first Thursday of every month
If there was ever a day to visit downtown, it'd definitely be the first Thursday of the month when the downtown community has come together to create a schedule of family-friendly afternoon and evening events.
Note: This is not an exclusively HDKP event. We are just proudly part of this grassroots effort made by the whole downtown community. For more information, visit the 1stThursdayKennewick.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Schedule of Events
Because of the nature of this umbrella event, the details and contacts for each event will be different. We have gathered most below, but feel free to contact us or ask a participating member on the day to point you in the right direction. Also, be sure to like the 1st Thursday Facebook page for more details and updates.
Adventure, Shopping, and Music
Shops pull out all the stops on 1st Thursday -- including having music and wine! -- so just strolling through the downtown area is an adventure.
Every Thursday, June-October | 4-7pm | Flag Plaza
Just about anything that is your heart's desire can be found here at our market, including but not limited to food trucks, cheese, wine, fish, gifts, art galleries, coffee shops, candy, eggs, storytellers, fresh bread, live demonstrations, music, performance art, and of course, all kinds of produce.
Host and Contact
5-8pm | Participating DOWNTOWN businesses
Galleries, shops, and businesses host artists' work in this open house event. Enjoy walking between participating hosts among our wonderful public art collection and maybe even purchase a piece to take home!
Maps will be at several participating businesses, including the information booth at the Farmers Market, Roxy Theatre Antiques, You and I Framing, and Threads Consignment Boutique.
Details and Updates
Art Walk Facebook page
Contact for Getting Added to the Map
Pat Fleming | email@example.com
For Businesses Interested in Participating
Artists | Looking for an artist to showcase? Contact Brooke or Ann (see above). Both are often approached by artists who would like to participate.
Map | If you plan to showcase an artist, email Pat (see above) no later than the Thursday before and she will include you on the map.
Balloons | Whether your business is on the map or not, you can feature an artist and place balloons out in front of your shop during the hours of the Artwalk. You and I Framing and the Roxy have balloons for $1.00 each that are available from 1pm to 3pm the day of.