pasifika first fridays

(FIRST FRIDAYS)

CONNECTING COMMUNITY TO ART

What We Do

As an art collective we highlight, celebrate, and showcase local talent every first Friday of the month.

As a roving, "pop-up" art space, PFF is organized and driven by community artists working together to bring unique experiences to Utah residents. Simply put, we provide a platform to showcase our community's art, stories, and talent.

Who We Are

We're creators, makers, innovators and disrupters. As independent artists, we are proud to connect community to our work and space every first Friday of the month. Salt Lake City is home base and you can find our work across the Wasatch Front in the most forward thinking museums, businesses, restaurants, and cultural hubs.

Our Mission

We create a space where connection, support, and community thrive.

As the fastest growing population in Utah, Pacific Islanders enrich the diversity and uniqueness of Salt Lake City. Pasifika First Fridays aims to celebrate and enrich the lives of citizens through arts by providing opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to provide a platform for our Pacific Islander artists to express themselves...whatever medium that takes.

*REOPENING MARCH 2022*

Welcome and Happy New Year! Welcome to our homepage. We're officially on break. It's been a tough season for in-person gatherings. For now, we are postponing all our festival programming until Spring 2022. We are excited to host local community and culture once again when it is safe to do so. We are taking all proper health and safety protocols at this time and look forward to hosting you all together again soon.

With love,

First Friday Fam

JANUARY 2022

COMING BACK SPRING 2022

**IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY ISSUES WITH THE APPLICATION PLEASE EMAIL US AT CONTACT@PASIFIKAFIRSTFRIDAYS.COM FOR ASSISTANCE**

Our Team

PFF is led and curated by a collective of Pacific Islander creators based in Utah. Through their collective art experience and years of community service, the team of independent artists organize curatorial, design work, dissemination, recruitment, and organizing each month.

Our Story

As one of the most significant cities of Pasifika (Pacific) migration in the US, the presence of Pasifika citizens in Utah predate the State’s founding. As PIs continue to be the fastest growing population in Utah, Pacific Islanders enrich the diversity of Salt Lake County culture.

Established in March of 2018, Pasifika First Fridays (PFF) was founded by a local Sandy family. Seeing a need to create and hold space for Pacific Islander artists to present their work, Pasifika First Fridays set out to create a platform of gathering each month. Based on storytelling of people and place, PFF convenes likeminded folks to connect with a platform of Pasifika creatives.