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Grab the whole family and enjoy the free screening of Rataouille as part of First Friday's Art Step.FREE Movie With Madden's: Ratatouille

Don’t miss the free movie at Sale Park as part of Art Step in Downtown Bryan. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy Ratatouille beginning at 8pm. Art Step will be passing out stickers to estimate attendance, so grab one from a volunteer to help them count.

Stop by the Queen Theatre to purchase tickets for a drawing to win a porch swing made entirely out of salvaged wood from the Queen Theatre.

The swing was handcrafted by Andy Ramirez, a local retired fireman and TEEX instructor, and his brother, Bobby Ramirez. Tickets are on sale for the next few months and the drawing takes place August 31. T-shirts will also be on sale.

For more information about Art Step and the First Friday activities, visit downtownbryan.com.

Carriage Rides

Enjoy a relaxing carriage ride through Downtown Bryan during the First Friday celebration from 6pm to 10pm.

The ride includes highlights of First Friday events, businesses in Downtown Bryan, and a few historical facts about Downtown. Bring your family, friends or a date – and don’t forget your camera.

Carriage Rides begin at the courtyard of the LaSalle Hotel. The rides are $25 for a group of 4 and $5 for each extra person. Call 979-778-3688 for more information.

Art Step Features

Follow the footsteps all around downtown to find original work by artists and artisans, live music from jazz to medieval to country, theater, artist demonstrations, and information about arts organizations.

Grab the whole family and enjoy the free screening of Rataouille as part of First Friday’s Art Step.FREE Movie With Madden’s: Ratatouille

Don’t miss the free movie at Sale Park as part of Art Step in Downtown Bryan. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy Ratatouille beginning at 8pm. Art Step will be passing out stickers to estimate attendance, so grab one from a volunteer to help them count.

Stop by the Queen Theatre to purchase tickets for a drawing to win a porch swing made entirely out of salvaged wood from the Queen Theatre.

The swing was handcrafted by Andy Ramirez, a local retired fireman and TEEX instructor, and his brother, Bobby Ramirez. Tickets are on sale for the next few months and the drawing takes place August 31. T-shirts will also be on sale.

For more information about Art Step and the First Friday activities, visit downtownbryan.com.

Carriage Rides

Enjoy a relaxing carriage ride through Downtown Bryan during the First Friday celebration from 6pm to 10pm.

The ride includes highlights of First Friday events, businesses in Downtown Bryan, and a few historical facts about Downtown. Bring your family, friends or a date – and don’t forget your camera.

Carriage Rides begin at the courtyard of the LaSalle Hotel. The rides are $25 for a group of 4 and $5 for each extra person. Call 979-778-3688 for more information.

Art Step Features

Follow the footsteps all around downtown to find original work by artists and artisans, live music from jazz to medieval to country, theater, artist demonstrations, and information about arts organizations.

Art Step, an art walk in historic downtown Bryan, began in June 2005, with two locations participating. There are now three Art Step events per year, each with a little different emphasis. For the June Art Step, the Arts Council and the wonderfully varied arts organizations affiliated with it will participate by performing, demonstrating, exhibiting or providing information.

Head Downtown Friday, June 1,  for fun and to celebrate and support the arts! Be sure to visit these downtown businesses that will be featuring special art and entertainment:

