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@cam_raleigh is having their #firstfridayraleigh do-over tonight as well from 6pm - 10pm!
#Repost @vaeraleigh ・・・ One of our new priorities is putting money directly in artists' pockets with grants, fellowships, artist stipends, and through our Fiscal Sponsorship program that allows individual artists and non-incorporated art collectives to fundraise for creative projects using VAE’s resources and nonprofit status. Last year we hooked artists up with about $65,000 for their projects, and we hope to grow this amount in 2018! We have also increased our exhibition opportunities, showing the work of 1600+ artists in 81 exhibits in the past year, paying out over $27,000 in artist commissions. And perhaps most important of all is VAE's clarified focus on building partnerships and using our resources to amplify the voices of populations who are often the most vulnerable or overlooked. (Our current exhibition is work made by men serving life sentences in Central Prison. Come check it out!) . All of this growth happens because of you and for you. This is why I'm writing to ask you to consider donating your artwork to VAE’s For the Love of Art Auction. This fundraiser is our single biggest source of income for the year, fueling all the good work we do. Everyone who works at VAE is also a working artist, so we know how often you get asked to donate. But VAE’s fundraiser is one of few that raises money to directly benefit artists. Proceeds from your donation will support for YOUR own career. Each staff member donates their artwork to VAE’s annual gala alongside you. I am currently finishing the second of my two donations for this year's gala. We support this organization because we know, first hand, how important supporting artists' careers is! . So we hope we get to hang out with you tonight and raise a glass together to making this creative community everything it can be. And we hope that you'll consider supporting VAE by bringing an art donation along with you tonight! Besides that warm fuzzy feeling of a good deed done, other benefits of donating your work include the opportunity to connect with great curators and collectors, discounted gala tickets, and promotion of your artwork! . Pictured: "Goodbye" - @bmcordrey
#Repost @artspacenc ・・・ Warmer weather... check. Great art... check. Looks like it's time to host the 1st First Friday of 2018 (again)! Come on down this Friday, 1/12 from 6-10pm and visit our studio artists, meet our new Regional Emerging Artists in Residence, and see new exhibitions! (Background artwork by @davischoun) . . . #artspacenc #firstfridayraleigh #supportlocalart #DowntownRaleigh #comelookatart #meetanartist
#Repost @cam_raleigh ・・・ The story ends today... No Damsel closes at 5pm! Thank you @dorianlynde for this amazing exhibition! 💗💗💗#camtastic #camunity #visitraleigh #downtownraleigh #downtownraleighalliance #exploreraleigh #explorethetriangle #raleighwhatsup #contemporaryart #feministart #nodamselatcam #nodamsel #nodamselindistress
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #Repost @designedforjoy ・・・ Our first #firstfridayraleigh! Come see us until 8. 🍷🍷🍷 @firstfridayral @goraleighnc
#Repost @thatgirlnicholesomething ・・・ For the month of January select pieces of my work will be displayed at @dramanddraught. I'll be here tonight from 4:30-6:30pm, but you can stop in anytime this month to view and shop pieces. Make sure while you're in you have one of their signature cocktails or pour of whiskey from their incredible selection. #raleigh #nc #firstfriday #raleighartist #shoplocal #whiskey #cocktailbar @wraloutandabout @firstfridayral @newraleigh
When you stop by the White-Holman House for #FirstFridayRaleigh, enjoy snacks from @mofushoppe, beer and wine from @crankarmbrew, and custom furniture artist Dylan Selinger from @oakcitycustoms.
#Repost @linkglenwoodsouth ・・・ Our friends @thewinefeed will be providing the delicious selection of wine and a variety of meats and cheeses to compliment the evening! We hope to see y’all there for this exciting event!! GoRaleigh #FirstFridayRaleigh #winemakeseverythingfine #linklife #raleighapts
Due to current weather conditions, some First Friday venues may be closed or have limited hours. Please call ahead the venues you plan to visit to confirm hours. We'll update our social media feeds and website with venues that have confirmed to be closed tonight. So far, @mahler_art, @lucarneraleigh, and @cormuseum will be closed tonight.
It’s #firstfridayraleigh at @skyhouseraleigh! #Repost @s_gasperini ・・・ So excited to be doing another solo show with Skyhouse THIS FRIDAY! Join me from 6-8pm on the rooftop for wine, apps, art, and live music. Some new pieces will be making their debut 🤗. Also I'll have plenty of red "sold" stickers for you to place on the tags, so you can be like "hey everyone look at me. I buy art." Then you swirl your wine and look super sophisticated. Anyway, see ya there!
Join @runologie for the FIRST First Friday of 2018 with coffee cocktails from @pinestatecoffee and cartoons and art from Monsters in the Merlot (Lisa Quinn.) The shop will be open late with brews slinging and tunes spinning. #firstfridayraleigh
Another location in our @GoRaleighNC bag giveaway is @sirwaltercoffee. Enjoy $4 craft drafts and $2 off spiked Sir Walter Favorites cocktails. Enjoy resident art by Errol Englebrecht. #FirstFridayRaleigh
The next location in our @goraleighnc bag giveaway is the historic White-Holman House. They include Iron Oaks Realty and @inclusionstudio with rotating exhibits and complimentary refreshments. Visit our website for more info. #firstfridayraleigh
#Repost @artspacenc ・・・ We’re kicking off 2018 with new creative energy at Artspace! We’re introducing new operating hours, too. Starting today, visit us from 11am–5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 11am–7pm on Thursday. And every First Friday, we're open till 10pm. . . . #artspacenc #supportlocalart #downtownraleigh #studioartists #exhibitions #artclasses
We’re excited to have you!! 🙌🏻 AND, you are the next location to have @goraleighnc bags for our giveaway! Show your @goraleighnc pass or a picture of you riding a @goraleighnc bus or the R-Line to pick up one of these bags. Limited quantities. Visit our website for more info on the giveaway. #Repost @designedforjoy ・・・ We are so excited about being part of #firstfridayraleigh! Come see us. @downtownraleighalliance
#Repost @readwithme_raleigh ・・・ New @firstfridayral maps are here! We are proud to have #localart by @jane.the.artist and @litographs. #shopsmalldtraleigh #firstfridayraleigh
UPDATE: @adaraspa will be CLOSED on First Friday due to maintenance issues, so they won't be participating in the giveaway. BUT, we'll reveal another location later today! #FirstFridayRaleigh. • • • To kick off 2018, we have a @goraleighnc giveaway. Here's what you could win on First Friday: A GoRaleigh bag filled with a steel mug, a shirt, a couple of knick-knacks like tattoos, a free day pass for the bus, and a brand new GoCard for you to load up with funds to ride. These limited quantity bags will be available at select new First Friday locations. Follow all First Friday social media channels for updates on where to pick up these bags. To receive one of these bags, you must either A) show your valid GoRaleigh ticket at the participating venue or B) share a photo on social media of you riding any GoRaleigh bus into downtown, including the R-Line, and tag it with @GoRaleighNC and #FirstFridayRaleigh. HINT: Our first venue is @adaraspanc!
#Repost @oakcityrevival ・・・ Come see me for the first @firstfridayral of the year at @paddyobeers on Jan 5th from 5-8 featuring @oakanddaggerpublichouse . This reminds me of my first show that @elleboozey showed up to almost 3 years ago. She’s always been in my corner!!! #downtownraleigh #localartist #artwithoutaplan #thenewsilverfox #reclaimedwood #metalart #plasmacutter #welding #bartender #bottleshop #craftbeer #brewery
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