Phoenicia: A Real Arts Community
I got the hard drive back. And I got offers of about eight different Mac loaners from local friends in the Phoenicia area: who knew so many people had old but fully functional laptops sitting around? Phoenicia is a wonderful community, and one of the many things that makes it so special is the Arts Upstairs gallery in the middle of Main Street, with its monthly openings that double up as pot-luck parties. The current show is called Five Years, presumably celebrating the existence of the Gallery itself, and at the opening two weekends ago, I was truly taken aback by not just the quality of the work, but how many of the actual artists I’ve come to know since moving up here. If you’re out and about in the area – for example, if you’re taking your kids trick-or-treating through Phoenicia for Halloween – try and stop in and see the show. All art is reasonably priced, and the vast majority of it is by truly local artists. We are blessed by their talents.