Opening night at the new 40 West Arts gallery space was a huge success. About 300 people attended! There was a lot of great artwork and a lot of variety. It was so exciting to see my own work hanging on the walls. The energy of the show and all the people who attended was so positive. I was excited to see the work of another fiber artist. I'm not alone! Hopefully I will actually get to meet her one of these days. I went over and hung out for a while on Saturday. Theoretically I was helping at the welcome desk but really I just sat and talked to people and watched all the activity. There was a great sense of community going on, with people looking at artwork, standing around talking to each other, introducing one another etc. I really hope this atmosphere proves to be the norm for this new art district.