Have you been to Urbana First Fridays, organized by Imbibe Urbana? Every first Friday of each month, Imbibe Urbana hosts all kinds of fun and cool community events in and around downtown Urbana! In February we were invited to host a pop-up poster printing mini-workshop for everyone, from 5:30-8:00. Folks got hands on and screen printed their own LOVE FOR ALL poster to take home with you. We were set up in the Cohen Building, across the street from Bohemia at the corner of Race & Vine in downtown Urbana. We were in the same space as Lumen Events, who hosted cocktails for the evening, plus a black-out poetry craft table.
About the LOVE FOR ALL design:
This Urbana First Friday will certainly got us all in the mood for Valentine’s Day, with over 100 poems posted around Urbana businesses. Annie Feldmeier Adams designed this sweet LOVE FOR ALL design, which is particularly poignant this time of year. In addition to the free poster prints, Imbibe Urbana were selling these shirts for $15, all proceeds went to support Urbana First Fridays!
Here are some of the other cool events that happened:
Love Local: Free Beer Tasting and more! at Common Ground Food Co-op
Wine tastings at Pizza M
C4A Gallery: Rich Gouinlock Opening Reception at Community Center for the Arts
Live music at Cinema GalleryThe Iron Post and The Urbana Free Library
Yoga at Amara Yoga & Arts
Free acupuncture at Urbana Acupuncture, llc
Dinner and drink specials all over downtown (The Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery, Siam Terrace, Crane Alley!)
Something crazy, cool (and still secret!) by Lumen
Infinite Salad Bar demo by NORDEN
Fashion for body, home and hair at Bohemia and h2o Salon Urbana! and more!
If you didn’t make it in February, the next one is March 3rd!