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This year the exhibition will open on October 4th, and run through October 18th. Organizers are planning for more than 30 artists to participate. Many artists have opened their studio doors each year for the Trek, but some are new to the roster. All are worth a knock on the studio door. Studios are open from 10 am to 5 pm on October 4th, and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, October 5th.

No weekend would be complete without a kickoff, so organizers are hosting a preview reception and silent auction. Friday, October 4th at 5 pm at Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade Street in Tryon. On both mornings of the Trek, visitors are welcome to fuel up on coffee and pastries at Upstairs Artspace from 9–11 am on Saturday, and 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday. Participating artists, friends and family, sponsors, and the public are also invited to the closing reception to thank our artists and sponsors on October 12 pm at 5 pm. Call us at 828-859-2828 for more information.

  • Polk County Community Foundation
    Polk County Community Foundation

    Upstairs Artspace is supported, in part, by the Polk County Community Foundation