Annex 24 Gallery
24 W Walnut Street
6 – 9 PM
Annex 24 Gallery proudly welcomes abstract artist, Susie Kelly Flatau all the way from Buffalo, NY! Her first solo exhibition in Pennsylvania, Flatau is a self taught mixed media artist and has collectors all over the country. Join us First Friday September 5 as her show, "Bliss" opens. Inspired by Joseph Campbell's teachings, Flatau says, “This choreography—of emotion and creation and energy and color—resulted in a non-objective body of work which dances upon the canvases. Yes. I followed my bliss. The doors opened. These paintings were birthed.” Stop in and have the opportunity to meet Susie in person! Other artists with fresh exhibits not to be missed are: Jaye Crist, Fred Fox, Sam Beitzel, Loryn Spangler-Jones, Kenny Kidd, Lori Lee, Spindle & Spire, Lourdes Torres-Shepard, Leslie Scott, Dutch Shaw, Francoise Nagel & Ted Rasmussen.
Corner of Prince & Chestnut Streets
5 – 9 PM
Auntie Anne's will once again be hosting an evening of pretzels, lemonade and live music. The event will be held behind our downtown support center in the back parking lot (the corner of Prince & Chestnut). Pretzels and lemonade will be offered to the general public. We’ll also have face painting, a balloon artist and all sorts of games for the kids. Plus, the musical line-up for the evening is as follows: 5:00 – 5:45 Meg & The Right Sound; 6:00 – 6:45 The Poor Historians; 7:00 – 7:45 Silver City Rodeo; 8:00 – 9:00 Juan Catorce Band.
Be Well Lancaster
7 North Mulberry Street
5 – 8 PM
Old Fogey Art Co-Op: A homegrown Art & Craft Co-Op founded to display and market the original artwork, photography, crafts, jewelry and fiber arts created by senior citizen members.
The Candy Factory – Warehouse D
342 North Queen Street
6 – 9 PM
The Candy Factory will be opening up their doors to the public on 1st Friday. Tours of the new coworking space will be available. The North Museum will have a small stand and some artists will have their artwork on display.
Christiane David Gallery
112 North Prince Street
6 – 9 PM
Artist Christiane David explores the beauty of the incoming season in a riveting series of oil paintings. Come be inspired by the brilliant colors while you enjoy the tunes of a live band!
146 North Prince Street
10 AM – 9 PM
Join us as we welcome Rosemary Ranck home from Colorado. Rosemary has spent the last 4 1/2 years working in every medium & every style, and without rhyme or reason, she will be bringing her favorites.
City Hall Gallery
120 N. Duke Street
5 – 8:30 PM
Eric Fowler - Local Color: Eric Fowler is an award-winning painter and illustrator. In recent years he has become interested in painting cityscapes. Mr. Fowler wants his artwork to speak for those old buildings we pass by every day that can’t tell their own story. His loose painterly style makes an exciting visual contradiction to the hard-edged urban subject matter that he depicts. He looks for buildings to paint at the time of day when the lights and shadows are exaggerated. “The light brings out the mood and imparts nostalgia,” says Fowler. The artist will be available at First Friday receptions on September 5 and October 3 from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.
Coalition for Smart Growth
100 block of North Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Pop-Up Park: Two parking spaces in the 100 block of North Prince Street (in front of POUR) will be transformed into a temporary green space. The goal of the project is to raise awareness of alternative urban green space opportunities, the benefits of green infrastructure, the importance of walkability and bikability, and the potential to attract pedestrian traffic to local businesses. Local Landscape Architects are designing the park.
