Gallery Crawl sign

The sign outside of Bohemia, one of the featured galleries in the June crawl, letting guest know to stop in and check out some art.

WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council’s monthly Gallery Crawl returned Friday, June 14, for the first time since Nov. 30, 2018. The crawl featured 14 galleries around West Jefferson opening their doors and showcasing local art.

Gallery Crawls are held the second Friday of the month from June to October, with a special “Christmas Crawl” being held in December. The June crawl coincided with the opening reception for the Arts Council’s newest exhibit, “Light and Lighthouses,” which will be at the Arts Center until July 6. The exhibit features work done by Watercolor Society of North Carolina board members, JoAnn Pippin and Carole Bryan, whose works feature scenes of beach and coastal life.

The June crawl featured the Acorn Gallery, Ashe Arts Center, Ashe Custom Framing and Gallery, Backstreet Beads, Bohemia Gallery, Catchlight Gallery, Farmers Market Crafters, Florence Thomas Art School, Great Southern Gothic, Originals Only Gallery, Quilt Square Girls, RT Morgan Gallery and Glass by Camille, Stephen Shoemaker Studio and Gallery and The Vintage Locket.

The next Gallery Crawl is Friday, July 12.

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