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2017 BG GALLERY HOP VENUES



The A-Frame
You can find a little bit of everything here at The A-Frame. We are home to unique craft beer bar and live music venue as well as an art gallery. We also provide on-site t-shirt and poster printing services. Bring in your own design or work with our team of artists to create something new and unique. The A-Frame is also available as an event rental space. Whether it be a birthday party or a business meeting, we've got you covered. Please visit us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our new events and current ventures and check out our website at www.theaframebg.com. Open Tues-Sat 4pm-2am Contact us at  theaframebg@gmail.com, 270-991-5113 OR visit us on facebook: TheAframeBG, instagram: the.a.frame,  or twitter: theaframe.




Art Matters: Community Art Studio
As a community gallery, Art Matters supports local artists by charging no commission on art sales.  As a community studio, Art Matters provides after school art lessons during the school year for budding artists, K-12th grades.  Art Matters will embark upon its Sixth Year of Summer Art Camps with our schedule of events revealed in March 2017!  Find this on our website:  www.artmatterscommunitystudiogallery.com or contact us at:  270-781-0361.  Please LIKE us on Facebook!  Art Matters is located at 310 East Main, (between College and Center Streets) and opens Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM- 5:30 PM.  




Downing Museum
The Downing Museum features artwork by internationally renowned artist and Horse Cave, Kentucky native, Joe Downing as well as works by visiting artists. The museum’s collection includes the most holistic body of work by Downing, with examples spanning his entire career. Explore our main exhibit of Downing’s work that celebrates the life and career of the artist as well as rotating exhibitions by visiting artists. For more information, please visit www.wku.edu/downingmuseum. 11AM-4PM, Tuesday-Friday and 12PM-4PM, Saturday -  4801 Morgantown Rd Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-7415  


Ellis Walker Gallery
Ellis Walker Gallery is located in Thoroughbred Square Shopping Center behind Rafferty’s. The gallery features and promotes the work of local artists or artists who have original roots in South Central Kentucky and/ or affiliated with WKU. On display and for sale are the works of the late Joe Downing of Menerbes, France, Ivan Schieferdecker, Laurin Notheisen, David and Kim Jones of Bowling Green, KY, and many others from the area. Hours: Thurs-Fri 11AM - 4PM, Sat 11AM - 2PM, Gallery Hop Events 5PM - 8PM| 1945 Scottsville Rd. 270.904.2325 | www.elliswalkergallery.com 


FFOYA HOUSE
FFOYA House is an all-ages, family-friendly community arts venue and full-service recording studio located in a century-old Victorian on Kentucky Street. The nonprofit, which charges no commission on art sales, believes in “art as a voice” and seeks to connect artists with community causes. The intimate gallery features work by regional artists selected during periodic art calls on themes related to important social issues or connected to the work of other community organizations. Artwork is available for purchase along with vinyl records and books. Follow on Facebook or check the website calendar for information on live music performances, garden workshops and other events. Open Tues-Thurs 12-4 p.m. Gallery Hop events feature literary readings as well and are held 5-9 p.m. www.ffoyahouse.com


Gallery 916
It might be the work of a regional artist whose art will be a treasured addition to your collection or the “one of a kind” gift that expresses your appreciation for that special person...Or fabulous jewelry that helps create your signature style; discover it all at Gallery 916. Gallery 916 can now be found inside the showroom of the historic Galloway Motors Building at the corner of 6th and State St. A 2017 Kentucky Crafted Retailer, Gallery 916 is proud to feature work by artists and craftsmen recognized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their excellence. NOW OPEN- on site winery featuring Crocker Farm Wines and Kentucky Proud gourmet items! Gallery 916 is located in The District, Downtown, Bowling Green, 601 State St. | 270.843.5511 Hours: Tue-Fri 12PM - 6PM, Sat 11AM - 2PM For upcoming events visit us at www.gallery916.net or www.facebook.com/Gallery916 

 
Ingen Art Gallery & Studio
Ingen Art Gallery & Studio is a display and workspace that features SOKY artists, as well as exhibits from guest artists from across the USA.  The studio offers a variety of services and art entertainment programs including retail and display space for artists, custom artwork commissions, canvas & frame manufacturing, monthly & seasonal art classes for children and adults, and private lessons/painting parties. Channel your own inner artist with their popular Sip-N-Paint classes; reserve your spot and learn more on their website, www.ingenartgallery.com/art-classes/ OR  visit on facebook and “like” their  page for up-to-date info on art endeavors. 410 East 10th Street  • Hours: Tues-Fri 11AM - 4PM, weekend and after hours by appointment, gallery hop events 5PM - 8PM. • ingenartgallery@gmail.com  • www.ingenartgallery.com  


