May First Friday Art & Wine Walk

Date(s): Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact: Downtown Sioux Falls

Phone: 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 May First Friday Art & Wine Walk! A wide variety of artists and wine samples await, as you visit 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 $20, 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 May 1, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00pm.


Locations Participating in the First Friday Art & Wine Walk:

8th & Railroad Center Main Entrance - 401 E 8th Street - 

Solomon Carlson & Andrew Billion - Solomon Carlson is a visual artist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a fully self-taught artist, relying solely on self-motivation and experimentation to learn new techniques and improve his skill set.  With a focus on illustration, he has produced video game concept art, commissioned pieces, art prints, and even large-scale mural work. Andrew Billion is a born and raised Sioux Falls artist with a range of artistic skills and a diverse repertoire of mediums. Driven by versatility, constant motion, divergent thinking, and a passion for creating fresh ideas from raw materials and timeless techniques. With each new artistic avenue, Andrew pushes his boundaries, grows creatively and focuses his passion to aim higher.

A League of Your Own - 229 S Philips Avenue - 

Nathan Rueckert - Nathan makes art out of used baseballs. Will be demonstrating how to cut the balls and lay them out to make his signature piece, America's Game, which has been featured all over the country in places like the Baseball Hall of Fame.

CH Patisserie - 309 S Phillips Avenue - 

Chris Hanmer - Chef 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.

Chelsea's Boutique - 321 S Phillips Avenue - 

Elisabeth Hunstad - Elisabeth has an eclectic taste in music and does not like to limit herself, or her listeners, to any one genre of music.  Her list of musical influences extends to everything that she hears.  Her style combines elements of jazz, rock, pop, gospel, Motown, R&B, Latin, folk, country, art music and contemporary sounds, among others.  Each of these elements is incorporated into her unique style of songwriting, piano playing and vocals and she delivers it all with the power, precision and, some would say, the 'praise style' of old school soul.

Coffea Roasterie - 200 S Phillips Avenue - 

Amy Jarding - Amy Jarding is a visual artist living in Sioux Falls. She creates mixed media pieces, obscuring everyday objects into surreal visions with the use of collage, painting and sewing on her canvas. Bright pops of color and small hints of humor offer the viewer their own experience within each piece. This exploratory nature extends to her work with textiles, in which she creates large scale weavings from yarn and found material. Hailing praise towards process, Jarding finds the creative development of her work just as important as the completed piece.

Exposure Gallery & Studios - 401 N Phillips Avenue - 

Solomon Carlson, Eric Atkisson, Angela Meyer, Annie Remerde, Kevin Caraway, Lush Creative Photography, Dan Eisenhauer, Suzie Richards, Matthew West, and Jordan Thornton - Exposure Gallery & Studios is home to several phenomenal local artists who work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, printmaking, photography, and 3D printing.

Great Outdoor Store - 201 E 10th Street - 

Emily Larson - Emily is a sophomore at the University of Sioux Falls double majoring in Psychology and Art. Her concetration is in painting and drawing, and she loves to work with water colors, acrylics, oil and oil pastels. Her Family, the big, beautiful world outside, and food inspire her.

Lillians - 311 S Phillips Avenue - 

Allana Rogge Photography - Allana Rogge is a visual artist specializing in photography and portrait photography. With over 12 years of experience, studiofotografie offers lifestyle and studio based imagery for client all over South Dakota and Minnesota. Samples of artwork will include still life, landscapes, free lensing, and select portraits

Monks House of Ale Repute - 420 E 8th Street - 

Eric Atkisson & Tom Molstad - Eric Atkisson uses acrylic paints to create beautiful, striking, and textured portraiture of people and animals. Tom Molstad is a professional photographer whose work features landscapes, portraiture, and still lifes.

NV Studio Salon - 106 W 11th Street - 

Blair Wegener-  Artist Blair Wegener is from Edgerton Minnesota and holds a degree in Commercial Art. Blair has worked as a graphic artist for advertising agencies. He is well known for his sign painting and interior graphics in commercial spaces. Blair is inspired by American illustrators Maxfield Parish, N.C. Wyeth ,and Bob Peak. His favorite work is rural Midwest nature. Blair's goal in painting is to have the viewer pause and reflect when looking at his works.   

Plum's Cooking Co. - 401 E 8th Street, #107 - 

Trish Mayer- Trish creates whimsical mixed media collages and paintings.

