3rd Friday 2017 Themes Announced

3rd Friday is pleased to announce its line-up for the 2017 outdoor season!  Downtown Salisbury’s monthly art and entertainment street fair uses themes April through November to spur creativity and to develop community partnerships.  Themes can be used to draw attention to community issues and trends, or just to have some plain old fashioned fun!

The 3rd Friday outdoor season begins on April 21st with a ‘Sustainable Salisbury’ theme highlighting environmental initiatives, local resource groups and all things spring.  May 19th will be recurring theme ‘Urban Artscapes’ and will highlight architecture, public art, and urban issues.  June 16th’s theme is ‘Paw Prints’, and it’s all about our four legged friends, so bring the pooch!   July 21st’s theme is ‘Anything Goes’, and it’s going to be a wild, crazy, catch-all month full of surprises!  August 18th 3rd Friday is all about skateboarding and counterculture, with a ‘Mohawks and Misfits’ theme.   On September 15th, let’s do the ‘Time Warp’ in Downtown Salisbury.  Join us as we travel backward and forward in time!  October 20th is Salisbury’s fan favorite tradition ‘Comic Con’, so get those costumes ready!  The season wraps up on November 17th with ‘Holiday Bazaar’, your last chance to stock up of hand-crafted gifts from all our local vendors.   3rd Fridays continue December through March, but vendors are not hosted, and the local shops and restaurants events and activities are advertised.

3rd Friday themes are a jumping off point for downtown businesses, community groups, and the public to get creative, whether its planning a special event, or simply planning your outfit!   “Themes help keep things exciting” says Jamie Heater, the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s Executive Director, “The 3rd Friday volunteers work hard each year to select concepts that are broad and inclusive, but also fun and inspiring!”  City of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day says “3rd Friday is the signature free arts and entertainment event in the Salisbury Area.  Thousands looks forward to 3rd Friday every month.  Even in the winter, I look forward to the deals and events at our Downtown restaurants and shops.  It’s hard to believe that this grassroots community event is now in its 8th year!”

3rd Friday is a free once-monthly art & entertainment festival in Downtown Salisbury.  For more information visit www.3rdFridaySby.com.   To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com  3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.

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