Downtown Cambridge hosting “ARTober” Saturday
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 email@example.com 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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