Numerica Performing Arts Center
123 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Hours: 10a – 5:30p
Estuary, an installation piece by Kasey Koski will be on display until early October. Exploring the potential of wool felt and the practice of nuno felting, Koski’s art-making practice evolves from her exploration of the possibilities of this traditional functional-object medium. The context of this piece was formed by her attempt to find some sense of equilibrium in the constant ebb and flow of life. Estuary juxtaposes incredibly shear white silk onto which white wool has been pounded and rolled to intertwine wool to silk. The piece belies its fragile appearance; as in life and in spite of the fragility of our physical and emotional states, the human spirit endures.
10 N. Mission St.
First Fridays: Open studio, 6 – 9 pm
orangutan is a shared art-making space, window gallery, and prototype for future studios & art-in-empty-spaces installations. Opening at 6 pm to allow orangutan’s artists time to check out the various art installations, the artspace will stay open an hour later ( 9 pm ) to serve as a place where exhibition presenters, artists and art patrons can come together to talk about what’s happening with Wenatchee’s art scene. During the art walk, orangutan opens its studios to the community. Musicians for the evening: William Aubrey, acoustical guitar; Jake Ike, acoustical and electric guitar.
10 N. Mission St.
First Friday Artists’ reception: 6 – 9p
Best viewed dusk to dawn
Scroll #4, Waterfall, by Alessandra Piro, Sheryl Smith, Lindsay Breidenthal, Vicki DeRooy, Cindy Rietveldt. Painted for the Numerica PAC stage, Waterfall is one of four large-format scrolls created for Nicole Benoit’s Credo. This 5’ x 25’ piece has been manipulated to fit windowspace. Beyond blue, Scroll # 4 represented Credo’s concluding segment. The four scrolls evoked innocence, heat, abyss and reconciliation. Art installed in windowspace is designed viewed from the public-right-of-way.
17 N. Wenatchee Ave.
M - F: 6 - 6, Sat - Sun: 8 - 4,
First Friday open ‘til 6 pm
After the Fire from Ginger Reddington, “After our trial by fire in our Methow Valley, I was able to finish the paintings I had only gotten sketched on boards before we had to evacuate. We were fortunate not to lose our farm; but 5 others around us lost their places. A lot of stress came out in these paintings through even brighter color than I normally use.”
Lemolo Café & Deli
114 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Sun-Th: 11- 4, F-Sat: 11 - 8ish
First Fridays: ‘til 8-ish pm
Brian Mitchell is a 24 year old photographer from Wenatchee. His photos mainly focus on landscapes and celestial scenes of North Central Washington. His sense of adventure allows him to capture views that many of us only get to see in photographs.
NCW Quilt Guild “Harvest of Quilts”
Town Toyota Center
Hours: F: 10-6, Sat: 10-5
Once a year, the NCW Quilt Guild transforms the Town Toyota Center into a visual field of quilts, aptly named, Harvest of Quilts. Started in 1984, this event has grown to feature over 250 quilts of all sizes and styles. Quilts of similar styles are shown together, with specialists on hand to explain techniques and provide information about the quilt-makers. Additionally, there will be live and silent auctions, a boutique, merchants’ mall and bed turning.
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
127 South Mission St.
First Fridays: (FREE Admission) 10-8
Come Play! Wenatchee Valley Museum and Wenatchee Valley College Early Childhood Education have created something special for our littlest museum visitors: Museum Sensory Bins. With these bins, our toddlers and preschoolers can explore the museum’s exhibits through exploration and play.
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
1 S. Wenatchee Ave.
M – F: 9-5, Sat - Sun: 11-5
First Friday Open House: 5 – 8
The Chamber ‘s showroom walls will feature a sampling of quilts made by our area’s talented quilters as part of the NCW Quilt Guild, Harvest of Quilts show. This collection of applique, piecework, decorative, and hand-stitched work will be on display during the month of September. Winemaker Mike Scott of Martin-Scott Winery will be pouring wines from their new, soon-to-be released varietals. Hors d’oeuvers: The Cheesemonger’s Shop.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
428 King St.
Church Hours: Tues – F: 1 – 5 pm
First Friday Artist’s Reception: 5 – 8 pm
Jan Cook Mack’s oil paintings of regional landscapes, and Montana Glacier Park stones, and apple blossoms will be displayed in the Sanctuary of St. Luke’s Church for the month of September. Jan will be present on First Friday to meet with the public, and talk about painting on site.
Art on the Avenues
Around Wenatchee, enjoy 83 sculptures, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Flyers and walking maps at participating venues.
Printable PDF of flyers at: http://wendowntown.org/events/first-fridays
Online blog: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/blogs/category/arts/
For more images: http://wenatcheefirstfridaysartswalk.tumblr.com