On Friday, Sept. 13, from 5-8 p.m., the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Gallery Crawl in downtown West Jefferson. Galleries and shops will be open after hours to showcase the best of artistic talent in Ashe County.

Twelve galleries will be open after hours to showcase the latest exciting artwork of talented local and regional artists. The participating galleries include: Participating in the crawl will be: Acorn Gallery, Ashe Arts Center, Ashe Custom Framing and Gallery, Backstreet Beads, Bohemia Gallery, Catchlight Gallery, Farmers Market Crafters, Florence Thomas Art School, Great Southern Gothic, Originals Only Gallery, Quilt Square Girls, RT Morgan Gallery and Glass by Camille, Stephen Shoemaker Studio and Gallery and The Vintage Locket.

The Ashe Arts Center will feature the exhibit “Nostalgia.” The opening reception will be coinciding with the gallery crawl. Artist were challenged to recall pleasant moments from their past and fondness they have for the “S.old days.” The exhibit will include nostalgic subjects through painting, photography, fiber, sculpture and more. The Ashe Arts Center is located at 303 School Ave.

Originals Only Gallery will feature new paintings by Joan Bell and Susan Van Wyk. The gallery show includes oils, acrylics, mixed media and more. The gallery will feature live hammered dulcimer by Michael Bell. Originals Only Gallery is located at 3B North Jefferson Ave.

Go to www.ashecountyarts.org for crawl map and contact information about the galleries. For more information please call (336) 846-ARTS.

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