The final First Friday of 2018 will feature an exciting expansion of more than 50 artists and vendors along 2nd and 6th Streets just north of Roosevelt Street, allowing thousands of visitors from across the Valley the chance to experience new artistic displays as the year comes to an end. New art and food vendors, as well as musical and dance performances, will highlight the additional street activations.
One of the most anticipated additions to First Friday will be on the corner of 6th Street and Roosevelt. V-Street, curated by Zen Nights Inc, is the first 100% plant-based and eco-friendly marketplace at Roosevelt Row. Visitors will find delicious, plant-based food vendors as well as local art and product vendors selling eco-friendly items.
On 2nd Street and Portland, the Pemberton House will be activated throughout the evening with live musical performances, including a live set from popular local band Foxheart from 7:30-9:00pm. The Phoenix Center for the Arts, located on 3rd Street and Moreland, will also have their art gallery open from 6:00-9:00pm featuring the work of local artist Patrice Bass.
“First Fridays on Roosevelt Row continue to be an incredibly well-attended and anticipated monthly art event for residents from around the Valley and beyond,” said Vermon Pierre, President of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. “With this expansion on 2nd and 6th Streets, even more artists, performers and vendors will be able to join our community and showcase their work for visitors to experience and celebrate.”
“We are thrilled to bring V-Street to Roosevelt Row and provide options for visitors looking to enjoy plant-based food and products,” said Nadia Khalighi, founder of Zen Nights, Inc. “First Fridays provide a critical platform for artists and vendors to share their talents with Arizonans in a walkable, sustainable environment that brings people together. We can’t wait to be a part of it!”