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First Friday series marks 20th year

Johnny Limbo and Lugnuts help kick things off Aug. 2

The Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts in association with local artists, performers and businesses recognize artists of the Gorge with "Summer in the Gorge" during First Friday in Hood River on Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.

On the First Friday of every month, dozens of local artists exhibit their creations at downtown Hood River businesses. Enhanced by live entertainment and fine local foods and wines, First Friday is among the Columbia River Gorge's top cultural events.

Highlighted artists for the August event include Evlory Dearing, Richard Hallman, Lynn Whitley, Bill Sturman, Elizabeth Anderson, Peter Marbach and many more featured artists.

Highlighted musicians include Wild River, Samba Hood Rio, Bob Conolley, Charles Crosman and Fladdermus, Swedish Keyfiddle.


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