October 4, 2012
Metropolitan Bakery Debuts Metropolitan Gallery 250, A Brand New Art Space Celebrating The Cross-Over Between The Food And Art Scenes
First Friday in Philadelphia usually means gallery hopping by the light of the moon and toasting the latest exhibitions with the sudden and generous outpouring of free wine. Sometimes, it also means a dinner of endless cheese and crackers.
But appropriately enough for the month of Halloween candy and pumpkin beer, this October offers a sweeter variety of opening reception. On October 5, from 5–9 p.m., Metropolitan Bakery in Rittenhouse Square will open its doors to the First Friday crowd with the launch of their first art show.
The idea of the non-profit gallery sponsored by the bakery, called Metropolitan Gallery 250, was cooked up to encourage local restaurants and businesses to support up-and-coming artists.
“Gotta Catch ‘em” (which might have 90s kids re-running memories of that peskily catchy Pokemon theme) actually deals with Tyler School of Art graduate Adam Ledford’s memories of pottery.
Of course, every piece of ceramic looks more attractive when partnered with cake. Luckily, Metropolitan Bakery refreshments will be on sale. To oriente yourself, the actual bakery is located just around the corner at 262 S. 19th Street.
Celebrate art – culinary and otherwise, now through November 18.
Gotta Catch ‘em at Metropolitan Gallery 250
When: Friday, October 5, 5-9 p.m.
Where: 250 S. 18th Street, Unit 2
More info: www.blog.metropolitanbakery.com