First Friday Festivities On Historic Main St.


1st Friday Sale at Time Out Thrift Shop

Shop and save from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Friday, Nov. 4 at the Time Out Thrift Shop, 500 S. Beeline Hwy in Payson, across the street from Wendy’s.

All profits from the sales at the thrift shop benefit Time Out, Inc., its shelter, transitional housing and domestic violence services in the community.

Young learners help area’s homeless students

The Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center’s Pre-Kindergarten class wants to help the homeless students in Payson.  So, it is inviting Rim Country residents and visitors to come to dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W Main St. 

The menu will feature a beef Stroganoff dinner with hot vegetable, roll, drink and dessert along with musical entertainment by the Trio plus 1. 

The cost of dinner is $5 plus a non-perishable food item. 

All proceeds from these events will go to sponsoring homeless Payson students at Christmas time.

Art raffle for food donors

As Thanksgiving approaches, we find ourselves thankful for what we have and mindful of those who are less fortunate.

First Friday, Nov. 1 will be a time to share at the Artist of the Rim Gallery. Members are asking for donations of nonperishable food for the Payson food banks. The gallery’s artists have donated artwork to be raffled off that evening. For every one Item of food donated, the donor will receive one raffle ticket. Raffle tickets will also be sold. Join members of the Artists of the Rim Gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 4 and make the event a memorable success.

New area artists featured

The Down the Street Gallery is featuring new to the area artists during its First Friday festivities from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 4. Enjoy a showcase of works by Melanie Capps and Nancy Frost, along with music and refreshments.

Melanie Capps recently moved to the Payson area from northern Idaho to escape the severe winters. Growing up, to occupy her time she did arts and crafts, then 10 years ago her interest exploded when she discovered wire-sculpture.

Capps uses only 14k gold-filled wire or the Argentium silver wire to create heirloom quality jewelry.  Each wire-sculpture piece is one of a kind.

Capps will be demonstrating her wire wrapping techniques and will be offering workshops in near future.

Nancy Frost recently returned to Arizona from California. She spent most of her formative years in the west and that life experience has influenced her art greatly.

Her parents encouraged her natural artistic abilities.  As a child, she took every opportunity to draw and blend colors - even to the point of completely coloring the underside of the family dining room table. 

With degrees in drafting and art, Frost has investigated many art forms including pottery, gourds and studied painting with mentor Charles “Torch” McDonald, and been further inspired and influenced by the acrylic works of Merrill Mahaffey and Bruce Aiken.

She is currently working in acrylics, often used like watercolors. Frost will demonstrate this First Friday Nov. 4 at Down the Street Art Gallery, 703 W. Main Street, Payson.

Bootleg Alley hosts John Carpino

It’s the season to be thankful.  Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art is thankful to be a part of Payson and First Friday.  On Nov. 4 while sitting around the fire pit, those gathering from 5-8 p.m. at 520 W. Main St. will be treated to a concert by Payson favorite, John Carpino. They can be thankful for our furry friends and donate at the Humane Society table. Raffle tickets can be bought as well.  Donations of money or food can be made for the local food bank. So, come out and enjoy and give thanks for good friends, wonderful music, and loads of ambiance at the celebration of First Friday on Historic Main Street.


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