by Marianne Christy
The First Friday Art Walk in Old Forge on August 7 will feature seven 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 Goodsell Museum, The Lights Are On Design Studio, and Sisters Bistro.
Gallery 3040, 3040 Main Street. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held for Judson Brown. A lifelong resident of Western New York, Brown has spent many years drawing and painting on the rivers, lakes, mountains and countryside.
His summer months are spent in the Adirondacks where he gains inspiration when hiking mountains and canoeing the rivers and lakes.
There will also be live music.
The Starving Artists Gallery, 3071 Main Street. Artist Lauren Fix, will provide demonstrations of her glasswork which will also be available for sale.
Lauren is currently a summer workshop intern at VIEW arts center and has a variety of artistic talents.
5 Corners Café, 3067 Main Street, All are invited to stop by and meet local artist, David “RC” Oster and view his work. Oster specializes in free-hand ink and graphite drawings of regional landmarks and Adirondack scenes.
The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Boulevard, will host an opening reception for, Adiron-dack Landscape and Fine Art Photography, a solo exhibit featuring the work of local award-winning artist Carolynn McCann, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments as you have an opportunity to meet the artist and view her work. Live music will be provided by Dan Vellone.
The Goodsell Museum, 2993 Main St., Artist and program to be announced.
The Lights Are On Design Studio, 3003 Main Street. Resident jewelry artist/owner Ken Thibado will host an Open House and invites all to stop by to chat, see his original design work and enjoy refreshments.
Sisters Bistro, 3046 Main Street, will feature live music.
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.
Winners will receive a 2015 commemorative Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors poster donated by VIEW. July’s winner was Stephen Wick of Eagle Bay.
More information is available by calling Art Walk coordinator Linda Weal at (315) 369-1059.