Pays to read the newspaper.
Mainzer Kunst! (Mainz Art!) is a gallery in the Weihergarten in the Old Town that celebrated its 1st anniversary on Saturday.
Read about it in the morning over my cup of tea.
Showing some fiscal responsibility (someone in the family has to ..), I've taken to parking (for free) up in the side streets on the way into town and walking down the hill past St Stephan and the St Martin statue.
Which takes me pretty much past the gallery.
Door was open and I was in a pretty chatty mood it appears, so I dropped in on a fairly excited Ralf K. Weber who was getting ready for a pretty BIG DAY.
The 1st anniversary coincided with a big city-wide shindig in the form of the Museum Night - 25 museums and galleries in Mainz open from 5 pm until 1 the next morning which segues nicely into an (almost) all night shopping experience until 4 in the morning.
And seeing as how his 1st anniversary celebrations kicked off at 11am, it was definitely going to be a BIG DAY.
The Lord Mayor of Mainz, Jens Beutel, was even going to put in an appearance.
And it's a really nice gallery.
Stretches through from the Weihergarten to a courtyard in the back, on two levels, flooded with light. Good artists, well presented.
Worth another visit, for sure.
Wonder if they'll have drinks and nibbles on offer...?