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First Friday with the Arts

You're gonna love First Fridays!

First Friday with the Arts is a community-centered event that takes place on the First Friday of every month. Originally established by local gallery owners in 2003, First Friday with the Arts is now managed by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and encourages community members to engage in the arts. Currently, each of the galleries located in and around Downtown Cape Girardeau as well as many downtown businesses participate in the monthly event by staying open from 5-9 pm the first Friday of each month, hosting artist receptions and demonstrations, offering musical entertainment, providing appetizers, and more.

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See participating galleries, businesses and more details for upcoming First Friday events on the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's website.

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