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Fascinations of a First Friday

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Though I have been in Blacksburg since Halloween 2009, not until I met the folks at Main-Lee Art Gallery did the phrase “First Friday” ever reach my ears. The words reference an open house occurring once a month for art galleries across major cities in the United States. I was excited to participate in Main-Lee Art’s very First Friday hosting since they opened. The artists and I were not sure who would attend, but we all wanted a fun night.

There was a nice crowd which appeared right at 5 o’clock that evening, and in an hour Main-Lee was packed. The fingerfoods were a delight and some of the more savory ones were gobbled up faster than expected. The gallery hopping continued to Judy Garbera’s Art Pannonia where she and her son Andy were hosting their First Friday. All I can say is that Andy makes an awesome foie gras pate, and that the paintings featured in that gallery would make wonderful additions to any room.

Of course since the London Underground Pub is nestled in between both galleries, we had a MUST stop for a bottle of champagne. Why the bubbly? Well every Friday the Blacksburg Martinettes meet between 5 and 7 o’clock for a TGIF Happy Hour and toast the end of the week with at least a bottle of champagne. From all the fun we had, this First Friday is only the beginning! =:8

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