About 200 ardent supporters of First Friday came out to socialize. Most of the best known artist, gallery and shop owners were there. David Figler, a downtown resident and KNPR commentator MC’d the event.
The 2 story penthouse loft of Soho Lofts was a great venue for a party. You’ll see from the pictures it’s in what we call “gray shell” condition, ready for the finishing decor.
Grocery Stores, and REI and the fate of the Arts District, and of course First Friday were the hot topics of the conversations I had with Tony Bondi, my best friend and travel agent Terry Wilsey, Denise Duarte and Marlene Adrian. We ran into Steve Ligouri, Marty Walsh, Phil Hagen, Amy Schmidt and Kristin from Vurb Magazine, Cindy Funkhouser, Naomi Arin, Stephen Jackson the architect, and many others.