Grapevine, Texas, is known near and far for its wineries, festivals, entertainment venues and bustling historic district. With the recent formation of the Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA), it is also becoming recognized as a fine art destination. To promote the city’s artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host its inaugural Fall Gallery Night October 5, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Main Street (galleries are listed in recommended order of visit):
A Touch of Paris, 202 West Wall Street, is owned by French artist/instructor Dominique Galleron. Original art on display includes Dominiques’s French-inspired oil paintings done in her bold palette knife style.
Great American West Gallery, 332 South Main Street, features the finest western artists in the world with both paintings and bronzes. Subjects include Native Americans, frontiersmen, cavalry, pioneers, cowboys, and ranchers as well as horses, cattle and expansive landscapes.
Giddens Fine Art Gallery, 624 South Main Street, is run by owner/artist Cherie Giddens and John Giddens who offer a wide selection of paintings and sculpture from local and national artists including work by Cherie Giddens, Fran Chausse White, and Fred Achelpohl.
The Tower Gallery, located at 636 South Main Street in the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be hosting the Texas Sculpture Association show and sale. This show is a favorite offering with a delightful mix of contemporary styles ranging from twisted metal to fine bronzes.
Holder Dane Gallery and Art Studios, 701 South Main Street at the Train Depot, features fine art, oil paintings, bronze and wood sculpture, contemporary art jewelry and fine pottery.
Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 701 South Main Street at the Train Depot, is owned by master glass artist David Gappa who specializes in hand blown and lamp work art glass ranging from contemporary lighting and corporate awards to decorative art and jewelry pieces.
“The GADA Fall Gallery Night showcases the fine arts in Grapevine by offering a delightful evening of high quality art for art lovers to collect and enjoy while sampling each gallery’s signature food and drink,” she said, noting the Spring Gallery Night held in May was the first GADA event and the response was overwhelmingly positive from both galleries and guests. “We want to let art patrons throughout Dallas Fort Worth come to know and seek out the thriving new art community in Grapevine.”
Complimentary food and beverages will be served at each gallery via progressive style, including wine and signature cocktails, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be live music at sunset at the Historic Cotton Belt Train Depot area, where Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Holder Dane Gallery are located. Gallery owners and artists will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate purchases. There is no cost to attend the inaugural GADA Fall Gallery Night.
For more information about the GADA Fall Gallery Night, visit http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Grapevine-Art-Dealers-Association-GADA—Fall-Gallery-Night/18412/