Upstairs Artspace sponsors open studios weekend

Published 4:53 pm Thursday, April 19, 2012

Keith Spencer’s studio, one of the studios on the Art Trek Tryon self-guided tour Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, noon to 5 p.m. (photo submitted by Karen Jones)

The Upstairs Artspace in Tryon announces the fourth annual “Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios,” on Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, noon to 5 p.m.
Thirty-four artists in Polk County and Landrum will open their studios to the public free of charge and sell art throughout the weekend. The art covers most styles and mediums, including painting, drawing, woodturning, ceramics, textile art, metalwork, indoor and outdoor sculpture. Studios range from one room in an artist’s home to separate buildings for studio and a gallery.
Art Trek Tryon is a self-guided tour. A brochure with map and driving directions is available at the Upstairs and area businesses as well as each artist’s studio. Brochures can be mailed on request.
An exhibit of work by participating artists opens at the Upstairs on Friday, May 4, with a preview party from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sept 5.
The Upstairs is located at 49 S. Trade Street. For information, call Karen Jones at 571-216-6093 (cell) or 828-859-2828 (gallery).
– article submitted by Karen Jones