August First Friday
Thanks for joining us for August First Friday! Happen to miss it? Please see below for the virtual performances. You can also download the mural scavenger hunt form below if you're interested in doing it another weekend.
If you joined in on the festivities, share your photos on social media by tagging @FirstFridayRal and using the hashtags #VirtualFirstFriday and #FirstFridayRaleigh!
Questions? Email David Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moore Square Mural Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
Mural Scavenger Hunt
Did you know that there are more than 75 murals in Downtown Raleigh? We’d love for you to explore them all, but for August First Friday, we chose 13 murals around the Moore Square District and created our very own DTR mural scavenger hunt. If you are interested in doing the scavenger hunt on your own time, get the form here. Make sure that when you go out to wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others and wash your hands.
Virtual First Friday Programming
In addition to the mural scavenger hunt, we hosted five artists and musicians. Each artist brings something different to the table creating a night of variety.
Jewelry artist Linnea Imam, owner of & The Minotaur, provides a demonstration making a pair of silver snake earrings.
Local artist Brett Morris takes us on an urban sketching walkabout and highlights his inspiration and creative process.
Orlando Parker Jr.
Raleigh's own "Soul Man" Orlando Parker Jr. performs "Let's Stay Together", "Ain't No Sunshine", "BROKEN" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" featuring guitar player, Mastoffa.
Ron Baxter Collective
Ron Baxter Collective performs "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" arranged by Ron Baxter, "Funny How Time Flies" arranged by Ron Baxter, and "Khamora" composed by Ron Baxter at CAM Raleigh.
"Art is the best form of healing, self-expression, and advocacy that I have ever experienced", said Mayanthi Jayawardena. "I find myself manifesting my dreams on any canvas that I can find". Through murals, paintings, digital art, photography and videography, Mayanthi finds a way to celebrate her culture, advocate and raise awareness, and bring people together.
If you would like to see July's First Friday Performances, go here to our YouTube Channel.