Prime people watching at First Fridays on Broad 

Head to the French Quarter for art, wine, and socializing

This Friday night the Broad Street Merchants Association presents First Fridays on Broad, a free evening of wine, hors d’œuvres, and fine art along Gallery Row. The event is held the first Friday of most months and stretches from St. Michael’s to the Exchange Building.

The most buzzworthy openings on Friday are Robert Lange's Measure: Creatures Great + Small, the last show at their East Bay location. Also, Scoop Studios hosts the opening of Up, featuring works by Scott Debus. And don't forget to stop by Corrigan Gallery, a little off the beaten path on Queen Street, to check out X-Rated, which is only on view through Saturday.

Other things you'll see include glass-blown pieces from Olivia Cash Agle at Ellis-Nicholson, local wood-turning from Paul Kaplowitz and viola music from Don Olson at Mary Martin Fine Art, wine still-lifes by Rodney Huckaby at Coco Vivo, works by Ann Lee Merrill at Edward Dare, and the “It’s Raining Frogs” exhibit by Charles Smith and sons at Hamlet Fine Art.

Additional participating merchants include Utopia, Atmah Ja’s, Spencer Galleries, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Martin Gallery, Jake’s, Oak Steakhouse, and The Blind Tiger.

Leave the maps for the tourists — all you have to do is follow the crowd around the compact French Quarter. You should have no trouble finding all the spots. The event lasts from 5-8 p.m.
 


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