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!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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?!