Vevay celebrates the third anniversary of ‘First Friday’ tomorrow night


The community of Vevay will celebrate the third anniversary of its “First Friday” events with a special “Night on the Town” tomorrow (Friday), from 6-9 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come to town for a free evening out and enjoy all of the activities of “First Friday”, including a special Valentine’s Day vacation give-away; art openings; free carriage rides; and entertainment.

Luhrs Studio – where Vevay’s “First Friday” culture began in February of 2006 – celebrates with an exhibit of the art of Jennifer Arnold titled “Mary of Arles.” This is a collection of color interpretations of an ancient statue from the Cathedral where Van Gogh lived in Southern France.

“Van Gogh was on my mind when I went to Arles, but I found something else,” Jennifer Arnold said. “These pictures share the rich inspiration of color that also inspired Vincent.”

Tony’s Gallery and artist Tony Catanzaro will be showing paintings and drawings by Gus Catanzaro – Tony’s father – along with Tony’s own metal sculptures.

Signatures of Switzerland County present the musical group “IN DESCENT” during tomorrow night’s event.

The performance will be held from 6-9 p.m.

Incorporating a montage of musical backgrounds, brothers Travis and Chris Harris and group members Cory Brophy and Jinva Jim use music as an outlet to display the emotions of their ever turning minds.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Also at Signatures tomorrow night, Jenny Youngblood will demonstrate her painting technique.

An art major who attended Hanover College, Jenny Youngblood has been painting ever since she can remember. Her mother and grandmothers are both artists, which made the resources to nourish her creativity readily available. The inspirations for her paintings – that include figures and landscapes – come from people who she says are “the loveliest things in creation.”

Shoppers can sign up at participating businesses throughout the evening for a chance to win a free Vevay vacation as part of the “Vevay Valentine Vacation Giveaway”.

Other downtown businesses will be featuring art exhibits and demonstrations, dining and late night shopping.

For more information telephone Switzerland County Tourism at 427-3237, or log on to

Make plans now to attend.