By Kathleen Vanesian
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501 E. Roosevelt St.
Everything’s coming up roses at Jennifer Beresford Toolan’s colorfully homespun flower shop, design studio, gallery, and boutique. Regular Hours: First Fridays, noon-11 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; and by appointment. Art Detour: Mixed-media collages and paintings by Darcy McGrane, manipulated digital images from Margaret A. Wright’s “Not Found in Nature” series, and paintings by Toolan and D.H. Beresford, Friday, noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m. (with demonstrations by recycled-glass artists all day); and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
824 N. Central Ave.
Architect Craig Stoffel’s new retail operation provides a sneak preview during Art Detour weekend, showing off its line of modular urban-style furniture. Stoffel will also feature the work of local artists in his store. Regular Hours:None. Art Detour: New work from painters Paul Parthun and Kris Kollasch, Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
MADE art boutique
922 N. 5th St.
Arty entrepreneurs Cindy Dach and Greg Esser’s bountiful boutique overflows with functional objects and curios from local artists, as well as plenty of hand-painted tee shirts, stylish magazines, and urbane books. Regular Hours: First and Third Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour:Metal and jewelry artist Francine Sumner displays her work in the courtyard, Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (with a workshop in which attendees can decorate cookies in the style of famous artists on Saturday-Sunday).
Metro Arts Project Market
822 N. 4th St.
Rather than risk running afoul of the law by setting up on private property, more than 30 artists and vendors including fantastic realist Robert Anderson and spooky sculptor Scott Owens got permission from the land owner to peddle their paintings and other artwork at this bizarre bazaar. (No relation to the arty charter school.) Regular Hours: First Fridays, 6:30-11 p.m. Art Detour: Friday, 6:30-11 p.m. (with the Live Thru the Wire experimental DJ collective at 8 p.m.); and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 133
Get your licks in at attorney Kelly McDonald’s guitar shop, where art-walk patrons can try out any of the axes and other stringed instruments that line the walls. Regular Hours:First Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Art Detour:Open Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 148
Thanks to fashionistas Jodi Mickelson and Amber Dennison, you won’t have to head to Snottsdale for designer duds. Regular Hours: First Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Detour: Open Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
ROOSEVELT/EVANS-CHURCHILL EATERIES & NIGHTLIFE
718 N. Central Ave.
Cosmopolitan to the nth degree, the glitzy gay bar Amsterdam offers a piano bar, two discotheques, and monthly exhibitions of ab-fab artwork in several media. Regular Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; and Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. Art Detour: New work by local artists, Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-4 a.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (with DJs spinning high-energy dance music at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday).
128 E. Roosevelt St.
Artful touches abound throughout John Logan and Carla Wade’s comestible corral, whether it’s sketches by local brushheads under the bar, photos or paintings on the walls, or, of course, their signature panini and ciabatta sandwiches, and other gourmet grub. Regular Hours:Monday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Art Detour: New works by graphic artist Igor Brezhnev, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (with acoustic guitarists Will Elliot and Andrew Collberg at 9 p.m. Saturday); and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. (with jazz by Alan Jones at 6 p.m.).
905 N. 4th St.
When pleasing your palate in Johnny Chu’s chic Asian-fusion cafe, your eyes will definitely start to wander to the work of local avant-garde artists hanging throughout the restaurant. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Art Detour: New work by local artists, Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Matt’s Big Breakfast
801 N. 1st St.
Start the day right even if your day starts at noon by grabbing some grub at this quaint diner and hipster hangout. Regular Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Art Detour: Breakfast and lunch available all weekend, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.