Art Trek of Tryon, July 30 and 31

Published 10:25 am Friday, July 15, 2011

The third annual Art Trek of Tryon, Foothills open studios is Saturday, July 30, from 10 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 from 12 – 5 p.m.
Thirty fine art and craft artists throughout Polk County and Landrum open their studios and private galleries to the general public, including children. The event is sponsored by Upstairs Artspace of Tryon.
The artists work all year to create new work for the trek. The wide variety of art includes painting, sculpture, ceramic art, decorative metal, furniture, photography and fiber art.
Artists are located in Tryon, Saluda, Columbus, Green Creek, Mill Spring and Landrum. Bright orange signs help trekkers locate the studios. Many artists offer light refreshments.
A brochure with directional map can be picked up at the Upstairs Artspace, area businesses and the artists’ studios. The brochure can also be downloaded at
A preview party kicks off Art Trek Tryon on Friday, July 29 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Upstairs. The gallery will exhibit art by all participating artists, including a room of small works. The exhibit continues through Aug. 13.
The Upstairs is a suggested place to start the trek, but one can begin at any of the studios. On July 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. art galleries in downtown Tryon are hosting a regular gallery stroll called Tryon Gallery Trot. The Upstairs is located at 49 S. Trade St., next to the movie theater. For more information call 828-859-2828.
– article submitted by Nancy Holmes

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