Second Tryon Gallery Trot attracts crowds and new art venues

Published 10:38 am Friday, April 27, 2012

Lauren Veale, Fran Friday and Julia Hill enjoy a recent “trot” at New View Realty. The art in the background is by Saluda’s Jim Shackelford. (photo submitted by Nancy Holmes)

The second Tryon Gallery Trot of the 2012 season will be held Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Organizers said this community event, in its second year, continues to attract enthusiastic crowds and new art venues to experience.
The first “trot” on March 14 consisted of 12 stops along Trade Street and sidestreets; this “trot” boasts 13. They are: Richard Baker Studio, The Book Shelf, Bravo Interiors, Bravo Outdoor Marketplace, Green River Gallery, Kathleen’s, New View Realty, Pine Crest Inn, Skyuka Fine Art, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon Painters & Sculptors, Vines & Stuff and Upstairs Artspace.
Most of the galleries, as well as other participating businesses with art, display new art and artistic accessories at every “trot.” In addition, artists they represent are often on hand to talk about their work. Food, drink and live music round out an evening of strolling, viewing and greeting friends.
Future “trots” this year are scheduled for June 23, Aug. 11, Sept. 29 and Nov. 3.
The Tryon Gallery Trot is sponsored by the Tryon Downtown Development Association. For more information, visit www.downtowntryon.org.
– article submitted by Nancy Holmes