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October 18, 2019 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. 3rd Friday will be held outdoors, with artists, crafters and live music on the Plaza, plus special activities in Lot 15 and on N. Division Street. This month’s theme is Super Heroes, so get ready to dress up like your favorite superheroes and villains. Join the costume contest for a chance to win great prizes, score free comic books, or paint a pumpkin in Lot 15 – there is always something for everyone at 3rd Friday.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: THE INTERSECTION OF MAIN ST AND DIVISION ST WILL REMAIN CLOSED THIS FRIDAY. BUT HAVE NO FEAR - 3RD FRIDAY PREVAILS!

Cosplayers can enter the 3rd Friday Costume Contest on N. Division Street, for a chance to win huge prizes. Winners will take home giant prize packs filled with collectibles, toys, comic books sponsored by Ocean City Comic Con. The contest is open to anyone, and will be broken down into two categories, kids 12 and under and adults 13 and up, with special guest host James Dufendach of PLB Comics.

Come decked out as your favorite character, or an original creation. Registration is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Government Office Building Steps and the contest itself starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. on the Government Office Building steps as well. So come out, look good, and win big!

Down in Lot 15, near The Acorn Market there will be more special activities like pumpkin painting, pumpkin chuck, a food truck and free comics! Meta Yoga will be hosting a free yoga workshop from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the Parker Garden area, just bring your own mat. Son Rise Church will host bounce houses, and the Hawaiian food truck will be there serving snacks. At 5:30pm – check out a special Halloween performance by Feet of Fire Dance Academy – out in full force for the annual Halloween tradition.

On the Plaza, there will be live music on the main stage by Matthew Bennett Davey and The Baba Roots, a Delmarva band that plays a mix of rock, reggae, funk, blues, alternative, covers and original music. Check out Barefoot Baby Boutique’s Super Mom Art Contest –where kids can drop off handmade masterpieces depicting their mom as a super hero, for a chance to win her a special gift. The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring beer and wine and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will have family-friendly prices on burgers and dogs fresh off the grill in the Courtyard.

Salisbury Art Space will present the 2019 Biannual Members Exhibition, showcasing the artwork of SAS members. There will also be special activities for children - mask making and ghost stories with Beth Ohlsson – taking place between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In the gift shop, check out the monthly highlighted ceramic artist with the Clay Guild of Delmarva plus other fabulous works priced to sell by Salisbury Art Space members.

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will again show two exhibitions - On Water and Close Waters. On Water brings together photographic explorations of water and its role in our perception of and interactions with the world. Close Waters includes artwork from 12 regional and local emerging artists that is connected to this fundamental substance.

Be sure to also check out - “What if you Fly” – Salisbury University’s brand mural – #SalisburyWings by local artist Sarah Perdue. The project was inspired by poet, Erin Hanson, and street artist, Kelsey Montague and was funded by Salisbury University Art Galleries.

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday. Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have live music on the patio with Smooth and Remy from 6– 9 p.m, plus Foggy May from 10 p.m. til close. Market Street Inn will have late night jams with DJ Danny P and Mojo’s will have DJ Vybe spinning all your favorites. The Downtown Trolley will begin its free service at 5:45 at SU Academic Commons to bring students to Downtown Salisbury for 3rd Friday.

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with The City of Salisbury.

September 20, 2019 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury.  3rd Friday will be held outdoors, with artists, crafters and live music on the Plaza.  This month, the theme is Chalk It Up, and it’s all about bringing color and vibrancy to downtown.  From chalk art, chalk paint, and colorful initiatives – this 3rd Friday is sure to be lively! 

3rd Friday will continue to use a different format, as construction progresses into the intersection of Main Street and Division Street this month.  Artists and crafters will still gather on the Plaza – but the rest of the fun is moving down to Lot 15 and W. Market Street, in front of The Acorn Market.  There you will find special activities like the Bookmobile, bounce houses hosted by Son Rise Church, and a Chalk-Art area! 

On the main stage, there will be live music by Christine Havrilla and the Gyspy Fuzz, with her self-described “Neofunkadelicfolktwangrock” style. At 5:30 p.m., Wicomico Goes Purple will take the stage to announce the winners of the Downtown Salisbury Wicomico Goes Purple Window Decorating Contest, with special remarks by Mayor Jake Day and WGP organizer Stephanie Willey and a moment of silence with Clarion Call.  The Plaza will be decked out in purple, and attendees in support of the initiative are encouraged to also wear purple to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic.   

On the Plaza, check out Kuhn’s Jewelers for a special Meet-the-Artist Trunk Show from noon to 6 p.m. featuring local artist Abbi Custis and her art which inspired her designs for Evocateur, now exclusively at Kuhns.  The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring beer and wine and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will have family-friendly prices on burgers and dogs fresh off the grill in the Courtyard, complete with plenty of chalk for the kids!   

