Final Friday on Commerce Street – Art and Drinks

Today is Final Friday and the weather is great!  Tonight on Commerce Street – in the downtown Arts District where Final Friday began – there are several galleries open and there is another Temporary Entertainment District!

You may have thought that TED was just an internet thing for techno-geeks with spreadsheets:

http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html

But NO!  Once again, the city in its infinite wisdom, this being the 19th Century, er, 20th Century, er, 21st Century … will allow people of appropriate age, who purchase a drink from a temporary bar, to take it with them into public on the actual street!  Shocking, isn’t it?  Tonight you can go down to Commerce Street, buy a drink from friendly Joe the bartender, and take it with you as you stroll along and take in the sights and sounds and see the art.

Positive Directions is hosting the block party called “Art 4 Life” — their parties are always much better than their spelling — and PDI is the sponsor of the TED district for tonight.  As usual they will be open Final Friday and have a show:

http://pdiks.com/news_events-art_aid.php

From their page:

“The Paul Kroeker and Friends Art Show and Block Party
Sponsored by The Bar’s Open.
What: Fantastic art show with Paul Kroeker and friends with art sales benefitting Positive Directions
Where: Positive Directions, 414 S. Commerce
When: Final Friday, September 30, 2011
Time: 6:00-10:00 pm
How much: FREE”

There will also be live music about 600pm featuring local musicians “Tom Page Trio”:

http://www.reverbnation.com/tompagetrio

Next door Dock 410 should be open, a locally owned eclectic antiques and photography dealer.

Check out as well: Diver Studio, Go Away Garage, Clotia, Fiber Studio, and of course….

Fisch Haus, the granddaddy of the block:

http://www.fischhaus.com/Fisch_Haus/IMAGES.html

http://www.kansas.com/2011/04/10/1801549/fisch-tale.html

Have fun!  Should be a great night – get out and get involved in the art scene Wichita!

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