Step away from the BBQ and into the Arts District on Independence Day

John Fanok art
Art by John Fanok from his new show, “It’s All Going Down,” running this month at Trifecta Gallery.

I just paid my rent, so that must mean it’s almost First Friday again. Let’s take a look at some exhibits, parties and events related to July’s art festival held on July 4 from roughly 6 to 10 p.m. And remember, kids – access to Casino Center Boulevard requires a $2 admission fee. Not an optional donation. But a cover charge. OK, with that in mind, let’s roll on …

At the Fallout (Commerce Street Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St.), Joe DeCamillis features new works inspired by the structure, style and mechanics of poetry. The art will show at the Fallout through Aug. 15, and the gallery will hold an opening reception on Thursday, July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Trifecta Gallery (inside the Arts Factory, 103 E. Charleston Blvd.) will hold a preview reception this Thursday as well, from 5 to 8 p.m., for John Fanok’s “manifesto of new paintings,” “It’s All Going Down,” an exploration of the current polarized political atmosphere.

Upstairs from the Fallout at MTZContemporary, long-time collaborators KD Matheson and Jorge Catoni unleash their latest show, “Bipolar,” with an opening reception during the First Friday festivities.

In the Outdoor Exhibition Spaces curated by Brian and Jennifer Henry during First Friday, check out works by Andre Hines, Luisa Frias, Sean Parcell, David Overstreet, Shan Michael Evans, Jennifer Deveraux, Kendall Abbott, Rachel Matthia, Susanne Freitag, Frijol Boy and Lisa Rolfe.

If you’re not worn out from walking around the dusty Arts District in 100-plus-degree heat, maybe you’ll want to swing by the Attic (1018 S. Main St.) at 8 p.m. for the Infamous INDIEpenDANCE Day Party, featuring DJs Lazer Tag, Teen Wolf, Le Frenk, Va Jay Jay, Geno and Autobahn. Cover is $7 before 10 p.m. or $10 after.

As usual, get the entire lowdown on all First Friday-related madness by visiting the official website.

Comments are closed.