*Prairie Star Gallery - 207 S Phillips Avenue - 

Jo Anne Bird, Jennifer White, Jerry Fogg- View timeless indigenous art of 3 of the area's best Native artists: Jo Anne Bird, Impressionist, Jerry Fogg, Historical collages and ledger art, and Jennifer White, contemporary women and abstracts

Rehfeld's Art & Framing - 210 S Phillips Avenue -

Tara Barney, Judy Thompson, Glenda Brennen, Alexandra Hurney- Tara Barney creates jewelry using corn grown in South Dakota.  Judy Thompson paints contemporary watercolors featuring timeless landscapes.  Water media artist Glenda Drennen utilizes a variety of techniques to create her quirky and whimsical images.

Say Anything Jewelry - 225 S Phillips Avenue -

Stephanie Wilde- Demonstrations by Say Anything Jewelry.  Marvel at custom hand stamped jewelry. 

Simply Perfect - 401 E 8th Street, #108 - 

Gary Gaede- Gary is known in the area as an eco-friendly artist who uses recyclable materials and Sharpie pens to create his colorful artwork. 

Sioux Falls Design Center - 108 W 11th Street - 

Kathrine Daugaard & Allison Pisha - Allison is a current animation student and Katherine is a graduate at SDSU. Both will be exhibiting animations.

Sioux Falls Made Market - 200 S Dakota Avenue

Heidi Schrag - Handcrafted stained glass ornaments, sun catchers and garden stakes done in the copper foil method. Each piece of glass is hand cut and soldered together making each piece truly unique and one of a kind.

Sticks and Steel - 401 E 8th Street, #118 - 

Liz Walberg - Self taught artist, Liz Walberg of Fargo, ND will be sharing her stunning works with us. Stop in and enjoy her mixed-media paintings and rich collages of steel and hand-formed copper. Liz will be in-store this First Friday and Saturday

Sunflower Photography400 N Main Avenue - 

Miranda Dooley & Carly Holstrom

Wiley's Tavern330 N Main Avenue - 

Shaine Schroeder - Artist Shaine Schroeder has been captivating the art world, with colorful creations that intrigue and entice at first glance. Abstract and beautiful his artwork lets your imagination run wild through the eyes of it' creator.

Young & Richards - 222 S Phillips Avenue - 

Deb Parks- 

Zandbroz Variety - 209 S Phillips Avenue - 

Marc Wagner - Raised on a healthy diet of cartoons and MAD magazine, Marc Wagner’s playful drawings are deceivingly innocent. These bright colors tend to tell some dark stories. Marc’s current work addresses the subconscious mind, sometimes his own, by working quickly and watching to see what happens. He also addresses our culture’s bombardment of images, and the popular characters that have become cultural icons. Most of Marc’s images are marker & pen, but he will occasionally use his printmaking background for different imagery

*Non-wine participant

Other Happenings:

Eastbank Art Gallery: The gallery will feature new work by member Rodger Ellingson and guest artist Carol Lundeen. The exhibit will be on display from April 28-May 30, 2015. Come view the artwork and meet the artists at the reception on Friday, May 1 from 5-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Open Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5. 401 E 8th Street, #116

Exposure Gallery & Studios: Exposure is proud to present Growing Wild & Rare: works from Reina Okawa and Christina Kauffman.Both artists graduated from the University of South Dakota and create stunningly beautiful mixed media art works. In the Back Gallery, they're excited to feauture a showcase of works from all of the Exposure renters including Danny Eisenhauer, Suzie Richards, Jordan Thornton, Annie Remmerde, Eric Atkisson, Solomon Carlson, Angela Meyer, Matthew West, Kevin Caraway and Lush Creative Photography.

Meso: I Am Enough is a theatrical show that takes suicide head on - exploring and exposing the pain of those who struggle with suicide. The show has been endorsed by child psychologists, GSA Advisors and by LGBTQ youth. It is designed to open up the conversation about suicide with LGBTQ youth in an effort to help end suicide attempts for LGBTQ youth. Hosted by spoken word artist Pandora Scooter at 6pm. Join us! 220 S Phillips Avenue

Pappy's The Original: Pappy's The Original will host acoustic guitar player Chris Beyer from 5-7pm and Artist David Sieh will be there as well showcasing some of his Action Style Paintings.  Pappy's will be serving Wine and Beer along with Featured Cheese Platters - Greek Style! 101 S Phillips Avenue

Thank you to First Premier Bank/Premier Bankcard for support of all 2014 First Fridays.

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