First Thursday to feature ‘On a Roll’ theme on May 2


The 2019 First Thursday Fayetteville season kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2 on the downtown square.

This month’s theme is “On a Roll” and residents are invited to roll up by bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, strollers, wheelchairs, unicycles or on any other type of manual wheels. Those who roll up in a car can enjoy free parking in the Fayetteville Town Center parking deck.

As always, expect artists set up around the square, children’s activities, music, food and drinks.

Aside from the art in the streets, artist openings will surround the square at several galleries. Art Ventures will host a reception for Liminal Spaces, while the Fenix Gallery artists will present Openings, a celebration of renewal, awakening and Mother Earth. Nearby at the Walker-Stone House, the UA School of Art will unveil Fourteen Hundred, an exhibition that explores the strange and mysterious relationship between painting and digital tools. Over at Arsaga’s at The Depot, an opening reception is planned for Diana Michelle.

A few blocks away, artist Kat Wilson will present a new Selfie Throne at Trailside Village (546 West Center St.) where spectators can interact with the Selfie Throne art piece by taking and posting selfies with the hashtag #selfiethrone.

A Slow Roll group bicycle ride with Bike Fayetteville departs from East Avenue at 6:30 p.m. All levels are welcome on the 45-minute ride around town.

The beer garden on the Town Center Plaza will include brews from Columbus House Brewery, Fossil Cove Brewing Co., and Ivory Bill Brewing. Local food truck vendors will also be set up for the event.

Live music this month comes from momandpop, starting at 5:15 p.m. with headliner Amasa Hines following.

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