Big Doin’s in JUNE

Everyone here at the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast in Richmond, VA is all a-buzz. June 5, 6, and 7th is promising to be a fun weekend. It starts off with the June 5 Artwalk of the eighth season of First Friday Artwalks. First Fridays takes place monthly, rain or shine, generally between the hours of 6:00-10:00pm (though it is best to check with individual venues), and currently features almost 30 diverse art galleries, cultural sites, shops, and restaurants. The 8th Season is generously Presented by the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts. For complete details and exhibition listings, go to http://www.firstfridaysrichmond.com/ or call Curated Culture at 804.344.1508. Experience something new. Buy more art or start a collection. Bring someone new with you to First Fridays. Visit an Artist Talk. Make it an evening. Introduce art to a youngster. Get out of your comfort zone. Laugh, love, learn, listen…And, if you stay with us here at the William Miller House we’ll give you a map with the galleries and other venues clearly marked so you don’t miss any of the action.

After the late night on Friday, you’ll wake to our custom-blended coffee and a fabulous breakfast at 9 AM. Then a day to do whatever you want, kick back or hit the sight-seeing trail. But, Sunday is BROAD APPETIT!

More than 50 of Richmond’s very best Chefs will prepare $3 mini-dish favorites for you to enjoy. Each chef will submit their dish to be judged by a panel of experts who will determine who has the “To Die For” Dish of Richmond. And new this year is the “To Diet For” Dessert Award, both sponsored by Richmond Magazine. You will not go home hungry or broke!

Broad Appétit, the newest food event for the Richmond region, gears up for the 2nd annual “smorgasbord in the street”, scheduled for June 7, 2009. In its first year, organizers were amazed at the unprecedented 7,500 food devotees that showed up to it’s inaugural meal table, so this year it is all about food and lots of it! Mark your calendar and bring your re-usable shopping bags!

Whodunnit? is an invitational exhibition of work by 125 artists. All exhibited works will be originals in a 6″ x 9″ or smaller format and will sell for the fixed price of $50.00 (all work will be signed on the back; anonymity is the key). The name of the artist for each work is kept secret during the exhibition, only to be revealed at the completion of the sale. The work will be on view during First Fridays Artwalk on June 5, 2009 and gallery hours on Saturday. On Sunday, June 7, the work will be sold at Ghostprint Gallery (noon – 5pm) during Broad Appétit. Whether the piece is by a well-known or emerging artist is anyone’s guess. Participating artists will be eligible to receive the funds raised for a public art project for the neighborhood.

And visit Metro Sound’s “Metro Market” – An arts and craft market featuring over 35 local and regional vendors from 12pm-5pm. “Metro Market” will be held inside the Metro Space Gallery located next to Popkin’s Tavern at 119 W. Broad Street. Metro Sound, located at 117 W. Broad Street we host 5 bands featuring jazz, blues and swing bands from the Richmond Area from 12pm – 5pm.

I hear there will be bug cook-off demo’s, and other demo’s, but mostly, there’s the chance to taste some of the best chef’s dishes all in one place. This should be very exciting — but unfortunately dogs are not allowed – so I will have to stay home and wait. If you would like to take advantage of this once a year opportunity, check our reservations and see if we have room for you at http://resnexus.com/resnexus/reserve/book.aspx?ID=1133&ResID=1660.

Come see me soon!

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