First Friday Face Off

Every first Friday through the end of the year – starting Friday, April 6th, join us at Katora Coffee for live competitive painting.

Two artists face off each month competing for a month of gallery space on our upstairs back wall. We provide the canvas and easel. You bring the medium. $5 to cast a vote. Proceeds will be split between artists. Consider it a crowdfunded social experiment to select the winner.

The setting for the competition is this – 4 hours, head-to-head and we provide the theme – selected randomly utilizing two nouns and a verb. For example, dancing ninja chickens. Interpret that how you will. The crowd will decide your fate. Now fight!

We will list the competitors here. Stay tuned to see our pairings.

ROUND ONE:  Friday, April 6th
COMPETITORS:  WINNER – Thunder Dean vs. Christina Parkinson

ROUND TWO:  Friday, May 4th
COMPETITORS:   Caraabellla vs. WINNER – Jenna Stone

ROUND THREE:  Friday, June 1st

ROUND FOUR:  Friday, July 6th
COMPETITORS:  David Rice vs. WINNER – Amber

ROUND FIVE:  Friday, August 3rd
COMPETITORS:  Jaelyn Coefield vs. WINNER – Christina

ROUND SIX:  Friday, September 7th
COMPETITORS:  WINNER – Sabrina vs. Amber Grace

ROUND SEVEN:  Friday, October 5th
COMPETITORS:  Chris vs. Kathryn

ROUND EIGHT:  Friday, November 2nd
COMPETITORS:  Mark vs. Matt

BATTLE ROYALE:  Friday, December 7th

Come back in December to celebrate our one year anniversary and to see all the winners compete in the Battle Royale Katora-style!

South Side Block Party

South Side Block Party

Saturday, March 24th 10am – 6pm

Celebrating the 500-600 blocks of Caroline & Sophia Streets

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us about an event close to our hearts. Being new business owners in the “south side” of the Commercial District of Downtown Fredericksburg, we’re often left thinking, “Hey what about us?”

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A block party would be a great way for business owners to rally together. Think of it as a sidewalk sale but one where we as a community invest in a common goal.

Advertising and social media efforts will be combined. As a partner, your business will receive:

  • A mention on the event website (insert custom domain) to include your logo, website and social media links
  • A mention on the event’s Facebook and event page
  • Your logo on large colorful posters found around downtown
  • Inclusion in our fun scavenger hunt – the “South Side Hunt,” that will guide shoppers around our block party and into our establishments.
    • Please email a non-branded photo entry of a product in your store to be included as a clue on our game board
    • Have an item to donate to our game raffle? Please email a detailed description and prize value. Prizes will need to be received at Katora Coffee a week prior to the event.
    • Able to chip in or assist with poster or game board printing? Please send an email with details of your donation.

Interested in participating? Planning meeting 3/5/18 time: tbd

Send hunt submission or questions to: