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2017 was an excellent year for Trick-Art-Treat! The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri had well over 600 in attendance, in conjunction with the opening reception of Kris Rehring's solo exhibition Form + Figure. As always, Trick-Art-Treat is a Stamp Card Event, and we would like to thank Broadway Biergarten for having sponsored this year's monstrous offer! 

Thank you to our First Friday galleries and businesses listed below, who all participated in the event, as well to our other Friends of the Arts who were closed this year, but you should still check them outSelah, Heritage HallCape Radiology GroupEPICrust media + Southeast Missourian Gallery & Studio, and The Wright Group.

Check Out Below All The Events That Took Place!

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 Professors of Art Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson. Both Dooley and Wilson teach 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: Join Catapult Letterpress where they will be doing live t-shirt printing! Featuring various new designs along with the one of SEMO president, Dr. Carlos Vargas, carved for the First Friday Event. Student and visiting artist designed and hand printed greeting cards will be for sale! 

Studio Pop-Up Shop
The 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-Musawwir. Reconstructed/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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Make plans now to stop by The Indie House for Trick-Art-Treat! The Indie House will be an official stop on the Stamp Card and all of their retail shops will be open late and hosting the annual Backyard Bash. Along with Mississippi Mutts, there will be hot dogs and S'mores over the fire pit! Minglewood Brewery will be serving up their very best. Guests include: Semo Flow Arts, Plush Salon (body tattoos), Riverbend Honey, and Pearson Farms. If that' not enough for you, we'll also have music by AAP Entertainment!

Gallery of Inspiration
5 North Main Street
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Gallery of Inspiration will have new photography by Sue Floyd and artwork by Kelly Nigro and James McNew. The front window will be ready for Fall so please be sure and drop in at 109 N. Main. We are Pet Friendly!

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. 

Plus: On October 6 at 5:00 PM, in the Dobbins Center Gallery, artist Mary Robbins will be having an opening reception for her exhibition Emanations, featuring drawings and sculptural images. Meet and Greet the Artist from 5:00 - 7:00 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

Cup 'N' Cork will be exhibiting oil paintings by Visual Arts Cooperative member Dave Carter. The exhibition is titled "There Be Monsters" and will be on display through the month of October. 

The Glenn House
325 South Spanish Street

Photographs by Dr. Joel Ray and artwork by Jeanie Eddleman will be exhibited. The Glenn House will open from 5:00 - 8:30 PM and will be participating in the Stamp Card Event. 

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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