Trolley Tours for Banner Campaign to benefit Autism Awareness

New street art has arrived in downtown Hendersonville and you can help some local students by taking a trolley ride to see it. (Photo Credit: WLOS Staff).

New street art has arrived in downtown Hendersonville and you can help some local students by taking a ride to see it.

The 2018 ArtScape Banner Project boasts 50 banners hung on light posts along Main Street in downtown, Historic 7th Avenue and some side streets.

ArtScape Hendersonville says the project's objective is to create a colorful outdoor gallery experience for all ages, making Hendersonville an exciting and unique art destination.

For the opening celebration on Friday, April 6th, you can view the banners aboard a free trolley ride. Each half-hour from 5pm until 7:30pm on Friday, free trolley rides will be offered.

The trolley rides are in conjunction with the 10th annual Blue Bucket Campaign which is held in April during Autism Awareness Month. Patty Adamic, the owner of Mike’s On Main restaurant in downtown Hendersonville, is partnering with The Trolley Company in Hendersonville to provide the rides for free. The hope is that those aboard will consider dropping a donation in the blue bucket on the trolley, to benefit Henderson County Exceptional Children's Services.

The funds raised will help provide field trips, bus rides, and educational materials for Henderson County's exceptional children. Patty says she’s been raising money through the Blue Bucket Campaign in her restaurant for a decade now.

If you’re interested in hopping on a trolley Friday afternoon, you can find it in front of Woodlands Gallery on North Main Street in Hendersonville. Woodlands Gallery is one of three downtown galleries participating in the reception for the 2018 ArtScape Banner Project. Artists will be offering the artwork depicted on the banners, for sale to the public at three Hendersonville art galleries between 5pm and 7:30pm Friday afternoon. Those include Art Mob Studios & Marketplace, Art On 4th Gallery & Studio, and Woodlands Gallery. Live music, appetizers, and drinks will be provided at all locations.

The banner project is a collaborative effort of the Art League of Henderson County, the Arts Council of Henderson County, and Downtown Hendersonville, Inc.

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