Tryon Gallery Trot set for Aug. 11

Published 10:45 pm Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Tryon Gallery Trot series is in full swing with the next event set for Aug. 11 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Tryon.

A Polk County Community Foundation grant recently provided funding for outdoor entertainment during many of the Trots.

Several shopkeepers (non-gallery) in downtown Tryon, such as Main Street Antiques and Collectibles, will also open their doors during the next event.

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Tryon band The Trophy Husbands will perform early in the Trot in the center of town across from the clock tower. Don’t miss this energetic local rock/folk group of artists, known for their great harmonies and unique arrangements.

Skyuka Fine Art embraces its love for the town with a show entitled “For the Love of Tryon.” Multiple artists have produced pieces all near and dear to Tryon hearts including: Lake Lanier, downtown Tryon, Sidestreet Pizza, Hunting Country, Tryon Country Club, mountain scenes and much more. Skyuka also welcomes local fine art crafters Andy Costine and Doug Dacey.

As a special treat for trotters, local winery Parker-Binns will bring their tasting room to the gallery during the opening reception. Samples will be offered.

Be sure to climb up to Gallery I at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Melrose to see Tryon’s own Morris the Horse exhibit entitled “All Morris, All the Time.”

Paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs of the mascot will be on display as an extension of the opening fundraising reception that took place on July 28 produced by the Save Morris Ransom Project.

All proceeds benefit Morris’ restoration and return to Trade Street in historic downtown Tryon.

Bill Crowell from Saluda Forge will take a space on Trade St. showing off his wares, as well as selling “Trot-dogs” as a fundraiser for the Trot events.