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A Guide to First Friday October


The Nyack Arts Collective “Food Show” at Vincent’s Ear

October’s First Friday features three group shows, a site-specific installation, and a scavenger hunt. As the number of venues grow and the diversity of art forms expands, you’ll need to get an early start to take in all the sights and sounds. Here’s a guide to help you complete the Nyack Art Collective‘s unique cultural circuit.

Nyack Art Collective Scavenger Hunt 
If you can answer clues after meeting artists at their participating venues you can win prizes. Scavanger hunt questions and clues are available on the back of official Nyack Art Collective First Friday guides available at each venue.

Group Shows:

Local Arts Index Part I (ML by Maria Luisa at 75 S. Bway)
Work by the first 11 artists profiled in Local Arts Index on NyackNewsAndViews is now an exhibition that will run through October 27.  The show features Janice Baragwanath, Anita Brown, Peter Cheney, Trine Giaever, Shawna Handke, Ed Kirkland, Ann Oppenheim, Laurie Peek, Lauren Rudolph, Elaine Schloss, and Dan White.  There will be a reception from 6-7:30p. .

South on Broadway (85 S. Bway)
Bill DeNoyells, paintings; Marcia Nacht, sculpture; LC Nash, photography; Natalie O’Donnell, painting; Lisa Wheeler, art glass jewelry. Readings of Maya, Mind Over Matter and Honored Ink Tattoo

Nyack Art Collective Group Show “Food” (Vincent’s Ear, 85 S. Bway, )
This month-long exhibit will coincide with the national celebration of Food Day, which is being observed in Nyack on October 24.  Local organizers have scheduled a series of events on the 24th including; an outdoor festival at the Nyack Farmers’ Market, a foraging walk and talk at Nyack Beach, an after-school program at the Nyack Library for kids 8-13 and the screening “A Place at the Table” at the Nyack Center followed by a panel discussion led by NYS Assembly member Ellen Jaffee, chair of the Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy. For more info visit

An Installation and an Illusionist (Nyack Village Cinema, 94 Main Street.)
View Nina Berlingeri’s court yard roof installation from 5-8p.  The movie The Illusionist follows

Live Music at Main St. Gazebo
Albert Ahlf

Exhibition Venues

Main Street (above Franklin Street)

  • The Franklin Antique Center – Elaine Schloss and Chris Machin: 142 Main Street

South Franklin Street

  • The Corner Frame Shop-
    Lawrence Hultberg: 40 S Franklin Street
  • Eyevolution – Lauren Rudolph: 42 S Franklin Street

Main Street (below Franklin Street)

  • Cloud 9 – Tracy Kachtick-Anders: 120 Main Street
  • Sour Kraut 188 Main St.- Donna Timm
  • Sign of the Times – Tony Ziegler: 112 Main Street
  • Casa del Sol – 104 Main Street
  • Little Flower Shop – Sandy Levine: 95 1/2 Main Street
  • Nyack Village Theater –
    Nina Berlingeri: 94 Main Street
  • Harry’s Burritos – Ray Lagstein: 90 Main Street
  • Johnny Apollo: 88 Main Street
  • P. Ross: 89 Main Street
  • Johnny Cakes: 84 Main Street
  • Temptations – Louise Bryant: 80 1/2 Main Street
  • Starbucks – Suffern Poets: 80 Main Street

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North Broadway

    • Edward Hopper House Art Center: 82 N. Broadway “Small Matters of Great Importance”
    • Lorybird:Colleen McGowan:  23 N. Broadway
    • Gena Lisa: 17 N. Broadway
    • Bee Alive – Diana Saez: 19 N. Broadway

South Broadway

      • Chocolaterie – Ken Burns: 6 S. Broadway
      • Pickwick – Shawna Handke: 8 S. Broadway
      • Sweet Spot- Lisa Wheeler and Natalie O’Donnell: 11 S. Broadway
      • Colin Holmes: 13 S. Broadway
      • Saffron trading Co. – Natalie O’Donnell: 14 S. Broadway
      • Art Café – Jessica Butler: 65 S. Broadway
      • Sanctuary: 60 S. Broadway
      • Pizza Bistro – Cass McVety: 64 S. Broadway
      • ML by Maria Lusia “Local Arts Index Part 1” group show: 75 S. Broadway
      • Maria Luisa – Jessica Butler: 77 S. Broadway
      • RJ’s – Leigh Anne Eagerton: 81 S. Broadway
      • 85 S. Broadway “South on Broadway” group show
      • Vincent’s Ear – NAC group show “food”: 85 S. Broadway
      • Somos – Doris Shepherd Wiese: 78 S. Broadway

Burd Street

      • Burd Street Café : 78 Burd Street

Hudson Avenue

      • Gagliardi Studio & Gallery: 39 Hudson Ave

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