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First Fridays Downtown: Museum & Gallery Walk April 2

The FIRST “First Fridays Downtown” of 2010 returns this Friday, April 2. Over the years, the event (formerly known as the Museum & Gallery Walk) has developed into one of Harrisonburg’s premiere events. Downtown businesses open their doors to musicians and artists, who showcase visual and performing arts and also the culinary arts and specialty merchandise. The public is invited to join this free celebration the first Friday of the month from April to October, from 5 to 7pm.

There are also a few new businesses in the schedule, including Discover Downtown Tours, Wine on Water, and Estland Design. Welcome to downtown!

WHAT’S HAPPENING APRIL 2:

Arts Council of the Valley, Smith House, 311 S. Main St.
Dymphna de Wild, Monoprints

Arts Council of the Valley Satellite Gallery, Court Square Theater Marketplace
Bridgewater Faculty Show

Arts Council of the Valley Satellite Gallery, former Jack Collins Shoe Store on S. Main St.
Monika Burkholder, painting

The Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S. Main St.
Dan Easley & The Rockinghammers on the porch with refreshments, Admission to the museum is free and the museum shop will be open, Virginia Quilt Museum Celebrates 15 years – Quilts from Our Collection

Harrisonburg League of Therapists, 312 S. Main St.
Mixed media art

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitors Center, 212 S. Main St.
Valley Turnpike Museum and Rocktown Gift Shoppe open featuring work of Valley Artisans and the Art Gallery of Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society. Light Refreshments will be served.

Clementine Café, 153 S. Main St.
Visual Voices, 14th Annual Sexual Violence Awareness Art Exhibit presented by the Collins Center

Dance & Company, 115 S. Main St.
Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theater

OASIS Gallery, 103 S. Main St.
Celebrating Womanhood in All Its Glory & Spring’s Finery

The Yellow Button, 192 S. Main St.
Victoria Hurst

Estland Design, 41 Court Square, Suite 4-D
April Sedeen Estep, painting.

The Cat’s Cradle, 124 S. Main St.
Lisa Woods

The Gaines Group, PLC, architecture + design, 107 S. Main, Ste 2
Source and Confluence, photographs by Scott Jost with special lecture on the ecological restoration of Black’s Run with reception catered by Shank’s Bakery

Laughing Dog T-shirts & Gifts, 825 S. Main St.
Ed Gabel, Mixed media birdhouse sculptures

150 Franklin Street Gallery, 150 Franklin St.
Soula Pefkaros, photographic essay

Court Square Theater, 61 Graham St.
MACRoCk

Downtown Wine and Gourmet, 41 Court Square
Wine Tastings and (periodically) Music

Cally’s Restaurant and Brewery, 41-A Court Square
Beer Tastings

Artful Dodger, 47 Court Square
Erin Donnelly, Paintings and Dear Wolfgang Indie Rock

Downtown Fine Furniture, 20 N. Main St.
Specialty merchandise

August Enterprise/T.J.’s Demagraphics, 91 N. Main St.
Greg Ballou and James August Warsing, Jr., Paintings and Sculpture

Wine on Water, 70 W. Water St.
Wine Tasting

Polished, Inc., 29 W. Water St.
10% everything in the store

On the Turtle’s Back, 10 Newman Ave.
Specialty merchandise

Adona Music, 34 S. Main St.
Crucial Substance

Classic Carriage Horse Drawn Rides, $10.00
Departs from the Hardesty-Higgins House, 6pm to 8pm

Discover Downtown Tours, $7
Departs from the Hardesty-Higgins House, 6pm

Drumming Circle, Rhythm Playground
Gathers on the lawn of Harrisonburg League of Therapists, 5:30-7pm

Dancing with Karen, Library Courtyard
Swing and Tango – Lessons, Dancing, and Demonstrations

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