Townsend has artistic talent and the folks at Trillium Cove enjoy showing it off.
The Trillium Cove Spring Art Walk was held earlier this year at the shopping destination in Townsend, and folks turned out to see the different genres of art presented to please the eye and the taste buds.
Southern Fried Gallery owner Amy Rochelle said the April 30 event was four times larger than the inaugural Trillium Cove Art Walk held in autumn of 2010. Artists were situated in outdoor booths on the lawn at Trillium Cove and the Townsend Artisan’s Guild had a children’s tent to make sure there were entertaining activities for the younger art buffs.
A crawfish/shrimp boil as well as barbecue made for a delicious and entertaining meal for guests.
Sara Berry, owner of Trillium Cove Home and Garden, said the event offered artists the chance to sell art to shoppers and Carl Goodman with Cabin Treasures was optimistic because the growth from fall to spring art walk was evidence the event was important to both artists and the community.
Featured artists included: Creative Clay Sculpture and Pottery by Dr. Kenneth Kant in Blackberry Briar; Stained Glass by Becky Goodman in Cabin Treasures; Townsend Elementary Little Artists Show in The Picnic Pantry; Oil Paintings by Steve Norris in Norris Mountain; Fiber Art by Deborah Adams in Regina’s Salon; Lampwork Bead Jewelry by Marie Ann Body in Serenity Salon and Boutique; and Fine Art Photography by Jeffrey Stoner in Southern Fried Gallery.
Roux du Bayou and The Dirty Dougs performed on April 30, and Pistol Creek Catch of the Day played on April 31.
The event was sponsored by Blount Today, Dogwood Cabins and Parkside Realty, Blackberry Briar, Cabin Treasures, Picnic Pantry Cafe, Regina’s Salon, Southern Fried Gallery, Trillium Cove Home and Garden and Townsend Artisan Guild.
Trillium Cove is planning another Art Walk for the fall, probably in November.