This month 3rd Friday’s theme is exploring Space and Time. We will have everything from rocket scientists and clock-makers, to more broad concepts in space and time.
The Plaza will feature live music from Dark Gold Jazz and the street will be jam-packed with local artists, crafters and vendors.
Out-of-this-world displays from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, LJT & Associates and the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority will give us a glimpse into the work of the Eastern Shores real-world rocket scientists. We will have real space suits, flight suits, photo ops, information and more.
Robinson’s Clocks will be exhibiting a historical clock display, a glimpse into how time-keeping first made its way into our daily lives.
Time not only keeps us on track, but it also gives us reasons to celebrate. The Salisbury Zoo will be on the Plaza celebrating its 60th birthday with animals, activities and throw-back exhibits remembering the Zoo’s time in our City.
Maya Bella’s Pizzeria will be celebrating its one year anniversary, and 3rd Friday will mark the grand opening of Echelon SBY Southern Bistro, Light Touch Acupuncture and Massage Studio, and Feathered Companions Aviary.
Parks Martial Arts will be demonstrating Tai Chi, an art of conscious movement in space and time in Parker Place Garden Center and Drums around the World will be leading a drum circle on North Division Lawn.
Another exploration in Space and Time will be the Attack of the Killer Stripey Tubes: A Motion Sculpture Workshop and Movement Installation by interdisciplinary artist Claire Elizabeth Barratt and audiovisual artist David Linton hosted by Salisbury University Art Galleries.
Barratt’s workshop earlier in the day will train local participants to imagine their bodies as sculpture moving in time, within colorful, malleable tubes of fabric.
These dancers will be roving on the Plaza throughout the evening, culminating in an audiovisual installation and live performance inside Parker Place at 7 p.m.
The work of Featured Artist | Diana Mosteller will also be on display in Parker Place which also features interesting perspectives of the human form. The planes and plateaus of the figure are re-imagined to create unique landscapes, re-imagined spaces that focus not on who the person was / is, but the beauty of form and motion.
The Tony Weeg Photography Studio is not to be missed as it unveils the 2014 Skate Deck Art Show and Silent Auction benefitting the Salisbury Skatepark.
The lineup of artists is a veritable “who’s who” of the most talented artists in the area, and especially in this genre. Limited-run event posters, by letter-press, will be auctioned off, courtesy of poster designer Brian Robertson, with all proceeds benefiting the skate park.
Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council will be on the Plaza with “SWAC’s Back to School Art,” to get us back in the school swing of the arts for the year. They will have school supply treats for kids, freebies for teachers and school item craft making kits. Teachers and Parents are encouraged to visit the SWAC table for information on SWAC Art Education grants and free instrument programs.
The Downtown Trolley will be starting service two hours earlier at 5PM for 3rd Friday. Take a ride back in time with the Downtown Trolley. Rides start at Salisbury University in front of the Perdue School of Business and continually loop to University Orchard, University Park, Evolution Brewery, the beginning of West Main Street, the end of the Plaza, and Brew River. Boarding is only $1 and service will run until 2 a.m.
The Downtown Bars and Restaurants will have great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for the night.
Mojo’s has DJ Vybe, and Market Street has DJ B-Side. Cellar Door Tavern has the MRE’s and Roadie Joe’s has Fernando Garza on the patio, and DJ Rusty Griswald at 10pm. Brew River is having a Friday Night Dock Party with Tranzfusion from 6 to 10 p.m. and DJ Whisper late night.