Tryon Gallery Trot, ‘Show Tryon Some Love’ draws crowd
The theme of the Aug. 11 Tryon Gallery Trot was “Show Tryon Some Love,” and organizers said art lovers from around the region did just that. The Aug. 11 event was the most well-attended Trot to date. The streets were buzzing with activity as visitors ‘Trotted’ about, in and out of 13 galleries and businesses. Many shops not affiliated with the Trot opened their doors as well, providing a full downtown experience for guests.
Two new businesses held grand openings, and three new art venues joined as official Trot participants. Local band “The Trophy Husbands” played all evening in the center of town, supported by funding from the Mary F. Kessler Fund, granted by the Polk County Community Foundation.
Kim Nelson of Skyuka Fine Art gallery in Tryon said, “As the popularity of this TDDA sponsored and arts-centered event grows, we hope that continued local support will remain strong. The Tryon Gallery Trots are evenings where the arts in downtown Tryon are the primary focus with an open invitation for all to attend and enjoy.” The next Gallery Trot is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.
– article submitted by Steve Cobb