Art

Haywood County Arts Council and Galleries of Haywood County present Art After Darkin downtown Waynesville on Friday, June 7, from 6–9 p.m., and on subsequent first Fridays each month through December. The seven regularly participating galleries are Balsam Ridge Gallery, Cedar Hill Studio, Haywood County Arts Council Gallery & Gifts, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Moose Crossing’s Burl Wood Gallery, T Pennington, and Twigs & Leaves Gallery. Events include demonstrations, featured exhibits, refreshments and live music.

“Art After Dark is one of the truly unique things about Main Street in Waynesville,” says Tiffani Watts of Twigs & Leaves Gallery. “The galleries stay open late, along with some other shops, and it’s like a mini party in each gallery. People gather to learn from demonstrating artists, listen to the live music throughout the downtown area and enjoy the immensely talented artists we have in our region.”

At Moose Crossing’s Burl Wood Gallery, second-generation artist Daniel Metzger will be the featured artist, says owner Janet Metzger, sharing “his story and his love of design, and revealing the beauty of woods through crafting artistic furnishings.”

At Cedar Hill Studio, Pam Hall will demonstrate glass mosaic art. In addition, says gallery owner Gretchen Clasby, “David Witti will entertain on the keyboard, and we will be introducing the awesome work of seven new artists.”

Waynesville metalsmith and jeweler Terry Thompson will be the guest artist at The Jeweler’s Workbench. “Watch Terry demonstrate stone setting and soldering techniques,” says Colleen Davis. “Enjoy live music by Matthew Stone and complimentary wine.”

Art After Dark events invite visitors to downtown Waynesville to experience galleries, studios, restaurants and other businesses during relaxed evening hours. “These events provide a chance for galleries and other businesses to share their experience with all age groups,” said Richard Baker, owner of Balsam Ridge Gallery. “It’s a great family experience.”

For more information, visit HaywoodArts.org.

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