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First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Vancouver
June 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Summer is so close you can feel it—and indeed, for a few days this last month, it has felt like summer. But technically there’s one more First Friday Artwalk in spring, and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 2, downtown Vancouver will be busting out all over with original art, music, good eats, and lively energy. 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. For starters, there’s the Downtown Pedals decorated bike parade for kids, starting at 7 p.m. sharp at the corner of 11th and Main; for more information and to register, click here.
Other highlights include flower-themed cupcakes at Most Everything Vintage, the grand opening of The Artist Loft studio and gallery; an exhibit at Boomerang featuring the works of kids ages seven to 18; free admission to the Clark County Historical Museum and its newest exhibit, “I Am Clark County”; metal art by Stu Ager at Luepke Flowers and Finds; “Dogs in the Winery” art by Sue Clancy at Burnt Bridge Cellars; maternity portraits at Aevum Images; and live blues by James Ortega at Trusty Brewing.
As you walk through town, don’t forget to look up at the beautiful blooming baskets of flowers that are hanging all over downtown—120 in total—and you can help keep downtown blooming by clicking here. Vancouver’s Arts District will be also be blooming with original artwork for sale in every medium. See new art exhibits, exciting retail spaces, and stop in for a bite and a sip at the restaurants and brewpubs that have put Vancouver squarely in the middle of the burgeoning food scene. Shops and galleries will be open late, and there’s usually plenty of live music and complementary refreshments to entice you inside (as though you need enticing). 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 amazing about the Couve!