Join Downtown Tryon, NC, on May 11, 2013, from 5-8pm for the second monthly Tryon Gallery Trot of 2013. Galleries and business will open their doors on the second Saturday of every month through October for extended hours welcoming “Trotters” with a variety of items to peruse and purchase. Find the perfect gift for Mom while in one of the many galleries and businesses in the downtown area.
Some highlights will be:
Live music: The Polk County High School Band will be playing in the center of town; paid for with funds from Polk County Community Foundation.
Sculpture 2013: a juried sculpture show at Tryon Fine Arts Center featuring work of sculptors throughout the Southeast. Pieces will be on display in Gallery I and the lobby as well as outdoors in the newly remodeled campus.
New View Realty: at 285 North Trade Street in Tryon will have a sampling of home brewed beers made especially for the Gallery Trots. Sip and enjoy new art work from Jim Shackelford and Linda Hudgins.
Bill the Blacksmith will be offering hands-on experience at the Saluda Forge on Ola Mae Drive above Trade Street. Bill says, “I always try to offer the opportunity to have someone experience the joy of striking hot metal for themselves.” Besides the demonstrations at the forge, the Gallery next door will have work of local artists and refreshments.
Vines and Stuff Gift Shop in Shops of Tryon on Trade Street will feature work from Little Mountain Pottery and hand-turned wood bowls by Jim Mellberg. Also enjoy samplings of gourmet treats while browsing for those last minute Mother’s Day gifts.
The Depot Room at Millard & Company at the railroad crossing in the center of town is displaying 20 years of poster design in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Barbeque Festival just in time for the Gallery Trot on May 11th. The festival is one of our nationally known local traditions so whet your appetite by stopping by to view these posters.
Thompson Art and Garden Gallery on Palmer Street will present “The Art of Outdoor Living”. The Thompsons represent 38 local artists in the Gallery and carry Kingsley-Bate Outdoor Furniture, Pawley’s Island Hammocks and more.
Skyuka Fine Art on Trade Street will have a drawing to win a Charcoal Portrait by Richard Christian Nelson. Nelson, owner of Skyuka Fine Art, is an internationally recognized and award-winning portrait artist. Most recently, Nelson won 5th place in the “Portrait Society of America’s 2013 International Competition” where thousands of entries from around the world were narrowed down to 20, and then 10. Nelson has also won 1st place in the “Member’s Only Competition-Commissioned Portraits”, a “Certificate of Excellence”, and an “Honorary Mention” from the Portrait Society of America; where he has also served on their faculty. Tickets are on sale now or can be purchased the night of the Gallery Trot. There will be a second ticket drawn for a certificate of 50% off of a commissioned portrait as well. Contact Kim Nelson to buy your tickets via e-mail at (email@example.com) or phone 828/817-3783.
Maps of all the locations on the Trot will be available in each of the Tryon area locations.
Other businesses participating in the Trot will be Terra on Trade, the Book Shelf, Ferullo Studio, Green River Gallery, 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon Painters and Sculptors, and Upstairs Artspace.
For more information e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).