Old Town celebrates the birth of one of North America's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo, with an extravaganza of color, music, dance and art during this month's Second Saturday Artwalk!
July's Hot Spots: Identity Vintage and Vinyl, 131 Main Street, and Gallery 220, 220 Main Street.
- by Traci Shields
Over the past twenty years, the monthly artwalk has become one of the most popular events in the region. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials. The pace picks up from 4pm – 8pm, when gallery openings and live music keep the streets humming with activity.
http://passmainstreet.com/businesses/All Afternoon :
~ Flower Crowns available at French Potager, 213 Main Street
~ Special menus at:
~ Frida-themed door prize at Hot Spot Identity Vintage, 131 Main Street (no purchase necessary to enter!), drawing at 7:30. Taquitos and Punch served at Identity Vintage beginning at 5 til....
~ Roaming Luchadores available for photo ops
~ Community Mural at Social Chair, 201 Main Street
~ Frida inspired art and gifts all over town
~ Mexican Folkloric Dance from New Orleans Hispano America Dance Group (spontaneous start time)
4:00pm - 2nd Saturday begins - listen for the sounds of the Bay's own Bay Ratz Marching Battery with the amazing Skinz & Bonez from New Orleans
4:30pm - registration opens for Frida Be You & Me Look Alike contest at Smith & Lens Gallery
4:30pm - Imagination Station at French Potager, 213 Main Street: make Papel Picado (Mexican cut out flags)
5:00pm - Loteria (Mexican Bingo) opens on courtyard next to Smith & Lens Gallery, 106 S. Second Street
5:00pm - Frida Food at Hot Spot Gallery 220, 220 Main Street
5:30pm - strolling mariachi begins at Hot Spot Identity Vintage, 131 Main Street, and will wander through old town
5:30pm - Pearl's Girls will begin their Salsa Dance demo at Shops at 126 Main Street.
5:30pm - super-cool airbrushed tattoos available from Paul's Tattoo Parlor at Bay-Tique, 125 Main Street
6:30pm - Blue Magnolia performs at The Mockingbird Cafe, 110 S. Second Street.
7:30pm - Frida Be You and Me Look Alike contest begins at Smith & Lens Gallery, 106 S. Second Street
Identity Vintage & Vinyl