Packed houses

Congratulations to Castle Gallery and The History Center for hosting wildly successful downtown/West Central events over the weekend.

Castle Gallery was packed Friday night for its Holiday Show and Artist Reception. The house was packed with well-wishers from door to roof. The building must be seen to be believed. If you go, be sure to tour the third floor, with a rooftop porch with a spectacular view.

Plus, the hors d’oerves by Joseph Decuis were outstanding.

Photography was discouraged at the event for the sake of the artists, but I understand someone may have taken some photos on behave of the gallery. If they’re online, I’d loved to link to them.

And it was wall-to-wall at The History Center on Saturday for the last weekend of the Festival of Gingerbread.

As usual, what interested me most was the building itself. Are they restoring the ceiling in the old council chambers? I’ll have to try to find out.