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Downtown Madison hosts Fourth Friday
Courier Staff Report
Friday, October 25, 2013 11:00 AM
This week's Fourth Friday event will offer a Halloween feel.
Whitney Wyatt, director of the Madison Main Street Program, said shop owners to will stay open late, host live music and promote their business through customer appreciation events.
Fourth Friday will last from 5-8 p.m. Musicians will be stationed along Main Street, with one artist for every two blocks.
Artists and locations are:
Fine Threads - Tim Pearson
Galena Garlic - Dave Dwyer
The Gazebo - Ian Matthew Smith
Gallery 115 - Esther Bock, a contestant on American Idol 2014
Madison Coffee and Tea - Grotto Band
The event will also offer:
'Open Mic Poetry' at Village Lights book store at 7 p.m.
Nice Shots Photography will host "Give a Hoot - Don't Pollute," an open house for students of all ages where they will design a t-shirt and poster for River Sweep.
"The event helps the Main Street shops economically by attracting new local visitors to downtown shops that may or may not frequent the area." Wyatt said. "They get a glimpse of what these businesses and restaurants have to offer, and often, we find the event creates repeat business and return customers after the event."
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