The galleries and artists of the South Toe River Valley are pleased to announce the Second Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop, Micaville to Celo, October 12 and 13. Artists will open their studios to visitors and special events are planned throughout the weekend. Galleries and studios will be open from 10-5:30.
Participating artists are Garold Amsberry, Carol Wallace Bailey, Lynda Gayle Banner, Billy and Katie Bernstein, Rolf Holmquist, Sarah House, Lauren Faulkenberry, Rob Levin, Nancy Roth, Jeff and Yaffa Todd, Kathleen Turczyn, , Jane Willig and Matt Willig. Galleries and businesses include One Of A Kind Art Gallery, Ice Cream Deck, Dragon’s Tone Music/Lutherie by David, Happy Rooster Good Day Café, Mountain Farm and Toe River Crafts.
One Of A Kind Art Gallery will be hosting demonstrating artists: painter Chris Troxell, jeweler Barbara McGuire, sculptor Jim Beghtol and fiber artist Pat Poole. Dragon’s Tone Music hosts a Saturday morning music jam from 10 to noon. All are invited to bring an instrument and play along. Various musicians will be performing throughout the weekend.
The South Toe River Valley is home to many nationally and internationally known artists. The Art Hop starts in Micaville which is located 4 miles east of Burnsville and 9 miles west of Spruce Pine. To find open studios, look for signs along Highway 80 South as you travel towards Celo and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maps are available at One Of A Kind Art Gallery in Micaville.