Planting its roots in downtown Spartanburg following the first “Main Street Challenge” in 2013, The Local Hiker has been the only hiking, camping and backpacking equipment and apparel provider in Spartanburg for four years. We are excited to be a part of the downtown area’s “Art Walk” with other great downtown retail spaces and stunning galleries. Our venue features nature themed art and photography from local artists of different outdoor areas in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.
During November Artwalk, Peter L. Schmunk will give a talk on Nature Photography from 6:30-7pm, offering pointers, advice, and guidelines. Schmunk will also be present before and after the talk to speak with attendees 1-on-1. A professor of art history at Wofford College, he devotes much of his non-teaching time to creative pursuits in photography. He is a frequent traveler to both wilderness and cultural sites. His body of work is the fruit of more than one hundred visits to Looking Glass Rock, in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. They represent an ongoing project to explore that site, well known to hikers and climbers, in all of its variety and detail.