Besides gaining notoriety for his wittily painted signs, Pat Falco, and fellow Boston artist Elliott Anderson, founded the Lincoln Arts Project (LAP) on Waltham’s Moody Street in 2011, which has become a vehicle to promote emerging artists from the Boston Area. Since the gallery’s inception the LAP Gallery remains focused on showing art that is accessible and interesting, and link the Boston Art Scene to the western Suburbs.

Now after three years and a slew of successful shows, Falco and Anderson have announced the closing of the LAP, but not without one last artistic hurrah. Today, the LAP joins forces with The Pre-Vinylite Society, an internationally inclusive group of sign-painters created by Boston’s Best Dressed Signs, for “The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show”.

Show cards are typically window signs that are traditionally painted on paper or cardstock and serve to promote retail sales, events, or other temporary opportunities. As a method of advertising, early show-cards played an important role in the way that shops and other businesses presented their wares, helping to bring about a marketing tool that thrives to this day. Curated by Best Dressed’s Meredith Kasabian, The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show aims to shed light on this facet of advertising and sign painting history by featuring the work of sign painters, card-writers, and sign enthusiasts of all skill levels.

There is an opening reception tonight at LAP Gallery – 289 Moody Street, Waltham, MA – from 7-10 p.m. and will be on show until December 20. For more information check out the Facebook event