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.

Upcoming 2016 ArtWalk Dates

May 13

Music by Gerald Anderson and Friends  |  Paintings and Drawings by Siera Speer

June 10

Music by Southwest Virginia Singers and Songwriters (Greg Trafidlo, Brett Mistele, Marc Baskind)  |  Fiber Art by Jackie Perry

July 8

Music by Glen Body and the Blues Cruzers  |  Paintings and Drawings by Lindsey Smith

August 12

Music byTrue Grass  |  Artwork by Lynn Thompson and Leah Logan Halsey

September 9

Music by Henderson School Junion Appalachian Musicians  |  Artwork from the Henderson School

October 14

Music TBA  |  Artwork by Ellen Elmes

November 11

Music TBA  |  Special Exhibit  Stacy Vaughn Davis and Joe Burnette

December 9

Music by Keith Hungate  |  Annual Members Show and Sale


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.



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