Water World is theme for 3rd Friday this week

Friday is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury, with live music, performances, and local art vendors on Main Street Downtown.

After last July’s record heat, the 3rd Friday crew decided this July would be a great time to explore a Water World theme. What started as a fun way to beat the heat has evolved into an event as multi-faceted as water itself.

On the Plaza, Salisbury’s leading importers of funk, The Hot Meals, will be keeping things cool with their signature mix of genres that is sure to get us dancing.  The 3rd Friday crew will have lots of aquatic ways to enjoy the summer season, and to celebrate the often underrated liquid that so crucial to everything around us.

Participating will be the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, The Ward Museum, Maryland Coastal Bays, the Delmarva Discovery Center, The Salisbury Zoo, The Wicomico Creekwatchers, and representatives from the Wicomico River Stewardship Initiative; with fun facts, displays, demonstrations and interactive experiences.

Featured artist Jay P. Fleming will also be on the Plaza, displaying and selling his incredibly moving nature photographs.

Elizabeth Kauffman, another featured artist, offers another perspective with her collections of fine art watercolors. As director of galleries and assistant professor of art at Salisbury University, Kauffman works in many veins; artist, curator, writer and educator; but her connection to the water becomes undeniably clear when her personal works are on display.

Kauffman’s works will be on the Plaza in a large window front display, next to Metropolitan Magazine.

The new Tony Weeg Photography Studio will be having another Open House with special guest artist Matthew Amey displaying works for our Water World theme.

Hailing from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Amey has been creating artwork for over 30 years.

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will be having the opening reception for “Continuum”, the exhibition by UMES Assistant Art Professor Michel Demanche.

The Art Institute and Gallery will have The Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore’s Exhibit and Sale, back by popular demand, with a wide range of art.

Parker Place Building will again host an Envision SBY exhibition displaying drafts, drawing and concept mock-ups from the community-based workshop that, in collaboration with graduate students from University of Maryland, brainstormed design concepts and solutions for a re-imagined Downtown Salisbury.

City Council President Jacob Day will be there sharing stories and highlighting his favorite concepts that emerged from the process.

Division Street Lawn Area will another hotspot. The 3rd Friday Open Mic Showcase hosted by B&B Music will take place on the Government Office Building Steps, giving local singers, songwriters and musicians a chance to showcase their skills.

The Downtown stores and restaurants are also ready for a great night.  Kuhn’s Jewelers is having an Exclusive Trunk Show featuring the Stephanie Kantis Verstial Collection and Enza’s An Organic Salon is featuring Eminence 30 SPF Sun Resistant Minerals.

The Downtown bars and restaurants are ready with great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for night.

Mojo’s will have live music from Groove Joose, Cellar Door Tavern has the MREs and Market Street Inn has DJ B-Side late night.

Roadie Joe’s will have The Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drum Band on the Patio from 5:30 to 8:30 and Brew River is having a Friday Night Dock Party with The Bonedaddy’s and DJ Seth B.

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