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, April 5 with events including a visual-arts reception for "Art Factory 19," a showcase of nineteen Salina Central High School AP Studio Arts seniors at the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm Street. Also, "Art at the Nook" featuring Kayann Ausherman, Carol Pantle, Mark Otey and more will take place at The Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron Ave.
At 4:30 p.m., the Visual Voices Gallery presents "(Human) Nature" artist reception and showcase of the work of Kansas artist Darren Morawitz, plus music by Dex Umekubo, at the First Friday satellite location of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice Street.
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 Avenue, and Nancy Williams' "Drawings & Paintings" exhibit is open at the Salina Country Club, 2101 E. Country Club Road.
At 7p.m., local musician Tony Bowell plays a solo set at Midwest Music, 210 S. Santa Fe, a free performance sponsored by Salina Arts & Humanities. The lead singer for local band Sunset Sinners, Bowell has a smooth Southern voice and knows how to groove. His set will cover old-school classics, rock, red dirt country and everything in between.
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 #ArtsMatterSalina e-blast and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.