First Friday Art & Wine Walk

Date(s): Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: 605-338-4009,

First Friday is a special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! The first Friday of every month many stores stay open later until 8:00pm. Enjoy a day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots!

First Friday Art & Wine Walk

Come downtown for the October First Friday Art & Wine Walk! A wide variety of artists and wine samples await, as you visit 21 locations on both sides of the river in Downtown Sioux Falls from 5:00 – 9:00pm. Viewing the art and meeting artists is free, and for just $15, you'll get a wristband to enjoy sampling wine at each location. You can also purchase wine by the glass for $5.

Wristbands can be purchased at any participating location on October 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm.

Locations Participating in the First Friday Art & Wine Walk:

8th & Railroad Center Main Entrance - 401 E. 8th St. - Wines: McManis Pinot noir & Don Ramon Tinto

Heidi Namken is a Mixed Media Artist using acrylic paint and other mediums on canvas, embroidery using her own drawings along with drawings based on Zentangle® and other designs that stream out of her pen.  Heidi also enjoys using floral design to create unique items for the home. 

Carly Zebell's work relates to abstract realism.  She takes a realistic person, object, animal, etc and incorporates it into a minimal style with bright(er) colors, expressive brush strokes, normally paint splatters and drips.  Recently, she’s started putting her color palette on the piece itself so the viewer can see what colors were used to create the image.  Most of Carly’s pieces have a color outline with a complimentary color to add a more emphasized highlight or to help the object or a particular section/piece stand out more.

Bead Co - 319 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Baci blonde & Bourgeouis pig red blend

Kim York of EarthWhim loves to torch enamel and is in love with fiber.  Her pieces are not perfect and she does not attempt to reach perfection in the ordinary sense of the word.  Kim usually has an idea when she starts, but really never knows where it will end until she gets "there.”  The enameled pieces take on an organic feel, they are not perfectly symmetrical or flat, even textured or one is just the opposite that attracts and "feels" right to her.

Book Shop - 223 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Angeline California Pinot noir & McManis Cabernet

Sharon Wegner-Larsen is experienced in both traditional and digital art mediums. She currently works primarily in acrylic and watercolor painting, digital illustration, and pattern design. Bright color palettes, decorative elements, and natural history/science themes are common in her work. Sharon is a graduate of USD with a BFA in painting and graphic design.

CH Patisserie - 309 S. Phillips Ave. - Wines: Baci red & Franco Serra Barbera d'asti

Chef Chris Hanmer started out peeling potatoes at a country club at the age of 15.  Through years of training and experience, he claimed the gold medal as the youngest-ever American chef for a World Pastry Team Championship. With world class recognition and experience, Chef Chris has been named one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America, named Top Chef of Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts (season 2), traveled throughout the world to a wide range of culinary events and competitions, opened and run The School of Pastry Design, and held the position of executive pastry chef for the Ritz-Carlton.  Chef Chris will be doing chocolate & sugar work during the wine walk.

Cliff Hangers Gallery - 126 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Sean minor Sauvignon blanc & Bourgeouis pig Pinot noir

Bonnie Brahms is an artist in Watercolors and Oils.  Born and raised on a ranch near White River, South Dakota, the works of this self-taught artist reflect her love of nature and her unique ability to capture the special individual characteristics of her subjects.

Lance Jeschke is an artist using predominantly oils, known for Bold Abstracted Works as well as Finely Detailed Subject matter such as insects, not to mention his wonderful Native American portfolio. Lance uses this to describe his path:  "Color, Imagination and Life!..... an Artists Journey to express them all."

Coffea Roasterie - 200 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Jam jar Shiraz sweet red & Coto de Hayas Tinto

Anna Youngers Kaihoi began her training as a painter early in life.  At the age of sixteen she began a four-year classical apprenticeship at Pantura Studios with painters Hans-Peter Szameit and Sanna Tomac.  Anna credits her traditional atelier training in providing her with the fundamentals of seeing, drawing and rendering form from life.  Her working methods today continue to evolve, but are primarily rooted in the classical tradition.  Upon completion of her training in 2006, Anna opened her studio in Sioux Falls, SD, where she currently paints and teaches private lessons.

Darin Kaihoi will be Coffea's featured musician.

EmBe - 300 W 11th St. - Wines: Friends white blend & Franco Serra dolcetto

Watercolor artist, Marian Henjum, is both a painter and teacher.  The city of Sioux Falls voted her as their favorite artist, and she was awarded the Mayor’s Award of Excellence in Visual Arts. The United States Postal Service selected Henjum to design the 1989 South Dakota Centennial Stamp. 160 million stamps were printed and distributed worldwide.  Her work has won 31 Addy Awards for illustration and design, First Place at Sidewalk Arts Festival, Pick of the Crop Award at Siouxland Heritage Museum, to name a few.  Henjum’s exhibitions include 37 solo shows, and her work is in many private and public collections internationally. She is a Signature Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The South Dakota Arts Council has awarded her three Artist Project Grants.

