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thursday, MAY 2

Spend an evening wandering the district to see local art exhibits, take part in a free yoga class at the market, listen to live music, enjoy a few refreshments & grab a bite while you’re here!

Most gallery receptions are open from 5-7:30pm, but times vary. Please select the links listed in the line up for detailed information at each location. Check out our directory for a complete list of restaurant + retail hours.

map & line-up


  1. Black Earth Gallery

    “TABOO” Opening Art Reception (Rated R)

    1010 3rd Street SE, Suite 2 on the alley

  2. Iowa Ceramics Center & Glass Studio /

    Cherry Building Commons Gallery

    Annual Resident Artist Show

    329 10th Avenue SE, in the Cherry Building

  3. CSPS/Legion Arts

    “Studio Experiments” & “Notes from a Messy Kitchen” Artist Receptions

    1103 3rd Street SE

  4. Eduskate

    “Ughism” & “Lookback Library” Artist Reception

    208 12th Ave SE, Suite B

  5. Goldfinch Cyclery

    Group Ride

    208 12th Avenue SE, Suite C

  6. Almost Famous Popcorn

    Mention “First Thursday” to get $1 Off Any 1 Item

    1121 3rd St SE

  7. Studio 7

    Photography Reception

    1201 3rd Street SE, above Chrome Horse

  8. Kacere Gallery

    John Kacere Art Reception

    1126 7th St SE

  9. Newbo City Market

    Meet Me at the Market Kickoff

    1100 3rd St SE

  10. Parlor City Pub & Eatery

    $5 Select Steins & Live Music w/ McMurrin & Johnson

    1125 3rd St SE

  11. Kickstand

    Trivia Night

    203 16th Ave SE