With all the changes that have occurred to Roanoke’s Art by Night gallery tour lineup this past year, coordinator Suzun Hughes of the Wilson Hughes Gallery has put together a new brochure that doubles as a downtown gallery guide.
I’m sharing the new map here in advance of the last Art by Night of 2012. The event runs 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, coinciding with the first night of Dickens of a Christmas, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m.
The new map reflects the loss of several galleries this year. GalerieFrancois II and Troutville artist Claudia de Franko’s Gala Studio were shut down by the sale of Crystal Tower, while across the street three studios in 110 Campbell Ave. S.W. were forced to leave after the city condemned the building in April. The artists in the co-op Gallery 108, a fixture in the downtown art scene for 11 years, will disband at the end of the month.
Many of the artists displaced by these changes, however, will be returning in studio spaces that have reopened in 202 Market Square Gallery above 202 Market restaurant and Studios in the Square at 126 Campbell Ave. S.W.