Enjoy the best of Montclair’s galleries all in an evening, in Montclair Arts Council’s self-guided Gallery Walk this Friday. Thirteen galleries will be open till late on May 21, from 6:00 to 9:00pm, the biggest tour to date, giving you a chance to enjoy art for free, to mingle with other art afficionados, and have a glass of wine or two.
Three of those galleries are new to Montclair: Gallery U, Nye and Company, and Edge Mid-Century Designs.
Among the usual galleries on the walk is Pat Gail Gallery, which will feature the work of self-taught artist and former MHS student, Ariel Corenthal (see image at left). See the full list of participating galleries here.
The Art Bus will, as with the previous Gallery Walk, be on hand to pick up and drop off patrons, while Bike&Walk Montclair, fresh from its Tour de Montclair success, will be organizing riders to bike from gallery to gallery.
If you visit six or more galleries, you’ll have a stab at winning a restaurant gift certificate. And if you’re first to complete MAC’s Facebook Scavenger hunt, a shiny new Flip video camera could be yours. Click here for details on the Gallery Walk.
Making the tour more tasty this year is the fact that three top Montclair restaurants will, for the first time, offer prix fixe menus when you show your Gallery Card. Call ahead and reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
The restaurants are Passione, which is offering a 3-course dinner at $40 a head; Watchung Plaza’s La Couronne, which offers a 3-course dinner plus coffee for $30, and Corso 98 on Walnut St, offering a 3-course dinner at $32 a head. Prices exclude taxes and tips.