Final Friday OTR comes to town

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~

If you are looking for something to do on a Friday night that is close to campus and affordable, check out the Final Friday OTR Art Show. This art show only takes place once a month, but it is definitely something to anticipate.

In 1991 Jim Verdin of The Verdin Company, the world’s oldest and largest bell and clock manufacture, bought the Pendleton Arts Center and made it into a space for local artists.

Final Friday OTR got its origin from the Pendleton Art Center and this past Friday it celebrated its 24th anniversary during the event. Over time, Final Friday OTR has grown dramatically with many local artists participating in the event and selling their artwork. The event has expanded into neighborhood galleries and other venues that can accommodate art shows.

Urban Eden is one of the many venues where art lovers can roam around and check out work from their favorite artists. Urban Eden specializes in fine art and contemporary craft. From photography, to paintings and pottery Urban Eden is sure to have something for every art lover.

If visual art is not your cup of tea, check out Another Part of the Forest. During Final Friday OTR they had a sale and all CD’s were $2. Another Part of the Forest also has vinyl records, DVDs, cassettes and books for purchase.

If you cannot attend Final Friday OTR next month, make sure you stop by Second Look Saturday at the Pendleton Arts Center. Second Look Saturday provides people with a chance to check out art if they were unavailable to do so on Friday.

Final Friday OTR Art Show will take place again on the last Friday in October. Most of the venues have free entry and some may also provide food and beverages.

The event generally begins at 5p.m. and end around midnight. Certain venues may have different hours of operation during Final Friday OTR, so make sure to check out their website for more information.