Great Outdoor Store - 201 East 10th St. - Wines: Sean minor Chardonnay & McManis Pinot noir

Alexandra Hurney's art is mostly abstract with some distinguishable objects.  She likes to make complex drawings, full of line-work. She intends for the viewer to come right up next to the art and explore the depth and textures involved in the unified piece.  Then, after close inspection, step back and admire the whole piece. Her paintings are full of color and eye catching.  They usually have bold shapes, paired with texture and color.

Home Porch - 217 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Friends red & Karl Kaspar Riesling

Pastel artist Chris Cernetisch will demonstrate her painting on site.  Much of her inspiration comes from her daily life in rural South Dakota -- brandings, round ups, and the landscape itself.

NV Studio Salon - 106 W 11th St. - Wines: Jam jar sweet white & Angeline California Pinot noir

Carson Hrusovsky is a 14 year old up and coming harpist.

Orpheum Theater Center - 315 N Phillips Ave. - Wines: Baci blonde & MOSEN Cleto

Join the Orpheum Theater in their Centennial Celebration!  Performances by various theater, music, and dance groups that frequently use the Orpheum Theater for performances.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Brass Quintet
The Sioux Falls Municipal Band just finished its 94th season of entertainment area music lovers. The band performs throughout the summer at various locations across the city, and features a diverse line up of musical programs including marches, pop favorites, old standards, Big Band, show tunes, film scores, classical music and more.

Jazzed with Bobby Gripp
"Jazzed" is a trio of seasoned musicians that regularly play venues and special events in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.  They each bring an element of originality to the music that is undeniably a perfect blend for jazz.  "Jazzed" is John Kelly - piano, Eddie Dunn - bass and vocals, and Bobby Gripp - drums.

Dance Gallery
The Dance Gallery of South Dakota offers classes and instruction for adults and children. Students learn basic, intermediate and advanced techniques for ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, Broadway, hip hop, and tap!

Main Stage Ballet & Dance Academy
Main Stage Ballet & Dance Academy’s training is unique, invigorating and offers discipline and creativity for those who possess a passion for dancing. The Academy gives students, male and female, an appreciation and knowledge for dance while building poise, confidence, and character through its individual and group instruction in classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and adult classes.

Balleraena Dance Company is a group of ten women who are ready to perform dances at a minutes notice. Each year they have over 16 dances in their repertoire from choreographers around the world. These women can do any form of dance and they travel the world in the summer doing workshops and performances. Get ready to laugh, cry and be inspired.

Sioux Empire Community Theater
The mission of the Sioux Empire Community Theater is to provide quality, affordable community theater accessible to all residents, through main stage productions, children’s theater, and classes, while offering a hands-on learning environment in all aspects of theater.

Plum's Cooking Co. - 401 E 8th St. #107 - Wines: Poggio chianti & St. Michael Riesling

Deb Parks is a photographer and currently has her cards for sale at Plum’s Cooking.  Much of her work relates to food and food related subjects.  Recently, she’s done work at a winery and will have this on display and sold during the October First Friday.  She can be found at Plum’s during the Art & Wine Walk taking pictures of suggested subjects throughout the store such as wine bottles and glasses.

Rehfeld's Art & Framing - 210 S. Phillips Ave. - Wines: Avanti Pinot noir & Avanti Pinot Grigio

Mary Groth works primarily in pastel and oil.  Her images are drawn from the plains and prairie-the land, the people and the relationship between them.

Michael Hill is a ceramic artist and professor at the University of South Dakota.  Michael creates primarily stoneware and raku pottery.

Rug & Relic - 401 E 8th St. #114 - Wines: Angeline Chardonnay & McManis Viognier

Featuring a very special art show & sale.  About 8 pieces from the estate of George and Eleanor McGovern, ranging from antique paintings from Italy, England, and France to modern American pieces from, among others, internationally-acclaimed artist Joseph Dawley.  Dawley is probably best-known in America as the artist commissioned by the Vatican to provide the official portraits of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton at the time of her canonization.  Two of his paintings currently hang in the White House.  He has also been featured by Life Magazine.  The show will hang through October 31st.

Say Anything Jewelry - 524 N. Main Ave. #104 - Wines: Sun garden Riesling & Simple life Pinot noir

Demonstrations by Stephanie Wilde.  Marvel at custom Hand Stamped Jewelry and gifts using sterling silver, copper, & brass.

