2nd Fridays | ArtWalk | Alive After 5

Founded in 2007 by the Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Marion’s ArtWalk celebrates with art, crafts, music, food, and fun. Join us at 5:00 p.m. for 2nd Fridays at Appalachian Spirit Gallery and move through businesses and events in downtown Marion. Download a 2015-2016 ArtWalk and Downtown Business Guide.

From April until December, the 2nd Fridays ArtWalk and “Alive after Five” begins at Appalachian Spirit Gallery and meanders through shops and restaurants from one end of downtown Marion to the other — art, crafts, music, jewelry, special events, exhibits, and more.

Music on the Porch | Music in the Parlor

On Second Fridays, Appalachian Spirit Gallery hosts live music on the porch (or in the parlor). Regional musicians perform a variety of styles, from classical to Celtic to bluegrass. In addition, the town of Marion continues Second Friday events with its own Second Fridays Concert Series.


Members or guest artists are invited to teach classes on subjects from technique to art history. If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact the gallery.




2015 ArtWalk Reception Schedule

April  10    

Grand Reopening + Artist Reception  |  Music by David and Ann Ledgerwood


May 8

Artist Jen Otey  |  Music by Gerald Anderson and Spencer Strickland


June 12

Artist Ray Mathena  |  Music by David Simpkins


July 10

Artist John Sauers  |  Music by Glenn Body and the Blues Cruzers


August 14

Artists from Glade Spring Town Square Center for the Arts  |  Music by True Grass


September 11

Artist Carla Berry  |  Music by Kitchen Sync


October 9

Artist Susan Mink Colclough  |  Music by H.B. Beverly


November 13

Artist Carolyn Dameron  |  Music by Ron Ireland


December 11

Bepe Boatwright Kafka • Annual Members' Sale  |  Music by Keith Hungate and Mark Merz



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