The Downtown ArtRamble features an artist reception with Joie Morillo 5-7 p.m. A native of California, Joie Morillo began her training at the celebrated Chouinard ArtInstitute in Los Angeles where she honed her fine art skills. Since then, she has worked for more than 40 years as an artist, cartoonist, art teacher and artist in residence in California, Idaho and New Mexico. Joie’s extensive body of work includes wry cartoons about the human condition, beautifully rendered pastels and paintings and Dia de los Muertos-themed pieces.
RGT LIVE! Open Mic, 7-9 p.m. Are you wondering what to do after you’ve checked out all the gallery openings during the Downtown ArtRamble on the first Friday each month? Come check out RGT Live! Open Mic, the monthly event sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council. RGT Live! Open Mic is an opportunity for local singer songwriters to strut their stuff on the Rio Grande Theatre stage. This is the latest iteration of complimentary, family-friendly programming offered at the Rio Grande Theatre in conjunction with ArtRamble. Signup begins at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7pm. Lineup order is determined by a random drawing and the time/songs allowed per person is dependent on the number of participants.