First Friday Experience
Experience Downtown Northville
the first Friday of every month
6:00 - 9:00pm
Artwalk ~ Shopping ~ Dining
Our next First Friday Experience will take place on April 3rd 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., Melanie Zwegers
April ~ Karen Pellerito
May ~ Sheri Munce
June ~ Rosa Paulus
July ~ Toni Johnstone
August ~ Jan Bajer
September ~ June Marie Young
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.