January 28, 2013

First Friday (Feb 2, 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 Feb. 1st, 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 Dietra Morris and Ginger Baldwin at the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild, located at 1009 Main Street, from 6-8pm, featuring their work in an exhibit titled, "P3: Personality in Pastels & Pottery."

"Performance of Life" by Dietra Morris

As an added bonus, the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop is hosting Parents Night Out during First Friday!!! They will have games, snacks, movies, and more. Friday, Feb. 1st, 6-10pm at 1201 Main Street in Bastrop. Children ages 0–7. $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional sibling. Call (512) 321-2201 to reserve your space.

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
  • Bastrop Bling and Company- Jane Frederick
  • Glit -Z- Chix- Dinah Lovett
  • Baxters on Main- J. Botello
  • High Cotton- Dan and June Minix
  • Cripple Creek and Company- Brenda Knoll
  • Oh Wow- Kendra Kinsey
  • Liberty Glenn- Raquel Lea
  • Bastrop Silversmith and Goldsmith- Willie Schlickeisen
  • Lark- Russell Smith and Barbara Samuelson
  • Deli Depot- Frank Weir
  • Lost Pines Art Bazaar- Carol Lyon
  • Old Town Postal Depot- Ken Miller
  • R.A. Green Mercantile- Laura Jackson and Trent Temple
  • Bastrop Fine Art Guild- Dietra Morris and Ginger Baldwin

For more information about the Live Music going on during First Friday, check out the Live Music This Weekend post.

"Main Street Reflections" by Deborah Johnson

"Abandoned Barn" by Dan Minix
"Rita's Garden" by Willie Schlickeisen

"image 0627" by Frank Weir
"2" by June Minix

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