Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September Second Thursday -- Last outdoor Second Thursday 'til 2009! Don't miss it!

Don't miss the awesome events happening Second Thursday, September 11th all over Old town.

Here's the info on some of the different events!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

August Second Thursday Brings the WAAC band back!!

Last month's event was truly great, and this month will be just as rad! People were grooving to the music, enjoying the snack, and strolling down the street taking advantage of the extended hours of many participating shops and galleries. If you didn't catch the fun last time, be sure not to miss out on August 14th from 6:30 - 8:30 in Market Square.

And, as always, there will be free popcorn and info on who's participating in the gallery hop portion of the event.

Come join us!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dont miss these sure to be open Studios at the Torpedo Factory!!

So, as you may know, there are 82 studios. 6 galleries and tons of fantastic original works of art at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

And, this Thursday, and every Second Thursday (year round!) this building stays open late to the public. This is such a huge part of Second Thursday Art Night that it's a must-see for anyone doing the gallery hop.

Although not all studios will be open, several definitely will.
Here's a list of some that will definitely be open (and honoring the 5% special discount for gallery hoppers):

Rosemary Covey - Studio # 224
Penny Barringer, Estelle Vernon, and Barbaro Eriksdotter Gendell - Studio # 201
Laura Edwards - Studio # 9
Lori Katz & Ruth Gowell - Studio # 8

There will be many many other studios open as well. Just ask the individual artists if they are participating in the promotion if you are interested in taking home some original art.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thursday JULY 10th : The WAAC Band

Join us at the Alexandria's City Hall Market Square for live music, free popcorn and information about who’s participating in that evening's art gallery hop in Old Town!
6-9pm, 301 King St. Alexandria, VA.
Come hear Alexandria's very own WAAC Band, an evolving group of students, faculty, and friends of Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center who continue to bring heartfelt performances of melodious improvised rock harmonies.

Join us at the City Hall Market Square to find out more about individual participating locations including gallery opening receptions, Potomac Riverboat Co. dog cruises, live music performances, Hotel Monaco’s Yappy Hour, and more!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Addresses of Participating Galleries:

Cobblestone Gallery and B&G Studios
213 King Street, second floor.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N Union St.
*not all studios will be participating

The Art League
105 N Union St.

Target Gallery
105 N Union St.

Gallery West
1213 King St.

The Athenaeum
201 Prince St.

Elizabeth Stone Gallery
1127 King St.

A Touch of Art
1222 King St.


La Muse
108 N Patrick St.

Gold Works
1400 King St.

The Shoe Hive
115 S. Royal St.

325 Cameron St.

Imagine Artwear
1124 King Street

Elinor Coleman's Vintage Mirage
210 N. Lee St.

Barkley Square
1 Wales Alley

Whistle Stop Hobbies
130 S. Royal St.

The Christmas Attic
125 S. Union St.

The Sugar Cube
210 N. Lee St.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ATTN: FOLK ROCK LOVERS... Awesome Live Music in Old Town

The Right Nows will be playing a FREE performance in Market Square:
301 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
June 12th from 6 - 9pm.

There will also be FREE popcorn! Yum.

For all you folk rock lovers, here's more about THE RIGHT NOWS:

Betsy James- Guitar, Lead Vocals, Lyrics
Jen Chang- Viola, Backing Vocals, Lyrics
Gregg Hammond- Lead Guitar

Gregg Hammond is the owner and guitar professor at www.dcguitarlessons.com Betsy James, a student of Professor Hammond pitched her original songs ideas to him and brought on board her close friend, Jen Chang to play viola, and sing backing vocals.

As a trio they formed the band the folk rock "The Right Nows" featuring the sound of 2 acoustic guitars, viola, and soulful vocals to create a new and upcoming style of music.

Both Betsy and Jen are DC public school teachers. Hammond is the founder of the DC chapter of Guitars Not Guns program which provides guitars and guitar lessons to foster care children and at risk youth in the DC metro area.

Information on the band is available at:

and songs can be heard at:

This performance is part of the monthly Second Thursday Art Night monthly GALLERY HOP.
Read below for more details!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 12th Second Thursday!

Well the summer's really here now, and how better to celebrate than to get out there and walk around Old Town Alexandria, soaking in the rich architecture while checking out the local art, shops and restaurants.

It seems Second Thursday Art Night Gallery Hop has some pretty cool events lined up this time around! Participating locations (and links to their websites) are listed on the right side of this page, and more specific info is located in the list a bit further down the page.

Some especially cool sounding happenings are:

Live music and free popcorn in Market Square!
Featuring The Right Nows

If you haven't heard their soulful, folk sound, you can check it out on their myspace page, here:


Also pretty awesome sounding is the Athenaeum's Summer Concert Series featuring Madeline MacNeil @ 7PM.
This one has a cover, $10 at the door, and you can find more details here:

And of course, Doggie Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco is always super fun.
Here's a funny Wash Post review of that event:

Also, be sure to stop by the info table (by the music in Market Square, to get your promo for 5% off any participating location.

See you all out there!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Rain, Rain GO AWAY... May 8th Event postponed

Due to the projected thunderstorms this evening, we have decided to postpone the outdoor portion of tonight's gallery hop (the band and free popcorn in Market Square) until next month's event. The 5% discounts will still be valid for people who wish to use them, but we are not going to be able to do outdoor music and info table this time around.

I suppose we did need the rain!

Feel free to call me personally with any questions,

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 8th Gallery Hop with Live Music and Popcorn!

Second Thursday Art Night hosts a monthly Gallery Hop in Old Town Alexandria!

When: Thursday May 8th
And Every Second Thursday through September, 2008

Where: 301 King St, and all participating locations!

For an updated list of participating locations and events check:

Start out your evening at Alexandria’s Town Square, 301 King St. for live music, popcorn, and information about participating locations. Then walk, trolley, or hop down the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria and take in the great art, architecture and dining this town has to offer!

May 8th Featured events:
Live music by the Right Now’s starting at 6pm in Town Square

Free popcorn, and information of who’s participating in the gallery hop.

And much more at the individual participating locations!

For more information email:

Illustration provided by The Alexandria Times newspaper

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Second Thursday Art Night Kicks off with All About Dogs May 8th!

Welcome to the Second Thursday Art Night Blog!
Check here to see all the participating locations and any special events.