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First Friday

On the first Friday of every month, new works of art grace the walls and floor space of galleries, art centers, restaurants, bike shops, doctor’s offices, cafes, bakeries, stores, and offices on the Island. Main Street is alive with adults and kids strolling from opening to opening. Enjoy the bounty of local wine and cheese while exploring the creative work of talented Vashon artists.

The Pruiksma Effect

Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma performs at MAY KITCHEN+BAR every first Friday for the First Friday Gallery Cruise. Throughout the evening, guests experience Pruiksma’s singular blend of close-up magic and poetic wit table-side. “We wanted to offer a performing art for First Fridays,” said MK+B’s May Chaleoy, “and we’re thrilled to have Thomas do what he does. Every time he comes in, he wows our guests, not just with his magic, but with his artistry and presence.”

Pruiksma is an island author, poet, translator, performer, and teacher.  “There’s only one restaurant in the world where I’d do this sort of thing,” Pruiksma said. “It’s a pleasure to perform at MAY with their wonderful staff.  What they do is already magic.  I just get to draw the threads together in an unusual way.”
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