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After the latest update on Hurricane Florence, organizers have made the decision to move forward with the Fall Art Crawl in Downtown Statesville this Friday night, September 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. The timing and the path of the storm seems to have changed significantly, and should not have a major effect on our area until over the weekend and early into next week. “Even though this is a rain or shine event, we were watching the forecast closely to ensure the safety of everyone involved, said Marin Tomlin, Executive Director of Downtown Statesville Development Corporation. "With the forecasted later arrival of potentially bad weather, we anticipate that Friday will be a great evening of art, music, and entertainment in Downtown Statesville. We hope all those looking for something to do will join us Downtown for this community event on Friday night.”

The Art Crawl will showcase more than 50 artists in 36 different galleries, shops, and businesses scattered throughout the heart of Downtown Statesville. This free event welcomes everyone to come downtown and stroll through the shops, meet the artists and enjoy many different styles and mediums of art. Art Crawl deepens the community’s commitment and appreciation for the arts by highlighting talented artists of all levels and experience. Guests can enjoy music, browse through the shops, and then stay late for live music, food, and drinks at one of our many restaurants and bars. A program/map directing attendees to all the locations and listing all participating artists will be available at each location. You never know what you will find along the route—jewelry, pottery, acrylic and oil paintings, woodturning, sculpture and so much more! Find a piece you love, make a purchase, and support local artists!

Download the Program/Map PDF here! 2018 Fall Art Crawl Program Final No Crop

At the 2018 Fall Art Crawl, guests can be the first to see four brand new sculptures in the Statesville Sculpture Garden. These unique pieces of artwork vary in size and material, as well as style. Stop by and see the new additions that are part of the annual revolving exhibit of sculptures in the garden.

  • Double Star, by sculptor Charles Pilkey of Mint Hill, NC (Rusted Steel)

  • ConCon, by sculptor Matt Amante of Winterville, NC (Painted Steel)

  • Faith, by sculptor Adam Walls of Hope Mills, NC (Painted Steel)

  • Bunny, by sculptor Gregory Mendez of Decatur, IN (Steel/Re-Purposed Steel)


Also taking place during the Art Crawl, Iredell Museums will be revealing their new exhibit, The Wallace Brothers: Roots, Herbs, & Religion. The grand opening is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday, September 14, so stop by and check out this great new exhibit that explores Statesville’s “roots.”

Live music is another crowd favorite at the Art Crawl. In addition to the live music that happens most Friday nights in restaurants and bars throughout Downtown Statesville, you will also find musicians outside along your path around town. You can find Live Music during the Art Crawl at the following locations:
220 Café – Matson Adams @ 7 pm
Broad Street Burger Co. – Homemade Sin @ 7:30 pm
D’Laney’s – Ed Blankenship @ 8 pm
Risto’s – Cindy & Randy Floyd @ 8:30 pm
Roots Outdoors – Karla Kincaid @ 5:30 pm & Zander @ 7 pm
Unwined Bar & Eatery – Opal Moon @ 7:30 pm
Wine Maestro – Courtney Lynn and Quinn @ 6 - 9 pm
Yours Truly Boutique – Five ‘til Five Brass Quintet @ 5:30 – 8:30 PM

We would like to acknowledge our Art Crawl sponsors Sheri Bistreich and Associates, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.; Statesville Jewelry & Loan; and Allen Tate Realtors for their support of this event. Parking during the Art Crawl is available on street and in nine public lots throughout the business district. For more information, contact Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436 or email: info@downtownstatesvillenc.org.

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