The Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts in association with local artists, performers and businesses present First Friday in Hood River on May 3, 2002.
On the First Friday of every month, dozens of local artists exhibit their creations at Downtown Hood River businesses. Enhanced by live music and samples of fine local foods and wines, First Friday is a cultural event not to be missed!
First Fridays are a cooperative effort between downtown merchants and local artists and musicians for the benefit of everyone. Artists of the Gorge showcasing various media will be on hand to display and sell their artwork. Musicians will be playing at a variety of locations throughout downtown.
Each participating business will host a featured artist who will be on hand for the evening. The hosting businesses will extend hours from 5-8 p.m. that night.
Honoring Hood River's First Friday, Bikram Hood River Yoga will be offering its First Friday 5:30 p.m. class FREE to all. No experience necessary. Take the class or just come take a look. In addition, three artists will be featuring their work in the lobby: Lucy Gorman, Kelly Asbridge and Karen Watson.
Highlighted musicians for the May event include Jamba Marimba at Dell-Mart, Wild River at IKOTE, Crazy Heart at Annz Panz, Edelweiss Irregulars at The Gift House, Cyparski & Guidera at the Hood River Wine and Internet Bar and Connie Dunnington at the Columbia Art Gallery.