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Friday, September 3, 2021

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Public Art Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg (Zones A, B & C)

Grab a brochure or access the digital guide at downtownharrisonburg.org/artwalk for a self-guided tour of the public art in downtown Harrisonburg.

 

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Winged Selfies

Horizons Gifts (Zone A)

Snap a selfie with the new wing mural installation outside of Horizons gifts. Make sure to use the hashtag #wingsathorizon with your photos!

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Roots Run Deep Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg (Zones A, B & C)

The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project has developed an African American history tour of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This tour has 24 stops. It starts in what was the historic jail hill area where freeborn families owned and built homes in the early 1800s and ends back downtown at Harry Solomon’s Shoe Shine Parlor. A well-known musician, we will end our tour with music and the Arts. Along the way, you will learn where the churches, schools, businesses were, how much of it was destroyed during the 1960s, and what remains today. Download the Traipse App to explore the tour.

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Pollinator Self-Guided Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg (Zones A, B & C)

The City of Harrisonburg has redesigned its landscaping practices from traditional annual plants to a more progressive, native perennial pollinator-friendly selection. Take this self-guided tour to visit the pollinator gardens and landscaping areas and learn more about the importance of pollinator habits in urban environments.

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Traipse Tours

Downtown Harrisonburg (Zones A, B & C)

Download the Traipse app and discover something new in Harrisonburg. Choose from a selection of curated tours, or make a custom tour of your own, it’s all up to you!

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4 – 6 PM

First Fridays Downtown at the Virginia Quilt Museum

Virginia Quilt Museum (Zone B)

Features both traditional and art quilts in “Bindings From the Valley” and “Deeds Not Words.” The Museum offers discounted admission, admitting all visitors for the $5 student rate.

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5 – 7 PM

First Fridays Downtown at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages

Exhibition of macrame art by Ruby Hostetler of Paper Nest Studios, with reception.

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5 – 8 PM

First Fridays Downtown Opening Reception at Smith House Galleries

Smith House Galleries (Zone A)

Experience “Here + There: Exploring Multi-layered Identity through Photography.” Photographic collages were created by seven Harrisonburg High School students who have lived as refugees.

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5 – 8 PM

First Fridays Downtown at the Depot 

The Depot (141 W Bruce St, Suite 201) (Zone B)

Gaines Group Architects welcomes you for to-go refreshments and a chance to see photography by Cara Walton and colored pencil works by Andrea Konstant. Masks required, vaccinations encouraged.

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5 – 8 PM

First Fridays Downtown at Hess Financial

Hess Financial (111 N Liberty St)

Join Hess Financial for an opening reception celebrating Painted Songs, an exhibition of acrylic art by Doris Martin.

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5 – 8 PM

First Fridays Downtown Meet the Artist

Horizon Gifts

Horizon Gifts hosts a Meet the Artist event with Lindsay Nyquist. See her sketches in various mediums.

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5 – 8 PM

First Friday Downtown Exhibit Opening at OASIS Fine Art & Craft

OASIS Fine Art & Craft (Zone B)

OASIS Fine Art & Craft opens Forms/Sculpture with a reception featuring sculpture and 3D art forms by OASIS artists Barbara Camph and Ellen Fairchild-Flugel.

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5 – 8 PM

First Fridays Downtown at Wilson Downtown Gallery

Wilson Downtown Gallery

Reception for Justin Poole’s exhibition of oil on canvas, Around the World and Back Again.

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6 – 10 PM

Dancing Under the Pavilion

Turner Pavilion (Zone B)

Get your dancing shoes ready! Friendly City Dance Room is having open dance lessons with music under at Turner Pavilion. No previous dance experience is necessary.

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7 PM

Live Music at Sage Bird Ciderworks

Sage Bird Ciderworks (Zone A)

Live Music! Listen to Paracosm at 7 PM and Sunday Evening starting at 8:30 PM.