It’s Valentine’s Day and while you’re thinking red – think about the Red Cross. Here’s news of a commercial gallery helping out the general community. You can help too.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in Salisbury, NC, explores the color red in the second annual The Red Show, featuring works by gallery artists, on view through Mar. 31, 2012.
Rail Walk artists Ingrid Erickson, Annette Ragone Hall, Sharon Forthofer, Karen Frazer, Elizabeth McAdams, and Marietta Foster Smith will exhibit red-themed artwork in the north gallery and will donate 25% of their sales during the exhibit period to the Red Cross. The south gallery will display artwork donated by artists from the local community as well as pieces donated by Rail Walk artists. The donated works will be offered in the Silent Auction on Mar. 31, 2012, from 6-8pm, which is the main event of the evening. The silent-auction bidding will close at 7:30pm.
There will be food, drink, and entertainment in a café-style environment, as well as chances to win prizes. Tickets for the event are $5 at the door, and 100% of the entry fee and the proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Red Cross.
Rail Walk Gallery is located in the Rail Walk Arts District in downtown Salisbury, just four blocks north of Salisbury’s Visitor Center. In addition to the large gallery space all the artists share, which spans the front of the building, each of the artists has his or her own working studio space. Each of the artists has a unique style and body of work. All throughout the gallery and in the individual studio spaces, visitors will find a wide variety of original works of art in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, mixed media, sculpture, digital photography, and other mediums, making Rail Walk Studios & Gallery a great place to purchase original art in all price ranges. Some of the artists also offer lower-priced reproductions of their work, including greeting cards.
For further information call the gallery at 704/431-8964 or visit (www.railwalkgallery.com).