Hickory – September 21 will bring a wealth of talent to the streets of Downtown Hickory. The Downtown Hickory Art Crawl is an easy walk around a four-city block area of Downtown Hickory featuring art and music. There will be more than 50 artists located in and around hosting businesses.
The Art Crawl begins at 5:00 p.m. with a Kick-Off Party at Full Circle Arts where their Ninth Annual Silent Auction will be in full swing. Brochures with a map of all participating businesses can be found there. So grab a map and take a left out of FCA to take advantage of what all of the artists and businesses have to offer! The Crawl ends at 8:00 p.m.
– Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third Street NW, hosts the Ninth Annual Silent Auction along with works by members.
– Hatch Sandwich Bar, 268 First Avenue NW, features acoustic sets by Kevin Lee Smith.
– Nunnery’s School of Dance, 254 First Avenue NW, offers student demonstrations.
– Harris Arcade, 227 First Avenue NW, hosts Reilly Yount’s fused glass creations, Mike Ogle’s paintings in his upstairs studio, and stained glass by Glazzy Girls.
– Taste Full Beans, 29 Second Street NW, has a plethora of artists, including Amanda Dobbins (pottery), Amy Weaver (photography), Suzy McGee (quilled cards), Lori Clement (jewelry), Lori Dixon (handmade soaps), plus free coffee and live music.
– Trade Alley Art, 25 Second Avenue NW, is an artist-owned Co-Op with 26 featured artists.
– J. Roberts Salon, 101 Government Avenue SW-Suite 300, features Robert Webb (acrylic collage) and Kent Paulette (oils).
– Craft Beer Cellars, 209 Government Avenue SW, highlights the photography of Brandon Pope.
– zRock Mind & Body Fitness, 211 Government Avenue SW, presents the oil paintings of Donna Hefner.
– Jackson Creative, 219 First Avenue SW, features the Italiago paintings of Matthew Strawn, the oil paintings of David Bentley, and a book-signing of leadership publications by author Patricia Hatley.
– Olde Hickory Station, 232 Government Avenue SW, hosts Adrian Rice signing his book “Hickory Station.”
– Larry’s Music and Sound, 266 Union Square, displays watercolors by Crystal Witherspoon.
– Anders Ruff Workshop, 264 Union Square, features acrylic paintings by Richard Chucci.
– Bottega~A Soulful Place, 256 Union Square, hosts Beth Oczkowski and her amazing quilling and the paintings of Robert Wicklin.
– Thistle Dew Nicely, 252 Union Square, brings Vicki Smith with her acrylic pour paintings and tie-dye t-shirts.
– Charlie Graingers, 248 Union Square, hosts John Gordon Ross and his metal sculptures.
– Foot Solutions, 242 Union Square, features watercolor paintings by Reverend Robert Roach and pottery demonstrations by Rodney Smith.
– Hickory Wine Shoppe, 238 Union Square, welcomes Charles Kimso with his jewelry and furniture.
– Artisan Soapery, 234 Union Square, brings you the fine art and pottery of Julie Stephan.
– Bisque n Beads, 232 Union Square, showcases the acrylic paintings of Ernie Sills and the pottery of Virginia Hurley.
– Tracy’s on the Square, 228 Union Square, exhibits the watercolors of Zan Thompson.
– Under the Sails on the Square, find Jeff Keifer and the CVCC Fine Arts students along with Joe Young and the CVCC Photography students.
– Formerly The Fresh Depot, 220 Union Square, exhibits the mixed, up-cycled, unique pieces created by Laurie Bellar Childres of LightArted.
– The Natural Olive, 216 Union Square, features the incredible woodworking of Tom Denne.
– Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, 208 Union Square, holds an exhibition of art by Girl Scouts including paintings, drawings, photography, and mixed media creations.
– Attitudes Salon, 204 Union Square, hosts the art works of Eugenie Fein.
– The Olde Hickory Tap Room, 222 Union Square, features award-winning, well-crafted beer. A great way to end your evening.
The Downtown Hickory Art Crawls are sponsored by the Hickory Downtown Development Association, Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate specializes in sales, leasing, and management of industrial and commercial real estate. The United Arts Council of Catawba County is committed to advancing the cultural life of Catawba County through grants, marketing, fundraising, and facilities management. The council strives to provide awareness of the cultural activities in our area, as well as grant and contribution opportunities. http://www.artscatawba.org/.
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.