November 14, 2013

Blue To Black Art Weekend - Gallery and Studio Strolls

November 15 - 17   Blue To Black Art Weekend   A self-guided tour of artist's studios from the Blue Ridge Parkway EAST to Black Mountain and Old Fort including an Art Stroll in downtown Black Mountain. This bi-annual celebration of art takes place in May and November.

The event kicks off with AnTHM Gallery at the Monte Vista Hotel featuring a reception for participating artists. The evening will also include an art show from the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League entitled "Fabulous Fakes". Exhibiting artists interpret famous works of art and will be on display through the New Year. Enjoy “Artini” drink specials, appetizers and live music. This event is free and open to the public.

Studio Tours 10 AM - 6 PM
    On Saturday BLUE TO BLACK Art Weekend continues when you visit Studio Artists (and visiting artists) as they showcase their work. This is a unique opportunity to visit, meet and obtain the knowledge and education of their particular media.

Art Stroll in Downtown Black Mountain  11 AM – 7 PM   Have lunch at any of Black Mountain's great downtown restaurants, then continue with a visit  to participating venues and galleries.

Studio Tours 10 AM - 6 PM  On Sunday  BLUE TO BLACK Art Weekend continues when you visit  Studio Artists (and visiting artists) and make your way to the varied Art Collectives—from East Asheville, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, and Old Fort—as they showcase their work on into the weekend. From clay, glass, wood, fiber, paint, metal, and photography, there’s something for everyone on the Artist Studio Tour.

Art Stroll in Downtown Black Mountain  11 AM – 5 PM   The weekend continues on Sunday with more Studio Artist Tours, or visit those downtown shops you missed. Maybe purchase a Black Mountain T-shirt, or one of those hand crafted artisan mugs, t-pots or plates. Maybe even a painting or a memento of your visit.

Weekend Artist Receptions:
Held at a variety of participating Black Mountain Galleries and Venues. After your day of art exploration it's time to meet the artists and Gallery Owners for a refreshing glass of wine and possibly some hors d'oeuvres at those participating venues and galleries. To end the evening, check out the local music venues for the night such as White Horse Black Mountain, Trailhead Restaurant, the Monte Vista Hotel and Pisgah Brewing Company.

Get links for local visitor information on the Black Mountain NC Guide.

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