Downtown businesses ready for Fourth Friday
Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Musicians will perform at Main Street businesses and along the sidewalks while local businesses and art galleries host special hours during Fourth Friday events.
Local musician Drew Geerts will play at Madison Coffee and Tea with David Dwyer performing at Galena Garlic Company. Dennis Wheeler will entertain at Something Simple, and Stan Attenberger will perform at Madison Buy Design.
Jamie Royce will play at the parking lot gazebo on Main Street and Charlie Schnabel will entertain Fourth Friday visitors at the Madison Nut and Candy Company.
Gallery 115 will host the group Bigfoot for President from 7 to 9 p.m., which includes Brandon Boldery on rhythm guitar, Zach Hackney on lead vocal, Mitch Marsh on drums and vocals, Matt Marsh on bass and Eric Harper on lead guitar. The group recently opened for the Slick River Rockets during Music in the Park event earlier this month.
The Art on Main gallery will also feature an "Alley Art Fair" during the Fourth Friday events from 5 to 8 p.m. The outdoor event features original artwork and fine crafts from area artists.
The event will be held in the alley adjacent to the gallery and gift shop at 309 W. Main St. The gallery and gift shop will also be open extended hours until 8 p.m.
A collection of original watercolor paintings by Jay Benzing, the gallery's featured artist for August, will be on display inside the gallery.
Other original paintings, drawings, pottery, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry and wearable art created by members of the Madison Art Club will also be on display.
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St., will host a poetry night at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to sign up throughout the evening for the open-mic event. Readers may chose to read their own work or the works of a favorite poet.
Madison poet Jill Kelly Koren will serve as the emcee for the event.
The Madison Trolley will also give free rides throughout the downtown area from 5 to 8 p.m.