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Downtown venues open late for First Friday Denton

First Friday Denton promises an early start to Cinco de Mayo.

Local galleries near and around downtown stay open late for the monthly arts mixer. Hours vary, depending on the business.

At A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., local band Oui Bis will play Latin music as patrons peruse work by area artists and a featured exhibit by studio owner and stained-glass artist Robin Huttash. The studio’s event runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Huttash will show paintings during this mixer.

“I have always loved working with stained glass and fused glass, but there is just something about the flow of paint on a surface that can’t compare with anything else, “ Huttash said.

Her paintings on exhibit include florals, Volkswagens and Texas imagery.

SCRAP Denton, the local School and Community Reuse Project, opens its May Re:Vision Gallery exhibition during the mixer. The gallery is dedicated to art created mostly with reused, found or collected materials.

The Denton Independent Makers Exchange Store, at 510 S. Locust, will begin its two-day sidewalk sale during the mixer. The DIME Store is a shop vending handmade and vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories and home goods by local and out-of-town artists. The sale is from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues through Saturday.

UNT on the Square at 109 N. Elm St. will have extended hours for First Friday. An opening reception for “Rob Erdle, His Students, His Influence” will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information on First Friday and to find more participating businesses, visit http://firstfridaydenton.com .

— Lucinda Breeding


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