The grand opening celebration of Ice House Gallery on Saturday, March 14th, was a resounding success. Over a hundred attendees came out on a rainy, gloomy day to help me celebrate the new home of my portrait studio and we christened the gallery with a soiree par excellance.
The day's festivities began with the first annual Saint Patricks Day Parade in Little Washington at 11:00 a.m. The parade route went down Main Street right in front of my gallery/studio. We all rushed outside at 11:00 and stood on the lawn of the gallery to enjoy the parade.
Throughout the day gallery guests were served champagne and strawberries while they enjoyed the artwork and warmth of the gallery. Many of the visitors came from Washington DC and one very important couple drove all the way from Charlottesville. It was a wonderful day of seeing old friends and collectors and making new ones.
I would like to pass on a special thank you to Monica Carroll and Jeanne Mitchell for all of their help and making the day so much fun. Also a thank you to Lorraine, the flowers are just beautiful.
I do hope that if you were unable to attend, you will make a point of stopping in to visit when you are in Washington Virginia.