In the past I’ve given a lot of attention to NAAD’s Art After Hours. For several months I wrote about a lot of the major galleries, most of which are downtown, and didn’t give much thought to the other smaller, individual communities.
Eventually I started getting emails about something called the Hillsoboro Village Art Walk that also took place on the first Thursday of every month. I figured I was just being told about the same event twice, but then I received some pictures of the event and realized that, though it was connected to Art After Hours, it was completely its own thing in Hillsboro Village.
As some of you know, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Belmont/Vanderbilt Area, and that of course includes Hillsboro Village, so I was surprised I’d never even heard of this before. Apparently I don’t get out as much as I like to think I do. I must fix that.
Judging from the pictures the Art Walk is so much more than free wine and a bunch of artists trying to sell you their stuff. It really is a community get-together. The pics I saw showed a really significant crowd of adults and children alike and live music everywhere. It looked like a lot of fun and I imagine is a great place to meet some cool people.
I don’t really want to just blindly give you some highlights of what will be happening because I honestly don’t know what the highlights are. I’m not familiar with many local artists. Anyway, I don’t think that’s the point of the Art Walk. I think that the idea is that you wander around and discover new things, and if I sat here and gave you a list of things to hit then what’s the point of it?
There’s one thing I will tell you though, Boscos is the featured local shop this month and they’ll be raffling off a prize bag with some Boscos swag, a free beer dinner, and a pair of hand-made glass earrings by featured artist Meredith Edmondson. So I say go and get yourself entered, then check out the rest of the festivities.
The Hillsboro Village Art Crawl is Thursday October 7th (and every first Thursday of the month) from 5-8pm.
Happy walking. I hope to see you there.