The holidays are upon us, downtown Flagstaff is illuminated by thousands of twinkle lights, Hannukah is in its 6th day and Christmas is just around the corner. In the spirit of the season, this week's First Friday Artwalk will be particularly festive. Below is a list of places to spend your first Friday, so bundle up, grab your hot cocoa and take to the streets of historic downtown Flagstaff.
Art of the Epiphany Holiday Open House
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N Beaver.
What: In celebration of the creativity of our community and the holidays, "Art of the Epiphany" features the work of 22 artists, aged 4-84 The public is invited to view this truly unique exhibit during the First Friday ArtWalk. Enjoy the music of renowned Epiphany musicians, Charly Spining, Jeanette Moore and Andrea Graves followed by a jam and sing along, and partake of a buffet of "culinary art" as well. Organ concert starts promptly at 6:15. www.epiphanyaz.org.
Holiday Gift Bazaar with Local Artisans, Live Music and Snacks.
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Morning Glory Cafe, 115 S. San Francisco St.
What: Shop Local this Holiday season and enjoy some live music and complimentary snacks at Morning Glory Café. www.morningglorycafeflagstaff.com.
First Friday featuring Emma Gardner, "Deck the Halls" Art Show
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: The HeArt Box, 17 N. San Francisco St.
What: The HeArt Box's featured artist for December is Emma Gardner and "Deck the Halls" art show. Come get in the holiday spirit with us and feast your eyes on her beautiful creations. www.facebook.com/events/2301296783490068/.
The Original Paintings of Viola Babbitt
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library, 300 West Aspen Ave.
What: Viola Babbitt (1894-1994) was known as the Matriarch to the Arts in Flagstaff for her stalwart dedication to the arts. Join us for an exclusive, one-night-only exhibit of her original paintings. Refreshments will be served. www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/.
See Kieth Greeninger in performance this Friday at CCA
What Keith Greeninger brings to his brand of singing and songwriting is authenticity. He is a seasoned troubadour and multi award-winning songwriter, who paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and husky, heart-wrenching vocals.
As a solo artist, and as a founding member of the trio City Folk he has toured the national folk and Americana circuit extensively for the last two and a half decades. He has shared stages with some of the country’s best-known artists including Crosby Stills and Nash, Bruce Cockburn, John Hiatt, Michael Franti, Jessie Winchester, JJ Cale, Los Lobos, and many more.
The show will take place on Dec. 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Coconino Center for the Arts or at Arizona Music Pro (cash or check only) in downtown Flagstaff. Call Coconino Center for the Arts at (928) 779-2300.