Historic Rail Park & Train Museum
Built in 1925, the L&N Depot is an architectural icon in the downtown landscape.  The building has been fully restored and now operates as a first class museum offering restored railcar tour.  Visitors from around the world learn about the vital role railroads played in the history of our country.  The venue is also available for event rentals.  We have partnered with the Sunny 16 Photo Club and are offering a rotating exhibit of railroad photography as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our museum.  Please visit us during the Gallery Hop to meet the artist and view more of their works. 401 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green KY, 270-745-7317 Hours : May – October 9am-6pm Daily, November – April Sun-Sat 10am-4pm Closed Monday www.historicrailpark.com 


Kentucky Museum
The Kentucky Museum hosts a variety of art, culture, and history exhibits including the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts, the largest art exhibit in the region. A wide variety of programming is offered throughout the year including: camps, workshops, field trips, free community events and more. Visit the Museum’s Learn and Do page for a current schedule. Consider joining our email list for up-to-date information on museum exhibits and programming. There is a dedicated year round museum visitor parking lot. 1444 Kentucky St. • 270.745.2592 • Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9AM - 4PM • *Open for March, August, and October Hops from 5 PM – 8 PM.  http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/ 


Love ART & Antiques
Give from the heart, "Love Art and Antique Gallery" is about giving unique gifts of love.  The gifts, antiques and art are one of a kind.  They are unique and meaningful. Visit the Gallery on the Square (former Dollar Brothers space) and join us in a celebration of creativity with a focus on Kentucky Artists and Artisans.  Owners Bob and Ronna Love are both artist and career art teachers.  They are offering art classes at the Gallery, children to adult. Ronna specializes in ages 5 to 8.  Contact:  loveartbg@gmail.com  859-967-3654    859-221-0303  www.loveartbg.com  


Pushin Building Artists’ Studio
The Pushin Building Artists’ Studio is 2000 square foot open-loft private studio space. Take this rare opportunity to see the artists and their studio area. Works currently available by Angie Alexieff, Myra Dwyer, Jack LeSieur, Laura McGee, Emily Lobb Hendricksen, Sarah Gust, Sara Volpi, Terry Wilson & Brooke Hume. The entrance is located in the back of the Pushin Building. Walking from Capitol Arts turn right on College Street and the studio is located on the right in the loading dock area through the stairwell. 400 East Main St. Hours by appointment and select gallery events, contact 270-991-5868 or 270-791-3617 for more information. 
 

The Pots Place Co-Op
The Pots Place - Art Gallery and Co-operative Pottery Studio, is home to eight potters who work and sell their beautiful wares on site in the Gallery.  The Gallery also represents local Kentucky artisans who share their arts and crafts.  In addition, we sell Fair Trade crafts from around the world.  We offer private classes and Community Education Classes (www.commed.us) in pottery, and we are also home to 4yoga (www.4yoga.me), and Balance Tai Chi Academy (Facebook - Balance Tai Chi).  Located at 428 East Main Ave., 270-901-0599. Facebook: The Pots Place Co-op Studio and Gallery, Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am to 5:30 pm. 


The Presbyterian Church:  GALLERY TPC
The Presbyterian Church’s large Fellowship Hall and downtown location presents a unique opportunity for artists to showcase and sell visual art at no cost, enhance the downtown experience, and celebrate God’s gifts to His people. Artist applications are available online or by request. Handicapped parking is available directly in front of the 10th St. entrance. 1003 State St. | 270.843.4707 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 4PM, Gallery Hop Event Hours 5PM - 8PM | www.bgpres.org 

 
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) is the largest performing arts center in south central Kentucky. The SKyPAC Main and Wedge Children’s Galleries both feature artwork from emerging and professional artists on an on-going basis at its 601 College Street location. The SKyPAC galleries are open to the public and free of charge. For more information please call 270.904.1880 or visit TheSKyPAC.com | Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  


WKU Topper Corner
Topper Corner is an art gallery and gift boutique featuring local and student art, gifts and logo apparel.  Find unique seasonal gifts, as well as KY made products. Show your local pride with WKU, Hot Rods and Bowling Green apparel.  Located downtown in Stadium Park Plaza next to Starbucks and 643. Topper Corner is owned and operated by Western Kentucky University with proceeds directly benefiting the students, faculty, staff and community.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @WKUTopperCorner Located at 360 8th Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 745-3580