Hickory – Save the date! On Thursday, September 20 the Downtown Hickory Fall Art Crawl brings artists, art demonstrations, and music to Downtown Hickory. More than 60 artists will be displaying their creations in a four walkable city blocks.

There will be pottery, paintings, woodworking, photography and much, much more. Please remember the art work is for sale!

The Kick-Off Party begins at 5:00 pm at Trade Alley Arts, located at 25 2nd Street NW. In celebration of its first year anniversary, Trade Alley Art will have an art auction. Works by many of their members will also be on display. Maps of the Art Crawl route and the participants will be available. Make sure to pick one up so you do not miss out on any of the artists.

Trade Alley Arts hosts the Kick-Off Party at 5pm at 25 Second Street NW.  Twenty-six artists celebrate their first anniversary of the gallery opening with an anniversary auction.

Taste Full Beans, 29 Second Street NW, 828-325-0108, has delicious coffee, muffins, and more.  Featured artists are Arianna Mascetti (jewelry), Suzie McGee (quilling), Amy Weaver (photography), and Lori Clement (jewelry).

Splentique Fashion Boutique, in the Harris Arcade, 221 First Avenue NW, Suite 111, 828-228-3758, offers a Splentique Trunk Show with Wendy & Company.

Etcetera~Etc., in the Harris Arcade, 221 First Avenue NW, Suite 109, 828-439-3073, and features acrylic painted glass ornaments by Victoria Pacifici.

Glazzy Girls Stained Glass, in the Harris Arcade, 221 First Avenue NW, Suite 105, 828-781-3779, demonstrates the art of making Stained Glass creations.

Reilly Yount fused glass art, Harris Arcade lobby.

Grace Communion Hickory, 266 First Avenue NW, 828-292-7306, presents Cathy McCoy (clay jugheads), Chuck Bodnar (watercolor paintings), Dutch Ducharme (photography, cards), Jennifer Ducharme (quilting) and Rhiannon Krahe (textiles).

Hatch Sandwich Bar, 268 First Avenue NW, 828-322-1196, has a diverse menu of unique sandwiches and beverages.  Featuring acoustic sets by musicians Kevin Lee Smith and Savannah Hendren.

Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third Street NW, 828-322-7545 presents their 10th Annual Silent Auction.

Fanjoy Labrenz Photography Studio, 215-A First Avenue SW, 828-324-8330, opens their studio for viewing their versatile images.

Olde Hickory Station, 232 Government Avenue SW, 828-322-2356, has a new fall menu and more than 50 craft beers on tap.  The Station hosts Patrick Westmoreland (acrylic paintings).

Larry’s Music and Sound, 266 Union Square, 828-261-0415, exhibits folk art by Marsha Hoffman and photography by Meredith Dickinson.

Anders Ruff Workshop, 264 Union Square, features acrylic paintings by Max J. Herbert.

North by Northwest Consulting, 260 Union Square, 828-358-1171, offers innovate artwork by Tony Alderman, Chloe Alderman, and Elisabeth Northcott.

Bottega~A Soulful Place, 256 Union Square, 828-217-2581, hosts Missy Cleveland (acrylic paintings), Sarah Frisbey (acrylic paintings), and Sara Jenne Echerd (acrylic paintings).

Thistle Dew Nicely, 252 Union Square, 828-322-3242, hosts the mixed metal assemblages of Ellen Ball.

Foot Solutions, 242 Union Square, 828-328-9844, has a Board Certified staff to assist you with your footwear needs.  Reverend Robert Roach exhibits watercolors with pen & ink details and Rodney Smith of MUD Shack Pottery demonstrates his pottery techniques.

Hickory Wine Shoppe, 238 Union Square, 828-324-4441, hosts oil paintings and cigar box guitars by Selina Setzer and the musical sounds of Ava Penbley.

Artisan Soapery, 234 Union Square, 805-704-8701, brings you reflections on glass by Linda Shore White.

Bisque n Beads, 232 Union Square, 828-324-4244, is a place to be creative with classes offered regularly.  Acrylic paintings by Ernie Sills are showcased.

Tracy’s on the Square, 228 Union Square, 828-322-6651, has a wide selection of apparel, jewelry, shoes, and tuxedo rentals.  The watercolor art of Zan Thompson is highlighted.

Olde Hickory Tap Room, 222 Union Square, 828-322-1965, serves delicious food with a wide selection of fine spirits, wine, and award-winning craft beers.  The aerial photography of Brandon Pope is featured.

The Natural Olive, 216 Union Square, 828-256-1950, offers a vast variety of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, flavored oils and vinegars for all of your culinary needs. The woodwork of Tom Denne is highlighted.

Girl Scouts Carolina Peaks to Piedmont, 208 Union Square, 800-672-2148, offers the oils and watercolors of Eugenie Fein.

Flag Court, The Visual Arts Department at Catawba Valley Community College and Photography Students at Catawba Valley Community College.

Hickory Community Theatre, 30 Third Street NW, 828-328-2283, welcomes you to their production of Dreamgirls.  Please call the box office for ticket information.  Show starts at 7:30pm.

Sails on the Square is the location to hear the rock & roll sounds of Trial by Fire Tribute to Journey sponsored by the City of Hickory’s Rock the Block!  

See you in Downtown Hickory on September 20!

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. 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/ . Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate specializes in sales, leasing, and management of industrial and commercial real estate.

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.