One of my favorite art events of the year is fast approaching. Eat, Drink, and Buy Art, affectionately known as EDBA, is Saturday, December 3 from 6-10 pm. I am involved with the planning of it as well as having the pleasure of participating in it. It changes each year as we put a new twist on where it's held, what artists are featured and how the event comes together. This year, we are really excited to be able to use the Pearl Street Business Center, located at 16 Pearl St. This building is a piece of local history as it formerly housed Costa's Ice Cream factory and the owner, Peter Klein, is really engaged in helping Metuchen develop into a vibrant community for business and art. In addition to hosting the December 3 event, Peter is also creating a permanent art gallery that will have its first show featuring the artists who are participating in EDBA. That will run through the end of the year and then shows will change monthly. We also made the change this year from EDBA being an invitational event to being a juried art show. AND THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS TODAY! (Click here to go to Transformations Gallery's Facebook page for more information.) Some beautiful artwork has been submitted and we are looking forward to creating a show that will highlight that art inside this interesting building. If you are an artist, we hope you apply! If you aren't an artist, please come on December 3 to meet and support local artists. If you can't make it on December 3, be sure to stop by in December, meet Peter, and check out the new gallery!