Gallery Hop 2012 will feature numerous galleries and artist studios in and around Downtown Chattanooga. “For the first time, all Gallery Hop participants met at AVA, under the leadership of executive director, Anne Willson. She invited our collective input in helping to create this year’s event,” said Miki Boni, local artist and Gallery Hop participant. “I’m very excited about the changes our visitors will experience and the cooperative spirit of our arts community.”
During the Gallery Hop, the public can meet local artists, watch demonstrations and learn about the artists’ creative processes at their studios. “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 FestivalTM.