Tuesday, December 2, 2008

ARTifacts: open for business

Well, we did it. ARTifacts: an arts & antiques emporium is open for business.

Kendall and the vendors have been working double time to get it open. We are almost at max capacity with vendors, but several have yet to set-up due to scheduling conflicts. (This is what we call a "soft opening;" you don't make a lot of noise about it until you've got it running smoothly!)

Tonight it the perfect night to capture a first glimpse--during ArtWalk, from 5 - 8 p.m. You can start at the Downtown Artists Co-op for their $99 and under show; visit ladies at Visions Metaphysical Boutique (they've got several artists tonight); The Roxy has a performance of A Christmas Carol at 7 PM (tickets are available); Rogate's Boutique will host Judy Lewis; then head on over to Hodgepodge to see the work of talented Jillian Legg Romano. Jillian likes to "art-up" her photography--here's her artist statement:

"I am a graduate of Austin Peay University, where I received my BFA in photography.
My process begin with photographs, I then manipulate the images.
My pieces consist of hand colored silver prints, photo and media collages, digitally altered photos and scans, and painted photographs.
Many of my pieces relate to religion and current events that concern me as well as finding pleasure in just making beautiful things."

Then, you'll head out onto Strawberry Alley, capture a glimpse of our amazing new fountain, then head-up stairs to ARTifacts. We're not hosting any particular artist this month--we just want you to enjoy are new shop.

I understand that on the next floor up, the ladies at La Bella Luce will have their ribbon cutting at 5 pm and host Kristin Sibley, a vocal artist. Stop in to see their beautiful antique chandeliers.

So, you can see, tonight is a night you don't want to miss downtown!
Thanks for your indulgence.

1 comment:

gardenymph said...

Oh I wish I could have been there tonight!!!! Dern familial obligations! I hope it went well and exceeded your expectations. I just can't wait to see ARTifacts. :~)

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