First Friday at Cherry Street Pier!

May 3
Location: The Marketplace, The Amphitheater, The Gallery
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

We’re bringing you cool art, studio visits, great food and tasty beverages during First Friday at Cherry Street Pier featuring the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) Fellowship Exhibition, as well as Valientes Guerreras “Life Is Not Disposable!” installation by Fleisher Art Memorial in partnership with Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR).


Valientes Guerreras (Brave Warriors) “Life Is Not Disposable!”

The Amphitheatre

As part of the Bring Your Own Project initiative, Fleisher partnered with Women Organized Against Rape and connected with Latina community members who had shared cultural and social roots as migrant women. Guided by artist facilitator Laura Deutch, the group learned to tell their story through collage, photography, printmaking, sewing, cooking, and more. What emerged is a large, striking curtain from recycled materials, including 60,000 soda tabs. The piece weaves symbols and pieces from compañeras (partners) no longer physically here, but spiritually present. Each woman’s individual story is embedded in the piece, bound by strength, determination, and creative will.

Fellowship Exhibition at Cherry Street Pier presented by CFEVA

The Gallery

This exhibition features the work of Marie Alarcón, Matthew Courtney, Makeba Rainey, and John Schlesinger as part of the Visual Artist Fellowship at CFEVA.  A two-year hatchery of innovation, the Visual Artist Fellowship underscores CFEVA’s commitment to fostering artistic excellence and furthers its mission to help visual artists build sustainable careers.  Artists are selected by an independent Board of Artistic Advisors based on the merit of their artwork, demonstrated ability to reach stated goals, and a clear vision for the next level in their professional practice.

Al Bustan Mobile Art Studio

The Marketplace

Interact with Al Bustan’s An Immigrant Alphabet banner installation through art-making! Join artist and art therapist Alaa Alhajji at a mobile art studio in the Marketplace where attendees can connect, express themselves, and exchange ideas while creating art. To learn more about Al Bustan’s An Immigrant Alphabet, visit

Studio Visits

Meet and greet our studio artists. Peek inside their workspaces to learn about the creative process and purchase handmade items.

Food & Drink

Enjoy our on-site concessions Birdie’s Biscuits, Cooperage,Hardena, and Little Baby’s Ice Cream, and draft wines and local sips while exploring.

Concession Hours, 4 pm – 10 pm

Bar Hours, 5 pm – 10 pm


The event is free and open to the public.

Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Wheelchair accessible.