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First Friday Gallery Walk to include artistry, music and … soccer billiards!

Darla Shelden Story by on September 2, 2015 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Saxaphonist Justin Young will play in the Paseo Plaza area during the First Friday gallery walk, 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 Photo Provided

Saxaphonist Justin Young will play in the Paseo Plaza area during the First Friday gallery walk, 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. Photo Provided

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for September will take place Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 – 10:00 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have 22 galleries open featuring 80 artists, who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone.

Each First Friday, Paseo galleries offer guest artists’ exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks This month saxophonist Justin Young will play in the plaza. The guest food truck is “Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks,” an OKC cheesesteak food truck.

The Paseo Art Space will be featuring PhotoFest 2015, an annual juried photography exhibition sponsored by Red River Photo Services. The show features 27 works by 21 Oklahoma photographers displaying all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional and digital processes as well as mixed media. The Paseo Arts Association aims to represent and spotlight the depth and diversity of contemporary Oklahoma photography through PhotoFest.

The Foraker Company, now working in the Paseo area, will host a community and family-friendly gathering in the now-vacant space at Via, showcasing a relaxing pit stop for First Fridays’ event goers this month. And, Energy FC will have two players on-site to play alongside fans with their Soccer Billiards pop-up game along with the Energy Beer Trailer, featuring three different brews, for guests to enjoy within the designated area. Local food trucks Ciao Wagon and Snow S’more will be parked on the lot.

Dozens of galleries, three restaurants and a handful of shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within walking distance. The Paseo Arts District is located between N.W. 30 and N.W. 27 Streets and Walker and Hudson. For information call (405) 525-2688 or email at amanda@thepaseo.org

The Energy FC, Oklahoma City's professional soccer team, will come to Paseo First Friday for “soccer billiards” on Friday evening, Sept. 4.  Photo Provided

The Energy FC, Oklahoma City’s professional soccer team, will come to Paseo First Friday for “soccer billiards” on Friday evening, Sept. 4. Photo Provided

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