One of the reasons I began this blog was to connect within my local community. I encourage every blogger to seek out what's happening in their backyard. Not only is it important to support our local areas but it also is a great way to network. Since Syracuse is my home I'm thrilled to announce the following upcoming events - November and December are going to be amazing!
- The Sign Painters Movie at the Redhouse: Monday, November 4th doors open at 7 pm, viewing is at 7:30 pm. 220 West St, Syracuse, NY. $7 General Admission, $5 for Students. TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR ONLY. "Sign Painters" is a documentary film about the death and rebirth of the art of sign painting in America by Directors Sam Macon and Faythe Levine, which prominently features the mural "Love Letters to Syracuse" by Steve Powers, located on the train trestles over West and West Fayette Streets in downtown Syracuse.
- The Delavan Center Open Studio + Holiday Sale: Friday, November 8 from 5-8pm and Saturday, November 9 from 10am-4pm. Come take a tour, see presses in action and stock up on your favorite letterpress goods at the Delavan Center Studio! Over 40 other artists and businesses in the building will be open for the event, so stop by and see the local artist community. The event is free and open to the public! RSVP on Facebook to receive updates on the event.
[photo credit: Delavan Center]
- Buy Local Bash: Monday, November 25 from 6 – 9:30pm. Visit The Most for the 4th annual Buy Local Bash! This event is sponsored by Syracuse First and will feature live music, local artists, indie retailers, and lots of local food and beverages. Be sure to visit Syracuse First for more information on the event and to purchase your tickets today. RSVP on Facebook to receive updates.
[photo credit: Syracuse First]
- Smock Sip & Shop: Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5 from 3-7pm. Join Smock in the Delavan Center Art Gallery at 501 West Fayette Street for two evenings of holiday fun! Smock will have tons of holiday products available — gift wrap, keepsake gift boxes, letterpress holiday cards, and exclusive, limited-time holiday garland — and you can save 15% if you bring in a canned food item for donation! Join in the DIY holiday crafting projects and enjoy sips & sweets from some of awesome local vendors.
[photo credit: Smock]
I would love to know if you're local and planning on catching these events - or hear more suggestions of upcoming events in the area.