The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 2018 season kicked off in downtown last night with art receptions, outdoor vendors, music and more. With 25 different locations both inside merchants and galleries, plus street vendors and art pop up shops, the event celebrates the arts while supporting the local businesses. “The family friendly event encourages locals and visitors to shop inside our downtown shops and restaurants, creating increased commerce and exposure for local businesses and artists alike. Our goal is to create an increase in sales for both the businesses and the artists, while celebrating our community and enhancing our appreciation and awareness of the arts,” explained event organizer Cynthia Levesque.
Celebrating the 5th season (check out the blog archives here, here, here, here, here and here for some of my favorites) I love that our community continually opens its doors and celebrates the arts. It was amazing to watch The Aerial Lab perform in the middle of the street. While I didn’t make it to all the stops, photographs include: Kitkitdizzi, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art Gallery, Osborn Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry, Nevada City Winery, Mama Madrone’s, Shiva Moon, Tiger Alley with The Hare in the Moon tarot and body painting by Alison Kenyon. Mark your calendars for the two remaining events this year: July 6th and August 3rd.
© 2018 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem