Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fourth Friday Art Walk

The Seminole Art Council has sponsored and promoted downtown Sanford's Fourth Friday Art Walk for several years now. The Welcome center opens it doors to local budding artists each month from September through April. Additionally, the downtown art galleries are open with special events, demonstrations, and food and liquid refreshments. In past years, this event took a hiatus over the summer. This year, the Welcome Center is taking the hiatus, but the galleries in the area have chosen to keep up with the "Fourth Friday" tradition and continue the Art Walk in the summer months without the Welcome Center.

So on the Fourth Friday of May, my friend Tommy and I headed to downtown Sanford for the Art Walk. Tommy is an artist and some of his works are currently on display at Art Affair Gallery, so that is where we spent a majority of our time. It was very busy there all night, with a nice flow of people in and out and a nice turn out of artists. We even had one artist painting near the front door, demonstrating the talent that goes into such an endeavor. 

We did get around a bit to check out a few of the other galleries as well. Gallery on First and Jeannine Taylor Folk art had a number of folks in, perusing the art. And Riverhouse Pottery had a potter demonstrating working with clay--that was quite interesting. 

All and all it was a fun time. And, for the first time, an "after hours" party was scheduled at Two Blondes and a Shrimp. Sherry gracefully arranged to have some appetizers and a number of artist, friends, and interested others gathered there. Some had dinner, some had drinks, and some had appetizers, but all had a good time. The after hours party was scheduled to start about 10 and it ran until past midnight. An added bonus was the live music in the outdoor setting. A very good time was had by all.

Here you can see some of the "starving artists" who gathered for the after hours party at Two Blondes and a Shrimp:
Here's some evidence that these artists were not starving tongiht:
 And Two Blondes had their own artists contributing to the event:

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