Saturday, October 2, 2010

Paparazzi Paradise!



Hands down last night was one of the BEST First Friday openings I have ever been to! Last night was THE event to attend and Anchorage's whos-who was there! By mid-day, Katie had her Gallery ready for business and a good PARTY was inevitable. Helping to do a few last minute labelings after fetching lunch for Katie and I from Urban Greens, I was able to take a few pictures of the Gallery before the doors opened and the people poured in. David McFadden was there putting the finishing touches on Katie’s custom library ladder to reach art in high places and Marcy from AK Starfish Company had her merchandise ready for the crowds that were inevitable. The sound system for the band was set up and the caterer had delivered the food all before schedule –now when does that ever happen?!



The stars aligned, the crowds knew it was going to be a good time and the ART was ready to shine. Customers were even patient at the sales counter and sales were record setting for a First Friday event. I helped work the “beverage area” up front which was the second hottest spot after being at the back of the Gallery near the incredible band, Stray Dogma. Sorry, I didn't get a chance to get better pictures of the large section in the back of the GalIery where the band was playing and there is even more ART. It’s hard to say what exactly the BEST part of the evening was because so many things were just perfect, the unique and creative collection of ART, the food (everything including fresh figs!), the music, the friendly and happy people, the lighting, the downtown vibe, seeing Katie lavished with hugs and smiles, good Raspberry Wheat Bear Tooth BEER, velvety merlot, or even customers happily buying art?! I have never seen so many people at a First Friday event in Anchorage and been so proud to see Katie reap the accolades and attention she so deserved. That girl deserved a good PARTY!







9 comments:

Orion Designs said...

I'm so glad for you guys that First Friday/grand opening was spectacular! It looks like a great crowd indeed. Next time I'm downtown, I will definitely pay a visit.

Tracey Broome said...

I can just FEEL the amazing energy that gallery has from the tone of your post. What a beautiful space. It would have been nice to have you with us, but you look like you were doing just fine!! Boy, I would love to be in a few galleries like that one!

brassica said...

Way awsome! Congratulations!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

ang said...

how brilliant! love the first shot of the space jam packed...hope it turns out to be the best spot in town and yes if shes looking for out of town work you know who to cal...

Linda Starr said...

wow that looks like a wonderful opening, what a good turnout, the art looks great too. and you look to be beaming in the last photo which says it all, missed you but glad that opening in Anchorage went so well.

Christine--RHP said...

wow--looks like an amazing event in an awesome space. I'm all jazzed up just looking at it all....

cookingwithgas said...

you know how to put on the dog!
Looks great and even though we wanted you with us- it looks like you enjoyed the heck out of the night!
Now we all need a day off.

Patricia Griffin said...

Wowww-weeeee! That looks like quite a party indeed! One of those magical nights.