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First Friday: Celebrate your love for Vevay
, Courier Staff Writer
Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:00 AM
Vevay celebrates Valentine's Day during February's First Friday activities with an "I Love Vevay"-themed event.
The Switzerland County Visitors' Center plans to have Valentine crafts during the evening and a "I Love Vevay: Past and Present" exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will include county memorabilia, photographs and drawings of area businesses. Advertising pieces, charts and other graphs relating to Switzerland County also will be on display during the event.
Kids can also participate in the Valentine's Day Word Challenge at the visitors' center from 6 to 9 p.m.
February's events feature a mosaics exhibit by Ann Farnsley at the Community Art Center. The Community Art Center on the corner of Main and Ferry streets will host an artist reception during the First Friday events. Michele Thompson with Vevay Main Street said the exhibit will be on display for the next two months.
Luhrs Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 120 W. Main St., will also hold extended hours during First Friday events.
An exhibit of Angus Thompson's photography will be on display at Click Gallery during the event as well. The exhibit, called "Looking Up," will be on display throughout the month.
Girl Scouts also plan to set up a booth to sell cookies during the events near the Community Art Center, weather permitting.
Visitors may stop by the Vevay Swiss Inn to participate in the Valentine-themed photo booth. Photos can be posted to Facebook or emailed after the event, Thompson said.
The display will feature a chalkboard heart from previous February First Fridays and a display.
Tours of the Vevay Swiss Inn also will be available.
Local officials also plan ribbon cuttings for two new businesses to the Vevay community. This and That Homemade Creations and McKenzie Photography, both located at 402 Ferry St., will have giveaways at 6 p.m. and an open house throughout the evening.
Other businesses and restaurants in Vevay also will host extended business hours from 6 to 9 p.m. during the event.
Free carriage rides will be available during First Friday, weather permitting.
February's First Friday also marks the eighth anniversary of the evening events each month in Vevay, Thompson said. Local businesses and shops stay open extended hours during the events each month and also features musicians during the warmer months of the year.
Musicians will return to First Friday events in April.
Plans for next month's First Friday include an "American Pie" pie contest. Activities will be held March 7.
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