First Friday set for Sept. edition

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

On Friday, Sept. 4, Greencastle will hold its monthly First Friday event. First Friday is one evening each month where the downtown shops stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. and team up with local artists and performers for an evening of entertainment and shopping.

The Greencastle Area Arts Council and the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce have invited many wonderful artists to share their talents. Weather permitting, many of the artists will be set up outside. 

The First Friday committee also invites residents to demonstrate their artistic talent by participating in a community mural. The mural site will be located on the square by Tower Bank. Anyone attending First Friday in September, October, and November is encouraged to paint a portion of the mural. The finished mural will be unveiled at Heritage Christmas.

The Antrim House is featuring Blue Ridge Mountain Lacemakers Guild. The lacemakers will be demonstrating lacemaking techniques. This organization is devoted to keeping the art of lacemaking alive for future generations through practice and application, study and appreciation of lace in all of its forms, and the collection and preservation of antique pieces.

Rita's Water Ice will be making an encore appearance on the square selling tasty cool treats.

Sweet Myrtle Fine Gifts and Interiors is featuring the beautiful, hand-painted items of Tracy Sutton, including Christmas ornaments and slate pieces. Tracy will be working on her latest creations and can personalize any ornament.

Willowtree Gifts and Flower Boutique presents Ed Beard and his handcrafted shaker boxes. Ed creates these oval boxes from thin strips of maple, oak, or cherry that are steamed to create the oval shape and then fastened with copper tacks and small wood pegs.

Anna's Paper Works is hosting Sally Phillips-Boice who creates lovely handmade books.

The Jewelry Shop is showcasing the beautiful handwoven items created by Pat Beard. Pat is bringing along her loom and will be demonstrating her artistry.

E.L.M Department Store welcomes Heather Nowell of Zen Creations who handcrafts beautiful sterling silver, gemstone, pearl, and crystal jewelry.

E.L.M. Shoes presents Lori Facchina who creates unique images using a Polaroid photo transfer process.

State Farm on the Square is exhibiting the photography of Nate Nardi.

Kamie's Gifts is hosting author Lee Scott, pen name Scott Layton, who will be on-hand to sign his new novel, Museum of the Mind.

Marnie and Mo's Antiques and Gifts welcomes international oil artist and poet Eliane Ambrose whose works have been exhibited in shows and galleries across the United States and France. All of her paintings are original, and she will be demonstrating her oil painting techniques.

The Farmer's Wife Antiques and Collectibles, Gift and Specialty Shop is hosting Dave Miller of Mountainview Pottery who will be showcasing his unique pottery pieces.

Photo Gem is featuring the playful artistry of Kittyandalunchbox. This inventive duo of Cole Shenebeck and Momo Lawyer gives retro items a new twist.