2nd Friday on Webster Street has tons to offer

Courtesy photo    Ashli Ghoul will display her unique Halloween-themed artwork as part of the Sept. 13 2nd Friday artwalk.

Every second Friday turns the West End into an explosion of art. Several Webster Street merchants participate. Cap off the September artwalk, next Friday, Sept. 13, drop by the Concerts in the Park at Crab Cove. This month’s performers, SambaDa, will have hips shaking to some hot salsa sounds from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Webster Street’s off-beat gift store, Feathered Outlaw, at 1506 Webster, pulls out all the stops for 2nd Fridays. From 7 to 10 p.m. the public is invited to a haunting evening of mystics and horror at the shop. Costumes are encouraged!

This month’s featured artist is Feathered Outlaw’s very own Ashli Ghoul. She creates both realistic horror icons and Halloween tattoo flash, using mixed media, such as acrylic, watercolor, Prisma Colors and Copic markers. 

Expect to see familiar faces such as the Bride of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Pennywise and Sabrina. Ghoul is best-known for her Halloween blog, “Halloween Herbivore” where she showcases a Halloween lifestyle and a spooky shopping guide.
Music will be DJ’d by Zack Bateman. Light bites and beverages provided. the event is free, open to all ages, all-inclusive and open to the public.

Elsewhere on Webster Street, the 2nd Friday Art Walk events take place from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring street vendors and live music throughout the evening. 

The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster, will feature local bands performing live music. J Gallerie, 1517 Webster, will host an art and wine reception for Daniel Garcia, an artist from Venezuela currently on display in the gallery. J Couture, 1513 Webster, will feature a Sip & Shop event, a perfect blend of wine and shopping in the vintage-style consignment gift store. And for a special meal not frequently offered on the West End, visit Café Jolie’s pop-up dinner featuring live jazz at 1500 Webster.