Updated: May 14



3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | May 20, 2022


May 20, 2022 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, with artists and crafters lining the streets, live music outside and loads of special activities. This month’s theme is Wheels, with everything from pottery wheels and hula hoops to skateboards, bicycles and souped-up cars. Art and hobbies collide this 3rd Friday, so get ready for a night of art, entertainment and fun.


On Main Street, check out the 3rd Friday Car Show with our community’s coolest cars of all styles and varieties competing for prizes and one amazing trophy. The community can vote for their favorites live on-site, with the winner announced at 7:30 p.m. First place winner will take home a customized trophy and a gift card. Second and third place winners will receive a gift card to the Downtown Salisbury business of their choice.

3rd Friday coincides with National Bike to Work Day and the City of Salisbury is celebrating with prize giveaways and a complimentary bike valet at 3rd Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. hosted by Salisbury’s B-PAC - Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. To enter to win cool prizes, just log your commute or your bike ride to 3rd Friday and submit a GPS tracked segment for a chance to win Downtown Salisbury swag and collectibles.

The Get Ramped Pop-Up Skate Park will be back on N. Division Street, open to all ages and skill levels, just bring your own helmet and legal guardian if you’re under 18 years old. The Get Ramped area will be bike & skateboard friendly, with experienced riders on-site ready to help novice riders take on ramps like the pros. Lurking Class Skate Shop will be hosting a second skate zone on Main Street for more advanced riders, see store for access wristbands.


Salisbury Art Space will be hosting the opening reception for the United Way’s Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Art Competition. This moving exhibition showcases student art entries from 6th grade to 12th grade students in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties with opioid addiction awareness and recovery as the subject matter. Winners will be announced during the reception, and resource information will be available to help “break the wheel” of addiction in our community. Salisbury Art Space will also be hosting pottery wheel demos outside on Main Street.

Salisbury University Art Galleries will also be hosting an opening reception for the all new exhibition Jinsoon Oh: Dreams of Being” – showcasing a mix of ceramic works and paintings by the Salisbury-based artist and poet. Throughout her life, Jinsoon has drawn inspiration from the natural environment, and her artistic evolution into poetic narratives allowed her to discover a new language in painting. Her imaginative elements and surreal approach engage her audience in a way that poetry would. “Jinsoon Oh: Dreams of Being” will be on display at Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown through June 18th, 2022.

Looking for live entertainment? The Pete Bozick Variant will be keeping things funky fresh with live music outside on the N. Division Stage. Revival, Downtown’s newest performing arts venue, is hosting a Broadway Cabaret with some of the area’s finest talents performing all your musical favorites like Wicked, Shrek, and Frozen. Plus, check out Bigs Bingo on Main Street hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore for a chance to have fun, win big and support mentorship in our community.

The Mud Hud Clay Art Studio will also be hosting a Late 90’s and Early 2000’s Art Exhibition and Kareoke night – open to the public and sure to be a great time! Sing your heart out or just stop in to check out the art show. The Mud Hud will also be offering live pottery wheel demonstrations, discounts on Paint-Your-Own Pottery and hand building drop-ins, and face painting for the kids!


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury. There is no charge for artists to participate, but advance registration is required. For More Info: 3rdFridaySby.com


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Updated: Apr 11



3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, with artists and crafters lining the streets, live music outside, and tons of special activities. This month’s theme is Hello Spring, and it’s a chance to celebrate the warming weather, new growth, and outdoor gatherings. There will be flower planting crafts for kids, baby animals and pony rides with Funny Farm Petting Zoo, art shows, artist mixers and more!

On Main Street, 3rd Friday will be back outside with artists, crafters and cottage food bakers lining the streets. Enjoy the funky fresh stylings of Permilla Project live on the N. Division Street stage while you explore the special displays and artists demos. Stop by the 3rd Friday table for pollinator seed packs. Pet baby animals with Funny Farm Petting Zoo or enjoy pony rides for an extra charge. Plus, kids can learn about herbs and make their own flower planting with SU Honors College students. Feeling lucky -- stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters table on the Plaza, to learn more about Bigs Bingo going on inside during 3rd Friday.

