Inaugural Haynie’s Corner First Fridays coming up this Friday March 6th!

Art Music and Wine at Haynie's Corner Arts District in Evansville, IN

As usual, because I never sleep, Sandpaperdaisy Art WILL BE THERE.

I’m slated to appear at Curvo Labs at 58 Adams Ave on Friday March 6th from 6pm-9pm, for the very first First Fridays event at Haynie’s Corner Art District in Evansville, IN! From the businesses to the artists to the art groups involved, all of us are really excited to be a part of this. Below is the press release for the event!



Contact: Reva Bourgasser            First Fridays Logo
Phone: (812) 422-2111

Business/Artist/Performer Applications:
318 Main Street Suite 101
Evansville, IN 47708

Information about First Fridays Series:

Press Release
Haynie’s Corner Art District to begin First Fridays Series on March 6th

For Immediate Release
Evansville, IN: Haynie’s Corner Art District First Fridays are a collaborative effort between local businesses, neighborhood representatives, and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. It is a self-guided tour of indoor and outdoor art exhibits and performers designed to highlight local artists and the businesses hosting them on every First Friday of the month.

The festivities will kick-off in Haynie’s Corner Art District on March 6th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm with the heart of the events being located near the fountain beside The Alhambra Theatre. Local businesses and a variety of artists will be participating including Sauced, The Dapper Pig, Patchwork Central, Soap Solutions, Penny Lane Coffee House, Stef L’s Amour, The Beauty Room, 22 Jefferson Art Studios & Gallery, Heather Landry, D’Alto Studios, Jenna Citrus, Matt Fitzgerald, Keith Boyd, Emily Gartner and more! For the full list of businesses and artists participating and to see upcoming events in the area, visit

Amy Rivers-Word, newcomer to Haynies Corner Art District with The Dapper Pig, but a known figure on West Franklin said, “It is great to see the type of community development and energy that has been so prevalent on Franklin Street exploding over into other districts! The Dapper Pig is simply thrilled to be a part of this very vital and vibrant neighborhood, and we can’t wait to see the outcome of this this first collaborative event, First Fridays!”

The First Friday Series will run through October 2015. Art District businesses and local artists are encouraged fill out applications to participate in the regularly scheduled events. It is free to participate. Applications can be found at Interested parties in sponsoring the event may call (812) 422-2111 to learn how to support this programming.

Attached documents: First Fridays Logo, First Friday March map

SculptEVV on June 6 this year…I’ll be there!

outdoor art sale with artists of all mediums in Evansville, IN

SculptEVV is an awesome local (Evansville, IN) outdoor art event at Haynie’s Corner with tons of artists of all disciplines, live music and great food at the same location. Going on at the same time are amazing sculpture installations and other events.

Incidentally, I always offer all kinds of deals at my tent, and many others do too. Whether you want to see some fab sculptures, hear the free band, or go feel the pulse of the local art scene and gab with artists of all descriptions, it’s a great day. I have even been known to go play in the fountain.

Here’s my last post about SculptEVV with a few more photos. I had to miss out on last year’s event to finish up a HUGE project, but I’m back this year and it promises to be better than ever.

Art in the City!! Opening reception tonight

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is having their annual Art in the City show, starting with their opening reception tomorrow! Art in the City is the Arts Council’s annual members exhibition, with its Facebook Events Page here:

The reception is May 23, 5PM-7:30PM with an awards ceremony at 6pm. The show runs until June 27th. Another one of those shows I wanted to be in but couldn’t do this summer due to scheduling conflicts. D’oh!! Fortunately there’s always next year, and in the meantime lots of nice art to enjoy this year. There’s at least three fellow Arts Council of Doom members in the show too (some of us like to double dip), Scott Scheller, Matt Perez and JoAnn Goodman. I’m a big fan of their work so I can’t wait to see what they and others there have to offer us this year!

Franklin Street is ON FIRE!! Weekly Bazaar to begin June 21

farmers market local homegrown artist crafter bazaar

As if EDAC wasn’t awesome enough, the Franklin Street Events Association is now gearing up to do the same thing EVERY SATURDAY in Summer. It will be a farmer’s market with all locally grown produce, planning to accept EBT/SNAP so that everyone can have access to good food, and in addition it will include several artist and crafter booths! In short, Franklin Street is establishing its very own weekly Bazaar that will have wonderful fresh food, local art, and crafts all summer long. It’s an amazing initiative and an local event not to be missed!

They’re finalizing their plans now. The last planning meeting is scheduled for June 7th, at 9am. Here’s the Facebook Event Page:

And the Bazaar itself is set to begin on June 21! Here is the event for that: