Published On: Mon, May 21st, 2018

Downtown Anderson’s Inaugural First Friday Art Walk on June 1

ANDERSON – Organized by A Town Center, Inc., the inaugural First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Anderson will kick-off on Friday, June 1 starting at 5 pm.  Continuing throughout the year, First Fridays will be a celebration of art, theatre, music, food, and spirits in the Downtown district.  Sonia Caldwell, program director of A Town Center, “We have been anticipating First Friday events for years.  Now that we have met all building requirements and our doors are finally open, we can host First Fridays and encourage everyone to walk Downtown and see that Anderson is a great place to live, shop, eat, drink and have fun.”
The “First” First Friday will include eight venues throughout Downtown Anderson. A Town Center, Inc. will be featuring their artists, including, Caryn Gorman, Pip the Potter, Karen Upperman and Levi Rinker, with appetizers, drinks, and live music, 5-8 pm.
Anderson Museum of Art will extend their gallery hours until 8 pm to feature the Furniture Guild of Indiana Artisans.  Greg Adams will also be demonstrating making willow trellises on the museum lawn, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Inside the Union Building, two organizations, the Art Association of Madison County and East Side Studios will have a “pop-up shop” featuring potters, Kameron Robinson and Chelsea Dawson, as well as other art for sale from local artists.
Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre will be presenting the live comedy/drama “I Hate Hamlet” directed by Sara Fields with curtain at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 each.
Park Place Arts, a gallery, custom frame shop, and other art services will have extended hours until 9 pm on First Friday.
For food, spirits, and entertainment three new Downtown Anderson establishments will take part. Jackrabbit Coffee will have special extended hours until 9 pm.  Kettle Top Brewhouse will have drink specials and feature live music performed by “Sugar Heat” starting at 8 pm.  Oakley Brothers Distillery is offering special $4 Moscow Mules and half price Flatbreads for First Friday.
Locations:
A Town Center, Inc. – 1206 Meridian
Anderson Museum of Art – 32 West 10th
Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre – 124 West 9th
Jackrabbit Coffee – 325 West 11th
Kettle Top Brewhouse – 1213 Meridian
Oakley Brothers Distillery – 34 West 8th
Park Place Arts – 515 East 8th
Union Building – Art Association & East Side Studios – 1106 Meridian
For more information regarding the 2018 First Friday Art Walks, or to find out how you can become involved, please email atowncenter@gmail.com, visit our website www.atowncenter.org, or contact Sonia Caldwell at 765-274-6553.

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