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First Friday with the Arts is a community-centered event that takes place on the First Friday of every month from 5 - 9 p.m. Established in 2003, First Friday with the Arts is an event initiated by local galleries to encourage residents of the Southeast Missouri region to further engage in the arts. Many of the galleries and First Friday businesses located in and around Downtown Cape Girardeau participate in the monthly event by staying open for later hours, hosting artist receptions, or offering fun activities and events.

There are no rules or instructions on how to participate.
Start First Friday at your favorite business or gallery, or at one you've never been before! Then make your way to explore what other locations may be offering!


View our most recent newsletter HERE> to see a list of First Friday activities and events.



First Friday Galleries
** Indicates Pet Friendly Location

More information about each of the participating galleries can be found by visiting the following Gallery Pages. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter for details on First Friday activities and schedules. 

**The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 16B North Spanish Street

**Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook

**Free Spirit Studio, 605 Broadway Street, www.freespiritclasses.com

**Gallery of Inspiration, 109 Main Street, Gallery Page

**Heritage Hall, 102 North Main Street, www.kellermanfoundation.org

River Campus Art Gallery, 518 South Fountain Street, Seminary Building Rm 106, rivercampusevents.com/art

Rosemary Berkel & Harry L Crisp II Museum, 518 South Fountain Street, Gallery Page

Painted Wren Art Gallery, 223 South Plaza Way, Follow on Facebook

WESTRAY Studio, 223 South Plaza Way, Gallery Page


Participating Businesses

The following businesses do much more than simply sponsor First Friday, they participate! They often keep their doors open later on each First Friday and many times will 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

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

eDen Health Spa & Salon, 151 S. Spanish Street, www.edenspa-salon.com

EPIC - Early Prevention Impacts Community, 937 Broadway Street Ste. 306, www.epicprevention.org

First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, 235 Broadway Street, www.firstpccape.org

The Glenn House,
325 South Spanish Street, www.glennhouse.org

The Library Bar & Grill, 10 S. Spanish Street, Follow on Facebook

**Little Red Wagon Press, Marquette 6th Floor Office, Inside Codefi, www.littleredwagonpress.com 

**Mississippi Mutts, 609 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook

Minglewood Brewery, 121 Broadway Street, www.minglewoodbrewery.com

Old Town Cape, Inc., 338 Broadway Street Suite 401, www.oldtowncape.org

**On Cue Performing Arts Studio,
16A North Spanish Street, www.oncueperformingartsstudio.com

One City, 610 Independence Street, www.onecityunite.org

the room. Hair Design Studio, 625 Broadway Street, www.theroomcape.com

Stevie's Steakburger, 600 Broadway Street, www.mystevies.com

Sugar Chic Creamery, 137 Main Street, www.sugarchicreamery.com


The Wright Group,
126 North Main Street, www.wrightgroupusa.com


Become a First Friday Member

Is your business interested in becoming a member of the First Friday with the Arts?
Download the 2018 First Friday Corporate Membership form to learn more about the benefits of joining!

Find out the benefits of a Gallery Membership by
downloading the 2018 First Friday Gallery Membership form. 

2018 Sign Up Form