Community Room on King
106 West King Street
6 – 9 PM
Join us on Friday September 5 at the Community Room on King from 6-9 PM for Un'Italia Intima (An Intimate Italy), a photo exhibit from the lens of Emily Meneghin, a senior Italian-Theatre Major at Franklin & Marshall College, and New Yorker. Emily says this about the show, "I spent the last four months of 2013 living in Italy. Visiting family or simply traveling, I photographed different cities. Looking through my reel from my time, I notice that each space had a different flavor. Each venue had its own language and identity written into its pavements, or couches. The point of this show was not to depict monuments under a spotlight, but rather to create an intimate relationship with the spaces. A listening ear can discover the unexpected and blossom meaningfully." So join us for an intimate look at Italy, some great coffee and snacks and a chance to engage the arts & community.
David the Goldsmith
45 North Market Street
10 AM – 8 PM
Beautiful original watercolor paintings by Bertie Brown. As a former professional musician, Bertie has performed on the French horn throughout Central Pennsylvania for over 30 years. She played in symphonic and chamber groups, woodwind and brass ensembles, opera and theater show pit orchestras, recitals, and educational programs in schools. Her artist statement, "Art is Instrumental", defines her life and work as she is now allowing art to be her instrumental focus. Her media of choice is watercolor with favorite subject matter that includes musical motif themes, still life, landscapes, and sunflowers. Whether in a still life that includes instruments, a musical term in a title, or simply a rhythmic flow throughout the work, Bertie’s paintings reflect her love of music and her commitment to combining two creative arts into one cohesive life.
228 North Prince Street
12 – 9 PM
Isadore Gallery presents –Recent Works by Angela Suehr and Steve Wetzel. Angela Suehr is a graduate of Millersville University with a dual degree in Ceramics and Art Education. She is currently attending Hood College for her graduate certificate in Ceramics. Suehr has exhibited her work in the Lancaster area and was featured in Isadore's 2013 Best of Isadore Show. Steve Wetzel has studied painting for many years. He started his training at the Art Association of Harrisburg where he now serves as a professor. Currently, he paints with a group of plein air painters known as the Seven Lively Artists. His oil landscapes range from a traditional perspective to a focus on more structural studies.
The Parrot Gallery
328 West Orange Street
5 – 9 PM
15 artists created pieces inspired by Poet Laureate Chris Longenecker's poem, "By a different road," to celebrate the gallery's fifth year. The exhibit opens at 5 p.m. with a poetry reading by Longenecker at 7 p.m. The artists will be present at the reception to talk about their work.
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
335 North Queen Street
10 AM – 9 PM
Diane Maurer (Fine Craftsman of the Month) will be demoing Japanese Suminagashi marbling, and Joyce Lacy will be demonstrating designing & creating a handbag. Subarashii Kudamono will be sampling Asian pears & Asian pear dry wine. The Guild Store will also have an extension of the store pop up called "In the Kitchen," which features handmade pieces to help cook or decorate the coziest room in the house.
34 North Water Street
10 AM – 9 PM
30 new paintings by area plein air painter John David Wissler. Each painting selected was completed on site during Wissler’s 2012 residency in Italy. The drawing and monotypes are recent and from memory not photographs. They will play their own role in his work to follow.
Strawberry & Co.
11 West King Street
10 AM – 8 PM
'The Angry Artist' Book Signing with Ashley Lucas: Illustrator Ashley Lucas will be signing copies of her newest work, 'The Angry Artist'; a picture book for creatives from 6 to 7 pm. Ashley's artwork and books will be on display all of September.
24 East King Street
4 PM to 2 AM
It’s the return of The David Mayfield Parade, after their hot performance at Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival. Joining them will be Bombadil and local favorites, Jake Lewis & the Clergy. Show starts at 8:30 pm. Plus we'll have music out front and on the green roof from Uncle Fester's Candy Shop, and more!
The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
6 – 9 PM
You are invited to The Trust Performing Arts Center's 2014-15 Season Launch Party. At this event, we will announce our 2014-15 Season, provide guided tours, feature a new exhibit of photography by Ruth Naomi Floyd in the Square Halo Gallery, and at 7pm present Servant Stage Co.'s performance of The Importance of Being Earnest in the Black Box Theatre. Season tickets will be available at a discounted rate that evening.