Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Street Fair on Treat Avenue August 24, 2008

There was a very successful street fair this past Sunday, the first real big event at 18th Street & Treat, where the Gallery is located. It was hosted by Helen Fawcett, who has a fabric store just several doors down from the Gallery on Treat Avenue.

There were over 12 local independent bands playing at both ends of the block, over 50 arts and crafts booths in between, and lots and lots of visitors having a glorious day in the warm sun.

One of the goals of the event was to just get the word out that we are here and it was really successful for that. I'd estimate between 3,000 - 4,000 people came to visit and listen to the music and visit the booths and storefronts (including our Gallery!).

It was so successful, they have decided to do an event similar to this once a year.

Below are some pics I took throughout the day.

Here is a shot looking down the street:

This photo is towards the front window of the Gallery:

Here are some shoppers in front of the Gallery:

A great crowd outside the front door of the Gallery enjoying the music:

The next event the Gallery is involved with will be our next "Second Thursday" Open House (we just started these last month) on September 11th, 5-7 pm.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Opening Art Reception for "Water is Gold" August 14, 2008

We had a very successful opening reception for our current exhibit entitled, "Water is Gold", which will be on display through September 30, 2008. Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the food and wine and got to experience lots of great art. There were lots of wonderful comments about this show and it is always so terrific to see the artists interacting with the visitors who want to know more about their work. I think that is a really special time for art collectors.

Our reception was also part of a larger "Second Thursday" open house in our building and its been great as more and more people find out about our new building and all the great things going on at this unexpected location. This was our first "Second Thursday" Art Night & Open House and we hope to be doing these every second Thursday of the month (although, for our gallery, an opening reception for a new exhibit occurs every other month, we are certainly going to be doing an Open House every month).

Next big event is Sunday August 24th, when Treat Avenue will be closed off for a block party (11 am - 4 pm) that will include more than 12 local independent bands and lots of arts & crafts booths and of course the gallery will be open throughout the event.

If you are local, feel free to stop in and see the new exhibit, and if you are not able to come to 18th & Treat Avenue, you can always see the art work online at the gallery website.