First Thursday to feature art, music, help for hurricane victims

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It’s the first Thursday of the month, and that means it’s time for a party on the Fayetteville square.

This month’s event will feature live music by Block Street Hot Club, local beer by Fossil Cove Brewing, art openings at several venues around the square, and a host of other activities.

Art-wise, local gallery Fayetteville Underground will feature new work by painter/scluptor Robyn Horn as well as selections from the extensive collection of art collector, Rashad Delph.

Wood sculptures by artist Robyn Horn, showing new work at Fayetteville Underground this month.

The Chancellor Hotel will host a reception featuring work by artists from Fenix Fayetteville, as well as some work from Gina Rose Gallina, one of the visiting artists from the recent Green Candy public art project.

There’s a group show at the UA’s sUgAR gallery, in the basement of the Pryor Center. The show, titled Bound & Boundless, will present works by a small group of contemporary artist “that explore the idea of curiosity as a way to understand the world.”

Stage 18 also has an art show on Thursday night, featuring rust-related artwork by artist and educator, Joel Armstrong.

There will be a couple ways to help hurricane victims in Houston mixed in with the festivities as well. A pop up donation-based yoga class is set for 5:30 p.m. on the south side of the square, and proceeds will go toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Students from UA athletics programs will also be gathering donations for hurricane relief at the event. Little Guys Movers has donated a truck to fill, and will deliver the supplies to the Houston area.

Bank of Fayetteville will host a “Sports Night” themed book signing, with local authors Evin Demirel, Jerry Hogan, and filmmaker Brian Reindl. Here’s more about that.

There are always plenty of activities for the kids as well. This month, local art education organization Art Feeds will be on hand with t-shirts for kids to decorate for their upcoming Art Feeds Day celebration.

First Thursday begins at around 5 p.m. Free parking is available at the Town Center parking deck.

For a bit more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.