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October First Friday

Odessa Arts in partnership with Downtown Odessa, INC announces the lineup for the October First Friday event. Launched in August 2023, "First Friday" is a free community event where local businesses open their doors to the public with special exhibitions and activities celebrating Odessa's movers, shakers, and makers.

Participating Businesses:

  • Cafe San Blas - Fideo Soup Making Class at 6:30 PM & 8 PM, call Cafe San Blas to sign up at (432) 880-1455.

  • Copper Rose Building (415 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX)

    • On the main floor of the Cooper Rose Building Odessa Arts will have a membership table where you can get perks right then and there for becoming a member of Odessa Arts, memberships start at $25. Membership perks include t-shirts, a signed copy of Booze & Vinyl by André Darlington, tickets to the Shakespeare Festival, tickets to Las Nuevas Tamaleras, and an exclusive invite to the episode of “Art In America” by Amazon Prime Video that features Odessa.

    • In the basement of Cooper Rose Building Retro Hall Video Games and Collectibles will be hosting Game Night and Halloween Costume Contest!

  • Homemade Wines (400 N Texas Ave, Odessa, TX) will have a permanent jewelry artist apply jewelry from 6:30 - 9 PM. This will be in addition to their everyday offerings of wine tastings and various food from flatbreads to charcuterie boards.

  • Isy's Fine Jewelry (409 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX) will have a pop-up event with Melanie Golden Artisan Jewelry, a local jewelry designer known for her boho minimalist designs.

  • McJack's General Store (411 N. Grant Ave, Odessa, TX) will be offering face painting for all ages.

  • Odessa College Green Space (corner of East 4th St. and N. Jackson Ave.) the new Odessa College Green Space will have Celebrations of Hispanic Heritage happening on their plaza.

    • The first 100 people will get an Odessa College promotional item

    • DJ from 6 PM to 9 PM

    • Zumba class from 7:30 PM to 8 PM

    • Student culinary will have food to purchase

    • Yard games

    • Yard games

    • Food trucks

    • Ballet Folklorico performing from 8 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Odessa Marriott (305 E 5th St, Odessa, TX) Odessa Marriott’s White Buffalo will be celebrating Octoberfest with the flavors of Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Odessa Marriott’s restaurant will be hosting a build your own pasta bowl night with adult bowls at $32 and children’s bowls at $15. Reserve a table on OpenTable today!

  • Patrick Clay's Tavern (418 North Grant, Odessa, TX) will be hosting a pop-up with Evil Ink Tattoo with $30 tattoos.

  • Sunflower RX (110 E 7th St, Odessa, TX) - will host a live art demonstration from Madison Guerro.

  • Starbucks Downtown (305 E 5th St, Odessa, TX 79761)  will be hosting fan favorite, Candice Harding for free typewriter poetry.

  • Torchy's Tacos (306 E 5th St, Odessa, TX) will have a caricature artist Daniel Tarango ready to draw you in a way you won’t see in the mirror.

  • Taco Republic (415 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX) will have live music featuring Joe and Kim Campos.



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