The Business Association of Mt. Airy (BAM), an initiative of Mt. Airy USA, will be launching the first ever Final-ly Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The monthly event is designed to give residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the commercial district in Mt. Airy including live entertainment from Mt. Airy based acoustic Artist Chana Rothman, Baba Got It an African drum and dance group and there will be a stilt walker.
J. Mitchell, an acoustic artist will also be playing his guitar in front of Food For All Market at 7 p.m. Elgie’s Kitchen, an acoustic group performing a unique blend of country, folk, and bluegrass original songs will also be performing outside Walk a Crooked Mile Bookstore from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Local shops and restaurants will be open late featuring specials for this month’s theme “Spring into Mt. Airy,” which will include complimentary tasting of gluten free beer and chips and dip from Food For All Market and free water ice with an entrée from Trolley Car Diner. Little Jimmie’s, Mt. Airy’s newest bakery, will also get in on the fun through a “pop-up” bakery outside of Scoop Ice Cream.
There will also be several art galleries open such as the newly dedicated Solomon Levy Gallery at the Mt. Airy Art Garage that will feature the work of the avid photographer. Mt. Airy Contemporary Artists Space will also be featuring their latest show, “Linear Perspective,” featuring the works of Laura Watt, Ellie Murphy, and Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht. Student mosaic work will also be on display at Tesserae Mosaic studio for their “Piecing It Together,” exhibit.
“We really wanted to tie the arts in with local restaurants and businesses in the area and make it one great evening,” said Elizabeth Moselle, Mt. Airy USA’s director of commercial corridor revitalization and head of the new Business Association of Mt. Airy.
In the future, she hopes to recruit outside vendors and make each month have its own kind of character.