Trying to live my life the way I did in the summer has been a challenge. The first three days of last week – I went to work then did my two hour hike at Green Lakes and, subsequently, crashed on the sofa when I got home. But I made an effort to meet friends out in Armory Square in downtown Syracuse, New York on Thursday night. I parked the car and stumbled into a happening.
It was all part of Syracuse Fashion Week. There was a fashion show on Walton Street the night of the curriculum open house at school earlier this month that I had to miss. I think I missed it last year for the same reason. Models walked the runway of the 100 block, which had been closed off to traffic.
This event was the Landmark Theatre Window Project. The building is home to several vacant businesses, and so, this was the result – human mannequins as window dressing displaying fashions for the event today at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse (formerly the Hotel Syracuse). It is called Fashions at The Persian Terrace and that fashion show starts today at 11:30am.
In addition, the windows advertised other local businesses in the area including the Empire Brewing Co. and Painting with a Twist. The latter is located at 3179 Erie Blvd. East in DeWitt, New York and was the only one to supply me with literature. I love the idea of generating friends and family, as well as people of all ages to come together for a night of art making. Call (315) 447-2733 to schedule a visit soon!
I love that Syracuse is becoming more artsy. That people are coming up with fun and innovative ways to get involved in the community. We all need to get out more and explore our world, because something great is always happening right in our own backyards if we take the time to notice. It is only a hop, skip and a jump away. <3