Summer Art Around Town

School may be out…but The MAC Summer Art Program is in! Throughout July, art classes are offered to kids in downtown Murphy. An exhibition featuring these young artists and their work will be Friday August 2, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Murphy Art Walk.

Student Art Exhibit Saturday August 2nd, 5:00-8:00pm in Murphy

The kids aren’t the only ones to enjoy art, the Valley River Arts Guild hosts a variety of classes for adults at The MAC throughout the year. From guitar lessons to watercolor, the opportunities to express yourself creatively are endless. Just across the street at Trudy’s Creations, you can also enjoy acrylic pouring classes or purchase one of many handcrafted designs. If you’re looking for a unique conversation piece for your home or that one-of-a-kind gift, be sure to explore our locally owned shops at the August 2nd Art Walk.

Black & White Market is a picker’s dream come true with vintage and locally crafted pieces that are unique to Murphy. Just a few doors down you’ll find impressive wooden creations, local photography, jewelry, and pottery at Gallery 26. Around the corner, Marketplace Antiques and Lotsa Memories Antiques & More have an eclectic mix of collectibles and vintage finds.

You’ll find local art for sale on the walls of Bistro 29, Daily Grind and Wine, and The BakeShop… not to mention all the artists set up at Rumors Clothing, Curiosity Shop, Simply Sweet Baby Boutique, and Serenity Mountain Gift Shop. So put a reminder in your calendar for First Friday Art Walk and enjoy this amazing community’s creativity on display for the Murphy Art Walk. We’ll see you August 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm!

Pinterest-Worthy Talent at Trudy’s Creations

We all know those people that can create anything with a sewing machine or paint brush. We also know those people that have a “Pinterest Fails” board that need a little supervision with a hot glue gun or pair of scissors. I’m not going to lie, I struggle sewing a straight line, but this is not the case for Trudy McFerrin. She offers classes to those who may have potential, but for all of us who lack the time or God-given talent to create, she has a boutique full of adorable handcrafted goods in downtown Murphy!

We celebrated the grand opening of Trudy’s Creations in downtown Murphy with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday May 14th. Owner and creator, Trudy McFerrin is pictured with the scissors and joined by Debbie Louder, Phyllis Miller, holding the ribbon on the left, and on the right, Laura Williams. Many thanks to Curiosity Shop, Creative Designs, Cherokee County Arts Council, Autumn Ridge Home Watch and Concierge, Cliff Melton Tractor Services, McNabb Properties, State Farm Insurance-Steven Aft Agency, Cruise Planners, Land & Cruise Experts, Cherokee County Master Gardeners, and Chamber Ambassadors: Sherry Palmer, Ninna Curtis, Debbie Bruce, and Corey Bailey for welcoming this new business to our community. Visit Trudy’s Creations at 46 Valley River Avenue to see her impressive selection of handcrafted items and class offerings.