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Old 01-23-2009, 06:58 AM
donnadodsonarti donnadodsonarti is offline
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Re: Sec. of Arts petition

Alot of communities that I know of have a gallery night, for example,

Providence, Rhode Island has 3rd Thursdays, http://www.gallerynight.info/ It is a public/private partnership between city, state & corporate sponsors.

Concord, New Hampshire has ART CONCORD which is a multi-group opening of Concord Art Galleries open on the same night for everyone’s enjoyment, under the sponsorship of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, for information: www.concordnhchamber.com

Boston has 1st Fridays in the gallery district, SoWA (South of Washington St) when all the galleries coordinate their opening receptions from 6-8p. Since most galleries rent from the same landlord, the management company plays a role in coordinating communication, parking and logistics at the event.

Western Ave Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts has FIRST SATURDAYS Open Studios - First Saturday of every month, noon to 5pm - Western Avenue Studios opens its doors to the public. Come browse the latest works by our artists!http://www.westernavenuestudios.com/

And most communities have an annual Open Studios weekend, it seems.

Good luck getting something started in your community!
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