Salisbury Art Space will present the 2019 Showcase of Eastern Shore Artists, featuring 34 artworks ranging from folk to fine art, created by artists from around the region. The Robinson Gallery will feature an exquisite solo exhibition by Jinni Kim (Jinsoon Oh), inspired by her experience with and understanding of nature.  In the gift shop, check out the monthly highlighted ceramic artist with the Clay Guild of Delmarva

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campuswill host the opening reception for two brand new exhibitions - On Water and Close WatersOn Waterbrings together photographic explorations of water and its role in our perception of and interactions with the world.  Close Waters includes artwork from 12 regional and local emerging artists that is connected to this fundamental substance.   

Be sure to also check out  - “What if you Fly” – Salisbury University’s brand mural – #SalisburyWings by local artist Sarah Perdue.  The project was inspired by poet, Erin Hanson, and street artist, Kelsey Montague and was funded by Salisbury University Art Galleries.  Also in that building - check out the Salisbury University Entrepreneurship Center - which will be open, giving tours, updates on design plans, and hosting student entrepreneur tables. 

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday.  Brew River is hosting a Captain’s Party with the Chesapeake Cowboys, ahead of the Boat Docking competition Saturday.  Complete with live boat docking practice runs, the event is all -ages until 10 p.m., free admission and includes live band Kaotic from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have live music on the patio with The Gifted from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Market Street Inn will have late night jams with Nick at Nite and Mojo’s will have a black light party late night with DJ E-State. The Downtown Trolley will begin its free service at 5:45 at SU Academic Commons to bring students to Downtown Salisbury for 3rd Friday.

In the event of rain - all indoor activities will go on as planned.  The outdoor activities, including art and craft vendors, may be canceled due to inclement weather - an announcement will be made no later than noon on 3rd Friday.  

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.   

To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must pre-register by emailing a description

of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com  

Updated: Aug 21

     

July 19, 2019 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury.  3rd Friday will be held outdoors -weather permitting -with artists and crafters filling the streets and live music on the Plaza.  This month coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landingso this month’s theme is all about Moon Walks! 

3rd Friday will experiment with a new footprint again this month, as construction progresses.  Artists and crafters will still gather on the Plaza – but the rest of the fun is moving down to Lot 15 and W. Market Street, in front of The Acorn Market and Angello’s Unique Gifts

This month also coincides with 3rd Friday’s 10th Anniversary, so stop by for a slice of our GIANT SPACE CAKE, and sign our lunar themed anniversary card!  Contestants can compete in Moon Walk competition at 6:00 p.m.– with the winner receiving a signed Erick Sahler 10-color silkscreen print commemorating the lunar landing!  Salisbury Police Department will also be on site with huge giveaways in promotion on National Night Out - coming August 6th to Salisbury's City Park -so stop by and say hi - as they giveaway bikes - plus frisbees, glowballs, bracelets and more!  Check out all the action in Lot 15!

For more space themed fun, check out a free screening of First Man, a movie about the life of Neil Armstrong starring Ryan Gosling in the Wicomico County Public Library’sEntrepreneurship Center on the lower level at 5:00 p.m, complete with free popcorn!  The movie is free to the public, and is rated PG-13.  

In Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center you can “Meet-A-Meteorite” – a real life space rock after it crashed landed to Earth- and make a Moon and Stars Mobile craft for kids.  Plus, Barefoot Baby Boutique is calling all kids dressed as your favorite astronaut, or with a space toy to come get free astronaut space ice creamwhile supplies last.  

On the Plaza, there will be live music from the Josh Pryor Trio,also known as JP3.  At 5:30, The City of Salisbury will present a proclamation to 3rd Friday founders, board members and volunteers in celebration of its 10-year anniversary.  TheSalisbury Jaycees will be on the Plaza pouring beer and wine and check out St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Courtyard for family-friendly prices on burgers and dogs fresh off the grill.  

Salisbury Art Space will be host "Oceans & Rivers” in their Main Gallery, a special exhibition celebrating the beauty the importance of our natural and cultural heritage.   The show will feature artwork from the Nanticoke River Alliance's 2018 "Water You Doing" Student Street Art Competition and the foyer gallery will showcase the Attic Artists group.

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will again show “Carl Goldhagen:  The Long View- Selected Works 1970s to the Present”, but with an additional special reading from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where local writers and poets have been invited to share response poems or flash fiction inspired by Mr. Goldhagen’s work.  The event is a collaboration between Salisbury University Art Gallery and the Eastern Shore Writers Association, with the final prize being awarded by Salisbury’s Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell.    

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday.  Brew River is hosting a Friday Night Dock Party with the Ryan Forrester Band from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Uprizing Band inside at 9 p.m.  Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have live music on the patio with KT Tuminello from 6 – 9 p.m. and late-night rock band The Joshes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Market Street Inn will have late night jams with DJ E-State, and Mojo’s will have DJ Vybe. 

In the event of rain - all indoor activities will go on as planned.  The outdoor activities, including art and craft vendors, may be canceled due to inclement weather - an announcement will be made no later than noon on 3rd Friday.  

3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.   

To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must pre-register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com  

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