Last night, not knowing what to do (as is most often the case), I ventured over to the Starland neighborhood near Savannah’s historic district to see what the First Friday Art March was all about.
Oh my gosh, what fun! Centered around Desoto Avenue’s Desotorow Indie Arts Market, the monthly event brings together area artists and craftspersons to highlight their work. The mission is “to research and understand the local economy, create opportunities for artists to pursue creative and financial goals, provide resources to artistic groups and individuals and showcase local art to promote a sustainable creative economy in Savannah, Georgia” (from the website).
(I want to be a famous artist! But I can’t draw or paint. Or sculpt. Or, gosh, really do anything artistically. Except with glue, dried macaroni and glitter.)
I bought a cool necklace:
Listened to some hip music.
I think this group was called the Whiskey City Redemption Choir. (At my age, I don’t ask questions. I just pretend to like it. Like with Lady Gaga.) (I draw the line at the Kardashians.)
I bought some great-smelling vegan soap. (Vegan? Soap? Huh?)
Check out their site: http://kleosoaps.blogspot.com/.
Here I am with Clinton Edminster, Executive Director of DesotoCorps.
Clinton’s bio reads: “Raised in the snowy jungles of the north but warmed with the blood of a southern twang, Clinton finds himself dedicated to the potential he see’s at hand. No puzzle should ever be left finished. He volunteers his time at Armstrong University, is receiving a degree from Foxy Loxy, and works for tips at Desotorow. Wait, that’s the other way around. Actually, it’s ok.”
And here I am inside the Desotorow Gallery, with a piece of pink chalk, interacting with the “What Makes the South?” blackboard canvas. My answer, “Hidden Honesty,” is intended to make people think I’m deep and thoughtful. Maybe like William Faulkner or Jeff Foxworthy.
I’ll definitely go back next month. Join me!