Simply Perfect - 401 E 8th St. #108 - Wines: Mommys time out moscato & Vinum merlot

Artist Andrew Billion focuses most of his work on drawing and painting although he does enjoy ceramics and music.  He works a lot with charcoal and pencil drawing and when painting, he typically uses acrylic on canvas.  Currently, all of his paintings are based off of photographs he has taken during his travels and at home.  Andrew does contract work and would love to talk to anyone about making something personal that fits into your home and style.  Andrew specializes in drawing/painting landscapes, buildings, people, animals and nature.

Sticks and Steel - 401 E. 8th St. #118 - Wines: Domaine de couran- cote de Rhone rouge & Mommys time out delicious pink

For two decades, Todd Reed has been recognized for his visually stunning jewelry created from recycled precious metals, raw diamonds and gemstones.   Todd is a self-taught metalsmith and has passion for showcasing the inherent beauty of the natural diamond.  His designs are inspired, designed and hand-fabricated in Boulder CO.

Young & Richard's - 222 S Phillips Ave. - Wines: Paul Ponnelle Pinot noir & Baci dolce sweet kiss

Tara Barney remembers drawing her Shetland pony when she was as little as four years old. She has enjoyed drawing ever since and has had three drawing teachers. Her favorite reference book is "Drawing from the Right side of the Brain", by Betty Edwards. Tara works with graphite and colored pencils in a wide variety of subjects. She especially enjoys pet portraits and she is currently working on a series of drawings of the historic one room school house, railroad depot, church, and log cabin on Pioneer Lane at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Tara sells her artistic wares under the Red Door Creations label.

Zandbroz Variety - 209 S. Phillips Ave. - Wines: Don Ramon Tinto & Sun garden Gewurtztraminer

Jamie Scarbrough, in a departure from her usual painting, is working scraffito on mirrors; a process of removing the backing from the mirror by scratching.  The work revolves around the many sources of pain and violence found in nature and the machinations of man.

Location Featuring Artists (Without Wine):

Prairie Star Gallery - 207 S Phillips Ave.

Meet MORE THAN A FEW artists: Lonehill, Lebeau, Tremmel, Bird, Fogg and Sweets.  See Jewelry: beaded, quilled, stone, bone, sterling and  copper plus new pottery and ledger collage.  

Thank you to Cask & Cork for support of this First Friday Art & Wine Walk, and thank you to First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard for support of all 2013 First Fridays!

Other Happenings:

Artists of 8th & Railroad Center: Artists will have Open Studios during the Art & Wine Walk on the First Friday of October. Stop by to view their work while you're on the Eastbank! 401 E. 8th Street, Suites 310 & 330

Child's Play Toys: Join Child's Play for Calico Critter Fun Day this First Friday from 6-8 pm. Register to win a Calico Critter gift package worth more than $85! 233 S Phillips Avenue

Cookie Jar: The Cookie Jar Eatery will be hosting the Kooky Cookie Decorating Night. Pre-register today by calling the Cookie Jar Eatery at 978-0991 to decorate these delicious treats with your friends and family. For $15.00 you and your guests will receive one dozen cookies and decorating supplies to create your Halloween master pieces. Make a mess, have a blast, and let us do the clean-up! P.S. when you call to pre-register be sure to RSVP for dinner as well. We will be featuring our delicious soups and sandwiches and of course we will also have COOKIES. 230 S Phillips Avenue

Eastbank Art Gallery: Exhibiting in October: Eastbank Art Gallery will feature "Robert Aldern: A Collection" a selection of limited edition fine art giclée prints created from the artist's paintings and drawings. Guest artist will be painter Karen Kinder from Brookings, SD. The show will be on exhibit from October 1-26, 2013. Come view the artwork at the reception on Friday, October 4 from 5-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. 401 E. 8th St. Ste. 116 at 8th & RR Center

Meso: Aubrey Bohl will perform during First Friday from 7-9pm, and Meso will have free bottled water on hand so Art & Wine Walk goers can hydrate! 220 S Phillips Avenue

Sioux Falls Design Center: First Friday DC Gallery reception = showcasing the annual AIA SD design award winners! Friday, October 4 from 6-9pm. 108 W 11th Street

Vishnu Bunny Tattoo: Join Vishnu Bunny for another First Friday filled with amazing artwork, fellowship, and tasty brews at their Creepy Crawly Halloween Art Show! 202 S Phillips Avenue

Zandbroz Variety: Call it the Art, Wine "and Sign" when you join us at Zandbroz Variety at 5:00 on October 4th for the release and book signing of "W.L. Dow: The Architect That Shaped Sioux Falls." Enjoy some wine, stroll along historic downtown Sioux Falls and visit me to learn more about the amazing buildings that surround you! 209 S Phillips Avenue

Zing: Celebrate First Friday with a Fall Open House at Zing. Wine. Art. Cookies! Get inspired watching artist Monica Pesantez create a masterpiece, nibble on cookies from Chef Bob and sample wine while you shop. Plus, register to win some great prizes. 301 S Minnesota Avenue


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