Waynesville’s Art After Dark accompanied by new Saturday Stroll

The Waynesville Gallery Association will host its first Art After Dark of the year from 6-9 p.m., May 4. The event will also feature a new Saturday Stroll from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 5.

The Art After Dark and Saturday Stroll events take place the first Friday and Saturday of each month, May through December. Working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and in Historic Frog Level will be open late. On Saturday, the galleries will continue the artistic experience with artist demonstrations and special activities. Festive Art After Dark and Saturday Stroll flags denote participating galleries like Burr Studio and Gallery, Earthworks Frame Shop, Earthworks Gallery, Gallery Two Six Two, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, the Jeweler’s Workbench, Lone Backpacker Gallery of World Photography, TPennington Art Gallery, and Twigs and Leaves Gallery.

• Lone Backpacker Gallery of World Photography is the newest addition to Waynesville’s growing art scene. Journey thru a diverse collection of photography from all seven continents and hear the tales of adventure from the traveler himself, Adam Malise. Lone Backpacker Gallery is located at 94 Depot Street and open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesday and Sunday.

• Visit TPennington Art Gallery to meet colored pencil artist, Teresa Pennington. She will demonstrate Friday evening and all day Saturday at the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

• Twigs and Leaves Gallery will feature local watercolor collage artist Margaret Roberts. Roberts will demonstrate her talent of creatively constructing bright, colorful watercolor paper pieces into beautiful works of art. It will be a hands-on activity for visitors to the gallery, and children are encouraged to participate. The gallery will also serve hors d’oeuvres and have live music.

The Waynesville Gallery Association’s 2012 Art After Dark and Saturday Stroll season takes place the first Friday and Saturday each month May through December. For more information about Art After Dark and the Saturday Stroll, visit the web site at www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com or 828.452.9284.

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