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3rd Friday is pleased to announce its return to Downtown Salisbury, with a socially-distanced, shopping-focused event on July 17, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will not feature live music, or additional activities, but will instead focus on providing retail opportunities for local artisans. An online virtual event will also be held, for those who choose to stay safer at home, complete with artist highlights and messages from the community.

This year, 3rd Friday will take place on N. Division Street from Camden Street by Mogan’s Oyster House down to Church Street by Cake Art, and also down one block of Main Street to Court Street, by the Post Office.

Vendor booths will be distanced 10 feet apart, and hand sanitizing stations, as well as, handwash stations will be provided. Facemasks are required, and visitors are asked to maintain 6 feet social distance whenever possible. Parking and road closures can be expected in the area between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to explore some of the many changes going on in Downtown Salisbury. Plaza construction continues with exciting progress. New storefronts are opening, like Lilac Clothing Company new location on the Plaza, Lurking Class Skate Shop’s new digs a few doors up from its previous spot, and the addition of Soul Yoga Studio!

Another way to explore is to pick up a Public Art Walking Tour pamphlet, made available online and at 3rd Friday, and explore the many works of art downtown, from sculptures and murals to painted power boxes. Visitors are also encouraged to carry out or dine-in at one of Downtown Salisbury’s fantastic restaurants – all open and ready to guests.

This month’s theme is “Up in the Air”. Community members are encouraged to participate by sending in photographs of their favorite things that are up in the air, from birds and clouds, to airplanes and the moon! Submissions from community members will be online in the virtual event, and in an event recap e-blast after the event. Online offerings allow 3rd Friday to remain accessible to all its fans during this time.

Local artists and crafters can register for 3rd Friday by emailing a description of their wares to 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 Information:

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

June 19, 2020 marked a 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury and with outdoor events still prohibited – 3rd Friday went virtual - posting artist highlights, messages from local organizations and community members on its Facebook Event from 5 to 8 p.m. A new post went up every five minutes, and can still be perused in the discussion section.

ICYMI - In Case You Missed It! Here's a few highlights from Friday's event.


June’s theme was scheduled to be "Paw Prints" - a month to honor our pet friends big and small. Community Members sent in pictures of their favorite furry friends, some with funny captions, and some with great stories!

This little cuties name is Chloe, and this a picture of her from 2 years ago, at 3rd Friday, posing with Downtown Salisbury's Officer "Bull Hudson" right after she won "Best Dressed" in the Pet Pageant hosted by Fetch Dog Company! How cute :) Thanks for sharing Chloe's mom.

To view all the adorable pictures click here.


A Public Art Walking Tour was debuted during the event, compiled by the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District. Not all works listed were commissioned by the A&E District, but with COVID-19 pushing people towards self-directed outdoor adventures, it seemed like a perfect time to compile a comprehensive list of the public art pieces on display in Salisbury's Arts District. Users can download an 11x17 PDF, or request a printed copy in the mail. The version is just a first version - stay tuned for a mobile friendly digitial version. Please note, this map is already obsolete - as the District saw the unveiling of a new Black Lives Matter sidewalk mural, at the ceremonial renaming of Broad Street to Black Lives Matter Blvd by the City of Salisbury, the very day it was released. Stay tuned for V2. To request a printed copy to be mailed please email


The kids at AMP Studios: Academy of Music Performance were so bummed to not be able to perform as scheduled at June's 3rd Friday event. Instead the group submitted a video taken last summer at the Freeman Stage. AMP Studio is a school of rock designed for kids from age ten to eighteen who want to join a band. These kids are phenomenal - to check out the video -click here.


Welcome to the Plaza! Lilac Clothing Company will be opening Saturday June 27th, and would love to offer a coupon code for 10% off for 3rd Friday fans - "3rdFriday". The boutique will be located at 107 W. Main Street, where Kuhn's Jewelers used to be. Shop online at


Lots of community organizations sent in messages for 3rd Friday's Virtual Event.

Wicomico Public LibrariesSummer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story”, starts Monday, June 15 and runs through August 12. Participants are encouraged to sign-up on the Beanstack App through our webpage There are challenges for children, teens and adults. The first 50 children (birth-17) to register will receive a $5 gift card to Angello's Scoops. You can read your way for a chance to win prizes like a Google Chromebook, Kindle, Maryland 529 college savings plan and more!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore sent in another awesome how-to video, this time with a "Paw Prints" themed snack, complete with Nutella! Yum. Check the video out here. The City of Salisbury's Community Engagement Taskforce put together two pet-themed trivia games, and the Grace Center for Maternal and Women's Wellness put together a very nice welcome video, check out their story here. PAC-14 also announced the Inaugural Invitational Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday, August 29th to benefit Red, White and Boom, check out the hilarious promo here.


