March, 2020 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury! It’s the last 3rd Friday hosted as an indoors only event – before the outdoor season kicks off in April! That means there won’t be artists and crafters hosted outside on the street, but there’s still tons to do and see in the shops, restaurants and galleries in Downtown Salisbury.

In response to COVID-19, Governor Hogan has issued a state of emergency, and has banned all large gatherings of 250 people or more, as of the date of this press release. Since 3rd Friday indoor events do not include one large gathering of 250 people or more, but is spread out at locations across Downtown Salisbury, the event will continue as planned. The City of Salisbury Emergency Operations Center is at a Level 2 Watch activation and is monitoring the situation. Any changes and updated will be posted online and on social media, please use caution during this time.

Salisbury Art Space (SAS) will host the awards reception for the all new exhibition titled Renewal. Renewal features the artwork of all media of members and members of the local community, that explores the concept of renewal as we anxiously await nature to reawaken around us. Additionally, the Robinson Gallery also includes a feature on the UMES Art Department Faculty. The show will be judged by award winning watercolorist Nancy Mysak, with a highlight exhibition of her work in the Foyer Gallery. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lowest level of the Salisbury University Building, off the Plaza and will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 3rd Friday.

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown will show the exhibition titled Habitat. Artists Amber Eve Anderson, Raghvi Bhatia, Garret Kane, Matt Mottel, and Carlie Trosclair share works that explore the human habitat. From a 16’ geodesic dome, to rubber molds of historic building facades, to color palettes gathered from old family photos, the artwork in this show generates questions about or relationship to nature and the built environment; and how custom, memory and myth shape how we think about home. SUAG’s kids “club house” will also be open for the young and young art heart complete with craft supplies and a giant wall that asks you to share: what’s your habitat? Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is located in the Salisbury University building, off the Plaza.

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday! Brew River will have Maryland’s only Guns-N-Roses Tribute band, Ounce of Pain from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. playing all of GNR's greatest hits along with other classic rock songs from the 70s and 80s and even some modern rock. Mojo's will have DJ Paul Love late night and Market Street Inn Restaurant and Pub will have energetic acoustic duo The Gifted from 7 – 10 p.m. and DJ Danny P late night.

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

February 21, 2020 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury! This month's event is hosted indoors only - so that means no artists and crafters outside on the street - but there’s still tons to do and see. So bundle up, grab your friends, and head out for a night on the town!

Salisbury Art Space will present Luminosity, a brand-new exhibition that features local works inspired by light to warm our spirits during the short days of winter. The show is open to submissions from Salisbury Art Space members and other area artists, and will include a reception.

Luminosity will be judged by Salisbury University Professor of Painting, Jinchul Kim and includes a foyer gallery solo exhibition by Sequoia Chupek. Salisbury Art Space is located on the lower level of the Salisbury University building off the Plaza.

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown, is pleased to announce its first Spring exhibition, titled Habitat which will be open during 3rd Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring the work of multiple artists, the exhibit explores the human habitat past, present and future through photography, installation, sculpture and new media. Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus is also located in the SU Building, just past Maya Bella’s Pizzeria.

Fenix Youth Project and Salisbury Poetry Week will be teaming up to identify Salisbury’s first Youth Poet Laureate next month, and in preparation the groups are offering a “Popping Sonnets Workshop” hosted by Salisbury’ inaugural Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell in the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center from 4:30 – 6 p.m. The program aims to identify young writers who are committed to civic and community engagement, poetry and performance, human relations, diversity and education across the City and is available to youth at no charge.

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rdFriday! Pick up a FeBREWary game card, support MD craft beer and collect signatures during the month of Feb for a chance to win cool prizes. Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have amazing food specials, plus Smooth and Remy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and The Joshes from 10 p.m. to close. Brew River will be hosting Seinfeld-themed Trivia, Mojo's will have DJ Vybe and Market Street will have Cup of Joe from 7 – 10 p.m. and a DJ late night.

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

3rd Friday is pleased to announce its theme line-up for the 2020 outdoor season. Downtown Salisbury’s monthly art and entertainment event 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. “The themes are just a jumping off point for the local restaurants, businesses and vendors to get creative, and keep things fresh” says 3rd Friday producer Jamie Heater. No matter what theme, every 3rd Friday will be tons of fun this season.

3rd Friday kicks off the 2020 outdoor season on April 17th with ‘Spring Things’ –highlighting everything from baby animals and spring flowers, to sustainability projects and local environmental groups. May 15th will have a ‘Wheels’ theme- coinciding with National Bike Month, an annual Salisbury Skate Park fundraiser and ramp zone hosted by Get Ramped. This June, 3rd Friday is mixing up the themes with fan favorite ‘Dog Month’ getting a name makeover to ‘Paw Prints’ – highlighting not just canines, but all of our beloved pets and animal friends.

July 3rd Friday’s theme ‘Up In the Air’ is a new theme this year, and will coincide with NASA Wallop’s 75th Anniversary celebrations. August 21st’s theme will be ‘Water World’ to keep things cool, complete with waterslides and water balloons and sea creatures. September 18th, check out “Urban Artscapes” for a night of special tours, building highlights and public art. Oct 16th theme is “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 20th 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.

This year, 3rd Friday’s footprint will be slightly different as construction progresses. The main event area will be focused on North Division Street between W. Church Street (near Cake Art) to Camden Street (near Mogan’s Oyster House), as well as, down E. Main Street from Division Street to Court Street. Road closures can be expected to affect these areas around 2 p.m. on event days. Road closure and parking closure information will be posted online.

3rd Friday is a free once-monthly art & entertainment festival in Downtown Salisbury. For more information visit To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up 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.


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3rd Friday is a free monthly community event, that highlights local artists, crafters and non-profit organizations.  3rd Friday is a downtown development initiative, and a project of Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, Inc and the City of Salisbury.


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