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