Fund art, get full: That’s the idea behind Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics), a series of public dinners in which five local artists make presentations to compete for microgrants. The next takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Joey’s Pizzeria, 700 W. Sheridan. Dinner and voting power can be yours for $30, so make reservations. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.
If your idea of celebrating Independence Day is by supporting local artists (and we won’t fault you if it is), then check out the First Friday Gallery Walk, featuring 20 art galleries and more than 75 artists, including Darby Perrin, one of the top aviation artists in the country. Get to walkin’ 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday in the Paseo Arts District, between NW 30th and 27th streets and Walker and Hudson avenues. Admission is free. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.