Celebrating the inaccuracy of the Mayan end of the world prediction, the Eau Gallie Arts District will hold a “We’re Still Here” celebration to kick off an artful new year with its monthly First Friday Art Walk, Jan. 4.
From 5:30-8:30 pm about 20 artists will exhibit in Eau Gallie Square, and music will be provided by singer songwriter Jeremy Bonner, Kilt the Messenger – a rock band with bagpipes, and DJ Tantrum with African drums and dance, dance, dance music.
Shops, restaurants and galleries will be open so visitors can stroll down Highland Avenue and enjoy a variety of good art, food and shopping. Activities are free and family friendly. Foosaner Education Center director Sara Petrosky will coordinate children’s art activities on the north side of Eau Gallie Square.
At Funk’s Antiquaries, 1423 Highland Avenue, archaeologist Thomas Funk will showcase Maya and pre-Columbian antiquities and hold a question and answer session.
The Foosaner Art Museum from 5:30-7:30 pm will offer free jazz by Dan Wilborn as well as free admission to see the exhibit by German impressionist Ernst Oppler, which closes Jan. 6. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be opening an exhibit by its member artists, titled “Shadows.” Art & Antique Studio and Gallery will open a new exhibit, “Island to Highland,” featuring the works of Carmen Beecher.
The EGAD Art Lab will continue its exhibit, “A Wake for the Old World, Awake for the New,” featuring several local artists. The new Off Center Art Center at the corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Highland Avenue will be open during the Art Walk and hold its official grand opening celebration from 8-11 pm.
Contact: Chevon Baccus, 321.574.2737