Convention Center seeks First Friday artists
WENATCHEE — Vendors are needed for downtown Wenatchee’s First Friday Art Walk starting June 3. The monthly event takes place along Wenatchee Avenue and at the Convention Center Fountain Plaza, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave. Booth space is available for a small fee; local artists, crafters, photographers, furniture makers, clothing and jewelry designers and more are welcome to register now to vendor space.
The art walk takes place the first Friday of every month through October. Call 662-4411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration open for literary arts camp
LEAVENWORTH — Class is in session this summer for a series of weeklong day camps for kids ages 8-16. Avra Kedavra is a literary arts camp founded in 2009; past camps have featured activities built around “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “The Lightning Thief.” Sessions begin again this summer at A Book for All Seasons July 18 through Aug. 12. The camp is $130 per week with scholarships available. Call Amy Carlson at 548-0606 or visit akkamp.com for more information.
“David Thompson on the Columbia” 5 p.m. June 3; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free; www.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Celebrating 200 years since David Thompson’s canoe trip down the length of the Columbia River, WVMCC opens an exhibit of photos, models, maps, sketches, sculpture and more. A first Friday reception features actor Andrew Munro portraying Thompson and live music by Wenatchi tribal members. The exhibit remains on display through Dec. 3.
First Friday reception 5 p.m. June 3; Two Rivers Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St.; free 888-9504
Pastel and acrylic artist Lynn Wright Brown is the featured artist, alongside glass artist Ann Bixby Smith, at Two Rivers Gallery. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Nebraska and a master’s in art education at Central Washington University. Some of her work can be seen on permanent display at the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. Brown won the Dakota Pastel Award from the 2010 Northwest Pastel International show. A co-founder of the Mustard Seed Neighborhood Center, Brown donates half the proceeds from her art sales to support the childcare facility. Thistletown provides live music during the reception.
“Birds, Bees and Buds” Reception 4 p.m. June 4; Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St.; free 997-2787
Confluence Gallery celebrates nature with its new exhibit. On display starting June 4 are ceramics by Goedele Vanhille, paintings by Sara Everett, illustrations by Linda Ann Vorobik and Kathleen McKeehen and sketches by Heather A. Wallace Murphy. During the reception, Lisa Doran and Matt Armbrust present the gallery’s first “Confluence Couture,” a show of recyclable fashion. The gallery’s front room houses a fashion design studio where guests can make costumes and take classes. The grand finale fashion show and last day of “Birds, Bees and Buds” is July 23.