With the weather we’ve been having, perhaps Lancaster’s monthly arts celebration should change its name from First Friday to Frigid Friday this month.
But if you do bundle up and brave the cold, there will be much artistic reward to enjoy Friday night.
Lancaster’s crow celebration continues with a Community Crow Invitational Art Show, opening with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at Mulberry Art Studios, 21 N. Mulberry St.
Professionals and amateurs alike have paid homage to the grand black bird with renditions in 2D, 3D and mixed media works.
The folks at Steeple View Lofts, 118 N. Water St., are welcoming The Arch, which is hosting a First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. The works of Stacy Caldwell and Susanne Mundok will be showcased in the gallery hallway.
Downtown staple Wayne Lucas, known for his whimsical paper mache creatures, takes a different path with large-scale woodland paintings showcased at Strawberry & Co., 11 W. King St.
The mixed media collage exhibit, “White & Wheat’’ by Manheim artist Katherine Horst can be seen at City Hall Gallery, 120 N. Duke St., from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Another collage artist, Melinda Lee, has a solo show at Community Room on King, 106 W. King St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. She works with fabric, embroidery, photos and text.
Over at Red Raven Gallery, 138 N. Prince St., artist Sarah McRae Morton has her annual solo show, “Painting on Horseback.’’
Lancaster Public Library will hold its “First Friday for Families’’ event which includes activities and an exhibit titled “Expression in Countenance’’ by Kristy Hueskens.
Seeing all the original art during First Friday may leave you pining for some of your own.
If the wallet isn’t cooperating, head to Annex24 Gallery, 24 W. Walnut St.
“Locals Only’’ is a group show of local artists and all the works will be auctioned to the highest bidder during the First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Good luck!
And there’s more! For details, go to visitlancastercity.com.
And stay warm!