First Friday: Ornament Signing, Dog Adoption, 'Kenmore in Snow' and More

While your walking gallery to gallery, enjoy the holiday decorations in the windows of downtown businesses.

Christine Lush–Rodriguez created this blue pottery ornament from her photograph of Fredericksburg's skyline.  Photo by Susan Larson.
Christine Lush–Rodriguez created this blue pottery ornament from her photograph of Fredericksburg's skyline. Photo by Susan Larson.
The first Friday of each month is a special evening in Fredericksburg.  Downtown art galleries are open late with artist receptions, featuring new exhibits for the next month.  Businesses and restaurants often schedule special events, too.

Here's a sample of what's on tap for First Friday December:

Christine Lush–Rodriguez will be signing her Fredericksburg themed Christmas ornament from 5 - 7 :30 p.m. at Heather Boutique, 721 Caroline St.  The Williamsburg-blue pottery skyline, based on a photo by the artist, is available at the boutique and the Fredericksburg Visitor Center for $27.50.

Meet the dogs of Old Dominion Humane Society from 6 - 8 p.m. at OddBox Studios, 526-1 Wolfe St.  Watch the doggie photo shoot and chat with humane society staff about adoption.

Weadon Studio is hosting a runway show by Carter Hair Design and a Small Works art show.  A portion of the proceeds from sales are going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Casey Alan Shaw debuts "Kenmore in Snow," a 4' x 3' acrylic on canvas based on a photograph by moi, Susan Larson.  Shaw will be at Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St., from 6 - 9 p.m.

Click the hyperlinks below to see what's on store at these locations:

Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St.

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 911 Charles St.

Bill Harris Art Studio, exhibiting at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.
  • New works on exhibit through December 2013 at Kybecca Wine Bar, 402 William St. 

Brush Strokes Gallery, 824 Caroline St.

Colonial Art and Frame, 709 Caroline St.

The Copper Shop
, 1707 Princess Anne St.

Dan Finnegan Pottery, shown at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts,  813 Sophia St.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.

Oddbox Studios, 526-1 Wolfe St.

Ponshop, 712 Caroline St.

P. Rose Gallery
, 709 Caroline St.

Sophia Street Studios, 1104 Sophia St.

Studio A
, 1011-A Princess Anne St. (The studio is upstairs.)

Tanya M. Richey Studio Gallery
, 817 Caroline St.
  • Christmas ornaments based on four Fredericksburg scenes and many holiday cards are among December's featured art.

Visual Treats Design Studio
, 1002 Princess Anne St

Water Street Studio
, 915 A Sophia St.

Weadon Studios
, 305 Hanson Ave, Suite 130

Wegner Wildlife Gallery
, 520 Wolfe St.

Editor's Note:  If you are having a First Friday special event, please email me each month a week ahead of time to be included in this growing list.  Include a jpeg or pdf, if available.  Thank you.  Susan.Larson@Patch.com

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