Take an April stroll

Art Walk is Friday in Downtown

Last Friday Art Walk just keeps the surprises coming. For April, and perhaps other months as well, a Trolley of a different ilk will join the celebration.

Beginning with April’s Art Walk, which is Friday, April 25, from 5:30 to 8:30, a horse drawn “trolley” will be available to take patrons who want a ride to different venues. The Art Walk Trolley will collect a one-night fee from those interested in hopping on and off the trolley.

“Riders pay one fee and can ride the trolley anywhere on the walk they want and as many times as they need,” said Art Walk coordinator Katie Gamble. “I’m so excited about this! We think the horses will draw a lot of attention and be a fun addition to the walk.”

Businesses downtown are enjoying the increased activity on Last Friday Art Walk evenings, as many stay open late, offer sales and host artists in their stores to encourage shoppers to stop by.

On the schedule for Last Friday Art Walk this week are:

• ArtSpace Gallery - “Florals” group exhibit by members of FAB (Exhibition dedicated in memory of FAB member Kathleen Flenner)

• All Natural Health Shoppe - (mixed media) Karen Brackett & (fiber art) Mali Glazer

• beall + thomas photography - (painter) John Coykendall & fiddle music by Jason Baker

• Boyd Thomas Clothing - (painter/pastels) Mike Berry (Winner of the Dogwoods Ats Festival Limited Edition Print Competition)

• Brackins Blues Club - (painter) Stacey Austin & live music by Jony James

• Canvas Hair Design - (painter) Bobbie Crews

• Capital Theater/Heath Claiborne Gallery - (painter) Bruce Busey

• Clear’s Silat & Street Kung Fu - (author) book signing of Richard Clear’s “Chi Energy” & performing demonstrations of Tai Chi & Chi Kung

• Dandy Lions - (painter) Anne Seaton Tappen & a performance from Ray Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine” by the Foothills Community Players -(performance starts at 6 p.m)

• Harper Street Lofts - (painter) Ben McKamey

• The Knitting Nest - (illustuation) Yichen Reneau

• New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center - (mixed media) Jake Cruze & live music by Jimmy Morgan (Celebrating their 5 year anniversary)

• Palace Theater - Students of Fine Arts Blount Children’s Art Program

• Preservation Plaza - (painting/photography/mixed media) Katie Kinney “3 Chairs & 30 Years Later”

• Professional Hair Design & More - (painter/mixed media) Kelly Mules

• Southland Books/ Southern Studios Stained Glass/Detour Coffee - (painter) Kip Tweedie & live music by Brian Campbell & Shane Beaux (artwork & music will be held on the lawn) The Water Series will perform (inside) Harold Pinter’s “The Betrayal” ($10 starts at 7:30)

• Studio 212: Ceramic Arts - “Ceramic Spectrum” (ceramic artists) Jamie Alonzo, Emily Greene, Jessica Kreutter, Barron Hall, Derek VanDow, Jeana Raby, Aaron Benson, Leanne Moe, Betsy Toennisson, Zac Benson, Sheldon Graham, Heather Couch, Vicky D’Urso, Ron Geibel, Paul Whetstone, Adam Paulek, and Chris Pickett & live music by “HollowTree” (Due to it’s size, this exhibit will be on display at the penthouse suite of Davis Lofts above Canvas Hair Design)

• Razberries - (glass/mixed media) Hanna Galo

• 2 Doors Down - (performance photography) A. Marc Shamblin

• The Tomato Head - (painter) Julie Armbruster “Reluctant Passengers” & live music by Tommy Bateman & the Thunder Thives (starts at 9:30)

• Van Meter School of Dance & the Appalachian Ballet Co. - (painter) Eldon Moore

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