ships on the main stage. The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring local craft beer and wine and Maya Bella’s Pizzeria will be ready with $1.99 slices all day!
St. Peter’s Episcopal will be celebrating 3rd Friday a ‘Finish Line Grill’ in the courtyard with activities and hotdogs, hamburgers and refreshments – plus merchandise sales to commemorate their 250th anniversary! Just around the corner on Church Street, check out SWAC – Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council’s new headquarters, with "Arts on Church Street”, featuring the live band Freak Flag Fly!
Salisbury Art Space, located on the lower level of the Gallery Building, is hosting the Blooming Artists Exhibition showcasing art work created by children of all ages in the Main Gallery. In the Robinson Gallery, SAS Education Coordinator Tawn Crosby Shivers will be showing her whimsical drawings of animals wearing top hats with a touch of steampunk and wildlife photography by Ann Richardson will be featured in the Foyer Gallery. Plus, check out pottery wheel demonstrations on the Plaza!
Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will host the closing reception for Cross Currents: Contemporary Art on the Eastern Shore, that includes pieces from 11 contemporary artists living and working on the Delmarva Peninsula, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The exhibition presents an array of practices and perspectives which includes 2d representational and abstract painting and collage, as well as photography, silkscreen, ceramics, sculpture and installation.
The shops and businesses are ready for a fun night! Be sure to check out the ‘Art Car’ in front of Eric Ludwig’s Barber Shop for a chance to leave your mark on this special automobile! The Salisbury Fire Department will be showing off their wheels in front of Acorn Market and Angello’s Unique Gifts, where kids can check out the equipment and meet real life fire heroes!
At Barefoot Baby Boutique, receive free back to school supplies with the purchase or a backpack or a lunch tote, and be entered to win a 25th anniversary edition of “Wheels on the Bus” by Paul O. Zelinsy. Kuhn’s Jewelers is running their Summer Sale, and Cake Art will have Create-Your-Own-Cupcake Night. In honor of the wheels theme, Olde Towne Deli is donating 20% of its proceeds to Athletes Serving Athletes, an amazing organization that empowers individuals with disabilities to compete and train for mainstream running and triathlon events!
The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday! Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will live happy hour jams on the patio with Dark Gold Jazz from 5:30 – 8:30pm, and DJ Blendz at 10 p.m. Market Street has all new specials and happy hour, and DJ Juan late night. Brew River Restaurant and Bar is having a Friday Night Dock Party with the Ryan Forrester Band from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. plus DJ E-State for the late-night crowd! Mojo’s has DJ Vybe late night, and The Brick Room has all your favorite songs on the Touch Tunes jukebox!
PLEASE NOTE - 3rd Friday's footprint will be expanded to include the stretch of road in front of the Acorn Market, and Angello's Unique Gifts. Road closures can be expected at 3PM on the Plaza (intersection of Main Street, and Division Street), at Mill Street and W. Main Street, and at Calvert Street and W. Market Street. The block of N. Division Street between Church Street and N Division Street will close at 4PM.
3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.
To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must pre-register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com