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Brevard's Fourth Friday Gallery Walks Kick-Off Friday


April 26, 2018

Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard on Friday, April 27, as you explore art, music and wine. Thirty three downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating in the 2018 Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walks from 5 – 8 p.m. The Gallery Walks run on the fourth Friday from April through November, and the December gallery walk is held on the third Friday due to the holidays.

Downtown art locales participating in Gallery Walks this year include: Red Wolf Gallery, TC Arts Council, Number 7 Arts Gallery, The Haen Gallery, Artists @ Work, Dragonfly Gallery, Gallery at 36, Starfangled Press, Aura Gallery & Studios/Be Boutique, Trade-Arama Art & Vintage, Hollingsworth Gallery, Local Color and Gravy. New art locations on gallery walk this year include: Brevard Clay, Heart of the Matter, Jordan Street Arts, Color Wheel Art Gallery, Art Lab, Sun Dragon Art & Fiber, Penny Lane Exchange and the WNC Military History Museum.

Other downtown businesses participating in Gallery Walks include: Steve Owen & Associates, 185 King Street, D.D. Bullwinkel’s & Moose Tracks Footwear, Main Street Ltd., Theophilus, Broad Street Wines, Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop, The Square Root, Marco Trattoria, and Magpie Meat & Three, and The Phoenix and The Fox.

Special happenings during the gallery walk on April 27:

“How long did it take to make that?” It’s an oft asked question of every artist. This month the artists at Number 7 Arts are prepared to tell all. What drove them to become an artist and why they focused on a particular medium or technique and style. Stop in at Number 7 Arts for Brevard’s first official Gallery Walk of 2018 for refreshments and answers to all your questions.

TC Arts Council will host the Transylvania County Student Art Exhibit with artwork by students in K-12 grade. At 5:15 p.m., the Davidson River Taiko Drummers will perform in the yard at the TC Arts Council followed by a musical performance by the Rosman Highlighters Chorus at 6 p.m. Red Wolf Gallery will feature new artwork by Keith Spencer. Stop by and meet gallery owner Ann DerGara and check out her artwork. Just around the corner, Heart of the Matter at 27 S. Broad St. opens in its re-imagined space, with works of contemporary artists Joel Hunnicutt, Galen Garapolo, McKenzie Keenan, Virginia Pendergrass, Chuck Kidwell, Simone Wood and more.

Gallery at 36 features world-class abstract paintings, sculpture and the pottery of artists Judith Duff, Jerry Domokur, Shozo Michikawa and Seungho Yang. Artists at Work will feature musical entertainment with Gypsy and Me playing at the top of the stairs on West Main Street above the White Squirrel Shoppe. Enjoy music while looking at the artwork of Lucy Clark, Cathryn Cooper and friends.

Starfangled Press is a printmaking studio and gallery working with woodcut, etching, screenprint, lithography, and letterpress. A new exhibit by an emerging national artist opens each month with gallery walks. Stop by Steve Owen & Associates to congratulate Brevard’s award-winning teenager Alana Merrell. She was just accepted into the N.C. School of the Arts. Her paintings are on display in the lobby of Steve Owen & Associates.

Local Color has over 100 local artists: functional and visual art, jewelry, pottery, upcycled, clothing, and Fair Trade items. Stop by and get your free hug from Paul! Trade-Arama is an eclectic mix of art and vintage goods, including both contemporary and folk art, fine crafts and a blend of mid-century and other vintage furnishings. A few steps away is Gravy, an artisan and retail market benefiting The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.

Main Street Ltd. offers complimentary wine tasting from 5 – 7 p.m. during all gallery walks. Enjoy sampling new wines offered at discount pricing while perusing their extensive selec­tion of gifts and home decor. Be sure to take in the Hollingsworth Gallery, which showcases local and emerging artists. This gallery is located in the exhibit space between Main Street Ltd. & Quotations.

Be Boutique and Aura Gallery & Studio is a multi-use Art Space featuring: Bonita Shipman-Jewelry & Art; Billy Smith-Art & Art Instruction; Simply Wright-Arts & Crafts; and Guest Artist Workshops & Classes.

Dragonfly Gallery features local artists, custom framing and unusual art-inspired gifts ranging from boutique clothing, jewelry and home decor. They offer a little something for everyone.

New on Gallery Walk:

Brevard Clay is downtown Brevard’s biggest selection of handmade, local pottery, where you can also find an artist at work and a creative space to paint your own pottery. Sun Dragon Art & Fiber is the place to go for supplying creativity. Fine quality yarn and art supplies, along with experienced instruction. Knit and crochet friendly with plenty of notions and accessories.

Jordan Street Arts is an inviting, unique gallery featuring approximately 30 local and area artists. Family friendly snacks and beverages offered every gallery walk. Art Lab is a place that offers art classes of all kinds for people of all ages. Stop by and check out the space at Art Lab. The WNC Military History Museum features one-of-a kind artifacts, uniforms, weaponry, original newspapers, and personal letters, honoring the men and women who served in our Armed Forces. Penny Lane Exchange is a culturally colorful shop offering year-round costumes, sterling silver jewelry, clothing, tapestries, stickers, and more. Rotating selection of fun for all ages.

Down in the Brevard Lumberyard Arts District: Join The Haen Gallery as they debut a new addition to their space this month. Over the winter, the old vault in the building was renovated and is now a room to showcase not only small works of art but also sculpture maquettes. This month, the vault will feature the concepts of sculptor Kyle Lusk. Visit the gallery to see these impressive works as well as new paintings and sculpture by Catherine Earle, Ursula Gullow, Kyle Lusk, Luigi Gatti, Rick Lazes, Toni Swarthout, J. Aaron Alderman, Mary Farmer, and other gallery artists. Located in the historic Brevard Lumberyard Arts District.

Near Magpie Meat & Three the Brevard First United Methodist Church’s Weekday Children’s Program will have an art show and sale. Art created by preschool children and their teachers will be featured and for sale. They will also feature a variety of art donated by local artists that will be available for purchase by silent auction.

All proceeds benefit the Weekday Children’s Program playground renovation and enrichment programs which include art and music. Magpie Meat & Three has generously offered to donate a portion of their sales to the preschool as well, so be sure to grab a bite to eat while visiting the show. For more information, call Shannon Allison at (828) 556-1010.

A new art gallery has opened in the Lumberyard area called Color Wheel Art Gallery owned by Erin Jones. The Color Wheel Gallery is a fine arts viewing room with 15 artists works on display and available for purchase. 185 King Street will host The Plate Scrapers from 8 – 11 p.m. The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in Western Maryland the way any good bluegrass band does: from a bunch of fellers pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and good friends.

Other music options: Wine Down on Main will feature artwork by Alana Merrell and music by Carrie Morrison. The Phoenix & the Fox will be serving dinner and from 8 – 11 p.m. host musical entertainment with Brooke McBride, a Nashville artist.

Thanks to the supporters of Gallery Walks 2018: Steve Owen & Associates, 185 King Street, D.D. Bullwinkel’s & Moose Tracks Footwear, Main Street Ltd., Theophilus, Broad Street Wines, Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop, The Square Root, Marco Trattoria, Magpie Meat & Three, The Phoenix and The Fox, City of Brevard, Transylvania County and the NC Arts Council. Dates for the 2018 Brevard Fourth Friday Gallery Walks include: April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 21. The Dec. Gallery Walk is held on the third Friday, due to holidays.

A brochure for the gallery walks can be found at any of the participating galleries or at the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call the TC Arts Council at (828) 884-2787 or go to and click on Art Tours.


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