Last night (May 2, 2012) was the 3rd installment of AiA's First Wednesday - Small Group Artist Connect.
This event has been taking place at the Governor's Cup, 471 Court Street Northeast Salem, OR 97301.
This week we started at 7:30 pm and over the period of the evening I am guessing at least 30 AiA members and friends showed up to sit down in a very informal format to talk about their art and to share their art with the group. Several members brought their portfolios and one or two members brought some of their original art.
I really want to thank AiA Board Member, Kristin Blix for all her hard work putting together this very worthwhile and successful project. As I have mentioned before I see the Small Group Artist Connect as the primary outreach to AiA members and the community.
I want to thank all the folks that showed up and helped make this successful. I also want to thank the staff at the Governor's Cup for taking care of us. We actually stayed about 15 minutes past closing and the staff was very understanding. ;-)
If Small Group Artist Connect keeps growing "we are going need a bigger boat"!
Thanks again to everyone!