Downtown Tryon Gallery Trot Return Oct. 25

Published 10:39 pm Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Tryon Gallery Trots return Oct. 25. The public is invited to celebrate wonderful downtown Tryon with artist receptions, new shops and restaurants to enjoy, free entertainment and great fun for the whole family. Expect a variety of art by some of the areas top artists, as well as unique merchandise, live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in a festive atmosphere as visitors “Trot” with friends all around the town.

Live entertainment will be located in the center of town at the St. Luke’s Plaza. The Riyen Roots Duo featuring Kenny Dore (, an original rock, soul, and blues group from Asheville NC. Riyen Roots is taking the blues genre to a new place. Local favorite juggler, Kevin Bradley will be delighting Trotters with his moves throughout the evening. And the popular horse drawn carriage rides will return as well.

In honor of the upcoming Tryon Beer Fest on Nov. 8, La Bouteille Wine & Beer Boutique will sponsor a “Craft Beer Bottle Cap Art Contest”. All original artwork entries must be turned in by Oct. 24. Artwork will be on display at La’Bouteille and the winning entries will be judged by the Tryon Beer Fest Committee and announced at the end of the Trot at 8 p.m. Contact Shelly at La’Bouteille for entry forms, or more information.

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Skyuka Fine Art presents “Gary Cooley-7 Days in Provence”. Join Mr. Cooley as he shares works from his recent trip abroad where he was inspired by local vineyards and orchards along the countryside of Provence. An opening reception with live music, wine and snacks will be offered.

Panache Boutique will showcase the works of local artist Verlie Murphy. Visitors will be offered refreshments and hors d’oeuvres as they enjoy the artwork and view their new fall collection.

The Book Shelf will serve wine and cheese as they show off new children’s books and toys, the latest bestsellers, and have a gift certificate drawing.

At Thompson Garden Gallery, gather around their fire pit during their reception for “Hold Your Horses”, which highlights an eclectic mix of local and regional artists’ and artisans’ take on all things equestrian. Owner Erin Thompson will also display her own spin on this theme with her decorations.

The Upstairs Artspace offers their exhibits that open on Oct. 11; “Four Makers, Four Materials”, wood, steel glass and clay sculptures by Mark Garner, Cory Williams, Hayden Wilson, and David Zachariais. And “Ursual Gullow: Self Exam”, a year’s worth of self-portraits created daily. And downstairs at the Upstairs: “Shifting Plates II”, recent work by 15 printmakers.

The Depot at Millard & Company hosts “The Thursday Painters”; a group of six women who have been getting together to explore watercolor for more than four years. Initially they met in a weekly class at Isothermal Community College, but they have been meeting at Tryon artist Patricia Cole-Ferullo’s studio. Join the artists, Judy Farr, Patty Hall, Gerda Hook, Susan Hopps, Harriet Spencer, Joan Feagan and Patricia Cole-Ferullo during their reception from 5 – 7pm at The Depot.

Vines and Stuff showcases their new fall inventory as well as an exhibit of North Carolina Pottery and wood art.

Join Saluda Forge up on their hill for a marshmallow roast over a fire pit.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors continues their exhibit featuring Ann Gleason and Jim Shackelford, and offers a light reception in celebration of the Trot. The Tryon Fine Arts Center will be open during the Trot as well.

Tryon Arts & Crafts School hosts “Celebrate the Arts” during the day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for a full day of arts activities with local organizations. Enjoy activities like poetry readings and blacksmithing or pottery demonstrations then come to downtown Tryon at 5pm when the Trot begins.

Find Tryon Gallery Trot on Facebook or email for more info.