First Friday in Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver’s next First Friday Artwalk—from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3—will be something special! Stroll around town and enjoy complementary refreshments, live music, original art, good food, great shopping, and some of the top-notch new eateries that are popping up all over downtown Vancouver these days (check out the new taproom at Loowit Brewing, outstanding seasonal craft cocktails at The Grocery, and don’t miss Little Conejo tacos and mezcal on 114 W. 6th St.). To get a handle on everything that’s happening this month, download the First Friday Hotsheet and walking map so you won’t miss any good stuff!

Highlights include the new Night Market Vancouver at 806 and 808 Main St., bringing together creativity, great art, music and inspiration. Stop by to shop local and meet local business owners. Other exhibits and shows include “Oil & Water Works” featuring Yer Za Vue and Yong Hong Zhong at Art on the Boulevard; vibrant mixed media abstractions by Elizabeth Steinbaugh and Barbara Szkutnik at Aurora Gallery; art by Patricia Thompson, handmade quilts, and Vicki McArdle‘s cheerful textile and paperwork plus live music by singer-songwriter Emily Aldridge at Burnt Bridge Cellars; Leslie Zemenek‘s precious metals and gemstones at Exquisite Crystals; award-winning photography by Steve McCarthy at Gallery 360; colorful, Van Gogh-inspired abstracts and beautiful jewelry by Joe Cardinal at House of Vintage; and the ceramic wall art for garden and home by  at Siren Salon.

But that’s only a small sampling of everything that will be happening this Friday. Vancouver’s Arts District will be overflowing with original artwork for sale in every medium. Shops and galleries will be open late. And whenever you post a fabulous picture of downtown Vancouver on your social media, be sure to tag it with #dtVANwa so everyone else can see what’s so fabulous about the Couve!

Above image: ceramic wall art by Leticia Enquist / Labor of Love Studio. See more of her work at Siren Salon this Friday.

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