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.
· 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 www.eaugalliearts.com or call (321) 574-2737.