Back to School …Special!

You worked hard this summer – and even harder getting ready for back to school. Once the kids are taken care of it’s time to take a breath and reward yourself!

Spa Baskets at Falling Rivers Gallery  Silk Scarves at Falling Rivers Gallery  

Hand-Painted Glasses at Falling Rivers GalleryAre you losing your baby to kindergarten? Or maybe to college? Are you getting your house back to yourself during the days or for the rest of your lives? Either way, there is something to celebrate.

Fused Glass Trays at Falling Rivers GalleryMaybe you need to help your poor house recover from a summer full of kids by adding something nice – either to brighten your spirits or to celebrate your freedom. We have a wide variety of artistic pieces that will celebrate the grown-ups left behind after the kids leave.

You definitely need something special for yourself to celebrate these parenting milestones. We have handmade jewelry, hand-painted scarves, bath products and more that you have certainly earned after the long hot summer.

Wire Bracelets at Falling Rivers Gallery   Bracelets at Falling Rivers Gallery

So now that you have some extra “me” time, stop by the gallery – if for no other reason than you can. Sign up for a workshop. Chat with an artist. And just kind of ease back into the world of grown-ups by exploring the arts and fine crafts of Stanly County.

Horsehair Pottery at Falling Rivers Gallery

Stained Glass Figures at Falling Rivers GalleryWood Kitchen Utensils at Falling Rivers Gallery

Art Has Exploded in Albemarle

The Summer Art Explosion is in full swing at Falling Rivers Gallery and this year’s entries are some of the best ever.

Small Tower

Small Tower

Local artists have submitted 72 entries in all sorts of media for our entertainment and enjoyment. It is a spectacular combination of paint, canvas, glass, metal, photography, tree roots, clay, and wood presented in a wide variety of artistic impressions.

Waterline I

Waterline I

Terraformed Lakeside

Terraformed Lakeside

Standard of Beauty

Standard of Beauty

 

 

 

Preachers View

Preachers View

Stuffys Sunflower

Stuffys Sunflower

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

 

 

 

 

 

Blonde Birdgirl

Blonde Birdgirl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my favorite comments from the judge are: “Innovative, primitive and fearless…”, “Fun and ephemeral…”, “Whimsical and amusing…”, and “One can feel the moisture in the air.”

Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty

Bodie by Night

Bodie by Night

The photos on this page do not do the show justice. Even more impressive is that these aren’t the photos of the winners. These are photos that hopefully show the breadth and depth of the talent we have in our area and the treat you are in for when you stop by and check out the show.

Marshall Park

Marshall Park

Kaliedoscapes #2

Kaliedoscapes #2

Please stop in between now and August 5th. For a treat, come for the artist reception on the evening of the 5th to meet the artists and hear the judge’s comments. See our art show page for more information on the show and the winners.