First Friday with the Arts Shuttle Back for Second Run

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

June 29, 2009 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus and the ARound Town Art Group is proud to sponsor the free First Friday Art Shuttle from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3.

Due to the success of the first free shuttle for First Friday in June, ARound Town members are pleased to continue this service for First Friday on July 3. Around Town members urge art enthusiasts to celebrate the July 4 holiday on Friday, July 3 with the arts. 

The shuttle service will pick up and transport visitors every half hour to the following locations: Edward Bernard Gallery, Westray: Hosting the Cat Ranch Art Guild, Global Café, Garden Gallery, Gallery 1-2-5, The Artist Studio, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, River Campus Art Gallery and the Crisp Museum.  A schedule of pick up times will be available at the participating locations during First Friday festivities.

The free shuttle has been provided by ARound Town members:  Edward Bernard Gallery, Westray: Hosting the Cat Ranch Art Guild, Global Café, Garden Gallery, Gallery 1-2-5, The Artist Studio, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, River Campus Art Gallery and the Crisp Museum.

“Around Town” is a collective network of artists, studios and galleries promoting interest in the arts and public awareness of the presentation of fine artistic venues. “First Friday” is a partnering of studios and galleries in Cape Girardeau in an effort to provide the city with a monthly arts venue. Many local art galleries have shows open on the first Friday of each month with local, regional and national artists displaying their artistic and diverse mediums. Several galleries provide light refreshments, and all visitors are encouraged to visit the studios and galleries during the monthly event.  

For more information, contact members of ARound Town.