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8/2/2017 - Friday Night Live set for August 4

Stacy Ash
(785) 309-5770


Friday Night Live Set For August 4

(Salina, KS 08-17) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert even on August 4. Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships with local business owners in the downtown arts district.

On Friday, August 4, programming kicks off with First Friday visual arts events downtown at The Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron Avenue, with "Creations and Collections" from 4 to 7 p.m. Other visual-arts exhibits include "String Theory" collage works by Grace Peterson at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, 120 N. Santa Fe from 5 to 7 p.m. and "Gas Stations, Laundry Mats and the Space in Between" paintings by Mike Hartung at the Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe from 6 to 8 p.m. The midtown First Friday Night Live venue, Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at 901 Beatrice, features the exhibit "The Beauty of Expression and Individuality" from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The featured First Friday Night Live music event is Lincoln, Nebraska-based act Alli and I, with special guest Alexa Kriss, at Ad Astra Books and Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe, from 7 to 9 p.m. Fronted by singer-songwriter Andrew Standley, the musical ensemble talks to the heart with principled lyrics and sincere melodies. Standley is accompanied by his truth-telling six-string guitar, Alli.

Joining Standley will be Alexa Kriss, a national touring pop-rock singer-songwriter out of Kearney, NE. Kriss has performed throughout the Midwest for more than 10 years at clubs, festivals, college campuses and private events, as well as on TV and radio. Together, this dynamic act will bring exciting sounds enjoyed by all ages, to downtown Salina.

Admission is free for all August 4th FFNL events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for August and September. For more information, call Stacy Ash at 785-309-5770.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and the Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.