First Friday

October 2 · Happenings

Join us for a special in-person First Friday event on Friday, October 2 from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory! Help support local artists by joining us for an exhibition in the Crayola Gallery featuring work of several of the Banana Factory Resident Artists. Meet the artists, discuss their work, and purchase art!


Live music from The Stone 45’s outdoors in the East Terrace of the Banana Factory.

Beginning every set with smashing drums, layers of distorted vocals, and gritty guitar licks are two twins changing the indie-blues narrative. The Stone 45’s (Wyatt and Cody Abrachinsky) are a two-piece progressive blues group from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They draw influence from small-group garage, blues, and folk rock music. The Stone 45’s emphasize storytelling, visualization, and experimentation throughout each of their performances–you’ll never see the same show twice! Their 2019 debut single “The Heartache Begins” is a reimagining of their life in Southern California, which starkly contrasts their upcoming concept album “White Mountains”; a commentary on Southern American life and music. They are currently performing a series of live improvisational concerts while finishing their studio recording.

Participating Artists include:

  • Cody & Wyatt Abrachinsky
  • Khalil Allaik
  • Erin Anderson
  • Doug Boehm
  • Keith Garubba
  • Katie Hovencamp
  • Will Hubscher
  • Al Johnson
  • Lauren Kuhn
  • Anthony Smith, Jr.
  • David Sommers
  • Bruce Ward
  • Douglas Wiltraut

The event is free, but registration is required to manage capacity. Registration is available for one-hour time slots only. You will only be permitted to be inside the gallery in the hour for which you register. Gallery capacity is 25, including artists and staff. Guests will enter the Banana Factory through the entrance off the parking lot closest to 3rd Street. Guests will exit through the East Terrace off of the Crayola Gallery.

The following rules will be in effect:

  • Masks must be worn all times. Masks must be worn over nose and mouth.
  • Social distancing must be practiced.
  • No food or beverage is permitted inside the building.
  • COVID waivers must be signed and submitted before entering the building.
  • All visitors must self-screen prior to entering the building.
  • All visitors must sign-in at the Banana Factory for contact tracing purposes.
  • Banana Factory Health & Safety Guidelines

You can also check out and purchase artwork from other Resident Artists on First Friday digital exhibition

Registration will be open soon!