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Sep 29, 2010 06:02 PM

Art for Art's sake -- are there any food booths?

I'm always working or out of town when this event comes around, but are there food booths or anything like that at Art for Art's sake? And does anyone know where it ends/begins? Thanks, I feel like such a noob, even though I've been here my entire life.

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  1. Lots of good restaurants on Magazine, the website below does not seem to mention food booths per se.

    1. No food booths as far as I know, but if it's like it has been in the past, many of the participating galleries will have snacks and drinks of the yellow cheddar cheese cube and cheap white wine variety. Not that there's anything wrong with that necessarily, but it probably won't do for dinner.

      As for where it begins and ends, the link that TaTee posted lists the participants in address order from downtown to uptown. It's basically Magazine St. from Felicity to Nashville.

      1. Actually, Art F'Arts (as I affectionately call it) is located both up and down Magazine and also in the Julia St./Warehouse arts district Magazine has some great new galleries to check out, and is nicely spread out, but the bulk of the "scene," in my experience tends to occur downtown.

        If history serves, they close Julia to traffic, and there are cash bars (you need to buy tickets to use, a bit inconvenient with the crowds) a lot of performance art in the street, some quite amusing last year, and last year quite a few food booths, though I apologize that i fail to recall any specifics. No reason I can see it wouldn't be the same this year. The crowds were quite large to mob sized, but being much cooler than White Linen Night, it's not quite as hard to take.

        Here's a link about the event, though a quick scan says it doesn't clarify the food issue:

        We usually go to a late dinner after the event, though I warn you, most of the restaurants on Magazine were packed, and I'm sure it's the same in the Warehouse District . I guess many others have the same bright idea, so if this is your plan, you should probably consider trying to nab a reservation, or going someplace decidedly out of the fray.

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        1. re: swampsue

          thanks guys. i'll make sure to make plans accordingly