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Mark your calendars for a ghoulish good time during this October's First Friday with the Arts. Join local art galleries and downtown merchants for a Trick-Art-Treat! Follow the Facebook Event to keep up-to-date on the event schedule and additional details. This is a Stamp Card Event, which means Broadway Biergarten will be sponsoring a Monster Offer! 

Thank you to our First Friday galleries and businesses listed below, who will be open from 5:00 -9:00 PM (unless otherwise stated), as well as to our other Friends of the Arts
SelahCateye Glasses StudioHeritage HallCape Radiology GroupEPICrust media + Southeast Missourian Gallery & Studio, and The Wright Group.

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
16B North Spanish Street

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will be hosting solo artist, Kris Rehring, for her exhibition "Form + Figure." Her figurative oil paintings, celebrating the unusual and the unique, and will be on display until October 28. Kris Rehring is a figurative painter. She works primarily in oils with focus on the human figure. Work includes still lifes, landscapes and cityscapes.

Visual Arts Cooperative Gallery: New works will be on  display by the Cooperative Artists. Exhibiting in the Window will be Don Greenwood and Vicki Outman.

The Artist Studio

38A North Main Street
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The Artist Studio will be open for it's LAST "First Friday Evening with the Arts" because it is closing at the end of October! Featuring "Special Sales" on Artwork by Judy Barks-Westrich. Hershey's Chocolate treats provided as usual. The studio will be open until 8:00 pm.

Catapult: Creative House
612 Broadway Street

Gallery: An opening reception for Paper Cuts & Bruises will take place from 5:00 - 9:00 PM, featuring visiting artists Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson. Both Dooley and Wilson are Professors of Art at the University of Northern Iowa, and are collectively known as Midwest Pressed.  

Student Studios: The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold its October Artist of the Month exhibition, titled Psychopomp. The exhibition will feature the work of Southeast Missouri State University artist Cassadie Krigbaum. Inspired by the traditions of Latin American and Spanish printmaking, Krigbaum’s work taps into the history and perception of the afterlife as well as its connection to modernity. 

Catapult Press: As part of Catapult Creative House’s First Friday activities, Catapult Press will be hosting an interactive demonstration by visiting artists Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson of Midwest Pressed. The demonstration will take place on October 6 from 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

Studio Pop-Up ShopThe Pop-Up retail space will present the opportunity for visitors to purchase one of a kind prints, handcrafted jewelry, wearables, as well as ceramics, and additional unique works of art crafted by the participating artists. 

Crisp Museum
518 South Fountain Street
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Reconstructed/Reconceptualized by Najaar Abdul-MusawwirReconstructed/Reconceptualized is an investigation of the history of the banjo and its direct link to African string instruments including the kora, ngoni, nyatiti and xalam, and how their aesthetic descriptions speak passionately to the construction of the banjo.

In conjuction with the Najjar Abdul-Mussawwir: Reconstructed exhibition, Southeast faculty and students will perform a concert which includes music inspired by African culture and African instruments, particularly the banjo. 

Transition Spaces 17.2 by Michael Faris. Dr. Faris chronicles actual events or fictional allegories that involve contemporary or historical people doing terrible things. His interests include combating violence, enforcing civil rights for everyone and working against concepts that create oppression or discrimination including racism, sexism and ageism.

Plus: Misfit Monster Making from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Participants can make monsters from a variety of supplies, which will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. 

Free Spirit Studio
605 Broadway Street
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The Indie House is your destination for fall fun. A Backyard Bash is the perfect way to kick off October! Join in on the fun for live music and refreshments by Minglewood Brewery, plus products by Pearson Farms, Grandma Bea's, and Riverbend Honey. Plush Salon will also be doing Face Painting!

Gallery of Inspiration
5 North Main Street
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The Gallery of Inspiration will have a nice fall collection of Art in their window for display. 

The Painted Wren
223 South Plaza Way
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Several times throughout the evening, they will read their original story, "The Gooey Cake Caper." Anyone who colors pages taken from the story will have the chance to win 1 of 3 coloring books the following day! The Gooey Cake Recipe will also be available. 

River Campus Art Gallery

518 South Fountain Street
Seminary Building, Room 106
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TWO BROTHERS: Points of Origin will be on display in the gallery. Featuring paintings by brothers Jason and Stanley Bly, two Midwesterners whose work is stylistically realistic, but surrealistically composed. There will be a talk at 4:30 PM followed by the opening reception at 5:00 PM. 

223 South Plaza Way
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WESTRAY Studio will have new 2018 Jackson and Cape Girardeau Calendars by Jeanie Eddleman for sale at October First Friday. They will also have a wide selection of Cape Girardeau memorabilia. 

Annie Laurie's
536 Broadway Street

Featuring the musical stylings of Mr. Blair! Mr. Blair mixes oldies, country, bluegrass, folk, and jazz. There will be complimentary light refreshments. 

31 C Main Street

The Bar
117 Themis Street

132 North Main Street
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913 Broadway Street
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Cape River Heritage Museum
‚Äč538 Independence Street
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Chocolate Works

411 Broadway Street
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Chocolate Works is open for First Friday (and every Friday!) until 10:00 PM. Top off your night with some delicious chocolate!

Coin-Op Cantina

46 North Main Street
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You can find artist Brian Grim out on the patio drawing sketches from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. 

The Corner Grocery Store
439 Broadway Street
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Cup 'N' Cork
11 South Spanish Street

The Glenn House
325 South Spanish Street

The Library Bar & Grill
10 South Spanish Street

Minglewood Brewery
121 Broadway Street

Mississippi Mutts
1231 Broadway Street

Mixing 10
2 North Main Street
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