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.”

 

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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