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2/28/2018 - First Friday Night Live set for March 2

Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on March 2. Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships with business owners in the downtown arts district.

On Friday, March 2 programming kicks off with the midtown First Friday Night Live venue, Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice, featuring an exhibit by Native American artist Kelly Anquoe from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Then, First Friday visual arts events begin downtown at The Flower Nook with, “Show Me the Money” and BYOA (Bring Your Own Art), at 204 & 208 E. Iron Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m. and with “Glimpses” photography by Brian Brinegar at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, 120 N. Santa Fe, from 5 to 7 p.m. Other featured downtown stops are an opening reception for Cary Brinegar’s “It’s A Beginning” oil-painting show at the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Ash, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and an exhibit of Kansas artists at the Salina Innovation Foundation at the Masonic Center, 336 S. Santa Fe, from 5 to 7 p.m. To wind up the evening, the Grand Opening of SPARK: Artist Resource Exchange will be at 146 S. Santa Fe from 7 to 10 p.m. The SPARK opening will include an open mic time emceed by local musician Bruce Lacy and will include Salina folk-music favorites Sarah and Tim Crews. There also will be make-and-take visual art activities led by area artists. The event is free and open to all ages.

Admission is free for all March 2 FFNL events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for March and April. 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 Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.