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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Salisbury, MD: 3rd Friday is pleased to announce its theme line-up for the 2022 outdoor season in Downtown Salisbury. The monthly art and entertainment street festival hosts local artisans along Main Street, and uses themes to keep things exciting during the outdoor season April through November. Some themes are fan favorites and occur every year while other themes come and go. No matter what theme, every 3rd Friday will be tons of fun this season.

3rd Friday kicks off the 2022 outdoor season on April 15th with ‘Hello Spring’ –highlighting everything from baby animals and spring flowers, to sustainability projects and local environmental groups. May 20th will have a ‘Wheels’ theme- with a focus on bikes, cars, and skateboards, complete with a car show and a pop-up skate park. June 17th 3rd Friday will be fan favorite ‘Paw Prints’ also known as ‘Bring Your Dog to 3rd Friday Month’ with special activities for furry friends.

July 15th’s theme will be ‘Water World’ to keep things cool with water activities and a Fishmobile. August 19th theme will be ‘Urban Artscapes’, a theme that highlights cityscapes, urban art, and culture. September 16th theme “Weird Science” will be right on time for back-to-school with cool demos and freaky experiments.


October 21st will be Salisbury fan-favorite theme ‘Super Heroes’ with a comic con feel, free comics, highlights on local heroes, and a costume contest for kids and adults. The outdoor season will wrap up on November 18th with a ‘Holiday Lights’ theme that will include the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as, a last chance to shop from the 3rd Friday vendors for everyone on your list.


“Monthly themes are a jumping off point for special activities and for local businesses and vendors to get creative, and keep things fresh” says 3rd Friday producer Jamie Heater. The City of Salisbury’s Movies on the River series that coincides with 3rd Friday each month also loosely follows the themes, with a fun line-up of new and throwback movies, all free to enjoy all season long at Riverwalk Amphitheater just after sundown.

3rd Friday’s 2022 event footprint will take place on Main Street from the Plaza to Court Street, and along N. Division Street in front of the Government Office Building. In May and July, the footprint will extend farther down Main Street towards the Baptist and Poplar Hill intersections to accommodate special events. Road closures and parking closures can be expected to affect these areas around 2 p.m. on event days. Any traffic changes, or changes to road closures will be updated online.


3rd Friday is a free once-monthly art & entertainment festival in Downtown Salisbury. To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and must register in advance via email, with cottage food items requiring additional paperwork. 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 visit www.3rdFridaySby.com.

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3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury | February 18, 2022


Salisbury, MD: February 18, 2022 the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, and it is the perfect excuse to get bundled up and 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. From shops and galleries, to restaurants and live entertainment, there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

Downtown Salisbury is celebrating the month of 'FeBREWary' with a MD Craft Beer Scavenger Hunt, now with ten participating locations. This annual tradition gives participants the entire month of February to collect five signatures on their gamecard for enjoying MD Craft beer at Downtown restaurants, with the chance of winning great prizes. Pick up a gamecard at the participating locations, the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center, or print online – and remember, please enjoy responsibly.


Art lovers, be sure to check out Salisbury University Art Galleries’ all new exhibition The Fabric of Being, with a special opening reception on 3rd Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Fabric of Being presents four artists’ distinct approaches to reflecting the current moment of being. The works weave together materials and meaning in ways that mimic the complexities of life, resulting in beautifully palpable artifacts. Artists Fina Grimes, John Paul Morabito, Leigh Merrill and Neil Daigle Orians work includes photography, sculpture, fabric, video and more – now on display through March 5th.


Salisbury Art Space also be hosting a reception on 3rd Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. to celebrate the winners of their 2022 Members Exhibition, open to all Salisbury Art Space member artists. Stop by and enjoy a wide range of works and styles, and see what Salisbury’s local artists have to offer. Salisbury Art Space’s gift shop will also be open until 7 p.m., with locally handmade items for sale handcrafted by local artists on consignment. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the Salisbury University Building, below Salisbury University Art Galleries.


February is Black History Month, and now thanks to the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture's digital walking tour - we can all engage with the Salisbury’s rich Black history in a brand new way! The tour takes participants through the history of the Georgetown neighborhood, Houston Cemetery, John Wesley ME Church, Lake Street entertainment district, Wicomico County Courthouse, and more. Learn about the leadership and successes of people like Solomon Houston, Dr. Charles H. Chipman, and Audrey Jackson Matthews, as well as the tragedies of lynching, segregation, and 'urban renewal', as this tour takes you from the downtown Salisbury parking garage to sites that inspire reflection on the story of Salisbury's Black history. Learn more by visiting the tour link here or downloading 'Clio - Your Guide to History' in your app store.


Shoppers, check out Lilac Clothing Company for a free gift with all purchases over $50, and another $10 in Lilac Bucks that can be redeemed the week of March 21st. Stop by Blackwater Apothecary for a night of shopping and fun with “B*itch Crafts” hosted by Vidalia Goods from 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets are only $15 includes all the supplies needed to make a set of three garlands, a perfect sigil to go around a mirror, over an entrance way, or just hang from a door knob.

Looking for live entertainment? Revival, downtown Salisbury’s all new entertainment venue, will be hosting Country Queens – A Country Drag Show, a special event celebrating the art of drag complete with comedy, costumes, glamour, and FUN with your hostess Magnolia Applebottom. Tickets are only $20 and are available online or at the door. Revival is located on the 3rd Floor of the City Center Building.


Concerned about social distance, not to worry! 3rd Friday’s virtual event will continue to share event and community highlights for those who choose stay at 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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