Bill Altman of the Bill Altman Trio will perform during the Upstairs Artspace’s 35th anniversary event. (photo submitted)

Upstairs launches its 35th anniversary celebration

Published 11:25am Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Upstairs Artspace is kicking off a yearlong celebration of its 35th anniversary with an evening of blues, jazz and holiday cheer from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the historic Sunnydale log cabin on South Trade Street in Tryon.

Guests will also get a sneak peek at early submissions to be included in the gallery’s inaugural exhibit of 2013, “UPLOAD: The Art of the Digital Camera Phone.” The show opens on Jan. 18 (the deadline for submissions is Dec. 31).

“This will be a taste of the wonderful year coming at the Upstairs,” said Paul McMinn, the Upstairs board’s treasurer and chairman of the event.

Music will be provided by the Bill Altman Trio. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be a cash bar – each ticket will come with a drink coupon – made possible in part through the sponsorship of La Bouteille wine and beer boutique. Anyone interested in coming after 8:30 p.m. for dancing and drinks only may skip the food and pay a reduced cover charge at the door.

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