Gallery Hop kicks off Brass Band Festival Thursday

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

It may be May, but summer will be kicked off to a hopping start on Thursday, May 30 when the Arts Commission’s Brass Band Gallery Hop fills downtown with art and music from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Over 60 individual artists will be exhibiting their work at 23 host venues. Eight performing groups will rotate around five different outdoor spaces.

The Boyle County High School 2024 Student Youth Art Exhibit will be on display at Danville Bike and Footwear.  Though not officially part of the Hop, Danville High School Student Art Exhibit will be at the Boyle County Public Library.  Both student exhibits will continue through the Brass Band weekend.

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Six art locations are new to the Hop and 21 individual artists are participating for the first time.  Artists will be set up from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Performing groups are scheduled around town at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30.  Performance schedules will be posted at each location.

A merchandise cart of Brass Band items will be at the Purple Peacock. Brass Band Poster Artist, Michael Southerland, will be on hand to sign posters.

At 7:00, the Brass Band Downtown Downbeat concert will begin and continue to 10:00 p.m. in Weisiger Park.  The  Danville Entertainment District is in effect during the evening, which means that people can take alcoholic drinks to go from downtown businesses as long as they stay downtown.  Thank you to the Danville Boyle County Development Corporation for their support for this feature.

Host locations are identified by new, and very colorful banners created by Charlotte Hammond and members of the Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild.  A printed guide to all activities will be available at all host venues.  The guide will also be posted on

A new feature this year is an interactive map which includes all location names and addresses and artists.  This map is available through a link on the Arts Commission’s Facebook page.  It can be accessed directly at  This feature was developed by Melanie Crossfield of the City of Danville. It will be updated should there be any changes before the Hop.

The music performers from 5:30 to 7:00 include the Danville Children’s Choir, Whitlarks and Friends Strings, Ukeladies, Music on Main students, Opening Act, and First Baptist Church Male Chorus.


Gallery Hop Locations on May 30

  • Dry Branch (music outside)

125 W. Main St.

Margaret Levi – Jewelry

  • Danville Boyle County African American Historical Society

108 N. 2nd St.

Carrie Snow – ceramics

Boyle County Students

  • Boogie Knights

217 W. Main St.

Marie Taylor – glass

Roni Gilpin – glass

  • Dry Stack (music outside)

219 W. Main St.

Tammy Lair – oils

DJ Smith – quilts

  • Maple Tree Gallery

225 W. Main St.

Jack Cochran – oils

Jessica Fox – mixed media

Jeanette Kakar – Mixed media

  • Danville Office Equipment

233 W. Main (sidewalk)

Pat Williams – weaving

Cam Williams – wood

Tab Martin – wood

Joseph Eastham – ceramics

  • Chase Bank

237 W. Main St

Wayne Daugherty – mixed media

Lori Williams – acrylics

  • Plaid Elephant

116 N. 3rd St.

Kate Snyder – mosaics

Virginia Smith – author

  • Relevance

120 N. 3rd St.

Marlene Hanna – oils

  • Derby Shoppe and Raggs

126 N. 3rd St.

Bill Berryman – variety

Tom Lamp – watercolors

Jane Hutchens – fiber art

Laura Zecchin – jewelry

  • Wine Seller (music outside)

158 N. 3rd

Brandon Long – mixed media

Jillian Long – soft sculpture



137 N. 3rd St.

Connie Beale – oils and collage

Lynda Ross – oils

John Andrew Dixon – collage

Kathleen O’Brien – mixed media


  • Carol’s Bridal

309 W. Main St.

Steve Southerland – wood

Rhonda Gilliam – mixed media


  • Purple Peacock

311 W. Main St.

Crystal Jones – variety

Michael Southerland – acrylics

Brass Band merchandise


  • Art Center of the Bluegrass

401 W. Main St.

Tony Richardson – Artist in Residence

Terrell Atwood – Artist in Residence


  • Art Center of the Bluegrass

409 W. Main St.

Katherine White – Artist in Residence

David Farmer – Artist in Residence


  • Danville Bike and Footwear (music outside)

417 W. Main St.

Russ Barragan – variety

Kris Steele – Wormys and more

Boyle Co. HS Youth Arts Exhibit


  • Paint Parties

475 W. Main St.

Jordyn Stein – variety

Amanda Silvers – acrylics

Kelly Brown – acrylics and floor cloths

Hayley Cappelli

Thierry Kinser

Sofiah Fugate

Emily Warinner


  • Optical Boutique

324 W. Main St.

Amy Cooley – variety


  • Bluegrass Pizza Pub (music outside)

236 W. Main St.


  • Hub Coffee House

236 W. Main St.

Ava Carpenter – Jayne’s Jewelry

Ariel Platt – jewelry

Molly Odile Clements – fabric art


  • Centre College Bookstore

110 S. 3rd St.

Heather Henson – author

Robby Henson – author


  • CentreWorks

120 S. 3rd St.

Mike Wilson – variety

Clay Wolfe – pen and ink

Jeffrey Nash – wood

Steve Becker – wood


  • Cerci

222 W. Main St.

Izzzy Smith – fabric art and painting.