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1/29/2019 - First Friday Night Live set for February 1

Salina Arts & Humanities, Salina Downtown Incorporated and downtown stakeholders present Friday Night Live---an arts and entertainment series for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships in the downtown arts district and satellite locations throughout the city.

First Friday programming kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 1 with events including a visual-arts reception for "Drawn to You," a showcase by the Kansas Figure Drawing Group with food samplings from the Farmers Market, all at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron).

At 4:30 p.m. is the "Visual Voices" artist reception, a showcase of eight artists including Glory Benacka, Olivia Hamilton, Steve Hoffman, Marsha Howe, Sally Johnson, Tayla Mace, Rachel and Ayla Larson, and music by the Triad Jazz Trio, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (901 Beatrice St).

At 5 p.m., the "Unpredictable Art" exhibit by the Unitarian Universalist Kids is open at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat (120 N. Santa Fe Ave). Also opening at 5 p.m. is "Mandala Madness" at the Salina Art Center (150 S. Santa Fe Ave), and the "Four Elements" reception, showing work by Harley Elliot, Ruth Moritz, Karla Prickett and Wendy Tan, in The Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University (100 E. Claflin Ave).

At 7 p.m., Don Wagner with special guests Sylvia Kvacick and Amos Vega are playing in the Abruzzo room at Martinelli's Little Italy (158 S. Santa Fe Ave), which is a performance sponsored by Salina Arts & Humanities. Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening to live music during this all-ages performance. Families can also check out Family Movie night with the purchase of a ticket for a showing of "Wonder" at 6:30 p.m. at University United Methodist Church (1509 S. Santa Fe Ave).

At 9 p.m., Savanna Chestnut & the Field Hands play at Chuck's Bar (600 N. Santa Fe Ave).

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming. For more information, call Anna V. Pauscher at 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, the Arts Matters Salina e-blast and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.