First Friday Cultures (+ Sculpts) Your Ass – April 2010.

Via on Mar 30, 2010

National Guide to First Friday events

art + community + fun + party

Welcome to the second installment of getting fit with Art walks!

Same set up as last time – if you’re interested in fine art, social purveying, and getting that tight lean and sculpted buttocks you’ve always wanted, then you’re in luck! It’s the First Friday fitness system, and you’ll not only burn loads of unwanted calories, but you’ll also get a full serving of pop-culture, hipster madness, and quasi-sophisticate charm.

The Hyraxes Lay Claim to Their Trunk; copyright Erin J. King
The Hyraxes Lay Claim to Their Trunk; copyright Erin J. King

This month I’m lucky enough to have my own art installation on display at Topo Ranch, so the focus of April’s First Friday venues will be in Boulder, CO. For those of you who want to know about what’s happening in your area, there are links to events all over the country at the bottom of this post.

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1) Topo Ranch – A retail storefront that sells super-soft organic clothing in Boulder and Venice, CA. I’ve got a couple of their shirts, and believe me when I say the “super-soft” line used to promote their goods is NO exaggeration.  I love this little company, as they’ve made it part of their business operations to party like rock stars a couple times a month by hosting receptions for local artists and musicians. This Friday, you can check out my Anatomy & Zoology installation while gyrating to the delicious hip-hop vibes of Soul Daddy & the Blackfyre Band.

When: Friday, April 2, 2010; 5-8pm

Where: 1505 Pearl Street Mall, Suite 103 | 303.440.4242

RSVP: Yes, on Facebook or by Email

2) First Congregational Church – Participates in First Friday every month by providing space for members of their congregation to show and sell their work. This month is a Good Friday spiritual theme, and some of the artist’s represented are: Marcella Ot’alora, Pat Chapman, Annette Coleman, Susan Allman, Bonnie Forbes, Carrie Evans, Danni Bangert, Mary Harrocks, Martie McMane, Caroline Douglas, Cindy Alaimo, Vidya Rae, Caron Ellis, Lisa Nesmith, Jeanne Lounsbury, Cindy Mueller, Marie Perea, Susan Ross, John Waugh, and Susan Albers. Christine Tulis on harp.

When: Friday, April 2, 2010; 6-8pm

Where: 1128 Pine Street | 303.442.1787

RSVP: none required

3) Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery – First Friday Reception for Theresa Haberkorn, wood prints inspired by nature, and Patrick Ting, contemporary ceramics, integrated tea sets and functional tableware.

When: Friday, April 2, 2010; 6-8pm

Where: 1421 Pearl Street Mall | 303.443.3683

RSVP: none required

Unfortunately, I still have yet to find a centralized database of all the First Friday type events happening around the country, so I’m keeping a regional list going on Elephant. Every month, I’ll update to the best of my abilities, but if I’ve missed an area that you hold near and dear to your heart (NYC is a great example), please send a link we can post to this article.

ARIZONA

Flagstaff

Phoenix

CALIFORNIA

San Jose

Santa Cruz

Venice

COLORADO

Boulder – Downtown

Boulder – North

Boulder – Topo Ranch

Denver – Santa Fe District

Denver – Tennyson Street

Ft. Collins

Steamboat Springs

FLORIDA

St. Augustine

HAWAII

Honolulu

ILLINOIS

Chicago – Museum of Contemporary Art

INDIANA

Indianapolis

MAINE

Portland

MICHIGAN

Northville

MISSOURI

Kansas City

Springfield

MONTANA

Great Falls

Missoula

NEVADA

Las Vegas

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque

Santa Fe – Pretty much a “First Friday” any given day of the week

Santa Fe – Gallery Association

Santa Fe – Canyon Road Arts

NEW YORK

Albany

Binghamton

NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh

OREGON

Eugene

Portland

Newberg

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia

Scranton

TEXAS

Bryan

Fredericksburg

Lubbock

San Antonio

VERMONT

Burlington

VIRGINIA

Richmond

WASHINGTON

Bremerton

Seattle/Fremont

Sequim

About Erin King

The most important thing you’ll ever know about Erin is that, in general, she prefers the company of wild animals to people. It’s not that she doesn’t like you, it’s just that furry critters are much more obvious with their intentions, i.e. they’re either going to eat, maim, or ignore you. Ah, the simplicity of it all. Personally, she finds the rest of this “about me” section to be pretty yawn inducing, but hey, you’re the one that clicked on her name. Erin owns a business in Boulder, CO by the name of Deadwilder Design & Illustration . Under it’s guise she works as a fine artist, scientific illustrator, and graphic designer. She went to college twice, and as a result received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas Tech University in 1999, and a MS in Museum and Field Studies from the University of Colorado in 2005.

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3 Responses to “First Friday Cultures (+ Sculpts) Your Ass – April 2010.”

  1. Arthur K says:

    Carbondale, Colorado also has a really nice First Friday art walking tour program, that is a ton of fun!

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