Walton Arts Center will host a gallery open house for the new exhibit “Treasures and History” in Joy Pratt Markham Gallery on Thursday, October 4 from 5:30–8:00pm to celebrate the Center's 20th anniversary. Featured exhibitions are "20 Years," a newly commissioned installation by local artist Kathy Thompson, and "My Folklore: The Art of Letitia Huckaby". The two exhibits will be on view through January 13, 2013. Together, they offer a celebration of memory, tradition and the importance of creative community. This open house is free and open to the public and is scheduled to coincide with First Thursday on the Fayetteville Square. Both artists will be available throughout the evening, with drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. For more information visit www.waltonartscenter.org.