Friday, August 2, 2019

8-2-2019 Propylaeum Open House & August First Friday

We saw that there was going to be an Open House at the historic Propylaeum, which is just down
the street from where we were going to start our First Friday, so we knew we had to check it out.
It was a lovely event that we really enjoyed, and we met some very nice ladies.

There were lots of free samples from the menu of the new restaurant opening in the Propylaeum.

There was also free beer and wine.

The entire house was open to explore, so we did. We didn't realize that some of the rooms are actually available to rent for
short stays (like an Inn).

Other rooms displayed historic photos about the Women's Suffrage movement.

The Propylaeum Club was started in 1888 by May Wright Sewall to mobilize women to play larger roles in society.


Another rentable room.

Next we headed to the Big Green Food Con at the nearby Harrison Center.

There was some amazing art that was not related to food. (Very unexpectedly, we happened to meet the artist featured here at
our last stop of the evening.)

Most everything else had to do with educating people on healthy, local, organic food. These three salad samples, as well as
the herb-infused water, were delightful.

This display was to educate people on the water and other resources required to produce different types of food. Another
room had a small farmers market, though we failed to get any photos of that.
We love to do First Friday with our friend, Mark and Annette. Here they are at our next stop, the Indiana Landmarks Foundation.

Their theme this time was French Impressionism. They featured the work of several local artists who had gone to Provence 
and did paintings en plein air (outdoors).

We stopped briefly at McGowan Hall at the Knights of Columbus because we saw they had
live music going on.

They also had several craft booths to browse.

On our way back home we decided to stop at a new place called Reclamation for drinks.

We all loved the old safe door at the entrance.

The old cash register was pretty cool too.

They have a nice selection of games for customers to play while they are hanging out, which is a nice touch.

This place had a great old-timey vibe that we all enjoyed.

There was even a gangster gambling scene under the floor at the entrance.

The back patio was the real winner of the place, though. It reminded us of New Orleans. This is where we met the artist of
the mandala-like pieces we saw at the Harrison Center.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.