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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.

There are no rules or instructions to attend First Friday! This page will be updated monthly with a list of activities and events that each gallery or business will be offering. Again, there is no right or wrong way to participate. You may visit as many or as few places as you'd like, in any order you would like. First Friday is solely an initiative to get the community to engage with the arts in Cape Girardeau!

Currently, each of the galleries located in and around Downtown Cape Girardeau participate in the monthly event by staying open for later hours (from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.), hosting artist receptions, as well as offering live music, appetizers, and beverages to visitors of their 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,

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

**Heritage Hall, 102 North Main Street,

River Campus Art Gallery, 518 South Fountain Street, Seminary Building Rm 106,

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

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

**Selah by Sherry Montgomery, 109 Broadway, 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,

**Atelier, 31 C Main Street, Follow on Facebook

The Bar, 117 Themis 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

EPIC (Early Prevention Impacts Community),

The Glenn House,
325 South Spanish Street,

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

**Little Red Wagon Press, Marquette 6th Floor Office, Inside Codefi, 

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

Minglewood Brewery, 121 Broadway Street,

Mixing 10, 2 North Main Street, Follow on Facebook

Old Town Cape, 338 Broadway Street Suite 401,

**On Cue Performing Arts Studio,
16A North Spanish Street,

the room. Hair Design Studio, 625 Broadway Street,

Stevie's Steakburger, 600 Broadway Street,

Sugar Chic Creamery, 137 Main Street,

The Wright Group,
126 North Main Street,

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