Artist Hilary Emerson Lay will have her work on display at First Crush Bistro & Wine Bar, 32 Market Street, through Oct. 31. A new North Country transplant who hails from Cape Cod, the artist is a mixed media painter who creates whimsical, colorful cityscapes on canvases. Prices range from $18 to $1,200. There will be an opening night reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at First Crush. More info: www.hilaryemersonlay.com.