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First Friday Experience

 

 
 
Experience Downtown Northville
the first Friday of every month
6:00 - 9:00pm
 
Artwalk ~ Shopping ~ Dining
 
 

 

The First Friday of each month downtown Northville celebrates the arts with their long-running First Friday Experience.  You’ll find something new each month as many of the town’s galleries and boutiques stay open late with special guests, trunk shows, music and their newest merchandise.

Starring “The Gallery” hosts an artist reception each month.  Some of our artists have exhibited with us in the past and others will be exhibiting with us for the first time – each showcasing their newest pieces in their own unique style. Each artist will be available to answer questions and their artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the remainder of the month.

Artists, hors d'oeuvres, shopping, music and good friends - Experience it all at Starring “The Gallery” during the First Friday Experience.

Our next First Friday Experience will take place on February 7th with an artist reception held from 6:00 - 9:00pm.
 
Details on the next First Friday Experience and the featured artist can be found on our calendar.  Please click on the links below.  
 

February ~ Laura Jannika
March ~ Darl Papple Sr.
April ~ Karen Pellerito
May ~ Sheri Munce
June ~ Rosa Paulus
July ~ Toni Johnstone
August ~ Jan Bajer
September ~ June Marie Young (June Marie will also present an exhibit during Starring "The Gallery's" Anniversary Party on January 23rd.
October ~ TBA
November ~ Pat Bursch
December ~ TBA
 
Please enjoy a glass of wine and the music of local musicians while you browse the Gallery. 
 
First Friday Experience Musicians
 
Sheila Landis and Rick Matle
2015 performances: March 6, June 5, September 4, November 6
 
 
Jazz vocalist Sheila Landis has been performing her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues since 1973. A turning point in her career was the 1981 release of her debut vinyl LP "Jazz Rendezvous" in her own label, SheLan Records. Landis teamed up with 7-string guitarist Rick Matle in 1991, sensing a kindred musical spirit. Together Landis and Matle continue to explore jazz balladry, swing, bebop, blues, poetic excursions, Brazilian rhythms, funk, pop and their own inventive collaborations at every performance; elegant, yet edgy. Matle, a 1986 Oakland University Music Performance Graduate, combines a rocker's bravado with the jazzman's sensitivity to provide a buoyant springboard from which Landis launches her melodic flights, earning her the accolade of "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" seven times, as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards.
 
Shop ~ Dine ~ Experience Downtown Northville
 

Information on other downtown Northville galleries and businesses participating in the First Friday Experience can be found on the Northville Downtown Development Authority website.