Down­town Cam­bridge host­ing “ARTober” Satur­day

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CAM­BRIDGE — Down­town Cam­bridge busi­nesses will host a spe­cial Sec­ond Satur­day event called “ARTober” on Satur­day, Oct. 14.

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and all are wel­come to visit down­town for a fun and art-filled stroll through down­town. High­lights in­clude chalk art­work along the side­walks, a per­for­mance by Tommy Buck­ets, re­cep­tions at gal­leries and shops, live mu­si­cal per­for­mances, and more.

Busi­nesses also will be jazz­ing up the side­walks with unique chalk art in front of their shops, host­ing re­cep­tions for Sec­ond Satur­day strollers, and fea­tur­ing spe­cial Sec­ond Satur­day sales.

Thomas’s Fine Jew­elry, 525 Po­plar Street, will host lo­cal craft artist Ka­teri Chen. Sun­ny­side Shop host graphic artist and il­lus­tra­tor Erick Sahler. Both Sun­ny­side and But­ter­fly Boutique will host spe­cial sales and re­cep­tions. The High Spot fea­tures an out­door dis­play of the work of Chris Hub­bard, lo­cal spray paint artist. Stop by Jew­elry by Cot­tage Stu­dio, 410 Race Street, to learn more about their jew­elry mak­ing classes. The Wine Bar, also hosts their Sec­ond Satur­day wine tast­ing re­cep­tion.

Craig’s Phar­macy and gift shop will fea­ture pho­tog­ra­pher Jay Flem­ing, in­clud­ing a spe­cial pro­mo­tion when pur­chas­ing Flem­ing’s “Work­ing the Water.” Honey Bee Trad­ing at Fish­ing Creek Bar­ber Shop, 432 Race Street, will fea­ture the art­work of lo­cal crafts­man Kevin David­son from 5 to 8 p.m.

In honor of Breast Cancer Aware­ness Month, Black Water Bak­ery lo­cated at 429 Race Street hosts a spe­cial ben­e­fit for “Women Sup­port­ing Women” fundraiser between 5 to 9 p.m. The event in­cludes live mu­sic, spe­cialty drinks, din­ner and desserts.

Cal­ista’s Boutique, now in res­i­dence down­town at 406 Race Street, will host Tommy Buck­ets, a Dorch­ester County na­tive now tour­ing with his in­ter­ac­tive per­for­mance us­ing three-gal­lon buck­ets and more. This is a fun and in­ter­ac­tive per­for­mance for all ages.

In the gal­leries, Main Street Gallery, lo­cated at 518 Po­plar Street, hosts its Sec­ond Satur­day re­cep­tion plus a pot­ter’s wheel demon­stra­tion out­side. Its cur­rent gallery show fea­tures a cel­e­bra­tion of five years in op­er­a­tion.

Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts, 321 High Street, hosts its Com­mu­nity Pho­tog­ra­phy and Dig­i­tal Arts Ex­hibit and Com­pe­ti­tion. Cash prizes will be awarded in each di­vi­sion for first, sec­ond and third place. Cash prizes also will be awarded for Best Use of Light (one award for each di­vi­sion). Re­cep­tion and Awards Cer­e­mony will be held as part of Sec­ond Satur­day on Oc­to­ber 14, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

From 2 to 4 p.m., The Art Bar up­stairs at 317 High, hosts a “Yoga and Self-Heal­ing Work­shop,” a med­i­ta­tive ex­er­cise of heal­ing. Con­tact Jade Vine at info@jade-vine.org for more in­for­ma­tion. Liv Again, 317 High Street, hosts an “UP­cy­cle De­sign & Art Show” fea­tur­ing the func­tional art pieces by Adrian Holmes start­ing at 6 p.m.

Look­ing for some­thing fun to do in cel­e­bra­tion of au­tumn? The Robin Hood Shop hosts a fun and fes­tive pump­kin dec­o­rat­ing con­test with prizes! A spe­cial pump­kin dec­o­rat­ing op­por­tu­nity is also avail­able just for the kids. Call the shop at 410-2286339 to reg­is­ter in ad­vance and for more in­for­ma­tion.

There is lots to do and see in down­town Cam­bridge, with new busi­nesses open­ing up through­out the last few months. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cam­bridge­main­street.com or visit Face­book, In­sta­gram or Twit­ter.

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