This First Friday, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the Averitt Center for the Arts are working together to provide an art-centered evening, with vendors, food and locally handcrafted bowls as well as live music, dance and support for the arts.
First Friday activities downtown extend from 5:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. today. The Averitt Center is holding its annual Bowls in the Boro fundraiser. People can purchase a handmade bowl for $10 and then have it filled with chili to enjoy while watching and listening to First Friday performers on the courthouse lawn. Bowls in the Boro will continue Saturday at the Mainstreet Farmers Market, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vendors will fill bowls purchased then with treats to sample.
The DSDA's Alan Muldrew, Cool Beanz Espresso's David Hoyle and a number of other local people created the bowls. All funds raised will go to the visual arts program at the Averitt Center, the center’s online newsletter announced.
Southern Saxophones from Georgia Southern University and the Langston Chapel Middle School Step Team are the headline acts for First Friday. In addition, Lorie Ward from the Averitt Center will be at the courthouse lawn providing painting lessons to children of all ages for a small fee, the DSDA announced.