Gallery Hop returns Thursday to help open up GABBF
By MIMI BECKER
The Danville-Boyle County Arts Commission’s June Gallery Hop is almost here. Downtown Danville will be alive with music, visual art and food to welcome visitors into shops, restaurants and a variety of other venues 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday.
A special feature this year is the Entrepreneur Mall at McDaniel Wealth. All artists who participated in the year- long entrepreneur program through the Arts Commission will exhibit their work and talk with visitors about their experiences.
With 24 venues, 30 individual artists and more than 50 artists in groups, the 2019 Gallery Hop will have something for everyone. Eight venues will offer music, featuring seven local performers, proving once again that our area is rich with talent.
This is also the opening night of the Great American Brass Band Festival, and the library will once again host the popular swing dance event with music provided by the Walnut Street Ramblers.
In addition to art and music, visitors can enjoy three food trucks: The Combination, Smokey and the Brisket and Big Jack’s will be strategically placed at each end of Main Street and on North Third Street.
Join the band and have your picture taken with Sgt. Pepper’s mural in front of Danville Bike and Footwear.
Arts Commission members received copies of artists and venues, but additional copies will be located at commission tables, located along Main Street during the hop. Host locations will have a purple banner hanging in front.
2019 Gallery Hop venues, artists and mediums
- McDaniel Wealth, 213 W. Main St. — Travis Kern and Eliza Marsh, music; Jacquie Woodward and Grace McDaniel, visual and wearable art; Kathleen O’Brien and Mayme Taylor, visual art; Deborah Peckler and Abby Quirk-Royal, fiber art; Roni Gilpin and Marie Taylor, glass; Smokey and the Brisket, BBQ truckArts; Commission table location
- Cerci on Main, 217 W. Main — Judy Mercer, author
Maple Tree Gallery, 225 W. Main St. — Kathy York, York’s Corks; Jack Cochran, oils; Andrea Sheene, watercolors
- Posh Apparel, 235 W. Main — Diana Kestly, jewelry
- Chase Bank, 237 W. Main — Cheryl Mayes, jewelry; Danville High School, Louise Wilkinson project; Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild and Arts Commission, quilt restoration project
- Centre College Bookstore, 236 W. Main — Lynda Ross, monoprints and oils
- Hub Coffee House, 236 W. Main — Arts Commission table location
- Raymond James, 306 W. Main — Connie Beale, oils and collage
- A & L Accessories, 324 W. Main — Paul Muth, pottery; Sharon LeMonds, jewelry; Margaret Levi, jewelry; Sandy Hogue, Sandy’s Surprises
- Carol’s Bridal, 309 W. Main — Artist to be announced
- The former Cue on Main, 303 W. Main — John Dixon, Brass Band poster artist
- Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main — Chris Conley, pottery; David Farmer – artist in residence; Mark • Wilhelm – artist in residence; Sarah Wiltsee – artist in residence
- Tut’s, 415 W. Main — Mike Archer, music
- Danville Bike and Footwear, 417 W. Main — Carrie Snow, pottery; Boyle County High School, Louise Wilkinson project; Boyle County Middle School, Sgt. Pepper picture station (Arts Commission table location)
- Danville City Hall, 445 W. Main — Mismatched Bluegrass, music; Combination, taco food truck
- Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Dexter and Tucker, P.S.C., 114 S. Fourth St. — Coby Langham, music; Marlene Hanna, oils
- Harvey’s, 120 S. Fourth — Teddy Tolar, music
- Boyle County Public Library, 301 W. Broadway — Great American Swing Dance, music by Walnut Street Ramblers
- Dabberhashery, 131 N. Fourth — Jason Sinkhorn, music
- Sherwin Williams, 111 N. Fourth — Bob Gundy, gouache; Shepherd’s House, mural
- Plank on Main, 119 W. Main — Blue Groove Jazz, music
- Tom Tye Financial, 141 N. Third — Tillie Sowders, oils
- Derby Shoppe and Raggs, 124 N. Third — Tom Lamp, watercolors; Danville mural; Big Jack’s Coffee and Donuts
- Elmwood Inn Fine Teas, 135 N. Second — Diversitea mural; photography by Bruce Richardson; tea tent