“Second Saturday” Gallery Trots begin April 13

Published 11:34 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013

Art Galleries and businesses in downtown Tryon will open their doors from 5-8 p.m. on every second Saturday beginning April 13 for another season Gallery Trots.

Expect a wide variety of art by some of our areas top artists, as well as unique merchandise, live music and refreshments in a festive and fun atmosphere as visitors “trot” to various galleries.

A collection of framed Blockhouse Steeplechase posters belonging to the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club will be featured at The Depot.

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Skyuka Fine Art in collaboration with Tryon Riding and Hunt Club will present the “Blockhouse Equestrian Art Exhibit.” Vines & Stuff will feature work by Elaine and Claude Graves of Little Mountain Pottery. Also in the Shops of Tryon will be an assortment of wearable art from the artisans of Tryon Arts and Crafts School.

New View Realty, allows trotters to sample the first in a series of home brewed beers made especially for the Gallery TROT.  Sip and enjoy the works of Jim Shackelford and Linda Hudgins.

Skyuka Fine Art invites community members to view “Paintings from Afar.”

The Book Shelf offers wine, cheese, local art and features books by local writers. The Upstairs Artspace presents three exhibits “Here. After.” “Southern Comfort” and “Older than Dirt.”

Other participating spaces include the 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Ferullo Studio, Green River Gallery, Saluda Forge, Terra on Trade, Thompson’s Garden Gallery & Outdoor Living and Tryon Painters & Sculptors.

For more information, visit the gallery at 49 S. Trade St., Tryon, call 859-2828, or go to www.upstairsartspace.org.
– article submitted