I spent the evening cleaning up my working studio at the Jax Building and hanging paintings. That's where I'll be Friday night for the first ever Lowertown First Fridays. Over the past several months, artists of Lowertown have been organizing an exciting new event to be centered in the vibrant Lowertown art community.
(the studio before I cleaned it!)
On the first Friday of every month, artists throughout Lowertown will open their studios to the public (this will exclude the art crawl months of April and October) . Similar in nature to the Art Crawl, but yet more intimate, these First Friday events will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists in their working environment. Since it will be happening every month, it will also be an opportunity to take your time and check out 1-2 buildings each month. (I know so often I hear during the Art Crawl how people feel they need to rush to take it all in).
Besides the Jax, several other studio buildings in Lowertown will be open. The buidling that I live in--the Tilsner--will have several open studios, along with a special show in the Atrium and musical entertainment. The AZ gallery (located in the Northern Warehouse building) will be holding their monthly show opening. Several area bar & restaurants (Black Dog, Bulldog, & Barrio...) will be featuring different food and drink specials.
So if you're free this Friday evening, Lowertown is the place to be.
(the studio all cleaned up for a previous art crawl)
(Check out the information on my right sidebar for Jax building information. Check out this site for a map for Lowertown First Fridays.)