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Final Fridays on the Square

Final Fridays on the Square

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Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Nelsonville's Public Square

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Phone: 740-753-4346

Apr 25 May 30 Jun 27 Jul 25 Aug 29 Sep 26 Oct 31 Nov 28 2014

Head to Nelsonville's Historic Public Square for great art, delicious foods and more! Final Fridays features new exhibits from Nelsonville's Historic Arts District galleries, art, vendors, music, and more! Don't miss the Nelsonville Farmers Market on the Square from 5 to 8 pm during the warm months.

You'll see street musicians and performers, artists demonstrating their trade, a FREE Summer Concert Series provided by Stuart's Opera House, top quality art exhibits and so much more. A perfect way to end each month.

Final Fridays on the Square

Schedule for April 25, 2014   5-9 pm

Celebrating the Student Artist

Focus on Student Artists of all Ages!

Graduating Senior Art Students, outstanding high school art and students of all ages

will display their work with the many professional artists that show their work in the galleries of the

Nelsonville Historic Square Arts District


Special Event on the Square:Little Cities of the Black Diamonds 12th Annual Appalachian Spring.

 Children's Chautauqua Tent Show at 6:30 and 8 with music, juggling, fire breathing, animals & more!!

Exhibit opening & coaltown soup supper at Stuart's Opera House.


Hocking Art Gallery:  Opening Night: 2014 Senior Art Exhibition Twelve seniors with various art disciplines will showcase their work through May 25. The exhibit will include the glass work of Anita King, Josh Messmer, Jesse James Doering, Tara Kauffman; ceramics by Sarah Love, Shaniah Smith, Matthew Pritchard & photos by Summer Jordan, Chelsea Lantez, Maryanne Queen, Brandon Bowman, Kelsey Carlson.


Starbrick Cooperative Gallery:  Opening Night: The Dinner Party by the cooperative members of Starbrick Gallery.  Exciting & entertaining Place Settings in ceramic, glass, wood, fiber, paper and more. A Must See!  Also Featuring local Athens High School regional finalists of the Governors Youth Art Show in the windows at Starbrick Gallery. 


Majestic Galleries: Opening Night: It’s a Frame Up by Graduate students of Ohio University Professor Robert Peppers. In the Main Gallery: Honey for the Heart will be exhibiting their Athens Parade Puppets as a kick-off for their Open Studio event. You can be the student on Saturdays at the Majestic, 11am to 4pm.Help make giant puppets through May 27!

Paper Circle:  Opening Night: Spirits, an exhibition featuring works by Adam Case Leestma and Sage
.  Both drawings and prints will be on display. All works in the show seek to provide a visual manifestation of “spirits” through various interpretations


Fullbrooks Café: Student Art Show by Sai Jones. Don’t miss the homemade pie and ice cream!

Stuart’s Gallery 1879:  Opening Night: Little Cities of Black Diamonds presents Coal Town Childhood: Growing Up in the Hocking Valley Coalfields. A Coal Town Soup Supper runs in conjunction with the opening. Homemade soups and pies are featured. The Coal Town Childhood exhibit be on display at Stuart’s through mid-July.


Stuart’s Opera House:Factory Street Studio's 2014 Spring Concert showcases a variety of dance genres including modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and tap. Celebrating their 35th Anniversary, FSS is a forerunner in dance education for Southeastern Ohio and is dedicated to cultivating dance technique, self esteem, personal growth, and cooperative spirit. Come celebrate 35 years of happy feet at the 2014 Spring Concert! Tickets are on sale at Factory Street Studio (37 Ohio Ave. in Athens), at the door, or call 740-594-2302. Additional show on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00pm.


Nelsonville Library: Final Friday for Kids!  Make a piece of art to display at the Library or to take home (or both!). All materials will be provided. Book Sale: all items 30¢ each or buy a Library bag for $3.00 and fill it free. (open until 8:00 pm Final Friday

Tish's Treasures has a number of student art pieces so stop in to look around. Tickets for the Little Cities Coal Town Children's Chautauqua Tent Show are available for purchase for the 6:30 and 8:00 pm shows.

AND MORE!!  The Plaid Butterfly  ~  Morristowne Photography ~ Nelsonville Flower Shop ~ The Mine ~ PDQ ~ Hoodletts ~  Nelsonville Emporium