Salisbury Art Space will be hosting the opening reception for the all-new exhibition New Beginnings that celebrates spring as a time for renewal and rebirth. The exhibition includes works in all mediums from local area artists, with winners announced during the reception. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the Salisbury University Building.

On your way there, stop in Salisbury University's Dave and Patsy Rommel Center for Entrepreneurship and spin the wheel of opportunity for a chance to make custom buttons and t-shirts in the maker space, win gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, or play cornhole and learn how the Rommel Center for Entrepreneurship can help expand your creativity and help you win your share of $200,000 with the Shore Hatchery Competition.

Downtown Salisbury’s businesses are ready for 3rd Friday with special events. Lurking Class Skate Shop is hosting a Skate Deck Art Show and Paint-A-Tile fundraiser in support of Phase 3 of the Salisbury Skatepark, complete with special edition t-shirts by Marc Edmond. The MudHud: Clay Art Studio is hosting an Artist Mixer from 6:00 – 830 p.m. where artists from all backgrounds can mingle, enjoy refreshments and live music from Marlee.


Blackwater Apothecary is celebrating its One Year Anniversary during 3rd Friday, and Lilac Clothing Company is offering a free gift with purchases over $100 all day long. Plus, Revival will be hosting “Lurking for Love with Magnolia Applebottom”, a brand-new cabaret experience with the drag star of Rehoboth Beach, DE.

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury. There is no charge for artists to participate, but advance registration is required. For More Info: 3rdFridaySby.com


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3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | March 18, 2022


Salisbury, MD: March 18, 2022 the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, and it is the perfect excuse to head out for a night downtown. This month's event is hosted indoors only - so that means no artists and crafters outside on the street - but there is still tons to do and see inside before the event heads back outside in April. From gallery shows, live performances, shopping and more, there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Art lovers, check out Salisbury University Art Galleries this 3rd Friday for a live art performance titled Between Heaven and Earth. The immersive screen-dance performance by Jennnifer Leung Johnson is about the spaces we create and the breaks we rejoin through the process of healing. She interweaves dance, digital media, trauma research, healing frequencies, neuroaesthetics and interactive elements to create an interdisciplinary and multisensory experience. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Salisbury Art Space will be hosting the opening reception for its all-new exhibition Common Objects this 3rd Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., now on display through end of March. “Common Objects” are all around us and fun to explore – and art highlighting everyday objects was the challenge given to local Salisbury artists and Salisbury Art Space members this month. The exhibition includes work in all mediums, and will be judged by local artist and professor John Mosher, with winners announced during the reception. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the Salisbury University Building, below Salisbury University Art Galleries.

Feeling Lucky? Check out Lilac Clothing Company for “Lucky You” scratch off coupons, available to everyone who visits- everyone is a winner with prizes up to 50% off your purchase. To celebrate the full moon, Blackwater Apothecary is hosting another night of shopping and fun with “B*itch Crafts” hosted by Vidalia Goods from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets are only $20 includes all the supplies needed to plant sunflower seeds in eggshells for a prosperous season – plus talk of the moon, spring and solstice.

Not only is March Women’s History Month, it’s also Harriet Tubman’s 200th Birthday, so be sure to stop by The Brick Room for a special toast with their fabulous signature cocktails. Revival, downtown Salisbury’s newest entertainment venue, will be hosting the Divas of Hollywood Drag Show. Join Magnolia Applebottom and her merry band of female impersonators for comedy, music and fun. Tickets are only $20 and are available online or at the door. *Artwork: “Beacon of Hope” by Nettrice Gaskins (2021).


Concerned about social distance, not to worry! 3rd Friday’s virtual event will share event and community highlights for those who choose to home. Facemasks aren’t required in some shops, but could be required in others, so bring one just in case.


3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury. For More Info: 3rdFridaySby.com


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