The Voyeur, 547 Blair Blvd, clearly the best and I hope they stay the highlight of the Last Friday Artwalk although all the other places would have to start caring about art more to even come close to what they do.
CALC, 458 Blair Boulevard, there was absolutely no art just a guy playing guitar who was too stubborn to close his show when his exhibit is not there.
The Whiteaker Hostel, 970 West 3rd Avenue did have art and an artist present, however, move away from his booth in the corner and you are transported into a high school kegger. Feeling hostel about waiting for the block party? Then visit this venue for the next Artwalk and you’ll fit right in.
Territorial Vineyard, 907 W 3rd Avenue when I was there, they balance the atmosphere between outright party and art show despite the artist couldn’t make it that night.
Delphina (or Slash and Burn), 941 West 3rd Avenue, whose attitude toward me was standoffish (to put it nicely) and they hung all the paintings from their rafters so you have to crane your neck to look at anything. I can’t remember anything about the art either because it was that unimpressive. I hope no artist ever has to hang out at this place for the entire show or has the unfortunate experience of having their art shown there.
Ninkasi, 272 Van Buren St., was a good for what photography is in art, but they were aesthetically pleasing photos, but nothing else certainly not the insight Bardana put into his work. Make the beer free and then it would be worth it; however, the beer is tasty. If you’re not really into art, then Ninkasi is the best stop on the Artwalk. Despite the high amount of consumption going on there it doesn’t feel like a party like the hostel. In addition, similar to Delphina’s they just hung the pictures in the corner and called it good.
Michael DiBetto’s studio, 201 Blair Blvd, clearly not an art gallery and nothing was hung, however it was a welcome surprise because the artist was friendly and willing to talk (and sell) his artwork, and his work was more impressive than most pieces on the Artwalk anyway. So not a gallery, but a welcome surprise. Also cool to be in an artist’s studio as part of an Artwalk
I missed the rest because there are so many, but there is one that seems so far away that no one would walk to it is The Museum of Unfine Arts. It’s too far away to be on the Last Friday Artwalk as they are in downtown. Probably outright rejected from the First Friday Artwalk and decided to jump in on the Whiteaker’s party. I also don’t have that much hope for other spots with the let down at Delphina’s.
The route I took is a .6 mile walk which was pretty good and an even better reason to skip the Museum of Unfine Arts.