June 10, 2013. Mark July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13 and Oct 11 on your calendars, Gallery Crawl is back! There will be a special Christmas Crawl on Friday, Dec 6. The purpose of the crawls are to supported and promoted downtown West Jefferson businesses. Crawlers will have an opportunity to see new, creative and innovative works by Ashe County’s leading artists.
Jane Lonon, executive director of the Ashe County Arts Council, states “This is the thirteenth annual Gallery Crawl in downtown West Jefferson. We are excited to feature seventeen galleries. The first crawl of the season is fun and festive with lots of folks strolling the streets, enjoying the latest creations from our creative and talented Ashe County artists.”
West Jefferson has an eclectic group of shops, galleries and studios representing a large and varied group of artists who will be displaying their latest creations. Participating in the crawl will be: Acorn Gallery, Ashe Arts Center, Ashe Custom Framing and Gallery, Backstreet Beads, Bohemia Gallery, Broomfields Gallery, Catch Light Gallery, Everything Has a Story, Fiber Artisans’ Studio, Florence Thomas Art School, French’s Art Gallery, Originals Only Gallery, Ripples Gallery, RT Morgan Art Gallery, Shoemaker-Hadley Studio, The Artists’ Theatre and Tin Roof Gallery and Studio.
Art lovers will find on the streets of Downtown West Jefferson one of a kind paintings and photography, pottery, stained glass, quilts, fiber arts, jewelry, woodturned art, and much more. Crawlers are invited to stroll the streets, visit the galleries, view the downtown murals, enjoy the many outdoor art pieces and take advantage of the downtown restaurants.
The Ashe Arts Center will feature the opening reception for the Shadow of the Hills, the annual exhibit of the Blue Ridge Art Clan. The exhibit will showcase 25 artists with over 50 paintings in a variety of media.
Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in West Jefferson! Admission to Gallery Crawl is free. Maps will be available at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson and at other participating galleries and shops. For more information, call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-ARTS