Support local artists with your holiday shopping
Lawrence, KS, November 21, 2016– The streets of Downtown Lawrence will be bustling with activity this Friday, November 25. The holidays come alive with the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Rescue at 9th & Massachusetts St. The evening begins with the lighting and live entertainment at 5:30 PM, and is followed by the rescue of Santa from the rooftop of Weaver’s Department Store. After the rescue, Santa will be available for gift requests from children.
Extend your Friday evening plans by visiting the venues who are hosting special Final Fridays events – an excellent way to start your holiday shopping and support local artists at the same time.
Here’s a sampling of events:
- Enchanted City: a photographic exploration of Lawrence’s residential architecture – Please join Katy Clagett and the Levee Cafe in celebrating the opening of Enchanted City, a collection of 75+ photos Katy took over the past 2 years in Lawrence, Kansas. Primarily taken in East Lawrence, Old West Lawrence, Pinckney, Barker and North Lawrence, the photos of Enchanted City are Katy’s attempt to document the magic of Lawrence that she is drawn to every day. The Levee Cafe, 239 Elm St. 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Cozy Holiday Market- Wonder Fair invites you to kickoff the holiday season with our Holiday Market. Step into our cozy gallery space and peruse featured prints, cards, ceramics, and more from local and national artists. Wonder Fair will offer a broad selection of gifts, from art books to recipe boxes to hand-crafted toys. Wonder Fair, 841 Massachusetts St. 6:00 – 10:00 PM
- Art Gallery & Open Studios – Get a jump on that Christmas shopping and pick up some art to be enjoyed for a long time to come. Delicious beer provided by Brown Dog Black Dog Brewing and live music provided. Art Emergency, 721 E. 9th 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
On the last Friday of every month, all year long, the streets of Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in-and-out of galleries and businesses. Final Fridays features activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater – most within walking distance of each other.
This month, there are at least 15 venues providing programs and exhibits in a range of media. An interactive and printable map and description of each event is available at the Final Fridays webpage: UnmistakablyLawrence.com/Final-Fridays.
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If you would like more information, please contact Andrea Johnson at 785.856.5284 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.