Tonight's First Friday was dynamic and full of diversity. Casa Azul had a spectacular exhibit in the Central Library and in LeBauer Park. Musicians, people preaching the gospel, and visual and other performing artists could be found all along Elm Street. In the above photo, the Gate City Railbenders are paying acoustic, bluegrass/old-time music while onlookers enjoyed listening to the music. Several people were dance. The energetic music was especially appealing to children, like the little boy above, who danced with heart and soul. Hamburger Square Park was hopping. The above music session was part of the Traveling Art Show moving along town.
When many groups work together, as is the case with First Fridays, their effort is greater than the sum of the parts. When the weather is nice, First Fridays tend to be well attended. Mark your calendar for December 2nd, when First Friday and the 28th Annual Festival of Lights will combine for the largest First Friday of the year. Many of the art opportunities will still be available today, including the Día de los Muertos display in the library. Head downtown if you have a chance.