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Nov 21st   5-8pm.    

November 21st 2014 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, and this month we are kicking off the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa and of course, shopping!  

Downtown Salisbury will be beautifully lit and filled with perfect locally made artwork and gifts for the holidays! 

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the main Plaza stage, complete with special performances, Santa and an 18-foot Christmas Tree! 

The night will begin with Salisbury University’s Squawkappella followed by dance performances from Salisbury Dance Academy and Dancenter.   At 5:45, Anchor Light will get us in the holiday spirit with popular holiday songs until Santa arrives and the 18 foot Christmas tree is lit at 6:15! 

After the tree is lit, holiday music will continue on the Plaza as Santa heads down to First Shore Federal for pictures courtesy of SMDi Photography.  Feet of Fire Performance Troupe will present their holiday routine on Government Office Building Steps at 7pm, and the Salisbury Middle School Choir will close the evening with holiday songs on the Plaza at 7:30. 

This year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony was organized by the Malone Agency of Farmers Insurance, and made possible by donations from Gillis Gilkerson, Devreco, P & J Tree Farm and Rommel’s Ace Hardware.  

Local artisans and crafters will line the streets and three special holiday art sales will keep even the most veteran shoppers busy!  The 2014 CCART Foundation Art Show and Sale, and annual gathering of our areas most talented artisans, will take place in Powell Building.  

The CCART Foundation is a local non-profit that organizes this annual sale to raise money scholarship and stipend money for local high school students hoping to pursue higher education in the arts.  No buyer’s remorse here!  The Powell Buildings windows will showcase work from this year’s recipients, so be sure to check out our local talents’ work before you head over the Art Institute and Gallery’s 2014 Holiday Starving Artist Show and Sale right next door! 

Salisbury University Gallery’s Downtown Campus will be another place to be sure to stop. The will be holding their annual Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale | Chrismahanukwanzakah! Participants of this show each provide their own hand-crafted works, varying from 2D mediums to the 3D works of glass. Each piece is as unique as individual snowflakes. Glass jewelry and ornaments, t-shirts, posters and 2D art will all be available.  

SU Galleries will also be presenting 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.  Nocturne is a perfect treat for the eye and the mind on a winters evening.  Be sure to stop by Cake Art next door for hot chocolate and holiday cookies! 

The Tony Weeg Photography Studio & Gallery will have an open house featuring the Salisbury Rollergirls and the art work of their amazing graphic designer, Craig Williams aka BlitzKraig.  

The Rollergirls have not only wowed us with their athletic prowess over the years, but also with their amazing bout posters and promotional materials.  So stop in and meet the artist and the athletes, as they exhibit their full range of designs to date, and just plain hang out. 

Inside Parker Place Building, Salisbury Salsa Social will be having a bachata lesson at 6:15, a salsa lesson at 7pm and an open dance from 8pm – 10:30pm, complete with a Hollywood theme.  Parker Place Garden Center will be catered by Sobo’s on the Road, the restaurant’s new food truck, offering another chance to grab an EVO brew and enjoy a bite outside!  

The Garden Center will also display the “Stash Your Trash” Heron Sculpture Contest.  Local contestants were asked to create three-foot heron sculptures out of found and recycled items, so vote on your favorite.  The winning sculpture will become the mascot to promote the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County’s “Stash Your Trash” anti-litter program. 

The Downtown Bars and Restaurants will have great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for the night.   Roadie Joe’s has Audio Graffiti from 5-8, The Legend of Eddie from 8-11 and DJ Rusty Griswald from 10-close.  Mojo’s has music from DJ Dutch, Market Street has DJ B-Side and Cellar Door Tavern has the acoustic stylings of Ray Holiday.  The Brick Room will have happy hour specials and live music from Josh Bryant at 8pm.  Echelon Southern Bistro will have live music by Suzette Prichett and Brew River is having a RAR Brewing tasting with live music by Union Road from 6-10 and the Bo Dickerson Band with DJ Whisper late night.  

Stay tuned with all the latest info on our Facebook Event!

3F is an all-volunteer effort, a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee.  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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