January 4, 2013

First Friday (Jan 4, 2013)

First Friday is a monthly event held in downtown Bastrop on the first Friday of every month to celebrate Bastrop's thriving art scene. This month, First Friday will be held on Jan. 4th, from 5-8pm. Many downtown businesses, restaurants, and shops will stay open late, and there will be live music, refreshments, and local artwork throughout the downtown area.

There will also be an Artist of the Month Reception for Michael Giblin and Sue Wilkinson at the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild, located at 1009 Main Street, from 6-8pm, featuring their work in an exhibit titled, "An Artist's Perspective: Analog & Digital." Click here to read more about the artists and the exhibit in an article featured in the Bastrop Advertiser.

There will also be a huge January Art Sale at Art Connections Gallery, located at 711 Pine Street, from 5-8pm. This sale only happens once a year!!!  Paintings by local artist, Deborah Johnson, will be 40% OFF, most Christmas items will be 25% OFF, and many other pieces of art will be 10% OFF.  Plus, there will be wine, refreshments, and smooth jazz by Micahel Austin.

Here's the line-up for the First Friday Art Walk. You can pick up ballots at any of the locations, and vote for your favorite artist!
  • Art Connections Gallery- Deborah Johnson, painting
  • Bastrop Bling and Company- Dave Quinn, photography
  • High Cotton- Karen Creswell, photography
  • Cripple Creek and Company- Bekah Strachn, photography
  • Oh Wow- Enid Wood, painting
  • Liberty Glenn- Ginger Baldwin, painting
  • Bastrop Silversmith and Goldsmith- Chris Parachini, jewelry
  • Lark- Russell Smith and Barbara Samuelson, jewelry
  • Deli Depot- Judy Harding and Pam LaDue
  • Lost Pines Art Bazaar- Sheryl Bucsanyi, photography
  • Bastrop Fine Art Guild- Michael Giblin and Sue Wilkinson

For more information about the Live Music going on during First Friday, click here.

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