I went to 1st Friday last month, specifically to the Brushstroke Studio & Gallery. I really like the artwork featured there so I just had to come back. Local foodie & photographer, Felica Perry, of Felicia Perry Photography had her work featured that night, so it was especially nice being there to view her wintery images in person. There were quite a few arts & crafts vendors present also. Raleigh Brewing was on-hand sampling their beers and parked right outside was a food truck I had been wanting to try for a long time now. American Meltdown. Grilled cheese anyone? Also got the brussel sprouts which were awesome. Foods trucks have come a long way.
After the drinking, eating and viewing of the artwork, my equally curiously minded friend and I walked around to see what elese there is to see. One of my favorite things to do is simply go where the road leads me. I don't know what I'll find but I'm happy to explore. We came upon Clouds Brewing. Tried to get in, for ya know, more beer, but the wait was too long so we kept on walking. Walked over to the Carter building on Glenwood. I've never been in there and it was such a fun surprise. This building is filled with art studios, but additionally interesting is that the interior is maze-like. From the street the building looks pretty small and simple, but not the case. There are around 80 small studios in there.