Hickory – May 17, 2018 brings a plethora of artwork to Downtown Hickory. The Downtown Hickory Art Crawl boasts the works of more than 60 artists along with pottery demonstrations and music, all with an easily walkable four block area.

The Kick-Off Party begins at 5:00 pm at Full Circle Arts, located at 42-B Third Street NW, where the reception for the Tiny Art Show will be held. Works by many of their 22 members will also be on display. Maps of the Art Crawl route and the participants will be available, so grab one and start crawling!

• Full Circle Arts hosts the Kick-Off Party at 5pm at 42-B Third Street NW, 828-322-7545. The opening reception of the Tiny Art Show is in full swing. The works of Full Circle Arts members are highlighted.
• Hatch’s Sandwich Bar, 268 First Avenue NW, 828-322-1196, has a diverse menu of unique sandwiches and beverages. Acoustic sets from Kevin Lee Smith are featured.
• Grace Communion Church, 266 First Avenue NW, 828- 292-7306, presents Cathy McCoy (clay jugheads), Marsha Hoffman (folk art), and Chuck Bodnar (watercolor paintings).
• Elegance Furniture Boutique, 221 First Avenue NW, 828-838-1011, features furniture painting demonstrations and a Michael Jackson impersonator.
• Harris Arcade, 221 First Avenue NW, 828-322-5090, hosts the paintings of Mike Ogle in his second floor studio.
• Glazzy Girls Stained Glass, in the Harris Arcade, 221 First Avenue NW, 828-781-3779, demonstrates the art of making stained glass creations.
• Splentique Fashion Boutique, in the Harris Arcade, 221 First Avenue NW, 828-228-3758, offers a Splentique Trunk Show of fashionable art.
• Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, 29 Second Street NW, 828-234-4266, has delicious coffee, muffins, and more. Featured artists are Arianna Mascetti (jewelry), Suzie McGee (quilling), Amy Weaver (photography), Lori Dixon (books & soaps), Casey Allen (painting), and Ruby Orton (painting).
• Trade Alley Art, 25 Second Street NW, 828-578-1076, is an artist-owned Co-Op with 26 featured artists who exhibit daily.
• Fanjoy Labrenz Photography Studio, 215-A First Ave NW, 828-324-8330, opens their studio for viewing their versatile images.
• Olde Hickory Station, 232 Government Avenue SW, 828-322-2356, has a new spring menu and more than 50 craft beers on tap. The Station hosts Matthew Strawn (Intaglio Printing).
• Larry’s Music & Sound Teaching Studio, 266 Union Square, 828-261-0415, exhibits the oil and acrylic paintings of Karen Stinson.
• Anders Ruff Workshop, 264 Union Square, 805-458-2549, features the watercolors of Crystal Witherspoon.
• Bottega~A Soulful Place, 256 Union Squar, 828-217-2581, hosts Kent Paulette (oil paintings), Len Rusnek (ceramics), Matt Wright (graffiti art) and Hannah Grace (paintings).
• Thistle Dew Nicely, 252 Union Square, 828-322-3242, hosts the woodwork of Tom Denne and metal sculptures by John Ross.
• Foot Solutions, 242 Union Square, 828-328-9844, has a Board Certified staff to assist you with your footwear needs. Reverend Robert Roach exhibits watercolors with pen & ink details. Rodney Smith of MUD Shack Pottery demonstrates his pottery techniques on Union Square in front of Foot Solutions.
• Hickory Wine Shoppe, 238 Union Square, 828-324-4441, hosts oil paintings and cigar box guitars by Selina Setzer and the musical sounds of Centerpiece Jazz Guitar Duo.
• Artisan Soapery, 234 Union Square, 805-704-8701, brings you the wooden spoons of Two Green Thumbs and More and Reflections Through Glass by Linda Shore White.
• Bisque n Beads, 232 Union Square, 828-324-4244, is a place to be creative. Classes and special events are offered regularly. Acrylic paintings by Ernie Sills are showcased.
• Tracy’s on the Square, 228 Union Square, 828-322-6651, has a wide selection of apparel, jewelry, shoes, and tuxedo rentals. The watercolor art of Zan Thompson is highlighted.
• Under the Sails on the Square, find Brandon Pope and his aerial photography.
• The Natural Olive, 216 Union Square, 828-256-1950, offers a vast selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, flavored oils and vinegars for all your culinary needs. The mixed metal assemblages and unique jewelry creations by Ellen Ball are featured.
• Girl Scouts Carolina Peaks to Piedmont, 208 Union Square, 800-672-2148, hosts face painter Carla Young and her face art.
• The Flag Court, features the artwork of Eugenie Fein.
• Olde Hickory Tap Room, 222 Union Square, 828-322-1965, serves delicious food with a wide selection of fine spirits, wine, and award-winning beer.
• The Hickory Community Theatre, 30 Third Street NW, 828-328-2283, welcomes you to their production of the musical, RAGTIME. Please call the box office for ticket information.

See you in Downtown Hickory on May 17!

The Downtown Hickory Art Crawls are sponsored by the Hickory Downtown Development Association, Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate and the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The United Arts Council of Catawba County is committed to advancing the cultural life of Catawba County through grants, marketing, fundraising and facilities management. The council strives to provide awareness of the cultural activities in our area, as well as grant and contribution opportunities. www.artscatawba.org. Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate specializes in sales, leasing, and management of industrial and commercial real estate.

For more information on HDDA, membership, businesses, other events and downtown Hickory, please call 828-322-1121 or email info@downtownhickory.com. Please visit the website, www.downtownhickory.com.