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First Friday Art
It’s July 3rd, First Friday night! The boyfriend and I hop on the light rail and start our journey into First Fridays. We wander into a bistro called Carly’s and discover they have a sweet happy hour. I used to think downtown was too expensive, but you just have to know where to find the deals. We try something called a Blushing Belgium, which combines framboise with Guinness—very tasty. We talk and watch the crowds of people pass us by. There are so many different groups. This is why I love Phoenix’s First Friday. There are Goths, followed by a family, then a high school couple, then a street show featuring roller blades and tutus. Watching the crowds go by is better than watching TV.
After our drinks, we head through the galleries and I buy my first piece of art! It’s a print of a phoenix rising with “love” written vertically. First Friday is full of Phoenix pride. We see a graffiti artist painting PHX on canvases in very creative ways. I am excited for next month’s event, and who knows? Maybe I’ll find my second piece of art.