1st Friday features art show

Published 2:36 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018

AMERICUS — Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house Friday, Aug. 3. This First Friday, Americus Main Street will host an Art Show in downtown Americus! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.
The First Friday Art Show is meant to showcase the arts in our community. Artists will be staged in businesses and on the sidewalks in downtown displaying and selling their artwork while performing live demonstrations. Attendees can expect to see artwork in the form of acrylic painting, watercolor painting, pottery, photography, wood crafts, glassblowing, and much more. Local artwork will be on display throughout downtown.
The Americus Street Trolley will provide attendees transportation. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by Americus Main Street, free of charge. All activities, exhibits and performances are free. Maps and playbills detailing the events will be available at participating locations. More information can be found at the Downtown Americus – Main Street Facebook page.
Hunter Frames and Artist Studio will be spotlighting a local artist. The historic Rylander Theatre will host its Touch a Theatre event where attendees will have the opportunity to explore the theater and experience it from a new perspective by trying their hand at the light board, sound board, spotlights, etc. Center Stage Market will be celebrating its third birthday with Wolf Creek Wine samples, pen & paint prints, and discounts on Halo Top Ice Cream. Ginger Roots, a salon, will have hair models and will be offering free hair glittering! Mobile Glassblowing Studios invites everyone to participate in its “Many Hands” collage project while enjoying art supplies-themed glassblowing demonstrations.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. 2LC Bakery, The Kinnebrew Co., Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, Americus Snoball & Shaved Ice Co., The Maze, Scott’s Jewelry, and the Americus Welcome Center will all be open late offering something special in the form of discounts, samples, tastings, giveaways, and more for customers. Stop by The Huss Foundation for free beer and hot dogs!
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of the organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.