The events kick off early for April's Final Friday activities as the Dodge City Community College will host its Student Art Exhibition from 4 to 6 p.m. in the DCCC Little Theater.

From 5 to 7 p.m., the Carnegie Center for the Arts will feature the work of artist Inga Ojala, along with wine, beer and refreshments.

According to her bio, Ojala has been commissioned to do paintings, murals, sculptures and art restoration work throughout the country.

Ojala is currently working on a series of paintings ― The Santa Fe Trail ― based in areas of Kansas, Colorado to New Mexico.

Her waterfall piece can be seen outside the Dodge House Hotel.

Also from 5 to 7 p.m., Eryn's Downtown Center will be open and will host the Dodge City staff pop-up table for the Wright Park Zoo Zoo Plan, where the community will have the opportunity to come and discuss the concepts with the project team and ask questions.

Trail of Fame Museum and Boot Hill Antiques will also be open, while Flowers by Irene will feature mint juleps and "drunken weenies," according to owner Lisa Jackson.

New Creation Studio 517 will offer free tickets for Red Beard Coffee with any purchase of over $20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Red Beard Coffee will also have activities from 5 to 7 p.m.

Dodge City student Alexis Juarez, an art major at Dodge City Community College, will show off his art from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 2nd Ave. Art Guild from 6 to 8 p.m.

With a focus on photography, Juarez will be transferring to Fort Hays State University once completing his associates degree at DCCC with the goal of becoming a professional photographer.

Juarez's work will be on display at two locations Friday. Along with being at the art guild, his work will be part of the Student Art Exhibition at Dodge City Community College.

Also from 6 to 8 p.m., the Home of Stone, 112 E. Vine St., will hold tours and have treats available.

From 7 to 9 p.m., the Depot Theater will have entertainment, refreshments and a cash bar, while Dodge City Brewing will be featuring art from Fort Dodge veterans.

Dodge City Brewing will also donate $1 for each beer sold Friday to go toward the Fort Dodge art program.

From 8 to 10 p.m., Boot Hill Distillery will feature its first patio concert of the season with Nashville, Tenn., singer/songwriter Bailey Williams.

The distillery will also feature a cash bar with a specialty cocktail.

The Dodge City Trolley will be up and running, taking patrons to and from events from 6 to 11 p.m.

 

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