Letter to the Editor

Visit First Friday with the Arts

Have you ever been downtown on the evening of a First Friday?

Local galleries and studios started First Friday with the Arts in 2003 as a way to engage the community with the arts.

As of Jan. 1, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is excited to announce that it has become the coordinator of First Friday with the Arts.

To kick off this transition, a downtownwide Cookie Spree will be held from 5 to 9 tonight. During the Cookie Spree, participating businesses and galleries will serve different types of cookies at their locations, and guests can receive a stamp for every business they visit.

Those who go to five or more downtown galleries or shops will instantly become eligible for a prize.

We hope you'll make it a point to visit the downtown this Friday.

MURIELLE GAITHER, executive director, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau