First Friday

February 3 · Happenings

Join us for First Friday on Friday, February 3 from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory!




Artist Talk

Please join us on Friday, February 3rd at 6:30PM in the Banko Gallery to hear from a selection of artists that are part of We Are Empowered: Women Veteran Art Exhibit & Ritual Storytelling and Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving (WVE & T). As part of the talks this evening, artists will share some of their inspiration for their work, as well as how the creative process empowers them to thrive in their daily life. The mission of WVE&T is to guide women veterans to reconnect with their mind, body, soul, and passion for life: “Through creativity, compassion, and camaraderie in a nonjudgmental space, we empower each other to ascend to the best version of ourselves.”

Artists that will be participating that evening: Corinna Brown, Maria Salazar, Melissa Cantara, Eve Zamora, Zina Dawson, Sharon Wallace and Jenny Pacanowski


Street Art Workshop

Art comes in all forms and can be seen everywhere, not just in a gallery!

Street Art or Graffiti is visual art created in public locations for public visibility.  It ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.

Join us at The Banana Factory where we will use stickers to create art that can be placed anywhere. Just remember the most important rule of Graffiti- never add your tag over another writer's art.



Live Music and Open Bar

TBD in the Crayola Gallery

Open bar in the Crayola Gallery



Glassblowing in the ArtsQuest Glass Studio

Paper Marbling Demonstration with Resident Artist Keith Garubba, Studio 343

Mosaics Demonstration with Resident Artist Kim Hogan, Studio 350


Open Artist Studios 2nd and 3rd Floors


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