Here’s a small taste of what’s on the menu for tonight’s First Thursdays on Main, the monthly arts-related showcase on Main Street. The crawl starts at 5:30 p.m.
• Frame of Mind: The FOM Series will present “Martha Epp: A Retrospective Revisited,” a show that was held over from February’s First Thursday, an evening marred by cold weather and rain. Epp specialized in abstract printmaking. Outside of the eyewear store, DJ Deft Key will play music from global beats to dubstep.
• S&S Art Supply: “A Natural Symphony: Works by Rachel Borgman,” a collection of drawing and paintings that “show an intimate portrayal of animal groups and how the influence of human life and the changing natural world has impacted these creatures,” will be exhibited at the art supply store. Outside, DJ B will play music.
• Anastasia & Friends: The annual “Painted Violins” exhibition will be held at the gallery that shares space with Free Times. More than 20 artists have painted and decorated violins for the show that’s a partnership with the South Carolina Philharmonic. The violins will be auctioned and proceeds will go to the Phil. (The exhibition will move to Gervais & Vine, the site of the April 9 closing reception, on March 28.)
• Tapp’s Art Center: It’s opening night of Tapp’s celebration of Youth Art Month. Tapp’s will display art by young people in its main gallery.
• Wine Down on Main: Thomas Crouch, one of the most prolific artists in Columbia (he’s a talented musician, too), will show selected work.
• Food: Don’t worry about having dinner at home. Eat on the street. Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, 2 Fat 2 Fly, KC’s Hotdogs and Crepes & Croissants will be serving.
For more, visit firstthursdaysonmain.com.