Hickory – Come see what’s happening in Downtown Hickory! Construction is almost complete, come check it out at the September 19th Downtown Hickory Art Crawl! With more than 60 artists displaying their works, this looks to be a fantastic evening. The artists are all in an easily walkable four city block area. There will be pottery, paintings, woodworking, and much, much more. Please remember the art work is for sale!

The Kick-Off Party begins at 5:00 pm at Fanjoy/Labrenze Studios, located at 215 First Ave SW. Maps of the Art Crawl route and the participants will be available. Be sure to pick one up so you do not miss out on any of the locations. Look for select locations highlighted green on your map, have them checked by those businesses for your chance to win prizes from participating businesses! The Crawl continues until 8:00 pm.

Fanjoy Labrenz Photography Studio hosts a Kick-Off Party at 5pm at 215-A First Ave. SW, 828-324-8330. Opens their studio for viewing their versatile images.

Premier Planning Group, 219 First Avenue SW, 828-855-9344, presents pottery by Katherine Drummond and woodturning by Dave Cleavenger.

Olde Hickory Station, 232 Government Avenue SW, 828-322-2356, has more than 50 craft beers on tap. Featuring acrylic and watercolor paintings by Kysa Frye.

Nailed It DIY, 107 Government Ave SW, 828-679-1400, offering a fresh, new way to approach Do-It-Yourself! Showcasing wood turning by Thomas Denne.

Craft Beer Cellar, 109 Government Ave SW, 828-327-2337. Rockin’ craft beer, hospitality and education in the Catawba Valley! Presenting pottery by Linda White.

Hickory Martial Arts, 117 Government Ave SW, 828-205-1419, presents animal and landscape portraits by Karen Squiric.

Trade Alley Art, 25 Second Street NW, 828-578-1076, is an artist owned Co-Op with 26 featured artists.

Taste Full Beans, 29 Second Street NW, 828-325-0108, has delicious coffee, muffins, and more. Featured artists are Lori Clement (handmade jewelry), Suzy McGee (quilling), and Patrick Westmoreland (watercolor).

Spanky Jane’s Bunker, 204 Trade Alley, 828-322-1776, clothing boutique, showcases paintings and fine art photography by Ronda Stafford.

Etcetera ~ Etc…, 221 1st Ave NW Suite 109 (Harris Arcade), 828-439-3073, a different boutique. Presents stained glass works by Glazzy Girls’ Christine Geitlein.

C & C Trading Company, 221 1st Ave NW #108 (Harris Arcade), 828-827-7283, a women’s clothing store. Features 15 artists in the store.

Stretch-N-Grow, 221 First Avenue NW Suite 111, a place to play! Presents paintings by Robbin Isenhour Stewart and pottery demonstrations by Taylor Hale.

Hatch Sandwich Bar, 268 First Avenue NW, 828-322-1196, has a diverse menu of unique sandwiches and beverages. Showcasing the work of Debra Zimmerman, Groovy Girl Art Studio.

Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third Street NW, 828-322-7545, will preview the Eleventh Annual Silent Auction (Sept. 26) on display as well as spray painting technique demonstrations by Chris Parsons, along with works by FCA members.

Aqua B Boutique, 262 Union Square NW, 828-323-7200, a clothing store. Features intaglio printing by Matthew Strawn.

Splentique Fashion Boutique, 246 D Union Square (Shops on the Square), 828-838-1449, is featuring a Wendy and Co. Trunk Show and acrylic paintings by Terra Gideon.

Foot Solutions, 242 Union Square NW, 828-328-9844, presents watercolors by Reverend Robert Roach and pottery demonstrations by Rodney Smith.

Hickory Wine Shoppe, 238 Union Square NW, 828-324-4441), presents forged and enameled jewelry and metal art by Ellen Ball.

Artisan Soapery, 234 Union Square, 805-704-8701, organic Handcrafted soaps, scrubs, lotions, bath salts & more! Featuring hand painted ornaments by Victoria Pacifici.

Tracy’s On the Square, 228 Union Square, 828-322-6651, has a wide selection of apparel, jewelry, shoes, and tuxedo rentals. Presents the watercolor art of Zan Thompson and acrylic paintings by Ernie Sills.

Olde Hickory Tap Room, 222 Union Square, 828-322-1965, serves delicious food, a wide selection of fine spirits, wine, and award winning craft beer. Featuring the oils and watercolors of Eugenie Fein and Art Professor Jeff Kiefer and art students and Joe Young and photography students

Ella Blu, 214 Union Square NW, 828-324-9792, a clothing boutique, exhibits the acrylic paintings by Sara Jenne Eckard.

Attitude Salon, 204 Union Square NW, 828-327-9010, hair salon. Features flow art by Doug Steelman and woodturning by Dwayne Lane.

The Downtown Hickory Art Crawls are sponsored by the Hickory Downtown Development Association, Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate, Jackson Creative, FOCUS Newspaper, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

For more information on HDDA, membership, businesses, other events and downtown Hickory, please call 828-322-1121 or email [email protected]. Please visit the website, www.downtownhickory.com.