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Third Thursday Brings Art, Music and Food to Derby

Posted on August 5, 2022 at 9:25 AM by Kristy Bansemer

We are excited to hold our first-ever Third Thursday on August 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at both Warren Riverview Park and the Derby Public Library. This is a free community event that will be held on the third Thursday of August, September and October 2022.

Activities at the park on August 18 include an artist exhibit by Rita Tillison with HeArt of God, LLC. Proceeds for the sale of her acrylic paintings go to a community in Uganda, Africa. Enjoy musical performances by Derby’s own J. Michael Terrell from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by the Lisa Hittle jazz trio from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Food trucks at the park include Addie M’s Ice Cream Truck, Cheezepanzee, and Hot to Trot Gourmet Hot Dogs. Shaken or Stirred Bartending will be selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Activities at the Library include an artist reception for Kayann Ausherman from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and music by On Tap at the Library.

Our goal with Third Thursday is to connect our community with local artists while enjoying an evening of music, food, drinks and entertainment in our beautiful city parks.

We will have more information available soon about our Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 Third Thursday events. Both will take place at Madison Avenue Central Park. If you are a food vendor, artist or musician interested in being party of Third Thursday, please send us your information for consideration. You can email me at or call 788-1519.

Learn more about the event at You can also find updates on the Facebook event at

We hope to see you at Warren Riverview Park and the Derby Public Library on August 18!

Kristy Bansemer
Communications Director

Published in The Derby Informer on Aug. 3, 2022.