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Local artist to showcase Wes Anderson-themed work at First Fridays art event

AURORA – Aurora artist Chris Evans will open "Best Show Ever Man," an art show featuring work inspired by the characters in films made by Wes Anderson, from 6 to 11 p.m. during First Fridays in Downtown Aurora at The Yetee, 110 Cross St., Aurora.

The Yetee is one of eight venues that are part of the monthly event in downtown Aurora. Attendees will enjoy art, music, food, theater and more on the first Friday of the month. The art openings are free and open to the public.

Other venues and exhibitions are as follows:

• The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse on Broadway from 6 p.m. to midnight, and will feature the "Freak Show," a follow-up to last month's "Geek Show." The ArtBar is a pop-up gallery that showcases the works of dozens of local artists.

• If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave., will present "Urban Explorations Thru the Lens" throughout the month of June. Attendees will see new works from photographer Mike Smith, and his protégé, Sally Blottiaux. The show opening runs from 7 to 11 p.m. during First Friday festivities.

• Mixed media artist George Turner is the featured artist from 5 to 9 p.m. at Allen and Pepa Architects, 121 W. Benton St., Aurora.

• SciTech Hands-on Museum is open from 6 to 8 p.m. The interactive museum for all ages will offer free creation stations that blend art and science throughout the evening.

• The Aurora Historical Society’s “Play Ball, Aurora” will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on the first floor of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place.

• The works of Rafael Rocha, Anne Von Zehr, Cheryl Holz, Christian Campos and David Hettinger will be on display from 5 to 9 p.m. at Aurora Fastprint, 54 E. Galena Blvd.; and from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 44, 50 E. Galena Blvd.

For more information, visit www.auroradowntown.org/first-fridays-is-june-6.

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