Arts After Hours celebrates one year in existence. It all started one year ago with the Back Yard Bash as we sat around a table wondering what the hell happened to the Third Thursday events in DTL. Now, it's not even important anymore, as so many groups have come alive downtown. SPIN's recent work on the Photography in Central Square and Cabaret Series in partnership with AAH, RAW Art Works work on the utility boxes in Central Square and other areas of the city, Building Bridges Thru Music, Lynn Museum's conversion to a first class event space, LynnArts gallery shows, NSCC PAC, Mass Theatrica, Urban Wine Project jazz series at Turbine Wine Bar, the Lynn Auditorium is ripping it up, and I could go on. I'm sure I just pissed someone off with that list. Lists are dangerous that way, but you get my point.
Tonight is not just a celebration of local art, music, food, and performing arts. It is about the life and energy of our downtown. We keep it going by supporting everything in that list above. I hope you will make it out to the Back Yard Bash this year. It is an event we are really proud of putting together. The courtyard is going to have jewelry making, paintings, glass blowing, crafts, and photography. The park will have live rock music from Black Dog Brother, Mean Creek (winner of Best Boston Act in Boston Phoenix Music Poll), and The Cinnamon Fuzz. For sale in the park, we will have a local professional chef, Greg Gray from GFB Consulting, serving up Italian Sausage, Caribbean Jerk Chicken on skewers, and Roasted Corn on the Cob with Parmesan cheese and Cajun spice. All I can say is, yum! Turbine Wine Bar will be there selling from their award winning wine and beer list.
Help us make this one hell of a birthday party. Get your tix right now at artsafterhours.com or by calling 781-205-4010.
and most importantly... thanks for all the support over the last year. Without the audience, we have nothing.