40West Arts and the Lakewood Arts Gallery know how to throw a party! From Aztec dancers to Tarot readings, mask-making and moody music, First Friday at the Gallery was a treat last night! A spooky sky over CasaBonita set the scene as Dias de los Muertos was celebrated along with the opening for our annual Holiday show.
Fun and useful hand-crafted items filled the Acorn Gallery, giving shoppers lots of choices for gift giving this year. From unusual decorative Christmas trees, to fabric decorated cards, knitted woolen goods and elegant aprons -- there's an option for all. Stop in through December to check off your holiday shopping list.
Neil Petersen provided the musical entertainment last night, setting the scene with his hooded black robe.
Adults and children enjoyed crafting masks,
and Madame Annette predicted the future with Tarot readings.
A special touch was an altar where visitors could remember their past artist ancestors.
And of course there were lots of refreshments to sustain gallery-hoppers in their art crawl of the many galleries in the 40 West Arts District.