Fruita Fourth Friday committee forming to continue event |

Fruita Fourth Friday committee forming to continue event

Brittany Markert
Fruita Fourth Friday events kicked off two years ago, hosting artistic gatherings every fourth Friday of each month in downtown Fruita.
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WHAT: Fruita Fourth Friday

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 28

WHERE: Downtown Fruita

COST: Admission is free

INFO: 970-250-9019

Fruita Fourth Friday started two years ago with a few town artists and musicians showing their work downtown. Due to recent lessening of participation, the monthly event slowed to a lull since July.

Now, Fruita residents Linda Kurtz and Jeannine Purser hope to bring back momentum of Fruita Fourth Friday offerings through the forming of a managing committee. An official first meeting date isn’t set yet, but it is planned for some time in January.

“We hope to do more presentations with the artists,” Kurtz said. “We also don’t want to forget other arts like poetry and music.”

According to Kurtz and Purser, the committee is currently seeking a variety of members to bring fresh ideas and input in regards to planning programming.

“I hope more people can get involved, along with business owners to host events,” Kurtz said. “It is a great way for visitors and residents to enjoy downtown Fruita at night.”

Purser added that Fruita Fourth Friday events are a perfect time to see all types of art and culture associated with the small Colorado town.

Previous events were hosted at various businesses around town, like Aspen Street Coffee, Copper Club Brewing Company, and Pablo’s Pizza.

“We are trying to engage even more businesses to participate,” Purser noted.

Purser hopes to come up with themes for each month as well to inspire more people to get involved.

The next Fruita Fourth Friday event is set for Friday, Nov. 28. Businesses participating in Fourth Friday events include Cavalcade (201 E. Aspen St., Fruita) and Rose Hue Art Gallery (210 E. Aspen St., Fruita).

If interested in joining the committee, call Kurtz at 970-250-9019.

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