Wenatchee First Friday is reaching beyond the Ave., with two new stops and others in the works.
Wenatchee Valley College’s new gallery in the Music and Art Center became the latest First Friday destination last month with world-renowned artist Joe Feddersen, a WVC alumnus. The gallery, at 1300 Fifth St., will be open Friday for a last-chance look before it closes.
The Robert Graves Gallery, housed in WVC’s Sexton Hall, plans to join First Friday in the next year.
For the December First Friday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will invite people in for “In | Habit: Seeing the Spirit in the Pacific Northwest,” an art show about experiencing the divine in the natural world. The opening reception will be 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16. The church plans to become a permanent First Friday stop eventually, although December is the only month planned so far.
First Friday coordinator Bill Rietveldt said the expansion was the result of a word-of-mouth campaign looking for more venues.
“This is great, people are banging on our doors saying, ‘Hey, we want to join you,’ Rietveldt said. “We all have our own jobs, and haven’t really had time to pound the pavement about it.”
The First Friday volunteers created an electronic version of the First Friday map and venue listings. To sign up for a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “e-flyer requested” in the subject line.