September 7, 2012

First Friday 9-7-12

It's that time of the month again - First Friday in downtown Bastrop!!! Just like its name, First Friday happens on the first Friday of every month, and it is one event you do not want to miss. First Friday is about hanging out in historic downtown Bastrop, taking in all that Bastrop has to offer... art, live music, shopping, dining, and most importantly, fun!

Bastrop Fine Arts Guild Artist of the Month Reception
Friday, Sept. 7th, 6-8pm at the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild Gallery, located at 1009 Main Street in downtown Bastrop. There will be drinks and refreshments, and you can meet the Featured Artist of the Month for September, Carol Lyon. She will be sharing her detailed and colorful photographs in an exhibit titled "Bodacious Botanicals." Those purchasing Lyon's work during the reception will receive a 10% discount. The show will be up from Sept. 7th through Sept. 30th. You can check out her website here:

"Golden Pheasant" by Carol Lyon

 First Friday Art Walk
Friday, Sept. 7th, 5-8pm in downtown Bastrop. View all of the different artists' works and vote for your favorite. You can pick up ballots at any of the participating businesses:

  • Art Connections Gallery705F Pine Street, Margery Marshall, mosaics, "Community of Hope: Fused by Fire"
  • Bastrop Bling Company705 Pine Street, Judy Harding, paintings
  • Bastrop Fine Arts Guild1009 Main Street, Carol Lyon, photography, "Bodacious Botanicals"
  • Baxter's on Main919 Main Street, Susan Sullivan, glass fused jewelry
  • Book Basket913 Main Street, Ann Papadakis, paintings
  • Bridges Building921 Main Street, Cindy Noles
  • Cripple Creek & Company928 Main Street, Jane Frederick, paintings
  • Deli Depot1006 Main Street, Debra Sager, ceramics
  • Glit Z Chix908 Main Street, Chris Parachino, jewelry
  • High Cotton809 Main Street, Pat Flathouse, paintings
  • Liberty Glenn1011 Main Street, Karen Cresswell, photography
  • R.A. Green Mercantile1022 Main Street, Terra Goodwin, Susan Fricks, and Nancy Perrillo, "Art in Sheep's Clothing"
  • Rock N Threads/Simply Sweet1010 Main Street, Sylvia Kusada, pastels

Many downtown businesses will be open late for your shopping pleasure, and there will be lots of live music, including Michael Austin playing jazz on the front porch of Art Connections Gallery, and bands at Maxine's on Main and Gracie's. For more info on live music going on in Bastrop County this weekend, click here.

Artist Pat Flathouse and her paintings at High Cotton.
Painting by Judy Harding.

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