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!

Take a Break from the Daily Grind

On Wednesday and Friday nights you’ll see quite a few cars parked on Valley River Avenue in downtown Murphy. Locals and visitors alike enjoy live music from 5:00 – 7:00 pm as they sip on anything from coffee to craft beer. The Daily Grind and Wine is a comfortable little gem in our mountains with a book store and craft boutique to explore as your food is prepared.

You can begin your day with a breakfast sandwich or scone and that daily caffeine, stop by for hand-dipped ice cream, enjoy soup or a sandwich at lunch, or end your day with a glass of wine or beer. Whatever your taste may be, the Daily Grind offers it, along with the company of regular customers that remind you of the charm of small town life.

With all that the Daily Grind and Wine offers, we’re excited to see what tastes await you at the 5th Annual Forks and Corks – Local Savor! Visit our Welcome Center to purchase your tickets in advance or buy them at The Hackney Warehouse on Thursday June 6th, 5:30 – 7:30.