Grayson Gallery preview tonight
The Grayson Gallery and Art Center will offer a sneak preview of the fourth annual Regional Favorites Art show from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
More than 50 artists were invited to exhibit and up to 70 pieces will be on display from artists who have supported the gallery.
Another special sneak preview is planned: a brief performance by some of the actors in the upcoming community drama “The Jean Thomas Story — The Traipsin’ Woman.” Music by Kentucky Memories will provide background music for the vignette as well as the art show and will feature award-winning fiddler Michael Garvin as local actors showcase their talents. Refreshments will be provided by Catering by Laura.
The gallery will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for another look at the Regional Favorites show. Music will be provided by Native American Indian flutist Fred Nez Keams (Yellowknife Navajo Flutes) along with John Forgy on guitar. The musicians will continue from the gallery through town as this year’s Traveling Troubadours during Memory Days.
Regional Favorites show will have its official opening reception for artists, friends and family during the F!nal Fr!days Art Walk on May 30 to kick off summer events with live music by the Larry Whitt Band, as well as light refreshments.
The Cruisin’ Grayson Car Show will begin that day, as well with Meals on Wheels offering grilled fare at Grayson City Park. On May 31, the GGAC will begin its Summer Saturdays, opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday though August as part of Carter County’s 12 Weeks of Summer events. Gallery space is provided by the Grayson Tourism & Convention Commission and financial support funded by the City of Grayson and local donors.
Wild Ramp to mark move
The Wild Ramp, Huntington’s premier local food market, is reopening its doors after a move to the city’s historic Old Central City district with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Wild Ramp at Central City Market, 555 14th St. W., will feature more than 100 local farmers, artisans, bakers and producers and will offer year-round hours. Additionally, the Wild Ramp will serve as a visitors center for people traveling into the area. A new full-service coffee shop, Broken Coffee Mug, will open inside the market, featuring coffee roasted by Huntington’s own Ignition Roasters.
The Wild Ramp at Central City Market will offer expanded hours, opening from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Potential producers may call the Wild Ramp at (304) 523-RAMP (7267).
The Wild Ramp has given more than $400,000 back to local producers since July 2012. The market has three paid employees and relies on volunteers to staff the market. Producers drop off items and sell on a consignment model, getting back 90 percent of the cost while the market retains 10 percent for operating expenses.