The First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will be open from 5pm to 9pm and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.
It really is a perfect evening event for the family or a great “date night” destination bringing a celebratory energy to Downtown Nevada City while encouraging folks to visit our wonderful businesses while enjoying the art and culture that makes Nevada City so unique.
There will be live music and theatrical performances at various locations throughout the downtown area. In addition there will be a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Artists between the ages of 4-18 with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a “Kids Zone” on York Street with some fun activities and art projects for kids of all ages.
Each month will have a different theme featuring different local music acts at the Boardwalk Stage and young acoustic musicians on York Street.
Join us in supporting our downtown businesses and our wonderfully creative arts community.
Our 2020 First Friday Art Walk season is about to begin and we need YOU!
This year’s events will be held on May 1st, June 5th , July 3rd and August 7th, 2020. First Friday Art Walks begin at 5:00pm and continue until 9pm (sometimes 10pm, depending on the performances at The Boardwalk Stage). These events are family friendly and all ages are welcome. Now, here’s where you come in.
We are now accepting sponsor, business, advertising, artist, crafter, and musician applications for First Friday Art Walk Nevada City’s 2020 Season. Please review the instructions below for information on how to apply.
Save the date for May 1st, June 5th , July 3rd and August 7th. For all those friends and family who say they want to come up and visit?…This is the perfect way to show them how great our community is. Tell everyone to come up, have a great time, and spend their dollars with us. Life is short. Buy the art and eat the dessert!
If you’re interested in becoming a Sponsor for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide us with the best time and phone number to reach you at, so that we may speak with you directly about the different sponsorship levels and benefits available. Sponsor Application
For those businesses interesting in supporting First Friday Art Walk or hosting an artist for First Friday Art Walk, please contact us at email@example.com. Please provide us with the best time and phone number to reach you at, so that we may speak with you directly about the options and participation fees available to you. Business Application
Advertising: Place an ad in our program for First Friday Art Walk.
Visual, Spoken word and Musical Artists:
Please send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with Art Walk Submission in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that your work may be considered for partnership with a local business at First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City.
Lower Commercial Street Crafters and Artists:
Please submit an e-mail to email@example.com with Lower Commercial Street in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that you may submit your booth fee for First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City. Vendor Application
Boardwalk Stage Performers:
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with Boardwalk Stage in the subject line. You will receive a form to complete so that you may be considered for one of our four 2020 Boardwalk Stage Concerts at First Friday Art Walk, Nevada City. Boardwalk Stage Musicians and Performing Artists will be paid based on a pre-determined fee structure.
We are now accepting proposals for performing artists of all kinds. If you have a wild talent, a side show act, something spectacular that you can do, email us your idea at email@example.com with Performing Artists in the subject line. Include a bio, a link to your talent and your proposal for the show. Boardwalk Stage Musicians and Performing Artists will be paid based on a pre-determined fee structure.
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