Tryon Gallery Trot, ‘Show Tryon Some Love’ draws crowd

Published 12:57 pm Monday, August 27, 2012

Art lovers enjoy the Tryon Gallery Trot on Aug. 11. (photo submitted by Steve Cobb)

The theme of the Aug. 11 Tryon Gallery Trot was “Show Tryon Some Love,” and organizers said art lovers from around the region did just that. The Aug. 11 event was the most well-attended Trot to date. The streets were buzzing with activity as visitors ‘Trotted’ about, in and out of 13 galleries and businesses. Many shops not affiliated with the Trot opened their doors as well, providing a full downtown experience for guests.
Two new businesses held grand openings, and three new art venues joined as official Trot participants. Local band “The Trophy Husbands” played all evening in the center of town, supported by funding from the Mary F. Kessler Fund, granted by the Polk County Community Foundation.

Art lovers stroll down Trade St. during Tryon’s Gallery Trot, Aug. 11. (photo submitted by Steve Cobb)

Kim Nelson of Skyuka Fine Art gallery in Tryon said, “As the popularity of this TDDA sponsored and arts-centered event grows, we hope that continued local support will remain strong. The Tryon Gallery Trots are evenings where the arts in downtown Tryon are the primary focus with an open invitation for all to attend and enjoy.” The next Gallery Trot is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.
– article submitted by Steve Cobb

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