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2nd Annual Parker Art Salon & Fine Art Exhibition

6 Apr

ParkerArtSalonDid you miss the Eastside Culture Crawl? Well you are in luck, as the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon & Fine Art Exhibition happens April 22 – 24, 2016. The beautiful and historic 1000 Parker Street Studios, which is home to many artist studios, will open their doors to the public for this 3 day event.  57 artist studios will open their doors and transform the 2nd and 3rd floors which will feature painting, sculpture and installation pieces and much more.  This is a great opportunity not only to see some of the amazing creative talent that we have in our fair City, but to meet and chat with the artists.  This is a free event and open to everyone.  There is lots of free parking available in the area.  The event kicks off with an Opening Reception Friday, April 22nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Workshops and live painting will be on display Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.  If you wish to check out which artists will be participating, we invite you to check out the ‘Artists’ rundown on their site.

Of course, if you are in this area to check out some art, we can recommend many great spots close by for a drink, bite or beer.  There is of course coffee on Commercial Drive with a great array of choices including Moja’s Coffee as well as Uprising Breads on Venables Street. For something sweet there is ice cream at La Casa Gelato with a long list of flavours and only a hop skip and jump down the street. For brunch beforehand, Havana Restaurant on The Drive comes to mind as does Café Deux Soleils. These are only a couple of many great spots to choose from in the area. There are also lots of great craft breweries close by Strange Fellow Brewing being one of the closest, but there is also Parallel 49 Brewing, Bomber Brewing and at the foot of Victoria Drive, Odd Society Spirits for a cocktail. If you want a bite and beer, think Biercraft, Stateside Craft and St. Augustine’s.   Other great food choices include Mezcal for Mexican, Cabrito’s for tapas, Falconetti’s for sausages, Cannibal Café for burgers, JamJar for Lebanese, pizza at Via Tevere on Victoria, but heads up best to be there for their 5:00 pm opening and get in line. Other good pizza choices include Lombardo’s, Marcello’s and Famoso Pizzeria.  I mean if in the area, might as well take in all it has to offer right?!

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