Sunday, February 9, 2014
On Thursday December 19th, I went downtown for Third Thursdays. On the Third Thursday of every month, all the downtown galleries open new exhibits. At the City Arts Factory, artists rent wall space. In the large courtyard between The Rusty Spoon and Urban Flats, Brad Michael Biggs rents out spots where artists can set up a table to sell their wares. Brad is the founder and owner of Art for All Spaces. Parker Sketch, who is a regular of the street sales scene, had a large display of his splashy pop imagery. In the past Parker had his work on display in the Thornton Park neighborhood on Third Thursday.
A young couple had a table full of tiny steam punk party top hats. There was an entire table full of paintings of bright boxy robots. A glass display case full of jewelry had a huge canvas poster behind it of a couple making out. Arts and crafts of all shapes and sizes were on display. When the sketch was finished, I hiked back downstairs and ended up photo bombing a family photo. On the way out, I passed Dresden Kincade's handmade jewelry. All her jewelry is handmade using wire and natural minerals. My wife Terry's favorite color is purple and I saw a lovely Amethyst crystal necklace that she would love. On impulse, I bought it. Dresden wrapped it up along with a card describing the crystal's powers. If it had the power to bring a moment of happiness it was well worth it.
Mark your calendar, the next Third Thursday is February 20th from 6pm to 9pm or so.