First Fridays is January 2

If These Walls Could Talk Aurora

First Fridays in downtown Aurora features art, music, and fun! Visit downtown galleries, pop-up galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, and more on the first Friday of every month.

January 2, 2015 venues:
ART:
If These Walls Could Talk* (7 to 11 p.m.)
The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse* (6 p.m. to midnight)
Green Buddha Life Sustainability Center and Eco Art Gallery* (6 to 9 p.m.)
New Hites Studios & Gallery (6 to 9 p.m.)
MUSIC:
Culture Stock (6 to 8 p.m.)
River’s Edge Cafe (6 to 10 p.m.) featuring the art of Kit Sunderland
SPECIAL TO FIRST FRIDAYS:
SciTech Hands On Museum (6 to 8 p.m.)Free admission!
YM Boutique with photography by Gabrielle Daylor
 
*denotes art opening

*** First Fridays SPECIALS ***

20% off at Midtown Pub & Grill

Get a FREE book at Green Buddha Life when you drop by during First Fridays.

Enjoy 15% off at YM Boutique from 6 to 9 p.m.

Eyeland Optical offers 50% off eye examinations including contact lens exam/fitting on the first Friday of the month.

Pro Prairie Photo will give $20 head shots!

Culture Stock is going BOGO!!!

PME Cake Decorating is open until 8 p.m. with 20% off from 6 to 8 p.m. (during select First Fridays)

First Fridays on Jan. 2 kicks off a full year of First Friday events

The New Year brings twelve months of First Fridays to downtown Aurora. Don’t miss January’s kick-off of a full year of art, music, food, and fun on the first Friday of the month.

Green Buddha Life Sustainability Center and Eco-Arts Gallery, 205 W. Galena Blvd., is open with artists showing in the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featured artist is Carol Robinson with artwork inspired by photography and nature.

If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., is open with digital art from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The gallery is hosting the art opening for Digi Art, a month-long show featuring several local artists who create art digitally.

It’s the Retro Show at the ArtBar this month. The ArtBar, in the tavern at Two Brothers Roundhouse, features more than two dozen local artists for one night only. Visit the ArtBar from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Local musicians will perform at an open mic hosted by Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd. from 6 to 8 p.m. Musicians are invited to sign up starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Attendees can enjoy acoustic, family-friendly performances.

New Hites Studios and Gallery is open for browsing upstairs at 14 W. Downer Pl. Visit the studios of artists Martín Soto, Kit Sunderland, Toty Pix, and others from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get a professional headshot taken by Prairie Pro Photo.

SciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St. is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with free fun for the whole family. Local works of art along with art stations are set up during the evening.

River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl., will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. The artwork of Kit Sunderland will be featured on the cafe walls.

YM Boutique, 5 W. Downer Pl., is open with photography by Gabrielle Daylor.

First Fridays in Downtown Aurora invites the community to enjoy art, music, food, theater, and more on the first Friday of the month.

All events are free and art is for sale.

First Fridays Aurora Jan 2