The 2012 AVA Gallery Hop encourages the public to explore Chattanooga’s fantastic art galleries and artist studios. The Gallery Hop will feature 20 galleries and artist studios in and around Downtown Chattanooga. During the Gallery Hop, the public can meet local artists, watch demonstrations and learn about the artists’ creative processes at their studios. Galleries will have special exhibitions on display and refreshments will be provided at most venues.
A brochure, which features a map and a description of each gallery and studio will be available at all participating galleries. This specially designed guide will enable “hoppers” to create their own route during the event and can also be used throughout the year for visitors interested in touring the local arts scene. “Hoppers” who visit at least ten galleries will be entered into a drawing for amazing prizes, including an Instant Art Collection, an overnight stay for two in the Artist’s Gallery Residence, and passes to the 2013 4 Bridges Arts Festival.