Thursday, September 6, 2012

Experience EGAD Sept. 7 at First Friday Art Walk

 The Eau Gallie Arts District is inviting the community to “Experience EGAD” Sept. 7 as the attendees join area artists, dancers and musicians for hands-on creative fun.  The expanded activity will take place in and around Eau Gallie Square at the corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Highland Avenue from 5:30-8:30 pm in conjunction with EGAD’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. Shops, restaurants and galleries will be open, and the Square will be full of artists, musicians and hands-on creative activities.

Here are just some of the things First Friday EGAD visitors may choose to do:
·         Grab a brush and add some acrylic color to a “get well” painting being created onsite to send to Melbourne artist Frits Van Eeden in Holland. Have your photo shot with a message to Frits.
·         Help create mosaic inserts for eight flat benches, under the supervision of artist Betsy Heath.
·         Join the open mic or bring an instrument and jam with Sygnal Sounds, the R&B, jazz and classic rock band performing in the bandstand.
·         Get messy while trying your hand at sculpting pottery with instructors from the Indian River Potters Guild.
·         Touch and feel 2,000+ year old artifacts and hear more about the archeological digs by Tom Funk at Funk’s Antiquary.
·         Pick heirloom seeds, explore various scents and get a spiritual reading at Nature’s Spirit Aromatherapy.
·         Enjoy the banter of master designer Link Johnsten of Eau Gallie Florist as he assembles a distinctive floral arrangement.
·         Join the outdoor “Paint Party” and paint along with artist Mike McCloskey.
·         Watch Space Coast Doll Artists mold hands and faces and enjoy their finished pieces on display at Art & Antiques Studio.
·         Become part of the art by casting your shadow into the digital designs projected on the wall at the EGAD Art Lab.
·         Try out a handmade flute at the Spiral Flutes booth.
·         Celebrate the beauty of our state by enjoying the 100% Pure Florida exhibit opening at Fifth Avenue Gallery.
·         Get moving with yoga or bellydancing at Yoga Inc.
·         Help a child with an art project at the Art 4 Kidz booth, or decorate a cookie at Sweetie Pies.
·         Look through the 4x5 large format camera and learn more about it from photographer Joe Vedovati.
·         Talk to exhibiting artists in the square and watch them create new works.
·         Interact with artist instructors offering classes at Ralph’s Art Supply.
·         Sway with jazz music and examine the Cuban art exhibit at the Foosaner Museum.

First Friday Art Walk is a monthly production of Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the arts, culture and economic revitalization of the area. For more information, visit our website at or call (321) 574-2737.

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