School’s back and 3rd Friday is ready with a MAD SCIENCE Theme. Check out wacky experiments and local science organizations, along with all our amazing artists and crafters.
3rd Friday kicks off this week from 5 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Salisbury.
On North Division Street, The Mad Science Lab will amaze and astound with wacky experiments and interactive demonstrations, complete with liquid nitrogen and rockets. Local science clubs and organizations will also be out showing off their stuff, including M-4 Reactor, who will be 3D Printing!
Women Supporting Women will also be going mad for science research, hosting their very first Pink Drag Race in Downtown Salisbury, where racers break out their pink tutus, boas and tiaras and race the street in sneakers in support of our local breast cancer organization.
On the Plaza, artists, crafters and non-profits will fill the streets. The main stage will feature live music by local jazz stars The Larks. Kids can experiment with art projects hosted by The Ward Museum and Salisbury Art Space up on the Plaza, and be sure to stop in the Salisbury Art Space (Art Institute and Gallery) for their opening reception National Juried Exhibition, juried by Christopher J. Harrington, and solo show by Gail Postal, located on the lower level of the Gallery Building.
On St. Peters Street, Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring local beer and wine selections. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will have delicious grilled burgers & chili dogs, snacks and drinks for sale in the Courtyard, plus fun mad science experiments for kids to try!
Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus, will also hosting activities in the Gallery Building, on the Plaza level just across from Maya Bella’s Pizzeria, in their new temporary home with a series titled Information | Black Culture in Contemporary Art. The provocative series will engage the Salisbury Community in activities that initiate dialogue about race, and kicks off this 3rd Friday with Distant Presence | Imminent Future; an interactive performance, and mixed media production by Ada Pinkston featuring performances by Ancestral Duo and Amorous Ebony that will examine the public history of slavery and contemporary issues of race and class.
Coincidentally, Fenix Youth Project and SURJ Delmarva will also be holding a creative arts public demonstration called #SayThierNames just off the Plaza in Parker Garden Center, with a goal to teach youths about civic engagements and to creatively bring awareness to the Americans fallen victim to police brutality and failed justice systems.
Maya Bella’s Pizzeria will be celebrating their 3rd birthday party with free balloons for kids while supplies last and Cake Art will be hosting create your own cupcakes with special toppings just for the Mad Science theme! Acorn Market will be open late with live music from North Meets South and Angello’s Unique Gifts will be doing samplings of their new beauty line Farmhouse Fresh, wine samplings and an end of summer sale! Corsets and Cogs will be offering 20% off of goggles for all of the mad scientists out there and Axe To Grind Sharpening will be offering 10% off of all sharpening and sewing machine repairs! Olde Town Deli will also be open late, and celebrating Back to School with 10% off discounts on all their amazing soups, sandwiches and baked goods for all educators.
Downtown Trolley service will start earlier just for 3rd Friday, at 5 PM in front of the Academic Commons Building at SU and will run until 7 p.m. Service will resume later that night at 9 p.m. and run until 2 a.m. Boarding is FREE for SU students with gull card or $1 per boarding and will bring you from Salisbury University and surrounding areas to Downtown’s 3rd Friday festivities.
Jamie Heater is with 3rd Friday