Outside Craig's shop, art by children from the Danville Learning Disabilities Association is showcased on tables and the sidewalk.
Danville resident Megan Cass adds to the art, drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.
The DLDA is participating in the hop because President Andrea Cass said that people love to see the work of the children.
Artist signs poster
At the Community Arts Center, David Farmer is signing GABBF posters for $35 and hoppers are coming in to look through 20 years of brass band posters and artwork that is on display there.
There were 18 locations and more than 50 artists and musicians who participated in this summer's gallery hop, Nichols said.
Craig said the commission does a good job of making sure that stores and artists participate in the hop.
Three locations were new to the hop, Anita's Attic, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and the Wilderness Road Quilt Company, Nichols said.
At Ephraim McDowell, artwork was on display from the 2009 High School Artist Project, Nichols said. The artwork offers renditions of famous paintings.
Hoppers stop in from of shops and on street corners to chat with artists and catch up with friends.
One man remarks that another man's children are "growing up," to which the children's mother responds "too fast," with a smile and a laugh.
The shops, many that stayed open late for the hop, are mostly located on Main Street, but also go down Third and Fourth streets. Anita's Attic is on West Walnut. Sirimongkhon Skateshop is on Second.
The hop provided people with one-on-one time with painters and photographers, jewelry makers and shop owners.
Artists shared stories of inspiration and tales of their hobbies.
Craig opened mYRtLe's maRKet about a year and a half ago as a fun career path, she said. In her spare time she enjoys painting murals, some of which are for sale in her shop.
"My store is whimsical, fun and bright," she said.