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Fairbury Nebraska First Friday Art Walk Fairbury First Friday Art Walk Scheduled May 1st

First Friday Punch Cards, Fairbury NebraskaApril 2015 - Plans are underway for downtown Fairbury’s art galleries and specialty stores to be open for "First Friday" coming up Friday, May 1st.  Venues will be opening their doors to visitors from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the "First Friday Art Walk" in historic downtown Fairbury.

The May Art Walk will include 3 stops and participants in the walk will be given punch cards which can be picked up at any of the participating Art Walk locations. Punch cards can also be downloaded HERE.  With punch cards in hand, visitors are encouraged to visit each stop on the Art Walk to have their card stamped. Completed cards for May can then be turned in at Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room to be entered into a drawing for prizes.

New Earth Clay Pottery, Fairbury NebraskaLocated at 515 4th Street, New Earth Clay Pottery features locally made stoneware pottery by Bill Robbins of Fairbury and is Fairbury’s only working pottery. Robbins is well-known for his use of Endicott clay material as the basis for his craft. The gallery also features (for viewing and for sale) functional stoneware pottery, ceramic art, handmade tiles, jewelry, porcelain, paintings, hand-made paper, photography, sculpture and art glass pieces produced by local & regional artists.

The Jefferson County Art Guild is located at 511 5th Street, across the street from the Campbell Bros Circus Mural. Abbie R Powers, a silk artist from Loveland, Colorado, will be the featured artist at the Jefferson County Art Guild and will be doing a silk dye demonstration at the Jefferson County Art Guild for the First Friday Art Walk.

Abbie Powers, Jefferson County Art Guild, Fairbury First Friday Art WalkPowers is an artist living and working in Loveland, Colorado. One of her artistic passions is hand-dyeing silk: she has a luxurious line of silk scarves that are painted, marbled, dipped, tied, simmered and steamed to create her many color combinations and patterns. The scarves come in several sizes and types of silk and can be custom dyed. Her scarves are sold in several retail locations in Colorado, at Lily's Flowers & Gifts in Fairbury, and online at www.AbbieRPowers.com/scarves.  

Powers also works as an installation, performance and video artist, creating environments with expanses of hand-dyed silk for the viewer to experience. Digital video projection, sound, and modern-dance inspired movement enhance the experience. Visit Powers' website for more information and photos of her work: www.AbbieRPowers.com.

Larry Schwisow, The Kustom Woodshop, Fairbury First Friday Art WalkStagecoach Mall’s featured artist for the May Art Walk is Fairbury native and owner of The Kustom Woodshop, Larry Schwisow. The Kustom Woodshop, located in Lincoln, specializes in creating custom, one-of-a-kind gourmet kitchen cutting boards. Each cutting board is handmade and heirloom quality. Schwisow uses a variety of woods to create intricate designs and patterns. No two boards are alike. Schwisow will be showcasing a variety of cutting boards in many shapes, sizes and patterns with Art Walk attendees. A selection of boards will be available for purchase that evening. For more information visit www.TheKustomWoodshop.com.

WunderRosa Winery, Fairbury First Friday Art WalkLive Music, Wine Tasting

Tracy Skretta, Fairbury First Friday Art WalkVisitors to Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room can view the "century-old" brick wall and massive limestone fireplace made entirely of sculpted concrete, created by artist Thom Hunt of BB Studios of Fairbury. A wine-tasting event featuring WunderRosa Winery of Roca, NE. will feature a variety of handcrafted, Nebraska-made wines available for sampling and for sale (must be 21). Live music provided by Tracy Skretta (www.SkrettaMusic.com) of Omaha, who will be performing from 6 – 9 p.m.

Tickets are $15, available online (click here) or by calling 402.587.2521. Proceeds from the wine tasting event benefit local art projects and future First Friday Art Walk events. "Meet The Artists, Celebrate The Arts!"

 
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