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First Fridays plans Party in the Park

Join Fairfield First Fridays for a Party in Central Park, with music, lawn games, vendors, artists and some community togetherness, Friday evening as the event moves outdoors for the season.

The Roman Cadillacs, a local band, will play rock ’n’ roll 6-10 p.m. in Central Park.

More yard games are being added this year in the park, including lawn dice, jumbo dominos and lawn bowling for a little friendly competition.

Many galleries and businesses will open on and around the square, including:

• Americus Gallery featuring Christopher Kufner’s new show called “The Muse” consisting of 18 paintings from his private collection. Jim Weidle also will show recent paintings.

• Art FiftyTwo and ICON Gallery are combining forces to show the work of Geoffrey Baker. Baker was professor of art at Maharishi University of Management from 1979 until he passed away in 2011.

• Carnegie Historical Museum is offering a tie dye shirt and giant bubbles activity. Visitors also can stop in to explore the museum’s exhibits, including a colleciton of Zuni and Hopi pottery collected in the 1850s..

• Crest Jewel has recent paintings by David Kupferman and Terrence Kennedy.

• Fairfield Art Association will be participating in the Fairfield First Fridays event. See the article above about its activities.

• Henderson’s/Cindy’s Art Beat, in honor of the Vintage Power Wagon rally, will be displaying paintings of trucks by area artists including John Preston, Irene Murphy, Gin Lammert, Jessica Kirby, Bill Munson, Kasie Clemmons, and more. Truck-shaped cookies will be available.

• Revelations will have cello and keyboard music by Hannelore Stimson, Peter Clemens’s “Yantras” and John Schirmer’s paintings.

• Stuff a Bear and More will be celebrating the opening of the “and More” part of the store. Abstract art by Dane Julian will be on display.

“Grab your family, friends and your lawn chairs and come enjoy all that makes Fairfield so great,” said Marla Brader, director of the Fairfield First Fridays.

For more information about Fairfield First Fridays, call Brader at 641-233-8883 or email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.