Take your Right Brain Out to Play

Your right brain is where your imagination and creativity can be found. Music and art chocolate-covered-bluesappreciation, insight and intuition can all be found there. If you are like most of us, election years and holidays work very little of these fun sides of the brain. So with 2016 behind us, maybe it’s time to play with our right brains.

Falling Rivers Gallery and its parent organization, the Stanly Arts Guild can help. We are a collection of artists with a mission to connect with and inspire other artists as well as to connect local artists with people who may be interested in seeing or buying their work. We can help you take your right brain for a leisurely stroll, a brisk walk, or ballroom dancing!

The quickest and easiest fun thing to do is to take a walk through our gallery. We have a wide variety of artists and mediums you can spend some time with. You can chat with an artist to learn what inspires them, or study the pieces that interest you and see where your mind wanders.

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When you are ready for a bit more, our monthly screen-printing-workshopGuild meetings are open to the public and almost always have a guest speaker to demonstrate a particular artistic method. Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM. And you can join the Guild for only $17.50 right now. Call the gallery or sign up for our newsletter to get more info.

For a little more right brain fun, we offer art painting parties and workshops for folks who want to try their hand at something new. Art of the Vine and Happy Hour with Harley are painting and wine parties where you get to try myclassssssyour hand at acrylics with the gentle guidance of an instructor and the beverage of your choice.flagpallet

Painting workshops are scheduled based on interest, so if there is something you would like to try, give us a call. Sign up for e-mail notifications if you want to know when workshops happen.

If you already have the art bug, we have 3 art shows every year with cash prizes for local and regional artists. And we are always looking for new artists to join our gallery. We would love to see your work and will provide whatever help you may need to help make you successful.

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So stop by the gallery and introduce your right brain to a little fun.

A Hand-Crafted Christmas Gift

If you are still looking for the perfect gift, you owe it to yourself to consider a hand-crafted gift this Christmas. Hand-crafted gifts are as unique and special as the lucky person on your list who receives one. Whether it is jewelry, pottery, hand-carved wood, fused glass, paintings or photography, our artists have put their special touch on unique one-of-a-kind gifts you will be excited about.

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We have decorative and functional pottery – trays, coffee mugs, bowls, vases, and platters priced from $8 to $90. You can pick a decorative piece to enhance the home or pick a functional piece to make an everyday meal a bit more special. There are even pieces that do both.

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You can select a piece of custom jewelry from one of our seven jewelry artists. They have crafted everything from simple beadwork to hammered metal to fused glass. Prices are very affordable and range from $5 to $70.

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Our paintings, prints and photography reflect both local flavor and favorite destinations. You may find a memory here that you shared with a friend – captured in print – that would make a great gift.

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And the list goes on. We have local honey, hand-made soaps and lotions, carved wood, dreamcatchers, stained glass hand-painted stemware, hand-painted scarves, and more. All thoughtful gifts that you won’t find in a big box store.

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So stop by and finish your Christmas shopping with us.