Free First Friday Movie and Art EventsBy Susan Bush
12:00AM / Thursday, June 30, 2005
North Adams – A sweets shop grand opening, artist receptions and exhibits, and a family movie are all part of a July 1 First Friday downtown celebration.
|Whitney Suters previewed the Sugar Llama Cafe at a June 26 Main Street festival. The cafe grand opening is set for a July 1 First Friday celebration.|
The events are scheduled for Main and Eagle street venues and begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m..
Paintings by Pittsfield artist Grier Horner will be on exhibit at Papyri Books on Main Street beginning July 1 through August. Horner will host an opening reception at the bookstore for the “Siberian Express” exhibit beginning at 7 p.m.. The exhibit includes recent paintings. Local musicians Liz Stell and Robert Tremblay are scheduled to perform during the reception, and refreshments will be available. A free raffle of a hardcover book titled “America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation’s Favorite Song” is scheduled in honor of the Fourth of July holiday.
The Sugar Llama Café will host its’ grand opening on Eagle Street. The new eatery features ice cream and other confections. The café is owned by Whitney and Monique Suters. Whitney Suters owns the Hairpin Tunes music store and Monique Suters owns the Persnickety toy and gift shop. Both shops are on Eagle Street.
Moulton’s General Store on Main Street will be open during the event in celebration of the Fourth of July.
Local artist Josh Pisano will host a reception at Galadriel’s Clothing Boutique on Main Street beginning at 7 p.m.. Pisano will display original watercolor and oil paintings.
At dusk, the First Congregational Church lawn will serve as a “theater” for an outdoor showing of the movie “Fat Albert.” The movie is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the church’s assembly hall.
Free cotton candy will be available along Main Street, courtesy of the Citizens Bank.
Additional information about First Friday events and information about how to become involved with First Friday may be acquired by calling the North Adams Office of Tourism at 413-664-6180.