ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Make art downtown your focal point tonight
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Downtown-Chinatown galleries and studios keep their doors open late for Third Thursday, from 5 to 8 tonight.
The free event gives people a reason to stay and play downtown on a weeknight, while learning a little about the arts from the artists themselves. It's designed as an arts-focused and mellow alternative to the now regularly mobbed First Fridays.
Among the attractions: Artists of "Hot August Knights," Mat Kubo, Saint Marko, Carl F.K. Pao, Chris Reiner and Anson Tsang, who host an artists' talk and barbecue from 7 to 8 p.m. at The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu'uanu Ave.; a reception for painter Russell M. Davidson in "One Night Stand" — and feline art by 24 local artists in "Catwalk" — at the Louis Pohl Gallery, 1111 Nu'uanu Ave., 521-1812; and a wine and chocolate reception for Christopher St. John's "The Cloud Eaters" at Bethel Street Gallery, 1140 Bethel St.
Other galleries in the vicinity will also be open for viewing.
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