Well, IDADA is the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association and the First Friday of each month, they sponsor The IDADA First Friday Art Tour. This is IDADA’s longest-running program. It is a free, self-guided tour that happens on the first Friday of every month and that is open to the public. The tour includes artist studios and art galleries that are members of IDADA and located in the downtown area. The IDADA First Friday Art Tour venues open their doors from about 6:00-9:00pm (or even later in some locations) to allow people to see their artwork. There is no distinct beginning or ending point to the tour—people are encouraged to hop from studios to galleries as they please! Each month, IDADA publishes a brochure that is available at participating locations and that is also available on the IDADA website. The brochure includes a map of all of the IDADA First Friday venues as well as an alphabetical listing that explains what is going on at each venue.
I was fortunate to have been invited to attend a special showing for my friend and fantastic artist Patty Coulter last Friday. Patty had entered a contest last Fall to design a special edition wine label for Mallow Run Winery...and she won and Mallow Run Winery sponsored a showing of her work during First Friday! Her beautiful design is on the Impression Pinot Grigio – LIMITED EDITION LABEL
An instant palate-pleaser with rich flavors of ripe peach and pear and a lingering finish of refreshing grapefruit. Perfect with grilled fish, or try it with spicy chicken enchiladas. Label artwork by local artist Patty Coulter, in a proud partnership with the Greater Greenwood Arts Council; proceeds from the sale of this great wine will be donated to promote artists and art awareness in the community.
Patty is a woman of many talents, she also owns and operates Spectrum Flooring Services in Greenwood. Spectrum Flooring Services was founded in 2005 on the premise that quality flooring, backed by full manufacturer’s warranty and expert worry-free installations, could be sold at a minimum markup, in sufficient volume to be profitable. They consistently live up to that that philosophy and their business and experience is strong. In addition to being a fantastic artist and business woman, Patty is an expert Interior Designer and Stager. If you need flooring, try Patty and Spectrum, you will be happy.