SALINA – Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, presents 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 with local businesses in the downtown arts district.
First Friday Night Live kicks off February 2 with BYOA (Bring Your Own Art) and the Lips Amore Installation, both at The Flower Nook, 204 E. Iron Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m. Photography by George Jerkovich is at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, 120 N. Santa Fe, from 5 to 7 p.m, and Stone Heart & Card Decorating will be at Connected, 117 S. Santa Fe , from 5 to 8 p.m.
At the Salina Art Center, “Donate Your Old Sewing Patterns for Art!” is a call to donate vintage or unneeded sewing patterns to be used in a project scheduled for installation in the new KU Medical Center building on N. Santa Fe later this year. Meet artists Geraldine Craig and Nelson Smith, see a mockup of their piece and speak with them about their process. This will take place from 5:30 to -7:00 p.m. at the Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe.
Midtown FFNLive venues are Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice, featuring “Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box”, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and “More Than at a Glance,” works by Lori Wright at The Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, with the Gallery open until 7 p.m.
Finally, the Friday Night Live supported event will be FFNL Presents: Lemuel Sheppard, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at TK’s Smokehaus,
117 N. Santa Fe. A highly skilled blues guitarist, Sheppard began playing guitar at age nine in Kansas City’s rich jazz and blues atmosphere. He is not only an interpreter of African-American folk music, but composes much of his own work and is an accomplished lecturer on topics such as the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. He is a recognized Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and performer.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for March and April.
For more information, call Stacy Ash at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770.