Third Thursday

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Third Thursday is a time to celebrate the arts in Derby. Enjoy live music, artist exhibits, adult beverages, food truck fare and more.

Join us for our first Third Thursday of 2023 on March 16 at Madison Avenue Central Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Be sure to stop by our other participating locations, including the Derby Public Library, Hubbard Arts Center and First Man Brewery (details below).

At Madison Avenue Central Park you will find three artists inside The Venue lobby: paintings by Rita Tillison, handmade clay jewelry by Lauryn Dipman, and string art by Regina Willhight.

More at Madison Avenue Central Park: 

Stop by our other March participating locations:

  • The Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Elementary Art Show featuring Derby Public Schools, St. Mary’s and Faith Lutheran 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade artwork. 3D art from students at Derby High School will also be on display in the Gathering Space lobby area.
  • First Man Brewery, 437 E. Madison Ave., 3 to 10 p.m.
    Work from artist, Stephanie Bayliff, and photographer, Donna Bates, will be on display.
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Art demos and art for viewing.

Third Thursday Spring 2023 dates and locations:

  • March 16, Madison Avenue Central Park, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • April 20, Madison Avenue Central Park, 4 to 8 p.m. (Spring Into Art will be combined with this event) 
    • Derby Public Library, 4 to 8 p.m.
    • Hubbard Arts Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
    • First Man Brewery, 3 to 10 p.m.
    • Derby Historical Museum, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • May 18, Warren Riverview Park, 6 to 9 p.m.
    • Derby Public Library, 4 to 8 p.m.
    • Hubbard Arts Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
    • Derby Historical Museum, 5 to 8 p.m.

Third Thursday Fall Dates: Aug. 17, Sept. 21 & Oct. 19

Third Thursday is a City of Derby event free to the public. A special thanks to our 2023 sponsors, the Derby Public Library and Derby Arts Council.

If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at or 788-1519 ext. 1267.