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First Friday Experience


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

Experience Starring "The Gallery" in a whole new way when you join us the first Friday of each month. Artists, hors d'oeuvres, demonstrations, shopping, music and good friends - Experience it all!

The first Friday of each month Starring “The Gallery” hosts a different artist – some 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.

  • December 5 , 2014
  • Artist Reception: 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Featured Artist: Joe & Jennifer Rutherford
  • Featured Musicians: Sheila Landis & Rick Matle











Please visit our calendar for information on Joe & Jennifer Rutherford's exhibit.

Please enjoy a glass of wine and the music of local musicians while you browse the Gallery. (Our 2014 schedule of musicians can be found below.)




Please join us when downtown Northville galleries, boutiques, and restaurants stay open late allowing you the opportunity to spend a relaxing evening in town.  The First Friday Experience takes place throughout the entire year. 


Shop ~ Dine ~ Experience Downtown Northville


First Friday Artists at a Glance:
January ~ We will not feature a specific artist, but invite you to enjoy the work of the many fine artists currently exhibiting with us.
February ~ Laura Jannika
March ~ Darl Papple
April ~ Joe Spica
May ~ Sheri Munce
June ~ Rosa Paulus
July ~ Toni Johnstone
August ~ Jan Bajer
September ~ June Young
October ~ TBA
November ~ Pat Bursch
December ~ TBA
First Friday Experience Musicians
Sheila Landis and Rick Matle
2014 performances: December 5
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.
Ron Cieri - Classical Guitarist
Upcoming Performances:  Please check back for scheduled performaces.

Ron Cieri is a classical guitarist presenting works of the greatest composers from the Baroque to the Modern era played acoustically, for solo guitar.  The unique style of the classical guitar allows Ron to create a beautiful and intimate musical atmosphere which serves as the antithesis to the downloadable lifestyle of which we’ve become accustomed.  In a review of his playing at local restaurant, the Plymouth Patch writer noted that “if you appreciate music as much as I do, you don’t know what to marvel at more: the sheer beauty of the sound, or the fact that I’m experiencing this treasure for free.”

Ron has been playing classical guitar for 30 years and has spent the last five years under the tutelage of Jason Vieaux, Director of Guitar at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Please come hear for yourself, for free, at our First Friday Experience.


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