Many of the area’s galleries have already begun holding their openings on alternate nights and opened for shortened hours during recent Second Saturdays. They have also refrained from serving alcohol to curtail what they think are a plague of free-liquor-rabid locusts swarming their spaces.
“My last opening was held on an alternate Saturday night and was well attended while the public had the opportunity for meaningful dialogue with the artist,” says Dina Mitrani who operates an eponymous gallery in the neighborhood.
“I also stopped serving liquor a while ago. I think its great that Second Saturdays has become so well attended, but now its turned more into a carnival atmosphere with DJs on the street and food trucks everywhere — some of them illegal.”