By Marianne Christy
The first in a series of First Friday Art Walks in Old Forge on June 5 will feature six venues for art lovers to shop, eat, listen to music, meet artists and view demonstrations from 5 to 8 p.m.
The venues are: Gallery 3040, The Starving Artist Gallery, 5 Corners Café, the Old Forge Library, The Lights Are On Design Studio, and Sisters Bistro.
Gallery 3040, 3040 Main St., will join Etsy, the online community of artists and crafters, in celebrating the global movement of Etsy Craft Parties by inviting guests to stop by and create their own fancy magnet. Festive refreshments will be served; there is no fee.
Stop by and check out the handmade goods of Gallery 3040 artists who have their own Etsy shops.
The Starving Artists Gallery, 3071 Main Street, will hold an Open House to showcase its recently remodeled space.
A guest artist will be in attendance. Enjoy refreshments as you view the handcrafted work of area artists.
5 Corners Café, 3067 Main St., will feature the original work of local photographer Kurt Gardner. Gardner will be present to talk about his work and will have originals and prints for sale.
As a special, small prints for $10 will be available to dinner customers.
The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., will host an opening reception for the Rome Art Association Exhibit, that showcases 23 works of art by 12 members of the group. Acoustic music will be provided by Dan Vellone.
Enjoy light refreshments as you have an opportunity to meet the artists and view their work.
The Lights Are On Design Studio, 3003 Main St. Resident jewelry artist/owner Ken Thibado will host an Open House and invites all to stop by to chat and see his original design work.
Sisters Bistro, 3046 Main St., invites all to stop by and enjoy live music by Paul Case.
First Friday Art Walks run through October and include a raffle for a unique item each month.
To enter, a participant can pick up a card at any First Friday location and have it stamped.
The card can be dropped off or carried to other First Friday locations for stamping.
More information is available by calling Artwalk coordinator Linda Weal at (315) 369-1059.