1. The Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Original art by many local artists. Featured exhibit – paintings of downtown architecture. Live jazz, 6:30 – 9:30, with R.G. Watkins & Friends (Randy, Trent & Jason), cash wine bar & free art activity. Outside, music by ContraDiction! 822-0496
2. Hancrafted Furniture, 208 N. Bryan Ave., Downtown’s newest business!
3. Discount Floors, 200 N. Bryan Ave., Come visit their new showroom! Stop and find out about Bark N Build, the second annual event of the Emerging Professionals Committee of the Brazos chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Brazos) 779-3270
4. Dixie Tire, 301 W Wm J Bryan Pkwy. Hosting Bluebonnet Streetrodders, starting at 6pm! 775-8473
5. Square One Studio, 211 W. Wm. J Bryan Pkwy, Stop in and find out all about Art by Murder! www.artbymurderevent.com
6. Corner of Time Antiques & Collectibles Mall, 118 N. Bryan Ave., Antiques & soda fountain. Pottery wheel throwing & wood carving demos, & Brazos Spinners & Weavers! 822-7400
7. Brazos Glassworks, 202b W. 26th St., Watch lampwork demos by Michael Pence- and ask about workshops. 823-0325
8. Jim.n.i., Our Favorite Things, 202a W. 26th St., 823-8000
9. Downtown Uncorked Wine Bar, 206 W. 26th St., 823-4837
10. Village Café, 210 W. 26th St., Featured artist this month J. Vincent Scarpace. Live music, Second Lovers and The Ones that Got Away. 703-8514
11. Arts Council of Brazos Valley’s info tent, 212 W. 26th St, Artist Hailey Herrera will be demonstrating. And be sure to check out this fun new addition to Art Step- “Get smart & support local arts.” This is a “tour” of the arts using smartphones & QR codes located on the Art Step footprints located throughout downtown. 696-2787
12. Federal building, 216 W. 26th St., TAMU Academy for Visual and Performing Arts hosts an open house, refreshments, art activity for children. Come find out what they are all about! 847-2787
13. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 217 W. 26th St. In sanctuary, St. Cecilia Consort Summer Soltice Concert, 6:30 and 7:15, also tours of the historic stained glass 6 & 6:45. In parish hall, exhibits by Brazos Valley Art League, Brazos Valley Stitchers, Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild, Brazos Jewelers Guild & other artists. Outside Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market. 822-5176
14. The Attic Antiques, 118 S. Bryan Ave., 822-7830
15. LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main, Live music Joey McGee 8:30pm. 822-2000
16. EarthArt, 209 S. Main St. Art, jewelry, clothing & handicraft of global community. 779-8208
17. Revolution Cafe & Bar, 211-b S. Main St., Original art & always, live music! 823-4044
18. Visitor’s Center, 213B S. Main St. 6-9pm. 822-4920
19. Gloria Stephan Sale Park, 28th & Main St. Free movie- Movies by Madden’s, tonight is “Ratatouille” sponsored by Tony Roma. And check out the Madden’s food truck’s menu!
20. Gifts & Gab, 201A S. Main St., 846-1448
21. Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History, 111 S Main St,
22. Brazos Union Masonic Lodge, 107-A S. Main St. You’re many invited to stop by for free cup of coffee!
23. Queen Theatre, 110 S. Main St. Stop by & bask in the neon glow! Ongoing renovation is a project of the Downtown Bryan Association. Raffle tickets available- for a porch swing made from wood salvaged from the Queen! Drawing will be Aug 31st 822-4920
24. The Proudest Monkey, 108 S. Main St, Downtown’s brand new bar!
25. Southern Grace, Antiques & Almosts, 102 S. Main 822-7770
26. Heritage Menswear, 117 N. Main St., 822-6575
27. String & Horn Shop, 119 N. Main St., 779-8548
28. Haute Couture Boutique, 212 N. Main St., Miss Me jeans, Miss Me Couture, Corral boots, etc. Band Westbound plays outside. 822-3694
29. Catalena Hatters, 203 N. Main St., 822-4423 “How Hats are Made” behind the scenes tour. Western art, too!
30. Texas Rose Boutique, 205 N. Main St., 822-4423 Now reopened, with lots of new merchandise!
31. DeBord’s by Double J Saddlery, 201 E. 24th St . Lucchese boots, purses, handtooled belts, saddles & tack. 822-4515
32. St. Vincent de Paul Resale, 300 N. Main St., 823-4369
33. Burr’s Unfinished Furniture, 314 North Main St. Browse the furniture- lots of options. Maybe, live music outside! 822-7052
34. James’ Studio 59, 318 N. Main St., 823-8562
35. La Joya Resale Shop, 401 N Bryan Ave , 979-436-2877