Tryon Holds Second TROT 2013

Published 6:58 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Join Downtown Tryon on May 11 from 5-8 p.m. for the second monthly Gallery Trot of 2013.  Galleries and business will open their doors on the second Saturday of every month through October for extended hours welcoming “Trotters” with a variety of items to peruse and purchase.  Find the perfect gift for Mom while in one of the many galleries and businesses in the downtown area.

The Polk County High School Band will play in the center of town; paid for with funds from Polk County Community Foundation.

There will be a juried sculpture show at Tryon Fine Arts Center featuring work of sculptors throughout the southeast. Pieces will be on display in Gallery I and the lobby as well as outdoors in the newly remodeled campus.

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New View Realty at 285 North Trade Street in Tryon will have a sampling of home brewed beers made especially for the Gallery Trots. Sip and enjoy new artwork from Jim Shackelford and Linda Hudgins.

Bill the Blacksmith will offer hands-on experience at the Saluda Forge on Ola Mae Drive above Trade Street. Bill says, “I always try to offer the opportunity to have someone experience the joy of striking hot metal for themselves.” Besides the demonstrations at the forge, the Gallery next door will have work of local artists and refreshments.

Vines and Stuff Gift Shop in Shops of Tryon on Trade Street will feature work from Little Mountain Pottery and hand-turned wood bowls by Jim Mellberg. Also enjoy samplings of gourmet treats while browsing for those last minute Mother’s Day gifts.