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7/3/2018 - Friday Night Live Retro Dance Party set for July 6

Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on July 6. Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships with local business owners in the downtown arts district.

The First Friday Night Live featured event is the third annual outdoor '80s and '90s Retro Dance Party. DJ Carbon of Wichita will team up with Salina's own cash hollistah, to spin music from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Campbell Plaza stage at 123 S. Santa Fe downtown.

Carbon and hollistah will provide powerful and rhythmic rock, soul, hip-hop, funk and dance tunes perfect for dance-party fans of all ages. Other Friday Night Live events, listed alphabetically by venue name, include:

The Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron Ave, 4 to 7 p.m., presenting four exhibits: "Brick Road Books" by Kelly Nordberg and "GBS Clay Turtles" by Rachel Bradshaw. Since her 2017 Gillian Barre Syndrome diagnosis, Bradshaw has created clay turtles with blue ribbons on their backs, as turtles are the national GBS symbol. The other Flower Nook exhibits are light sculptures by Joel Beets and "Who am I?" featuring works by art students of the St. Francis Community Services Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.

Randy Clark art exhibit, Prairieland Market, 305 E. Walnut St., until 7 p.m.

"We Stand to Witness" exhibit by artist and KWU faculty Lori Wright, Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Avenue, until 5:30 p.m.

Art at the Temple, Salina Innovation Foundation, 336 S. Santa Fe Avenue, 5 to 7 p.m., including a reception for digital-college artist Michael Brake.

Artist Reception for Shawn Delker, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Gallery 708, Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. Delker's quilt exhibit entitled "Contemplate" includes fiber-art pieces that incorporate linen, wool and silk, as well as traditional cotton.

Admission to all July 6 FFNL concert events is free. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for July and August. For more information, call (785) 309-5770.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and the Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.