There was a fantastic turnout for the Spring Fest on April 23. Many thanks to all who worked so diligently to make it happen. I saw very good directional signage and lots of baby carriages — two indicators of a great event. Hope you were there. The next big event for Main Street is the Main Street Art Gallery Hop, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Participating shops will be open late and will offer special sales and treats. The galleries taking part include The Clayground, Still Life Gallery Fine Art, The Vintage Vault and Gallery, HorseSpirits Arts Gallery and Cotton Duck Art and Apparel. For details visit www.EllicottCityArtsCoalition.com. In other art news, Still Life Gallery Fine Art is holding a wine and cheese opening reception for plein air artist Alison Menke on Sunday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. In the last year, Menke has won best in show and first place four times in regional plein air competitions. The Gallery is at 8173 Main St. Contact them at 410-461-1616. Also, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, at 8090 Main St., is showing "Cameras and Brushes — an exploration of place and color," featuring photos and paintings by artists Eric Hagemann and Laurie L. Hansen through May 12. The gallery is open Wednesday through Monday. It can be reached at 410-461-3505.