Autumn Gallery Walk Hailed a Huge Hit
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This past Friday, the Autumn Gallery Walk presented by Sunset Hill Jewelers & Fine Arts Gallery packed the streets and stores of downtown West Chester. With the fall weather finally arriving with a crisp, 65-degree day, attendees enjoyed strolling through town while taking in the beautiful artwork and delicious crudité.
Free to attend and open to the public, the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s Gallery Walk shows occur twice a year, with one walk in the spring and the other in the fall. Held on the first Friday of the month, when downtown West Chester provides free metered parking after 5PM, guests can enjoy a free evening of class as they sip champagne, sample appetizers, and take in art from local artists at over 30 one-night-only art shows.
This season, the walk brought approximately 3,000 people to the borough from across the region, with guests coming from Chadds Ford, Coatesville, Downingtown, and Philadelphia.
The Gallery Walks are not only an exciting change of pace for attendees, but they are also a nice pump for local businesses, as all host locations are Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce members located in the borough.
“Town was buzzing on Friday night,” said Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mark Sammarone. “Several of the hosts commented that business increased about 25 percent that night.”
The 5 Senses – Nina Scala
Align.Space – Al Moretti & Laura Spayd
The Art Trust at Meridian Bank – “Ambush” featuring works in clay by colleagues from Towson University
Artistic Eyewear – Melissa Husted-Sherman
Chester County Art Association/United Methodist Church – Plein Air!
Chester County Cat Hospital – Kaitlyn Lacy Dempsey
Chester County Community Foundation – Fred McCarthy
Chester County Historical Society – Laura Barton
Church Street Gallery – Martin Campos
Compendium – Erin Palm
DNB First – Timlyn Vaughan
Erica Brown Studio – Erica Brown
FAIRMAN’s Skate Shop – Rick London
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC – Matthew Pirrall & Greg Cole
Gemelli Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Café – Barbara Mayfield
Jane Chalfant/Kiki’s Boutique – Terri Morse
Katie Mac Floral Design – Paula Rhoads
La Chic Boutique – Nicole Snider
Liquid Eatery – West Chester Film Festival
Love Again Local – Cassiu King
The Master’s Baker – Erica DeHart
Northwestern Mutual – featured artwork by WCU students & faculty
Old Soul Décor – Rebecca Adler
Optimal Massage – Emily Krajnik & Erinn Lyons
Phineas Gage – Landon Peacock
Saint Agnes School – Carol Diskin & St. Agnes Alumni
Sunset Hill Jewelers & Fine Arts Gallery – Jack Marshall & Greg Bennett
TONO Architects, LLC – Alissa Good
Univest – Eva Hozinez, Madeline Consugar, & Kelsey Dowling
Visual Expansion Gallery – ft. Amy Bruckner
The Wellness Suite – Alice Johnson, Judy Lupus, & Geri Kelly
Whirlaway Travel – James Lee Burke