First Friday – Sugar
First Friday at Sugar: The Valentine’s Edition
Valentine’s Day can be awesome. It can aslso be a holiday that is laden with out of date expectations. So join us in claiming Valentine’s Day for what we think it should be:
a celebration of building the romantic life you desire (whatever that looks like)
a celebration of building the sex life you desire (whatever that looks like)
a celebration of the fact that desires evolve and change over a lifetime
a celebration of asking for what you want
a celebration of love – especially of loving your most important partner – you!
We’ll have drinks, snacks, a dart board with unhealthy expectations, adult coloring and a station to write a love letter to you and/or a partner. All with great music spinning in the background and fresh toys on display! Don’t miss it!
First Friday – Atomic Books
Another Casual First Friday! We’ll have snacks from the Golden West Cafe and Happy Hour prices all night! Come hang out and share your Winter Storm Jonas stories!
First Friday – MUD and METAL
Voices of LOVE!
Opening: Feb 5, 2016, 6-9
Feb 5 – March 30, 2016
THE GALLERY ABOVE MUD AND METAL is hosting an exhibit with work created by clients working with Itineris. The works will be each clients interpretation of LOVE! Itineris is an organization committed to helping people provide opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate meaningfully in all aspects of adult life.
The Drew Putzel Creative Art Program (DPCAP) provides opportunities for our emerging artists to express themselves creatively and individually, while actively contributing to the local art community. This community integration has benefits far beyond their art exposure, as people with disabilities (especially autism) often face numerous social deficits and barriers to community inclusion. DPCAP serves as a recreational and therapeutic opportunity, while also providing clients with vocational training through a series of creative micro-businesses that operate out of our studio. For many clients, working in our production studio has been a vocational spring-board for the development of their own individual businesses, both art related and otherwise. This also is very crucial as people with disabilities face even greater barriers to meaningful employment.