Autumn is officially upon us with it’s cooler days and nights perfect for spending time in downtown Sarnia and enjoying the monthly First Friday Cultural Walkabout. Live music and visual art abounds for every taste. Along with the listings below, many other shops are open late during First Friday for you to discover the treasures within. Parking on the street and in the lots is free after 6:00 p.m. with plenty of room for everyone. For more updates throughout the month remember to LIKE Sarnia First Friday on Facebook.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery - 147 Lochiel St - 6:00-9:00 p.m. - Current exhibits: John Kissick: The Boom Bits until October 14th - Jaime Angelopoulis until October 14th - Full Spectrum until November 25th ~ Stop in to place your name in a draw for a Free Membership
Coffee Culture - 130 Lochiel St. - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Live music
Artopia Gallery & Framing - 188 Christina St N - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m - “Put A Bird on It” Fundraiser. Flock into Artopia & purchase an original 8 X 10 canvas along with a donation to Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation. All proceeds for the Birds! Over a 100 canvas to choose from & they are all brilliant! Thank you kindly to all artists that have participated in this event
Themptations - Hemp Goods and Culture Shops - 180 Christina St. N. - open until 9:00 p.m. – Drop in to visit our artist of the month
zZas Pizza Bistro - 170 Christina St N - 6:00-9:00 p.m. - Live music with Mike Blackmore
R. W. Lawton Gallery located behind the Imperial Theatre Box Office by The Capitol Bar -168 Christina St. N - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - ‘Large at the Lawton’ features expansive works by Peg Kivi. Peg’s large format mixed media paintings are ethereal and captivating
Come out to meet the artist.
Cheeky Monkey - 130 Christina St. N - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Eclectic live music with Missy Burgess & Dwayne Cloes - Art Show & Sale ‘Exhibit’ by Bill Walters plus 38th Sarnia Pathfinders selling chocolaty mint cookies
Vanilla Bean - 138 Cromwell St. - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Live entertainment Gary Wilkins & George Ayers
Silhouettes - 125 Christina St. N - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. “Live Mannequins in the Windows”. October is a special month… Breast Cancer Survivors modeling fashions in the windows
Come Unity - 123 Christina St. N.- 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Featuring: Pebble Art by local artist, Becky Mac Robbie
Cowboys & Indians - 121 Christina St. N - Open until 9:00 p.m. - Beadwork demonstration by Anishinaabekwe artist Tawny Daws
Refined Fool - 137 Davis St -. Blake Barr will be exhibiting his artwork for the month of October
The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts - 127 Christina St. S - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - “Stories Behind the Glass,” local scenes and rural landscapes watercolours by Mark McLean. Plus “Focus on Abilities” art from seasonal horticultural therapy classes at Smith Homestead in partnership with Ruth’s Place. Music by Doug Hacking at the piano.
One Tooth - 155 Front St N - 7:00-9:00 p.m. - It’s a thankful party with live music from by Demi Krall
Cafe Yoga: Sarnia Reiki, Meditation & Yoga - 150.5 Front St. N. Suite 7 - 6:00-9:00 p.m. - “The Creations of Makayla” Art Exhibit by Makayla Simpson plus Live Music with Singer/Song Writer Andrea Max
Collide - rev-el-ree Night - 148 Front St. - Doors open 5:00 p.m. - no cover before 9:00 p.m after 9:00 $3.00 cover ~ 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Hayden Mellon - 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. DJ Phatfingers
Ups N’ Downs - 226 Front St N - 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Live music - Sajaa
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 - 286 Front St N. - 8:00 p.m. to midnight - Music and dancing with Mark Blaney & Trio
Bad Dog Sarnia - 229 Christina St N - 8:00 - midnight - live entertainment with Dixon AP