First Friday Gallery Hops are sponsored by the Downtown Art District Association (DADA) and are held on the first Friday of each month, all year ’round. Although a few galleries will be closed for the holiday, most of them will be open with new exhibitions and reception Continue reading
Heavy Rebel Weekender is an annual event, and it happens this weekend, July 4-6, 2014. While much of the activity takes place at the Millennium Center, Trade Street and Arts District denizens should know that Saturday, July 5th is the annual Car Show, a showcase of vintage cars and bikes. This event is HUGE and it gets bigger every year. Businesses and visitors alike should take note of the street closing schedule. Finnigan’s Wake holds the permit for the street closings, which includes putting the barricades up and arranging off-duty police officers to provide security. The barricades will be in Continue reading
Finnigan’s Wake just posted this on Facebook. I couldn’t have said it any better. I’m not a car person particularly, but there is plenty of artistic inspiration here in all the shapes and colors and trimmings of these vintage vehicles. Saturday on Trade St. is the 13th Annual Heavy Rebel Weekender car and bike show. It runs from 10AM-5PM. If you’ve come before you remember how fun it is. If you’re a newbie get ready to have your mind AND eyes blown. Last year had over 500 entries. If it was built in 1968 or before you’ll see it here. Continue reading
There are 2 places in the world that celebrate Easter Monday: North Carolina and the U.S.Virgin Islands.Why?? They say that a baseball game between two rival teams is the reason North Carolina made Easter Monday a holiday. I don’t know why it’s a holiday in the USVI, other than the fact that, if a holiday is celebrated SOMEWHERE in the world, they celebrate it in the USVI too. Both places are home to me.I was “bahn heah” in North Carolina; was an ex-pat in St.John for 15 years; and returned a few years ago to my native NC–a happy accident, Continue reading
New mural on Trade St in the Arts District!! The colorful mural was painted by Nico Amortegui on a recent Sunday. More of Nico’s work can be found at Red Dog Gallery at 606 N.Trade Street.More about the story behind the mural or the artist is on the website www.theafasgroup.com. The historic building known as the Tobacco Soho Building, is no longer a place where one can buy tobacco products. Instead, the building is the home of 2 art gallery collectives and a hair salon.
Hieronymus – iamhieronymus.com Brian Kubecki (aka QUB) Travis Phillips Delurk Gallerywill havean Opening Reception Friday, March 1, from 7pm-10pm. This March Delurk will be featuring new work by three visiting artists. See a one of a kind installation, by Hieronymus, of paintings on canvas and on the wall, inspired by cabinet cards. Brian Kubecki’s, I Need You, is a show completely dependent on something for its success – you. Experience a jaw-shattering reexamination of visual art and be a part of something you won’t soon forget. Isolation; Something To Die For, new work by Travis Phillips, deals with human intentionality and interplay Continue reading
Here is the link to the March edition of the DADA E-Newsletter: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=k8dkgvbab&v=001p_xH-twv5vXECJVZFCDUvuU-u0TgtCmSXPHO8QjYNtfD4Zyi5-mi9eYqld6ZfXOWDa3aDpsxn-7hxtfWJ00kuYHmQ8aCJTIk6HFKX4B7ImXhtPb44WUk-8HQbOqYJoruNk9XTIq-_G2WxbUV4sJX5A%3D%3D
It’s a beautiful day on Trade Street in the Arts District. Come on down for Sunday brunch at Finnigan’s Wake or Mary’s Gourmet. Diner and then shop for wonderful wearable. Art at Retro Art Ware and at Willy Nilly, both in the 600 block of Trade St Retro Art Ware (R A W) at 608 N Trade St., is easy to find….just look for the tall, colorful tie-dyed flag out front!! Willy Nilly has its door open and the hat rack out front on pleasant, sunny days.