The Alaska Arts Confluence will display art created by generations of Haines’ families at October’s First Friday.

Fifth-grader Rio Ross-Hirsh came up with the idea for the exhibit with friend Selby Long as they sold greeting cards painted by Ross-Hirsh’s grandmother at the Farmers Market this summer.

Ross-Hirsh, Long and other Haines elementary school students will present paintings, sculptures, jewelry and other art alongside pieces made by their parents, grandparents and other relatives.

“The youthful exuberance of these young artists is a good fit for First Friday. They come early. They look at the art and they enjoy hanging out with their friends,” said Carol Tuynman, Creative Director of the Alaska Arts Confluence.

First Friday takes place at the Sheldon Museum, the Hammer Museum, Skipping Stone Studios, Haines Brewing Company, Port Chilkoot Distillery and other businesses on the first Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.