You’ve heard of First Friday, but what about Third Thursday? Although not as familiar, there are no crowds to fight, intimate conversations are effortless and you’re likely to meet gallery owners and artists face to face. If you feel you’re lacking in the art department, this is the place to get caught up.
Third Thursday Art Step is coming up September 20 and will return on the third Thursday of each month. Lasting from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in downtown Bryan, it’s an art-filled event that welcomes the entire family for free.
The evening will be hosted by a handful of galleries within walking distance of each other. This month, drop by Parker Astin Arts Center, which encompasses The Frame Gallery, Purple Turtle Art Studio and other art spots. These are wonderful studios where you can experience a mix of art and culture. SEAD Gallery will be open late to visitors, and is a great place to delve into the blending of science, art and composition. Downtown Uncorked will be hosting works by Brazos Valley Art League, and Art979, also known as The Village, will put on a reception throughout the evening for the artists and visitors.
Third Thursday Art Step began in 2005 when Greta Watkins at The Frame Gallery was inspired to partner with another local gallery in Bryan and host an art walk. “We felt it couldn’t be called Art Walk because it was only two galleries, so we called it Art Step, and since then, it just stuck,” Watkins explained.
After Art Step got started, there was a short time when the event stepped out of the spotlight, but it made its return last year with over seven galleries putting a foot in. Now, Third Thursday is the perfect place to get some exercise, immerse yourself in classic and modern art, and meet gallery owners and artists.
Are you inspired yet? Step on down to Bryan this Third Thursday!