Gallery Hop: Area artists return Friday to takeover downtown Danville

Published 1:43 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017


News release

At the Gallery Hop, downtown Danville businesses, agencies and private studios offer to host local artists by providing exhibit space and refreshments after regular business hours. The event, created and produced by the Arts Commission, began in 2004. It is held twice each year, in mid-June and again in November, to help launch the holiday buying season. The event is designed to support the downtown business district by bringing people into various business spaces, as well as provide new exposure for the artists, who would otherwise have no venue in which to display their work without paying a commission or percentage of sales.

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This event has become popular with the community, as people enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors, as they browse the wares of local merchants and the artists’ recent work. The exhibits include painting, jewelry, photography, stained glass, pottery, fiber art, wood carving and more — even live music is offered. Local professional musicians perform at some venues to gain exposure, as do student musicians to gain experience. It is popular with hosting businesses, some of whom have reported their sales doubled that day. And some artists have reported sales of $700 to $1,000 during the event.

The Gallery Hop continues to be a much-anticipated event, as both new artists and returning artists with new work are showcased. 

Piece by Roni Gilpin

Gallery Hop venues and artists • 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Boyle County Public Library

301 West Broadway

Kentucky Gourd Society Exhibit

VSA Exhibit , “A Matter of Perspective”

Sandy Wells, jewelry

Mary Trollinger, photography

Dixon Design

324 W. Broadway

John Andrew Dixon, collage

Tye Financial Services

141 N. Third St.

Tillie Sowders, ornaments and handmade scarves

Gavin Mahan, photography

Bluegrass & Buttercream

115 N. Third St.

Chris Conley, ceramics

Arts Commission, quilt kits

Derby Shop & Raggs

124/126 N. Third St.

Tom Lamp, watercolors

Martha Robertson, painting

Carol’s Bridal

309 W. Main St.

Diana Kestly, jewelry

McDaniel Wealth Management

215 W. Main St.

Connie Beale, painting and collage

Marlene Hanna, painting

Cerci on Main

217 W. Main St.

Pat Williams, fiber art

Plank on Main

219 W. Main St.

Travis Kern, musician

Hub Coffee House and Café

236 W. Main St.

Flem Messer, author

Bob Gundy, photography

Centre College Bookstore

236 W. Main St.

Heather Henson, author


304 W. Main St.

Roni Gilpin, painting and glass

Marie Taylor, stained glass

Jane Brantley, photography

Trinity Episcopal Church

320 W. Main St.

Paul Muth, ceramics

Margaret Levi, jewelry

A&L Acessories

324 W. Main St.

Cheryl Mayes, jewelry

Cathy York, York’s Corks


126 S. Fourth St.

Shelby Owens, jewelry

Wayne Daugherty, painting

Jane Barleycorn’s Market & Bar

128 S. Fourth St.

Kristan Paynter, painting

Community Arts Center

401 W. Main St.

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape Exhibit

23 artists from 12 states

Infinity Exhibit

22 artists from Gathering Artists,

Danville’s longest standing artist society