F1RST Friday: Discover Statesboro’s Downtown Arts


STATESBORO, GA.-  The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority  along with downtown businesses and regional artists host Downtown Arts on Friday April 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm. beginning at the Courthouse lawn.

Several of the favorite downtown businesses will be open late this Friday night as they are paired with a local artist. This is an exciting opportunity to buy local, discover the arts, and build the Statesboro community.

The displays of art encompasses diverse media such as painting, ceramics, jewelry, drawing, decorative arts, photography, and installation. Everyone can visit their favorite shops while browsing a variety of artwork from talented artists. A guide will be available at the Coke table and posted on social media to show where all the art stops are located.

This year’s participation includes a menagerie of artists including Nancey Price, D’Antre Harris, Marcy Simmons, Brendan Cace, Bunyan Morris, Paula Kitchings, Jill Smith, Georgina Osuna Diaz, Gaby Diaz, John Skelton, Greg Carter, Maddie Shelor, Alan Harvey, Cameron Harrison, Crystal Holman, Elise Aleman, Johnesia Lucas, Julianna Leverette, Robin Spitler and Heather Gonzales’ Southeast Bulloch Middle School Class. Georgia Southern University will feature artwork from Nicole James’ Capstone Class, Melissa Huang’s Painting Class and a Public History Class.

“I think this a really exciting event because it features downtown businesses along with fabulous artists from around the area. It will give patrons an opportunity to see local art, shop, and partake in all of the fun downtown Statesboro has to offer,” said Kim Riner, Visual Arts Director at the Averitt Center.

DJ Randy will provide music at the Courthouse and Carlos Carvajal will play violin at various stops for all to enjoy. Party Harbor will have a free bouncy for children ages 3-10 to enjoy. In addition, there will be food trucks and over 50 participating vendors.

First Fridays are possible by the support of the following sponsors: Vyve Broadband, Morris Bank, Party Impressions, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Georgia Power, Party Harbor, Coca Cola, Statesboro Properties, Shoemaker Equipment Supply, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, American Roofing, Wells Fargo Advisors, Colony Bank, Statesboro Oral Surgery, CORE Credit Union, Tormenta FC, McKeithen’s True Value, and Aspen Aerogels .

For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling us at (912)764-7227 or emailing us at mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com.