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Abingdon hosting First Thursday gallery tours Dec. 6

Staff Report • Dec 4, 2012 at 9:38 AM

ABINGDON, Va. – On Thursday, December 6, join Abingdon in its fourth town-wide First Thursday event.

Park your car in Abingdon’s Municipal Lot (between the Farmer’s Market and House on Main) and catch the trolley for free! It will take you to all of these galleries beginning at 5pm looping around every twenty minutes until 9pm.

The schedule for the December First Thursday is as follows:

5-8pm – Mallory Fine Art at 112 East Main Street

OPENING RECEPTION Decking the Hall…with Smalls! Celebrating the season with an offering of small original works and prints just in time for gift giving along with festive treats and live music

5-8pm – The Gallery @ Barr Photographics at 152 E. Main Street

OPEN GALLERY featuring an exhibit of fine art photography by R. Dean Barr entitled Reprise

5-8pm – Wolf Hills Brewing Co. at 350 Park Street


Jenny Snead: The Three Halves: We becomes I

5-8pm – Zazzy’z Coffee Roasters at 380 E. Main Street

OPENING RECEPTION for Photography by Beckha Drake

5-9pm – William King Museum at 415 Academy Drive

OPENING RECEPTION from 6-8pm for Art Instructors from Northeast State Community College including Tony Henson, Russell Blankenship, Dr. Janice Miller, Linda Brown, Donna Wilt, and Charlesey Charlton

5-7pm – Buckland Fine Art at 446 ½ West Main Street

GRAND OPENING featuring artist studios with music and refreshments

5-9pm – Arts Depot at 314 Depot Square

OPEN HOUSE and 23RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY MEMBERS SHOW with open studios, refreshments from 7-9 pm and live music by David Collins on the piano

8p.m.-12a.m. – House on Main at 231 West Main Street

OPENING RECEPTION for The Apron Project: A Group Show Organized by Jan Hurt featuring Barbara Carter, Melissa Dickerson, Chris Greer, Quinn Hawkesworth, Jan Hurt, Sue Lyle, Bunny Medeiros, Pat Mighell, Sara Reese, Sherre Sullivan, and Nicole Vachon-Hanlon

For the December First Thursday, the following merchants will be participating with their Holiday Open House and extended hours:

List of Merchants for First Thursday!

A Likely Yarn (open till 7pm)

Abingdon Mercantile (10% off select items)

Abingdon Olive Oil Company

Anthony's Desserts

Bonefire Smokehouse (Open till 11pm with live music)

Brandywine Antiques



Heartwood Artisan Center (live music)

Holston Mountain Artisans (Refreshments and demonstrations)

Foxglove Antiques

Full Circle (50 % 0ff select items)

Hidden Memories (refreshments and sales)

Katbird's Wine and Gourmet

Marcia Fields

Marketplace (refreshments and demonstrations)


Shady Business

Siegners LTD

The Glass Peacock (refreshments)

Thistle Ridge Soap

Whole Health Center (refreshments and sales)

Zephyr Antiques (refreshments)

For the most up-to-date information, please find us on Facebook at Abingdon First Thursdays.

On the first Thursday of every month, join arts organizations around Abingdon for art, food, music, shopping and more! First Thursdays, Abingdon, began in September 2012 as a collaborative project between eight different galleries around town to encourage citizens to become involved in the local art community by coordinating openings on the same evening of each month.

For more information, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/abingdonfirstthursdays or contact info@wkmuseum.org

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