Virtual First Friday

July 3 · Happenings

Join us this Friday at 6 p.m. for a virtual First Friday! Check back later for more information.

Welcome to Virtual First Friday! Grab a drink and join us for a full night of art-making, live music, dance and more!

Suggested Itinerary:

6 p.m.: Check out our digital exhibitions and support local artists!
Featured Exhibition: Banana Factory Resident Artists Annual Exhibition
The Banana Factory is home to 28 Resident Artist studios. Resident Artists engage with the community through our monthly First Friday events, by teaching classes, giving artist talks and demonstrations, and opening their studios to the public to foster an appreciation of the arts. Resident Artists create, exhibit and sell their work throughout the year at the Banana Factory. We highlight the diverse work of these talented individuals every year with the Resident Artist Annual Exhibition. Please check out the digital exhibition and support the artists by purchasing artwork from the show! We encourage you visit and support the artists when the Banana Factory re-opens to the public. Get to know our Resident Artists

Check out all our Digital Exhibitions!

Have you heard about our Virtual Summer Art Camps?
The world we live in is filled with unique countries with their own cultures, folklore and crafts. During ArtsQuest’s Virtual Summer Art Camps through the Banana Factory Arts Center, your child will discover the most creative aspects of ancient and modern cultures. Your child will enjoy all the best parts of Summer Camp from the safety of home. Each week of camp comes with an art kit with five days of projects centered around the art, history and cultures of the week’s continent. Young artists will be grouped into virtual “cabins” where they will meet their fellow campers to share their artwork and socialize, meet and learn from local artists, and have access to video tutorials for the week’s projects. Take advantage of extra content in the virtual cabin: go on virtual field trips all over the world, try new recipes (or takeout!) from one of the featured countries, and more! From drawing cityscapes and making wearable artwork to creating musical instruments, students will learn about the world through many artistic mediums. Projects are designed to promote creativity, independence, and confidence. Young artists will be grouped by age to explore mixed media, drawing, painting, fiber arts, printmaking, sculpture, metalwork, jewelry and more inspired by the week’s theme.* At the end of each week, students will demonstrate and showcase their work to parents and visitors at the Summer Art Party!

Summer Art Camp Exhibition

6:30–6:50 p.m.: A classic First Friday livestreamed concert with Kendal Conrad on The Banana Factory’s Facebook page

7 p.m.: Make some art! Check out our entire Stay Creative workshop series with Visual Arts Manager, Elena Ostock! You can create original works of art using supplies from around your house

7:30 p.m.: Get up and dance! Learn some basic salsa moves in our Keep Moving series with Education Coordinator, Joanne Garcia.

8 p.m.: Check out a dance performance by featured First Friday dance company, danceEthos:
danceETHOS Performance Company
Choreography by Jackie Moyer

8:45 p.m.: Keep the evening going with our selection of ArtsQuest @ Home programming!