Upstairs launches its 35th anniversary celebration

Published 11:25 am Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bill Altman of the Bill Altman Trio will perform during the Upstairs Artspace’s 35th anniversary event. (photo submitted)

The Upstairs Artspace is kicking off a yearlong celebration of its 35th anniversary with an evening of blues, jazz and holiday cheer from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the historic Sunnydale log cabin on South Trade Street in Tryon.

Guests will also get a sneak peek at early submissions to be included in the gallery’s inaugural exhibit of 2013, “UPLOAD: The Art of the Digital Camera Phone.” The show opens on Jan. 18 (the deadline for submissions is Dec. 31).

“This will be a taste of the wonderful year coming at the Upstairs,” said Paul McMinn, the Upstairs board’s treasurer and chairman of the event.

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Music will be provided by the Bill Altman Trio. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be a cash bar – each ticket will come with a drink coupon – made possible in part through the sponsorship of La Bouteille wine and beer boutique. Anyone interested in coming after 8:30 p.m. for dancing and drinks only may skip the food and pay a reduced cover charge at the door.