HOQUIAM, Wash. – First Thursdays continue this Thursday, June 6th from 5-8 p.m. in Hoquiam! This event promises fun for the whole family with special shopping deals, live music, and the opportunity to view one-of-a-kind art.
Shoppers can pick up a passport that features the names of participating businesses at Gray’s General Store and other locations that can be found on the Hoquiam Business Association’s Facebook Page. At the end of the evening if they have visited seven or more of the businesses they will be entered to win a special prize put together by event organizers. “June First Thursday is looking to be a really exciting event. We’ve been working with the businesses to provide really innovative benefits to shoppers and we think everyone will enjoy their time seeing what Hoquiam has to offer,” said Event Chair Cassie Lentz.
Businesses have enjoyed coming up with creative ways to celebrate First Thursday. Edward Jones advisor Josh Steele is hosting tax professional Erin DenAdel in his office at 817 Simpson Avenue, providing a perfect opportunity to get information if you have a senior that will be graduating and heading to college soon, or any other financial questions. They will also be hosting Moclipse Art Glass work and the artists behind them, as well as providing cookies and beverage coupons! Harbor Art Guild is pleased to be hosting the Young Artist’s Show on First Thursday. Come on in to look at these talented youth’s work and enjoy the music of the Salmonberry Band. The 7th Street Theatre will put your knowledge to the test with some fun trivia throughout the night and also have information on their upcoming “Hot August Frights” movie marathon. Sativa Miller will be showcasing a selection of her photography prints at GHUnders as well. These are just a few examples of what makes shopping local such an amazing experience here in Hoquiam.
This year the event sees expanded participation by businesses. The core of participants is centered in downtown, but participating businesses range all across Hoquiam. Event organizers have increased efforts to attract local and regional artists to the event with the goal of providing live music this summer. The event will run from April through September.