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2/26/2019 - First Friday Night Live set for March 1


(Salina, KS 02-19) 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, March 1 with events including a visual-arts reception for “Places and Spaces,” a showcase of Marla Ames Kuiper at the Salina Public Library (301 W. Elm St.) and “Art at the Nook” at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron Ave). Also, a “Toy Making Demonstration” by Rhonda McKee at Streit Sandblasting (116 E. Iron Ave), and Family Night at the Salina Art Center (242 S. Santa Fe Ave) is on tap.

At 4:30 p.m. visit the Visual Voices “(Human) Nature” artist reception and showcase of the work of artist Darren Morawitz, plus music by the Triad Jazz Trio, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (901 Beatrice St.).

At 5 p.m. “From Sunflowers to the Serengeti,” a photography exhibit by artist Jaci Novak is open at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat (120 N. Santa Fe Ave) and the “Watercolor Landscapes” exhibit is open at the Salina Country Club (2101 E. Country Club Rd).

At 7 p.m., Matthew Mulnix of Lawrence, KS plays at Blue Skye Brewery and Eats (116 N. Santa Fe), which is a performance sponsored by Salina Arts & Humanities. Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening to live music during this all-ages performance. Also at 7 p.m. is the album release concert for local group Everyday Lights, taking place at Blue Heaven Studios (201 S. 8th St), funded in part by the Horizons Grants Program of the Salina Arts and Humanities Foundation.

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 #ArtsMattersSalina e-blast and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.