Chattanooga, Tenn…Presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), the sixth annual AVA Gallery Hop will take place on Saturday, September 10 from 2 to 9 p.m.The Gallery Hop will feature more than 20 galleries and artist studios, all open to the public for this one-night collaborative celebration of Chattanooga’s acclaimed arts community.
During the Gallery Hop, the public can meet local artists, watch live art demonstrations and learn about the artists’ creative processes at their studios. Galleries will have special exhibitions on display and most will provide refreshments.
Some of the special events taking place during this year’s Gallery Hop are:
ASSOCIATION FOR VISUAL ARTS
30 Frazier Avenue, 423-265-4282
Opening reception for FRESH, an annual exhibition to help young and emerging artists gain valuable professional experience and exposure for their work. This competitive, juried exhibition is designed to feature artists that display artistic promise, commitment to their work and fresh ideas. This opportunity is only open to artists who have not had a major solo show and who do not have gallery representation and who reside in the Southeast.
CHENOWETH • HALLIGAN STUDIOS
1800 Rossville Avenue, Suites 1 & 2, 423-243-3778
FRONT GALLERY at Chenoweth•Halligan Studios is very pleased to host its second sculpture exhibition of the year featuring fiber installations by Atlanta artist Ann Rowles and mixed media 3-D works and large drawings by South Carolina artist Linda McCune. On exhibit in the Side Gallery will be sculpture and drawings by Roger Halligan and installations by Jan Chenoweth.
111 Frazier Avenue, 423-648-0533
Come visit Hanover Gallery during the AVA Gallery Hop this year! We will be ready with new work, drinks, snacks, and music––the ideal atmosphere to chat with friends, appreciate, and discuss art! We have an awesome selection of work, from oils to watercolors and perfect gifts to buy for your loved ones! It’s not a real party unless you’re at Hanover Gallery during the AVA Gallery Hop 2011!
IGNIS GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO
1800 Rossville Avenue, Suite 4, 423-265-2565
Live pottery demonstration by Shadow May and blow your own glass sessions throughout the day.
400 East Second Street, 423-265-5033 x 5
Meet artist Courtenay James and watch his oil painting demonstration on Saturday, September 10 from 2-6 p.m. during the AVA Gallery Hop. Stay and meet the artist and enjoy refreshments until 8 p.m.
SHUPTRINE’S GOLD LEAF DESIGNS
2646 Broad Street, 423-266-4453
Go Hopping at Shuptrine’s at 27th and Broad with a events for all art lovers. There will be showcasing demos of laying gold leaf in the Working Gallery area from 2-4 p.m. From 5-8 p.m. appetizers and desserts from our own NIKO’S and Gigi’s Cupcakes and some beverages from Carter Distributing. You can also view other events on Shuptrine’s new website, http://www.shuptrines.com. Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs gallery will showcase new works by Kathleen Mack in the contemporary north gallery; an array of oils by artist’s Timothy West, John Bunker, Bob Ichter, and Brett Weaver will flow through the hallways. Special exhibiting space will highlight international artists Stephen Scott Young, Peterson, Trost Richards, David Johnson and Hubert Shuptrine and watercolors by Alan Shuptrine.
201 West Main Street, Suite 102, 423-266-2712
Help us celebrate our one year anniversary in our Main Street location! To mark this special occasion and to support the annual AVA Gallery Hop, we have organized a very special art exhibition. This non-juried show will feature the works of over 50 students and instructors who have participated in our classes and workshops over the past year. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us and made our first year a huge success.
WINDER BINDER GALLERY & BOOKSTORE
40 Frazier Avenue, 423-413-8999
Regional folk art gallery & bookstore representing over 80 artists. Featured artists for the AVA Gallery Hop 2011 will be new selections from R. Michael Wimmer’s “Cultural Fragments” collection.