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April 12, 2013

One thing Liberty students often complain about is that there’s NOTHING to do in Lynchburg! I definitely remember saying “I’m bored” a lot my freshman year but once you get creative, you’ll never have a Friday night with nothing to do! So this past Friday night some of my friends and I set out to have a new adventure in downtown Lynchburg. The best part about it was that we had a blast AND it was free!

The first Friday of the month in Lynchburg, different art galleries in downtown Lynchburg and Rivermont are open (free of charge) from 5-8 p.m. The galleries are spread out all around so they have allowed for the trolley to be free of charge for you to hop on and hop off to see as many as you like. We only had the time to check out Riverviews Artspace because it was so large and we took our time talking to different artists and even making our own art!

In one studio at the Riverviews Artspace we were able to pour molds using “Plaster O’Paris.” Now doesn’t that sound fancy!? It was so fun being like a little kid again in art class and making a little sunshine and helicopter mold!

We then ate dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant downtown called El Mariachi (this part of the night wasn’t free but hey, we all have to eat!). The waiters there are hilarious and they make you feel like part of the family. We walked around a bit to let our food settle and then we jumped on the trolley and rode it around just to see where all it stopped for future reference. If you’ve never ridden a trolley, definitely take advantage of this free trolley ride, it was so much fun!

I am so thankful for friends who are always up for an adventure and for a beautiful downtown for us to enjoy!