2015 December FF Art Walk
The downtown Vincennes Art Galleries will be adding to Vincennes’ annual Christmas festivities with the First Friday Art Walk, December 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. Stop in to see what’s new at the galleries before, after or during the Parade of Lights, which will begin on Main Street at 6:30 that evening.
Art Space Vincennes 521 Main will continue through December 12 Word as Image, an exhibition of prints, collages and book-inspired sculpture by Boston area artist Sandra Bowden. Bowden uses elements from Biblical texts, ancient Hebrew, and medieval illuminations to explore the use of written language as a focus of visual art composition. Detritus Series collages by Amy DeLap will be for sale, and artist’s books will be for sale at reduced prices. Barbara Edwards will offer a special array of Christmas cookies.
The Northwest Territory Art Guild 316 Main will have for sale new Winter themed artworks in a variety of styles and media, along with hand-painted Christmas cards and gift items such as jewelry, baskets, Christmas ornaments and more. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Christmas-decorated gallery!
The Open Gallery 329 Main will present an exhibition of new painting titled “In Between” by local painter Guillaume Jaubert, whose dynamic palette knife work and colorful landscapes and still lifes have been well received by the Vincennes community. The gallery will also have unique handmade art cards, jewelry and photographs for sale for your one-of-a-kind gift ideas. The Open Gallery musicians will again provide live Irish music.
Holiday Hours and Closings
Thanksgiving Holiday Art Space Vincennes will be closed November 25 – 30, but will be open regular hours December 1-3.
Main Street Christmas Stroll First Friday Gallery Walk coincides with Christmas Parade and Stroll on Main Street Friday, December 3 and Saturday December 4. All three galleries will be open Saturday also during the Main Street Christmas Stroll. The Art Guild at 316 Main will be serving taco soup as part of the VCBD sponsored Recipe Walk.
Art Space Vincennes: T-F 12 – 5 pm; Saturdays 10 – 6 for holiday shopping until December 12. Closed from December 12 – until March 2016 First Friday.
Northwest Territory Art Guild: Open until Christmas Eve, depending on volunteer gallery attendants.
The Open Gallery: Normal business hours until December 23. Closed December 23 through January 18, limited hours through January and February as weather permits. Pedestrians are always encouraged to stop in whenever the Gallery Open sign is lit!