Downtown venues offer First Fridays Sept. 3

From press release

The Element’s First Fridays event from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, includes the following:

JR Kortman Gallery: 107 N. Main St.—Featured art: Michelle Dorr’s Colorful “Happy Hour!”.

EVAP (Emerging Visual Artists Project) Gallery at Kryptonite: 308 W. State St.—Juried EVAP show for September upstairs: The Green Light Show. Official opening reception is Sept. 10, but work will be on display for First Fridays.

Prairie Street Gallery: 200 Prairie St.—Theme: Founding Artists Show: Artists that came together to form the “Art Matters” Artists’ Cooperative at the Prairie Street Gallery will all be showing work in this collaborative show.

Tom Littrell Studios: 317 Market St.—The gallery will feature paintings and mixed media by Tom Littrell.

Swank Boutique & Gallery: 218 1/2 E. State St.—Features the following artists: Bill Dorn, Groovy Again/Jackie Gonzales, Roxxi Recycles/Rose Havens, Valerie Lemen, LeeLoo LeVay, Cara Martin, Michael Smuck, Meg Turley, Tom Valiulis and Susannah Wilson.

Kryptonite: 308 W. State St. The Sensations, 9 p.m. Info: (815) 965-0931 or

Irish Rose Saloon: 519 E. State St.

For more information, a schedule or links to these venues, visit

From the Sept. 1-7, 2010 issue

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