Brevard has so much to offer in the artistic world, and this Friday marks the 10th Anniversary of the 4th Friday Gallery Walks. From 5pm to 8pm, downtown will be bustling with art and music, and starting at 6pm the Oskar Blues Trolley will be offering free shuttle service between the Chamber of Commerce, Hunters & Gatherers, The Haen Gallery, and the Transylvania Community Arts Council.
Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council said, “This is one of my favorite events each month, April through December. My friends and I gather and explore the downtown art venues, drink good wine, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. The TC Arts Council is proud to have been a part of creating this event with the downtown gallery owners, and now we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walks.”
Special events that will be happening this Friday include a Transylvania County Public Schools Art Exhibit featuring artwork by students in grades K – 12, a performance by the Davidson River Taiko Drummers at TC Arts at 5:30pm, followed by the Rosman High Chorus at 6:10pm. The Haen Gallery is presenting a a new exhibit, “Lumberyard Springtide”, which will run through May.
Kim Provost at Hunters & Gatherers said, “Well, I’m not sure about the birdies, but Spring is certainly here at Hunters & Gatherers! We’re all set to celebrate its arrival and the start of Gallery Walk season. The kickoff is April 24th with our featured artist, Michelle Fisher, and all the wonderful Brevard souvenirs she creates. Plus, you’ll be able to get down with one of our favorite musicians, Lynn Goldsmith. AND concoctions are back! April’s mystery drink is entitled ‘Spring Really HAS Sprung’.”
Local Color is excited to have added six new artists since March. Paul Hawkins invites you to come in and check out Brad’s magical sculpted pottery fairy houses, Emily’s wonderful unique pottery, Denise’s inspirational paintings, Martha’s whimsical glass & china garden flowers and totems, Simon’s delightful folk art note cards, and Crafty Creations’ collection of clever up-cycled metal sculptures. Suzanne Schmitt has some brilliant new originals and more prints available too. There will be free hugs and wine available as well.
The White Squirrel Shoppe will serve mimosas and snacks, and 185 King Street will feature a performance by the Jeff Sipe Trio – and they will be serving dinner. Theophilus invites folks to stop by for a glass of wine, to shop their Spring Collection, and to receive a free gift with any purchase. The Emporium will feature art by students from Brevard High School and Rosman High School. Trade-Arama just got a new shipment, including new paintings by Cecel Allee, Cherokee masks carved by Paul Hornbuckle, and the playful animals carved by Joe Ortega. They invite everyone to come enjoy a glass of wine while sharing the joy of folk art.
The Red Wolf Gallery will feature Friday Night Live with music, art and refreshments. Number 7 Arts Gallery will feature the artwork of its 29 members, in many mediums, and encourage folks to stop by for refreshments and shopping. The Visitors Center will feature the photography of Rob Travis and will be serving light refreshments. They also wanted to remind everyone that it is a great place to park for the evening to explore downtown, or to hop on board the Oskar Blues Trolley.
For more information, please call the TC Arts Council at 828.884.278 , go to www.artsofbrevard.org and click on Art Tours, or visit any of the participating locations to pick up a brochure.
Galleries & Art Spots: TC Arts Council, Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery, Red Wolf Gallery, Drew Deane Gallery, Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, The Haen Gallery, Hollingsworth Gallery, The Gallery at 44, Hunters & Gatherers, Local Color, and Gravy.
Retail – Business Supporters: D.D. Bullwinkel’s, Main Street Ltd., Theophilus, White Squirrel Shoppe, Broad Street Wines and the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center.
Music Venues: 185 King Street & The Phoenix
Restaurants: The Falls Landing, The Square Root, Marco Trattoria, Jaime’s Creole Brasserie, The Phoenix, Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop, and Quotations.