Run, Walk or 'Crawl' to April's EAM Gallery Night
Friday, Apr. 26
You go on a bar crawl on State Street, and what do you get? A terrible hangover, the kind that never plagued you when you were 22.
So since we're all older, wiser adults now here, why not try a sophisticated level-up on the "consume as many beers as possible before you bounce" idea?
That's where Gallery Night comes in, the Erie Art Museum's ever-popular "gallery crawl," complete with a variety of expressive creations in many different mediums — like painting, poetry, songwriting, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, architecture — meet and greets with some of the artists, live music by local favorites, shopping opportunities, snacks, and yes, adult beverages (more of a sipping situation than chugging).
April's Gallery Night includes stops at: 419 Artifacts, Andora's Bubble Tea Shop, Attic Rehab, AWE, Gallery at the Palace Center, B3 Gallery & Gifts, D'Hopkins Denniston Gallery & Boutique, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie County United, Glass Growers Gallery, The Tipsy Bean, John M. Lilley Library Gallery, Joseph Plavcan at the Cashiers House, Lighthouse Jewelers, Masonic Temple Association, Pointe Foure, and The Oasis Market.
And make sure you check in at the art museum itself, because you can enjoy music by The Charles Brown Experience, plus visit the opening of the Nicole and Harry Martin Spring Show, the 96th of its kind. EAM members get in for free, while non-members pay only $3 for admission to this after-hours event
Many of the events downtown are within walking distance, as well as the locations at the Shops on the Hill, but the options that are more spread out are perfect for carpooling from gallery to boutique to gallery with a group of friends.
Furthermore, this month's Gallery Night provides an amazing opportunity for Mother's Day shopping that is sure to turn up an utterly unique locally-made item that will delight her. Cultural immersion and brownie points with Mom?
Yes to both. And if you play your cards right, no hangover either. — Cara Suppa
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. // See website for full location listing // erieartmuseum.org/events-gallery-night // Free ($3 for nonmembers attending the EAM)