Rich Reilly opened his attorney’s office at a new location — 54 N. Duke St. — in November 2013. He’s been active on the First Friday scene for the past few months, and I have been meaning to stop in.
The Aug. 1 First Friday event provided me the chance. Reilly used props from his church’s vacation Bible school and swim noodles to create palm trees outside. Inside, he hosted a carnival with games, caricatures and goodies.
What struck me was all the art that lined his walls. Before the opening, he said he reached out to the York Art Association and asked if he could display work from local artists. The office became one of the association’s rotating gallery spots in the area.
Every two months, the exhibits change, Reilly said. Right now, the space in the back of the business is devoted to Daniel Walczyk — York’s first Artisan of the Month.
Reilly said he wants to contribute to downtown and bring people in. He welcomes folks to stop by to view the work during his regular business hours and on First Fridays. For every piece that’s purchased, the office will donate 10 percent of the price to Martin Library. Read more at weprovidepeaceofmind.net/featured-artists.