First Fridays are showcase for our neighborhood, Roosevelt Row. They happen year round on the 1st Friday of the month between 7 and 10pm. Thousands of people come downtown to see and be seen atthe valley's largest monthly block party. Originally started as an art walk, Public Image uses it to debut a new monthly exhibit from a local artist. Outside our storefront, we feature live painters, jewelry makers, clothing designers, an open mic night and occasional guests doing remarkable things.
Tindal started performing acoustic on our sidewalk, she built up an open mic night that grew so big we added a Stone on sax, then Dj Sand. Itt got so big we had to take it outside on the corner. That's turned into a variety show each month where we are music heavy but may have a comedian, spoken word, or some other performer take the stage. Got an act? come try it out !
We have begun helping small charities by starting a First Friday Drive. For November, we are asking for people to drop off old clothing to help Unhooked, a non profit devoted to helping recovering addicts get back into the workforce. These are people who have proven they are ready to be productive members of our community but just need a little help getting started.
If you have a non profit, or an organization that would like to be featured in future months, please let us know by emailing ILovePublicImage@gmail.com
Rose curates a monthly jewelry collection from artisans around the valley and around the world
Eboni has creates a clothing brand that is empowering and built for women of all shapes and sizes to feel tremendous about themselves while looking great.
Patrice brings an amazing collection of clothing from his native Senegal
Jacob has been with us practically since we opened our doors. He paints live each month and if a celebrity hits the headlines, he's probably painting them. Jacob makes prints available of pieces he's done during past First Fridays.
K.U.T. is an incredibly talented artist and film maker. He sells affordable prints of his amazing pop culture work. Among his claim to fame is being the highest selling artist of any monthlong exhibit inside.
Artist Crux sells stickers, small paintings and cool gadgets. He also also offers graphic design, art lessons, and can be commissioned to create one of a kind pieces. Check him out online at CruxMagic.com
First Fridays are a great time to stop in and see what we are all about, get a consultation, or book an appointment.
We always reveal a product of the month at a special price.
Send pix and info to ILovePublicImage@gmail.com