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Tryon Gallery Trot Sept. 14

The TDDA sponsored Tryon Gallery Trot returns in downtown with live performances, music, and plenty of art.

Upstairs Artspace “100 x 100” artist unknown. (photo submitted)

Upstairs Artspace “100 x 100” artist unknown. (photo submitted)

Come out on September 14th from 5-8pm. The season is winding down with only one more Trot in October.

A kid’s art tent will be offered at Terra on Trade – Brooke will be there to help children create something special to take home.

Thanks to a grant from the Mary Kessler Fund through the PCCF, Bluegrass band ‘Blue Haze’; Lance Smith, Jim Walker, Phil Jenkins and Robert Wells bring amazing renditions of many Bluegrass favorites. The band plays from 6-9pm in the center of town.

Thanks to another grant from PCCF, free ‘Carolina Carriage’ horse drawn carriage rides and magician Paul DiLella will delight visitors throughout the Trot. Support local downtown and participate in this family friendly event.

Some other highlights of the September 14th Trot will include:

The Depot Room at Millard & Company will be showing fabric paintings by Barbara McComb Thomas of Columbus. Her work integrates her love of flowing color on fabric with oriental brush painting techniques. Barbara says: “Fabric painting’s extensive range of possibilities continues to motivate me into developing new techniques” and, “The beauty of the NC Mountains has been a strong inspirational force that continuously feeds my creativity.” Meet the artist and see her passion for utilizing all types of fibers, dyes and mixed media.

Skyuka Fine Art presents “Bargains & Banners”! For years people have complimented the banners hanging outside the gallery for shows. During September’s Tryon Gallery Trot, attendees will have an opportunity to purchase their favorite. Also, many pieces in the gallery will be offered at a great discount to make room for a full inventory update in October.

Tryon Arts & Crafts joins the action in the center of town with their popular “Art Tasting”; Mary Lou Diekmann will be the featured artist showing off her ceramic pieces.

Tryon Fine Arts Center offers an unusual opportunity to view one-of-a-kind folk art during their opening reception for Matchbook collector, Lew Phillips. Phillips has created Matchbook Cover Collage Art over the course of many years, and much of this work has never been seen publicly before. Join him during the Trot to discuss these unique collages with him.