First Friday with the Arts is a community-centered event that takes place on the First Friday of every month except January. Established in 2003, First Friday with the Arts is an event initiated by local galleries and gallery-owners to encourage residents of the Southeast Missouri region to engage in the arts. Currently, each of the galleries located in and around Downtown Cape Girardeau participate in the monthly event by opening for later hours (from 5pm - 9pm), hosting Artist Receptions, as well as providing musicians, appetizers, and beverages to visitors of the event.
Contact the Arts Council if you are interested in joining! We can be reached by phone at (573)334-9233 or by email Bri DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming First Fridays
Wondering where to visit during the First Friday with the Arts on March 3 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm? Take a look at our April Listing (coming soon) to see all of the exhibitions throughout Downtown Cape Girardeau and join the Facebook Event to share with your friends!
More information about each of the participating galleries can be found by visiting the following Gallery Pages. Visit the First Friday Listing for specific details for next month's First Friday with the Arts.
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri,
16B North Spanish Street
The Artist Studio
, 38 A North Main Street, Gallery Page
Bilderbach's Art Plaza
, 5 North Main Street:
Gallery of Inspiration, Gallery Page
WESTRAY Studio, Gallery Page
Catapult: Creative House,
612 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook
Cateye Glasses Studio
, 2117 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook
Free Spirit Studio,
605 Broadway Street, www.freespiritclasses.com
109 North Main Street, Follow on Facebook
River Campus Art Gallery
, 518 South Fountain Street, Seminary Building Rm 106, rivercampusevents.com/art
Rosemary Berkel & Harry L Crisp Museum,
518 South Fountain Street, Gallery Page
The Painted Wren, 223 South Plaza Way, Follow on Facebook
Sherry Annette, 109 Broadway, Follow on Facebook
Is your gallery interested in becoming a member of the First Friday with the Arts Committee? Download the 2016 Gallery Membership Details
to learn more about the benefits of joining and download the Gallery Membership Sign Up Form
to join today!
The following businesses do much more than simply sponsor First Friday, they participate! They often keep their doors open late on the evening of each First Friday and often display and sell artwork.
Annie Laurie's, 536 Broadway Street, www.annielauries.net
Atelier, 31 C Main Street, Follow on Facebook
The Bar, 117 Themis Street, Follow on Facebook
Buckner's/ Ragsdales, 132 N. Main, Follow on Facebook
Burrito-Ville, 913 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook
Cape Radiology Group, 70 Doctors Park
Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence Street, Follow on Facebook
Chocolate Works, 411 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook
Coin-Op Cantina, 46 N. Main Street, Follow on Facebook
C.P. McGinty Jewelers, 117 North Main Street, www.mcgintyjewelers.com
Cup 'N' Cork, 11 South Spanish Street, Follow on Facebook
EPIC (Early Prevention Impacts Community), www.epicprevention.org
The Glenn House, 325 South Spanish Street, www.glennhouse.org
Heritage Hall, 102 North Main Street, www.kellermanfoundation.org
Lattitudes, LLC, 137 North Main Street, www.fairtradelattitudes.com
The Library Bar & Grill, 10 S. Spanish Street, Follow on Facebook
Minglewood Brewery, 121 Broadway Street, www.minglewoodbrewery.com
Old Town Cape, 338 Broadway Street Suite 401, www.oldtowncape.org
On Cue Performing Arts Center, 16A North Spanish Street, www.oncueperformingartsstudio.com
Renaissance, 139 North Main Street, www.renaissancecharm.com
rustmedia + Southeast Missourian Gallery & Studio, 339 Broadway Street, Suite 158, www.rustmedia.com
The Wright Group,
126 North Main Street, www.wrightgroupusa.com
Is your business interested in becoming a Corporate Member of of the First Friday with the Arts Committee? Download the 2015 Corporate Membership Details to learn more about the benefits of joining!