TDDA sponsors Tryon Gallery Trot

Published 11:35 am Monday, May 16, 2011

The first Tryon Gallery Trot, held Saturday, April 16, was a resounding success as reported by the participating galleries: Upstairs Artspace, Skyuka Fine Art, Richard Baker Studio and Kathleen’s Gallery.

Trade Street was bustling with activity as people from Tryon and surrounding communities made their way from gallery to gallery.

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“This is the type of activity we need downtown,” said Wanda May. The Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA) announced its sponsorship of the Tryon Gallery Trot at the May board meeting.

TDDA is part of the Small Town Main Street program. One part of the four-part program is promoting the town through events, festivals and strolls – to show off the town as a vital place to work, shop and play.

The Tryon Gallery Trot galleries have selected four more dates for “trots;” June 4, July 30, August 20 and October 8. Look for more of the merchants and restaurants displaying the Tryon Gallery Trot logo to be opening their doors on those evenings.

Email Kim Nelson at for more information.

– article submitted by Kathleen Carson