A new opener for Final Friday has been added for the April activities locations this month.

The Dodge City Community College will kick things off along with the Dodge City Public Library and Dodge City Brewing from 4 to 6 p.m.

DCCC will have a Student Art Show in the DCCC Little Theatre Gallery with refreshments on hand.

At 5 p.m. will be an awards presentation. The gallery will feature artwork created this semester from painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, design and metal-smithing.

The art will be on display through May 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. At the DCPL will be "The Art of Literature."

"This program will feature the written and spoken poetry and prose of students and faculty of Dodge City Community College," said reference librarian Sam Shipley. "Most of the selections will be those which have appeared in the college's new online literary and art journal, 'Prairie Winds.'

"The public will be able to both hear works read by the authors and read selections that will be on display in the Lois Flanagan Meeting Room."

DCCC, DCPL and the Dodge City Literary and Art Consortium are sponsoring the event.

There will also be a microphone open for members of the community who would like to share poetry or short prose.

Dodge City Brewing will be featuring the music of The Rank Amateurs Wreck.

From 5 to 7 p.m., Carnegie Center for the Arts will feature work from South Gray art teacher Kristie Gillespie.

"I have been teaching for 12 years in various medias," Gillespie said. "Brush therapy began about three years ago and I was approached by a friend to pursue a painting party business.

"Brush Therapy Traveling Art Studio has been an exciting and fun business and I try to create a relaxed and accepting atmosphere where my clients can socialize and learn something new or improve their talents."

There will also be refreshments, wine and beer available.

Also from 5 to 7 p.m., Eryn's Downtown Center will have a specialty cocktail available at Flowers by Irene and refreshments at Boot Hill Antiques.

From 6 to 8 p.m., a jewelry trunk show will be held at the 2nd Ave. Art Guild and will feature three jewelry artists, guild member Jennifer Nolan and guests Sonya Hughes and Carolyn Johnson.

"We will have a large selection of jewelry including necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets for all your mother's day and graduation gift giving needs," Nolan said. "Each artist has their own distinct style so there is something for everyone."

A small business fair will be held at West Coast Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m. and will have wine and food samples on hand.

From 7 to 9 p.m., Red Beard Coffee will feature live music from the Horseless Rider.

The Depot Theater will have Rad the Ghost performing from 7 to 9 p.m. and Boot Hill Distillery will have activities from 8 to 10 p.m.

From 9 to 11 p.m. at Guymon Petro Bar and Grill, Almost Ask Vinnie will be performing.

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