Last but most certainly not least, here are a few artist highlights from Friday's event.

We are Limitless Studios: This print is based off an original artwork by We Are Limitless Studio's own Brandon Bell. He couldn't let go of it, as it still hangs in our house today, so we decided to turn it into a print! The teachings of Buddha have had a huge effect on both of us in our lives and this piece pays tribute to him. These framed prints ARE for sale! Thank you greatly, Brandon & Des

Dominique Ramsey

Dominique Ramsey shared some illustrations she did for Juneteenth with Snapchat! as well as some stickers & a filter. Check her out on IG: Euqinimodart

Cotton Candy Clothing

Cotton Candy Clothing is a local t-shirt company with fresh designs and shore flare. Check them out at

Lisa Christie / Chesapeake Shoppe

Fetch yourself something fab! This expertly crafted dog bone charm bracelet is made of pewter and gorgeous Czech fire polished beads. As light hits these beauties, a celebration of color comes to life — blue, topaz, pale green and stunning purple. Any dog lover will fall in love with the unique interlinking dog bones and cute dog charms that finish the piece. That should get your tail wagging! Rouge Maiden Jewelry

Rogue Maiden Jewelry doesn't just make jewelry for you, I also make collars for your four legged companions. I have many styles and sizes available weather if for your cat or great dane. Don't see exactly what you are looking for? Contact me for a custom order. And don't forget to get a little something for yourself!

Candles for Ryder:

Indulge your senses in a beautifully-scented soy candle with a long, clean burn and a strong scent. These hand-poured soy candles are made in small batches from 100% American-grown soybeans and top-of-the-line fragrance oils containing essential oils like lavender, lemon, cedar wood, eucalyptus, orange, etc. Natural cotton wicks are free from lead and other harmful metals. Available in 3 sizes! Ingredients: Phthalate-free fragrance oils + essential oils 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soybeans Natural, lead-free cotton wicks Metal tin w/ lid. Local delivery available! Please use code LOCAL for shipping waived! Salisbury and Fruitland area only. Love & Light!

Phyllis Towers – Create Peace and Love Our world needs peace and love, and it must begin with us. Creating jewelry is part of my contribution. I love the creation process, the designing process, and the building process. So you may be assured that every one-of-a kind piece is imbued with love. My meditation practice fills me with peace, and that peace energy flows into my jewelry. Bringing the creativity together with the love and the peace inspired the name "Create Peace and Love Jewelry". I hope you enjoy wearing my creations as much I enjoy making them. And yes, I am an old hippie.

Peace & Love, Phyllis Elaine Patterson

For books relating to the unique history of the Eastern Shores of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, visit my website These titles make great gifts for local history buffs! Order online or to save on postage, just call or email to schedule a personal local delivery!

Also, be sure to explore services ref. proofreading and help with manuscripts.

Starr Robinson

Starr Robinson shared a variety of her past artworks, most pieces are already sold, but Starr can be reached for custom orders. View her work here. Email:

Lynn Davis Jensen

Lynn has multiple businesses that are all worth sharing! She makes all kind of pet art / pet supplies and has a pet treat / cake business thats perfect for this month's Paw Prints Theme AND she has a children's book on Amazon!

Etsy page -


Amazon Book:

Haven Bryant

Traci Bryant sent in a bunch of her daughter Haven's recent works. This girl is seriously talented. Check out the slideshow of her paintings here.

Fitted Wingz

All these photos were taken on the eastern shore. The M on the bug is 100% not fake. The heron pic was shot at Riverwalk Amphitheater Salisbury, Maryland, and the baby geese were hatched in a parking lot in Salisbury, the photo was taken about 4 hours after! View Images - Click HERE.

Photo credit: FittedWingz Facebook: FittedWingz Instagram: FittedWingz0413

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District and The City of Salisbury. For More Information:

June 19, 2020 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury and with outdoor events still prohibited – 3rd Friday is going virtual. June’s theme is Paw Prints - a month to honor our pet friends big and small. Virtual 3rd Friday will share artist hightlights, messages from local organizations and animal related content on its Facebook Event from 5 to 8 p.m.


Everyone can participate in Virtual 3rd Friday by sending in either photos of your favorite ‘paws’ or pictures of artwork you are currently making or have for sale. Were looking for awesome pictures of 3rd Friday fans, and local artisans showing off their wares. Messages from downtown businesses and restaurants will also be shared.

To submit - just email

More info coming soon!

For up to the minute updates, visit on June 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and tune in to our FB event. 3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District and The City of Salisbury. For More Information:

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