Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown
stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on April 6.
Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina
residents and visitors, to increase attendance and participation in
arts-related events and to strengthen local-business partnerships in the
downtown arts district.
On Friday, April 6,
programming kicks off with First Friday visual arts events downtown at The
Flower Nook, 204 and 208 E. Iron Avenue, with four simultaneous events: an
exhibit by Karen Holiday, BYOA (Bring Your Own Art), Salina Central Gallery
Showcase, and a hair competition with
Hays Academy students.
Art walk events continue at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat,
120 N. Santa Fe, with “Glimpses,” photography by Brian Brinegar and “Innovative
Art” at the Salina Innovation Foundation, 336 S. Santa Fe, both from 5 to 7
p.m. On display at Prairieland Market, 305 E. Walnut, are watercolor paintings
by Cary Brinegar from 5 to 8 p.m. Musician Ethan Eckhart is live at at Ad Astra
Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The satellite First Friday Night Live venues include Salina
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice, featuring an exhibit by Native
American artist Kelly Anquoe from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and at Lakewood Discovery
Center, 205 Lakewood Drive, a “Wildlife Art Event” featuring Bonnie Neubrand of
the Wild Pencil. There also will also be prints from artist Richard Sloan, displayed
by the Audobon Society, at Lakewood Discovery Center.
Finally, the featured FFNL music show is Dan Bliss at Paramount
Bar at 7 p.m. Bliss is a performer with a well-traveled repertoire of
traditional blues, folk and swing tunes. His songwriting will be showcased, along
with his trademark finger-style guitar work and vocals, from his latest CD
“That’s What I’m Here For.” Bliss has made his home in Kansas City for more
than 20 years, and is inspired by the city’s strong traditions of blues and
jazz and its wealth of local talent. While Bliss’ focus is primarily on solo
acoustic performance, he also has played with Kelley Hunt and his own band
Admission is free and family friendly for all April 6 FFNL
events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First
Friday programming for April and May. For more information, call Stacy Ash at
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
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 Friday Night Live performance
series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211
W. Iron Avenue in Salina.