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8/1/2018 - First Friday Night Live set for August 3

Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert even on August 3. 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, August 3rd, programming kicks off with First Friday visual arts events downtown at The Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron Avenue, with Art at the Nook from 4 to 7 p.m. Also featured is a Master Class & Open Mic hosted by SPARK Artist Resource Exchange at Philips Plaza, 126 N. Santa Fe Avenue from 4:30 to 8 p.m., a Randy Clark Exhibit & Reception at Prairieland Market, 305 E. Walnut, and "Windy Places: Here, Far From Here," an exhibit by Rachel Larson at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, 120 N. Santa Fe Avenue, both from 5 to 7 p.m.

The satellite First Friday Night Live venues include Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice, featuring an exhibit by Craig Calnan from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Finally, the featured FFNL music show is Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations at Campbell Plaza at 7 p.m. A musician of vast appetites, Arbuckle has long held an appreciation for traditional American music in the vein of Charley Patton as well as the cross-pollinated sounds of The Band or Stax-style soul. After 15 years as a founding member of Moreland and Arbuckle, Dustin is ready to explore a wide range of music with this new project.

Admission is free and family-friendly for all August 3rd FFNL events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for August and September. For more information, call Anna V. Pauscher or Salina Arts & Humanities 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 Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.