ArtWalk Weekend: the Fall Fancy Friday
Fancy Friday events are planned with fun, fan
ciness, and fundraising for worthy causes in mind. Participants get dressed in their finest suits, tuxes, dresses and gowns and paint the town. The quarterly events, held in Downtown Nashua, include participating restaurants and bars with generous food and drink discounts and no cover, professional portraits, fun demonstrations, and a silent auction for participants who have purchased wristbands.
Participating locations include Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, Fody's Tavern, Obrien's, The Timber Grille, San Francisco Kitchen, The Old Amsterdam, and Stella Blu. The Hunt Memorial Building will be the location for a silent auction of numerous Fancy items, FREE professional portraits by Matthew Lomanno Photograph for participants in their Fancy attire, and a taste preview from the all new Riverside Barbeque Company.
The cost of a Fancy Friday wrist band is only $10. The proceeds from Fall Fancy Friday will benefit City Arts Nashua.
Wristbands are available at Fresh of Nashua on Main Street and M&C Clothing and Gifts at 650 Amherst Street beginning September 20. Fresh is a fabulous ladies boutique and M&C is a consignment shop with Fancy digs at remarkably reasonable prices. Wristbands will be available the night of the event at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant on Canal Street from 6-9pm. Margarita's features ample free parking.
Sponsors include Showcase Performing Arts Center of Hudson, M&C Clothing and Gifts, Anthony Grassetti Photography, Industrial Solutions, Artistic Tile and the Persian Rug Gallery.
September 27, 2012, 6-10 pm, Hunt Memorial Building
The "Oh, So Fancy!" Silent Auction
We are grateful to all the donors who have generously given items to make your life much Fancier.
All proceeds will go to City Arts Nashua.
Tie One On
Donated by Chamber of Commerce president Chris Williams, Nashua’s most dapper dignitary, bid high to be the proud owner of one of his Favorite Fancy Ties, so you can be almost as dapper as he is.
If you win, you can claim the very Fancy Bullfighter on this stunning poster, hang it on the wall of your home, and proudly tell everyone it came from the private collection of Meri and Charlie Goyette, Nashua’s premier arts patrons. Hemmingway would love it.
I <3 NY
Fancy? In a rather weird way. Bid on “Coney Island Fun” by Nashua-native photographer Robin Luna (she’s Meri and Charlie’s daughter) and have a piece of the Big Apple on your wall.
Best Face Forward
Ladies, this Elizabeth Grady Signature Facial would be the perfect way to pamper yourself. Gentlemen, your winning high bid will be a great gift for the woman in your life, or for yourself if you are in the mood to be really Fancy. Donated by Elizabeth Racioppi, Chair of the Nashua Arts Commission.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Two winning tickets to spending time in a fantastic world where nothing is what it seems, but everything is Very Fancy: a tea party, a royal court, a cat, a caterpillar, whimsy and wordplay in Peacock Players October rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Thank you for generosity times two.
Win two tickets to see the seemingly ugly ogre become heroic and win the Fancy, Feisty Princess in Peacock Players rendition of Shrek the Musical. Thank you, Peacock Players.
Bring Out Your Artiste
You think you have no artistic talent? Think again. Win a gift certificate for two to Nashua’s newest art sensation, Art With a Splash, and find out how easy it is to paint a great picture fancy enough to hang at your home, while enjoying your favorite BYOB.
For the highest bid you can impress your friends with a box of the best holiday cards in town featuring Nashua’s Fanciest downtown landmark, the Hunt Memorial Building, in an art-quality reproduction of Joyce Kingman’s watercolor “Winter Holiday Stroll,” which won first prize at the 2003 Winter Holiday Stroll Art Contest. Donated by the Trustees of the Hunt Memorial Building
Dare to Begin
Win two Orchestra tickets to the October 5 opening night of Symphony NH and see, be seen, and listen to Beethoven’s grand Symphony, Hayden’s TeDeum for the Empress Maria Theresa (how can you be any Fancier?) and Tchaikowsky’s epic Violin Concerto with sensational soloist Ruth Palmer. Donated by Symphony NH.
Another chance to win tickets for Dare to Begin, Symphony NH’s opening night on October 5. This time it’s Conductor’s Circle seats for you, your significant other and two best friends. Fancy Times Four.
OOO La La!
We all know that if it is French, it is Fancy. Bid high for a voucher for two tickets to any November performance of Les Miserables, which according to Victor Hugo, author of the book it is based on, “is a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsehood to truth, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from corruption to life; from bestiality to duty, from hell to heaven, from nothingness to God.” Wow. Donated by the Actorsingers.
These aren’t just books, they are Very Fancy journals, made completely with recycled materials and totally hand crafted including the page stitching and bindings. Bid high, and you will have four beautiful works of art for journaling, or four wonderful gifts for the holidays. Donated by Holly Klump.