September is back-to-school time, and 1st Thursday’s will highlight the creative sides of art and business. Northwood University faculty is excited to offer mini presentations at two locations in downtown Bay City where you can get tips and advice from the experts!
“I’m thinking I may bring a couple of adventure ed activities and demonstrate (and engage visitors in the space); I may then discuss the benefits of such activities in combination to standard curriculum to build creative problem solving and to strengthen communication channels… Should be fun for participants.”
- Mike Crawford
Area Art Faculty and students will showcase Instructors and students past and present.
Golden Gallery, Do- Art, Studio 23, and East Bank Market will be hosting the work of their instructors/resident artists and various local shops will be hosting the work of past and present students of these artists.
Art Contest!- The local galleries/studios/colleges have been invited to enter in a live art competition from 3pm to 7pm. The contest will begin at 3pm and end at 7pm and, weather permitting, will be En Plein Air in front of various business around town. All entries will be turned in at Golden Gallery, 113 3rd St. by 7:15pm for judging. The artwork will then be promoted on the “1st Thursdays” website for two weeks in an online auction for local charity!
Freezie’s Photo Booth will be at Golden Gallery from 5-8pm so stop on by with your friends and get your picture taken for free!
Pies for Domestic Peace- Come down to East Bank Market at Unity Park where several local personalities and professionals are on tap to get pies in the face for a good cause. Tonight’s event runs from 5-8pm and tickets are only $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Bay Area Women’s Center.
Each sponsored pie taker will have a can with their name on it. Place your ticket in the can of the “celebrity” you would like to cream and you are entered in the raffle for the right to do so. Drawings to determine the pie tossers will take place throughout the 7:00 hour. When the drawings are complete, the whipped cream pies take flight!
In addition to pies flying at your neighbors’ faces, there will be a pie bake-off and a few pies for you to sample at each of the participating galleries during the Gallery Walk. Cast your vote for the best pie recipe by pitching coins in a jar. Winners will be announced at East Bank Market at the end of the evening. All proceeds from this event will also go to the B.A.W.S.
Thank you for wonderful support of another 1st Thursdays in Downtown Bay City! Enjoy your evening!