First Fridays seeking gallery applications

Applications are open until Monday, June 7

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First Fridays, a Greenville-area art gallery crawl that occurs — you guessed it — on the first Friday of each month, is seeking participating galleries for its 2017–18 season. Applications are open until Monday, June 7.

The event, organized by the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC), is an opportunity to highlight Greenville’s growing artistic and cultural scene by giving a platform to new and established local makers and creatives. On First Fridays, galleries in Taylors, West Greenville, and downtown Greenville are open from 6–9 p.m. A variety of visual arts, including “oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, [and] mixed media” are represented.

Accepted galleries will receive First Fridays promotional cards and brochure stands, listings on the First Fridays website, a full page ad in the Greenville Open Studios catalog, First Fridays window signage, and promotion via MAC’s arts news e-blasts and the First Fridays Facebook page, among other benefits.

The 2017–18 First Fridays season will be held from July 7, 2017, to June 2018. There is a one-time $25 fee to join. Returning galleries that are renewing participation are also asked to fill out an application.

To access the application, visit bit.ly/firstfridayapp2017.

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