My First Friday Art Tour
Usually on First Fridays I start off gallery hopping on the east side of town, beginning with Artspace. But this December 4th I’m going to kick off the festivities on the west side of town, at SpiritWorks Studio (608 Glenwood Ave. [behind 610] where my friend Donna is exhibiting her new series “Interfaith Children”. Next, I’ll peek next door, (behind the carpet store) to check out the studio recently opened by my very talented friend, Jason.
Next I’ll go up the street and stop by Lee Hansley’s Gallery at 225 Glenwood to see his Christmas Show of over 200 pieces, each under $1000. Then I’ll go across Glenwood to Lee Hansley’s new temporary gallery on the corner of Glenwood and Jones Streets to see a new exhibition of some large contemporary pieces of art.
Working a little south, there is always lots of art for me to see at the Carter Building.
Then I’d cross Hillsborough St. and walk down to the Warehouse District to see the very new and exciting Flanders Gallery at the corner of West and Martin.
Just down the street from Flanders is Judy Jones’ print exhibition space at 311 West Martin Street Galleries.
From there it’s just a short walk east to the beautiful Mahler Gallery and the new glass enclosed Collectors Gallery, both on Fayetteville St.
From there I’ll to stop off at the Sosta Cafe, 130 E. Davie St., to see that new painting show.
Then on to Artspace at Blount and E. Davie Streets.
After that, I’ll go around the corner to Blake St. across from Vic’s Restaurant to see the instructors’ show (instructors for RICA, the upcoming Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art).
And then I’ll cross over to The Visual Arts Exchange to see what new amazing show Sarah Powers has put together this month.
Then I’ll stop in to the Dechen Gallery of Tibetan art and the craft gallery a few doors down for some Christmas gifts.
I’ll top the evening off with a leisure walk back to Glenwood by way of Hargett St. and stop in at the Adam Cave and the popular cafe galleries.
I hope it’s a lovely evening for all that walking. But with all the inspiration offered by Raleigh artists, the weather won’t make a bit of difference!
Boylan Heights (Dec. 6)
And a reminder, no one should forget the December 6th Sunday afternoon Art Walk, around the Boylan Heights neighborhood to see an exhibition of over 100 artists.