I love my city and the things I love most about it are things I have difficulty participating in because of my illnesses and social anxiety and that pisses me off so much.
So I went with Brian. There were about 200% more people there than I imagined - it was huge and awesome. I was nervous and overwhelmed but after being there a while, I started to relax and focus more on the art than on how I was feeling and how I might look to everyone else.
And I had a good time and felt the same inspiration I always do when I go to the Art Crawl, except much more so.
I bought a small print by local artist Megan Rae:
She has a lot of work I really like, and a lot of pretty cool surrealist stuff, like this Dali-esque peice:
I also bought two prints by another local artist, Tim Francis. After working at Dofasco most of his life, he retired in 2004 and opened a gallery on James St. N.
I got signed prints of Irving's clothing store on James Street that I cannot find a picture of for some reason, and a larger print of This Aint Hollywood:
We decided to end the evening by stopping at This Aint Hollywood for a drink.
I love this city.