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8th Annual Art on the Trail
October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Event: 8th Annual Art on the Trail
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Travelers Rest along the Swamp Rabbit Trail
Don’t let the “Art” part of Art on the Trail scare you. Yes, there will be amazing and creative works of art there and the chance to meet LOCAL artists. Yes, you will want to take something home with you and having a wide variety of artisans makes it possible for everyone who visits to take home a piece of the experience for yourself! It’ll probably be the reason you finally throw out that “home interior” you found at a garage sale when you moved into your first place and it just keeps following you wherever you go.
There will also be fantastic crafters there who will make sure you leave with a functional piece of art. You might even get the chance to meet Frank Lee Ruggles, a critically acclaimed landscape photographer who follows in the footsteps of the late, great Ansel Adams.
But there will also be experiences. Love dogs? We do, too. That’s why you’ll get to meet and greet the best, cutest, cuddliest four-legged friends you can imagine. Already have a dog? Maybe a couple of kids? Bring them! We promise this won’t be a boring art and craft show….not with a “mud hut” where your kids can sling clay and make their own masterpieces while you lend your artistic impression to create a colorful piece of outdoor community art. And when your feet are tired after the experience, we’ll have a trolley waiting to take you back to your car.
Art on the Trail is a one-day immersive art experience for everyone and is set along the iconic Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Travelers Rest on Saturday, October 5th. It is organized by volunteers for the local non-profit 501c3 organization Travelers Rest Artists Alliance, and it is their biggest fundraising event of the year.
This creative gathering invites guests to taste a slice of the culinary arts that makes TR “the” place to go for a great meal out, arouse your inner artist, and most importantly, shop local for keepsakes handcrafted by folks with deep roots in the Upstate community.