Sunday, October 18, 2009

Field trip to the Santiago Art District

I love supporting small and local businesses. I may be a "chain" girl, but I try to branch out when I can. A night out to visit local artists and to see their work was an attempt at branching out for me. Fun!

My coworker told me about the Santiago Art District where she would be showing her work for the first time. For 2 years now, she has talked about her love of drawing and painting, so I was excited for her. My coworkers decided to make a night out of it. It was fun! There are lofts in this newly-built district, and the downstairs has an open gallery space that artists feature their work in. Celene's friend was kind enough to donate his space to her. Most artists have wine, drinks, and treats out for visits - nice touch. Most of the artwork is available for sale. I was also a happy girl that there was a Kogi bbq truck available.

The Santiago Art District is free to visitors, as is parking. There are also bands. It was a fun and relaxed night, and I was able to enjoy some quality time with my coworkers and Mr.10yt.

The proud artist, Celene:
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Wine, treats, and handmade cards:
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My cw Erica feeling thoughtful. OA!
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Johnny and his wife Susie. I don't think these two ever fight. Very surreal. J-dubb love!
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Kogi truck. Not bad. Lots of flavors in one burrito. More interesting than it was good, actually. For $5, what do you expect? It did the job.
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Finally, my purchase from Celene's show. I'm not really an abstract art type of person, but the name of this piece spoke to me. And I love the colors as well as knowing that my little remembrance was made with love. Thanks Celene!
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6 comments:

weezermonkey said...

Hooray for your friend and her art! That is so cool.

So Kogi was only ok? How disappointing.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Looks like fun!

ssinca said...

very fun! hey, that burrito looks like a ton of bang for your buck. very MM of you. ;)

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

But that burrito looks so freaking good! I can't believe it was just ok.

Insomniac said...

I like her stuff... does she have a website?

amber said...

Her stuff is really pretty. Me likes.