Third Fridays in Yellow Springs mean many galleries, cafes & other venues providing artistic entertainment. In September, you can “Experience Art” during the YS Experience Wellness weekend. Among this month’s unique offerings is the public meditation event “Be Well – Be the Peace!” with community members gathering from 6-7pm in the Art Park (100 Corry St). Enjoy opening receptions and live music all evening. Start your weekend off with a feast for the senses!
John Bryan Community Pottery, 100 Dayton St, Celebrating JBCP:
Join in Celebrating JBCP: Community Testimonials. The “Pot Shop” Team wishes to celebrate its achievements with a toast to everyone involved in this wonderful studio! Photographs by Nadia Mulhall and Lynn Riewerts Carine as well as pottery by students, teachers and members past & present will be featured.
Spirited Goat Coffee House, 118 Dayton St, Selected Works from Tony Powers & I.A.M. Finn Art
Stop in to hear the music of Giggle Grass, and enjoy the sketches of Tony Powers and the paintings of I.A.M. Finn Art. A unique collection of artwork from two young local artist-musicians is waiting for you! Spirited Goat provides vibrant and friendly environs, ideal for a relaxing conversation in the midst of great art.
Village Artisans, 100 Corry St, The Spirit of Nature
The Opening Reception for The Spirit of Nature highlights the work of several local artists, and the pieces evoke the deep feelings embodied in the show’s title. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and the company of interesting creative individuals. Village Artisans is always a fun and comfortable place to be!
YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry St, The Last Two Years of My Life:
New Paintings by Glenn Owen
With over 30 one-man shows in his 56 years as an artist, Glenn Owen continues to surprise and stimulate. Owen, former YSHS art teacher, presents images that have been described as "fractal" and "psychedelic". Join us for the Opening Reception, with Barbara Leeds wooing us with classical music on the YSAC Gallery's outdoor patio!
“would you, could you” In A Frame, 113 Corry St, An Exquisite Mix of Artwork
This contemporary art gallery displays the fine work of artists and craftspeople from this region and around the United States. Featuring beautiful hand-crafted jewelry and other distinctive pieces, "would you, could you" is an important stop to make during your Third Friday: Experience Art.
The Winds Café, 215 Xenia Ave, Paintings from Mary Baker Koch
Enjoy a truly incredible meal at The Winds in the midst of a stunning collection from Mary Baker Koch. Koch brings thoughtful color schemes to the canvas, capturing the essence of nature. You will be thrilled with the experience – from the subtle flavors to the food presentation to the artwork.
Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave, Kings Yard, Undersea Circus by Christine Klinger
Christine Klinger has always been attracted to the circus, and this passion is reflected in her new series of abstract paintings. Fantasize about running off with a troupe of artists. Springs Gallery exhibits a wide variety of original fine arts, signature crafts and gift items by local & regional artists.
Emporium Wines & Underdog Café, 233 Xenia Ave, Photography by Alan Staiger
Alan Staiger brings a unique twist to the natural settings that he is fond of capturing. Literally and figuratively reflective, Staiger’s work is distinctive and engaging. Stop by the Emporium during Third Friday and enjoy wine tasting accompanied by the music of George Bieri and the Root Cellar Blues.
Sunrise Café, 259 Xenia Ave, Karen Santilli Photography
"Finally Home" is just one of many great photographs being featured by Karen Santilli. With a strong sensitivity to the emotions exerted by still objects, Santilli's work is impactful! Sunrise Cafe offers a variety of delicious dishes and signature drinks to satisfy the palate. An ideal place to end your evening!
Main Squeeze, 229 Xenia Ave, Paintings by Christine Klinger & Mosaic Pieces by Johanna Smith
Main Squeeze is the newest venue on the Third Friday map, and Debi is kicking things off in style with a wine making demo coupled with a meet & greet involving several local artists. Christine and Johanna are among the featured artists displaying their work, and you’ll love the bright space the Main Squeeze Team has created!