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First Friday Christmas: December 3rd, 2021

It is that time of year again and we are beyond excited to dive into another First Friday Christmas at the Chesapeake Western Depot. We are thrilled to get back to engaging with our community and getting back to what matters, building community. Santa once again returns to the...
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First Friday Featured Artist: Nicole Clatterbuck

“Growing up in extremely rural Virginia, I have always been inspired by my number one muse, nature, and the materials that are derived from it. After working in a jewelry-crafting supply store in Richmond, I began making jewelry about 10 years ago...
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First Friday Featured Artist: Tony DiStefano

An artist with a camera documenting the beauty of the world. Tony DiStefano has called home many beautiful places from the forests of Western PA to the mountains of Southeastern New York State. He has now found his place in Harrisonburg – an area rich with...
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First Friday Featured Artist: Lori Mier

Lori shares her story and inspires others through the written word. She loves chai tea and mountain sunrises with her son and is heavily influenced by the beauty and wholesomeness of nature. She invites you to meet the author at “Christmas at the Depot” on December...
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First Friday Featured Artist: Caitlin Morgan

Caitlin Morgan is an artist from Rockingham County with a fierce passion for architecture and history. While pursuing a degree in Architectural Design from James Madison University, Caitlin began volunteering at the Virginia Quilt Museum in downtown Harrisonburg to nurture her...
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First Friday Featured Artist – Matty Tesch

We can’t believe it is already November and we are ramping up for the first Friday festivities with featured artist: Matty Tesch! Matty was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio, and later attended Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in...
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First Friday Featured Artist – Andrew Stronge

Andrew Stronge was born in Sunderland, England, but moved to the states when he was young.  He always had an interest in art and illustration, and he had creative parents who allowed him to express himself all over his bedroom walls.  At the encouragement of extended...
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First Friday at the Depot – Florals by Jordan Mitchell

Join us as we kick off our 2020 season on First Friday Art Openings at the Depot. This year we will feature all female artists in our space. Join us to support these talented artists.
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Santa and Red Wing Academy at the Depot

If you missed our First Friday at the Depot this month, you missed an amazing party. Santa and Red Wing Academy were at the Depot and the spirit of Christmas was in the air. Thanks so much to R.S. Monger and Sons for opening up their Marvin Window and Door showroom for this...
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First Friday at the Depot – Surf’s up!

Who loves the beach? Who loves fun? Who loves beautiful paintings? This First Friday is for you. Join us for First Friday at the Depot – Surf’s Up! Media: acrylic on canvas About the Artist: Steve Flora, who lives in downtown Harrisonburg, has enjoyed drawing cartoons...
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