Highlands welcomes the HOP gallery with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Publish: July – 2022

HIGHLANDS, NC – The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 19 to welcome HOP Gallery to the community.


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HOP Gallery is an artist-run space at 353 Main Street that features a unique collection of fine art photography from around the world, blending beautiful mountain landscapes and travel scenes. Owner Tiho Trichkov is the only artist featured, and all images were captured by him on his travels. He also offers custom photo shoots for families, couples, pets, and commercial work. HOP stands for “House of Pics”.

“I’m excited to open my own business because photography is my true passion. I’ve dreamed of doing this full-time for over 17 years, so every day I come to work with a smile on my face,” says Trichkov. been part of the Highlands community for 14 years and am happy to finally be able to add my touch to the artistic side of the city.

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC is thrilled to welcome HOP Gallery to the community.

“Highlands was recently recognized by USA today as the 10 best destination in the small town shopping category. Businesses like HOP Gallery are the reason Highlands continues to provide unique shopping experiences for residents and visitors. Plus, we know the arts fuel our community by encouraging creativity, innovation and collaboration – and simply adding to our beauty. We are thrilled to have HOP Gallery here,” says Kaye McHan, Executive Director of the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, North Carolina.

Established in 1931 to be the voice of business, the Highland Chamber of Commerce has grown to provide service and support to businesses, residents and visitors. Conveniently located on Main Street in the Marchant-Parker-Davis-Patterson House, its Highlands Welcome Center is open to all who visit, live and work in the community. The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, North Carolina hosts a series of special events and programs throughout the year, including the Plateau Pick-Up, Leadership Highlands, Business After Hours, Concert Series outdoors, Meander in May, 4th of Julye Fireworks and an array of holiday and winter festivities.

To inquire about volunteering or being a member of the Highlands Chamber of Commerce / Visit Highlands, NC, stop by the Highlands Welcome Center at 108 Main Street, go to highlandschamber.org or call 828-526-5841.

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