Gallery Hop Stops

Our gallery hop event will be Friday, June 9, 5:30 – 8pm, at 16 locations, plus special exhibits in the McKinney Conference Center and the log courthouse in Constitution Square. Also, live music by Travis Kern at Danville Bike and Footwear.
For more information, contact: Mimi Becker, 859-236-2361, ext 111.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gallery Hop Stop

At the Gallery Hop Stop, downtown Danville businesses, agencies, and private studios offer to host local artists by providing exhibit space and refreshments after regular business hours. The event, created and produced by the Arts Commission, began in 2004. It is held twice each year, in mid-June and again in November, to help launch the holiday buying season. The event is designed to support the downtown business district by bringing people into various business spaces, as well as provide new exposure for the artists, who would otherwise have no venue in which to display their work without paying a commission or percentage of sales.

This event has become popular with the community, as people enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors, as they browse the wares of local merchants and the artists’ recent work. The exhibits included painting, jewelry, photography, stained glass, pottery, fiber art, wood carving, and more. Local professional musicians perform at some venues to gain exposure, as do student musicians to gain experience. It is popular with hosting business, some of whom have reported their sales doubled that day. And some artists have reported sales of $700 to $1000 during the event.

The Gallery Hop Stop continues to be a much-anticipated event, as both new artists and returning artists with new work are showcased. We are most appreciative of a generous grant from Kentucky Utilities, a PPL company, the businesses who act as hosts, the artists, and all who help to make this event possible.
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