Friday, March 13, 2009

Nothing to Do Here: Oshkosh

One of my favorite events in Oshkosh occurs on the first Saturday of each month - Gallery Walk. Many downtown businesses up and down main street, and just off it, stay open late and feature one or many artists. They put out food and drink, and once upon a time - wine, and invite everyone who cares to visit in for a chance to see new artwork and mingle with the artists. It is a great opportunity, and always fun and inspiring. My first Gallery Walk occurred when a couple of girls who lived in the dorms with me asked a few of us down to see their show at Movin' Shoes (a running shoes store which has since changed names and locations). There are often music shows that coincide with the event with some musicians taking up places on the sidewalk in during the warmer months, and the usual show at the New Moon Cafe.

  • When: First Saturday of each month, from 6-9 pm
  • Where: Downtown Oshkosh Wisconsin (see website for map)
  • How many businesses participate: 70

I have been lucky enough to have been featured a few times by The Vault, sponsored by Portico a local interdenominational church. It is quite a time, and a real pleasure to be able to display art in the gorgeous setting of the old First National Bank building. (a small note of interest: the soon to be released film "Public Enemies" was filmed inside this bank and the surrounding streets of downtown Oshkosh.

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