PASIFIKA FIRST FRIDAYS

FOR PASIFIKA. BY PASIFIKA.

PASIFIKA FIRST FRIDAYS MARCH FESTIVAL

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Pasifika First Fridays is a Salt Lake City based art cooperative dedicated to celebrating Pacific Islander artists and art every first Friday of the month. Our monthly festival aims to unite Utah community members and give Pacific Islander artists the chance to perform, sell, or showcase their art.

To celebrate the opening of Pasifika First Fridays, the first all-Pacific Islander owned art co-op in the nation, we are hosting a launch party at the beautiful EMBER SLC, an urban venue with artisan appeal in downtown Salt Lake City. Enjoy music, food, raffle prizes, drinks, and a wide range of performances. This event is FREE and open to the public.

We invite Pacific Islander artists living and working in the Salt Lake Valley to join the celebration for an opportunity to meet the Pasifika First Fridays Creative Team, receive a free artist profile (including head shots), and apply to be featured in upcoming First Friday festivals.

For more information, email contact@pasifikafirstfridays.com.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at @pasifikafirstfridays and like us on Facebook.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

Bill Louis

Bill was born on the island of Fiji in the city of Suva. His father is Fijian, Samoan and German. His mother is Tongan from Vava'u. As the 5th child of 6 children Bill grew up in Reno, NV. As a contemporary painter and graffiti artist, Bill's esthetic is influenced by a combination of West Coast Graffitti and classical artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin.

Sayloo

Sayloo is a punky reggae/island ska/r&b singer/songwriter. She is a Local singer/songwriter/musician/choreographer whose blend of punky reggae/Island Ska fused with Polynesian R &B establishes her as a diverse one of a kind musician in Salt Lake City's amazing arts and music scene.

Malialole

(Mah-lee-yah-loh-lay) is a Polynesian Music, Dance and arts school, ensemble and entertainment group. Malialole's mission is to perpetuate the Polynesian culture through song and dance while promoting cultural awareness of all Pacific Island People sharing stories of the past and present.It is the goal of Malialole to teach, build and connect the youth with the beautiful Polynesian culture and tradition of respect and love.

FOOD OPTIONS

VENUE

EMBER SLC

623 STATE ST.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111