Not that long ago Garden City wasn't much more than an industrial landscape intermixed with seedy bars. But if you've spent any time there in the last few years—or read BW regularly—you already know that Garden City has become a magnet for cool. From Enso Artspace and Crooked Fence Brewing on one end to Woman of Steel and Visual Arts Collective on the other end, Garden City has certainly become a cultural hub. And on Sunday, May 6, the artistic GC powers will unite in a benefit for the Garden City Library Foundation.
An Artistic Taste of Garden City will take place at VAC, Woman of Steel Gallery and in the space between the venues. It will include local performance and visual art, pottery throwing, glass blowing, music, silent auction and a tour of Steve Fulton's recording studio.
Local cuisine, beer from Payette Brewing Company and Crooked Fence Brewing, and vino from a slew of local wineries will be available.
Garden City Library Board trustee Jim Owens said the event aims to showcase the "artistic talent and creative energy that exists in Garden City that many may not be aware of."
Organizers hope the event will become an annual occurrence so that the abilities of Garden City artists can continue to be recognized.
"I think a lot of communities have small pockets of creativity," Owens said. "In Garden City, we have a lot of fantastic entities, and we know that they support the arts in so many ways."
Tickets are available at notaquietlibrary.org or at Woman of Steel and VAC during the event, which is aimed more at adults. Older teens are welcome as well, but VAC is a 21-and-older venue and IDs will be required for beer/wine tasting.