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40 West Arts

February First Friday with ‘About the Body’ Reception

By Liz Black

It’s almost First Friday in 40 West Arts and we’re certain there’s lots going on including multiple open locations and tons of artwork available for viewing and purchase.

40 West Gallery is hosting its first 2018 opening reception for “About the Body,” a show that examines the human form. Join us on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., with many galleries open until 9 p.m. or later. 

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Container Collective Prenatal Flow

Through the nausea and fatigue of first trimester, into the shifting pelvis/ligaments of second trimester and into the ultimate belly bump of third trimester, this two-hour workshop will talk about adapting your yoga practice to meet the needs of your changing body.

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Beer & Cookie Pairing at WestFax Brewing, Jan. 24

Join WestFax Brewing Company and Good Sugar Baking for a beer and cookie pairing on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.! For $12 you’ll get four cookies and four beers paired perfectly together! A percentage of every sale goes to a nonprofit.

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Pottery Night at Lamar Station Crossing, Feb. 8

Pinch pots are one of the earliest forms of pottery making; the technique goes back thousands of years. Learn how to pinch clay into pottery that can be functional or ornamental and paint your own pinch pot.

This workshop is free of charge, great for families and hosted at Lamar Station Crossing Apts.

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3rd Annual 40W Summit, Feb. 21

Grab a beer and give us your thoughts at our third annual 40W Summit, fast approaching on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at WestFax Brewing Company with informal remarks at 5:30 p.m.

The summit is really just a casual, come-and-go-as-you-please event where you can drink a beer, meet and network with other creatives, and give us your thoughts and feedback on upcoming initiatives, programming and areas of focus. It’s also a great way to learn about the district and ways to get involved. Did we mention there’s beer? Mark your calendars for this open house. We want as much feedback as possible!

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