November 10, 2015

River Arts District Studio Stroll - A Favorite Asheville Art Event

November 14 - 15, 2015    River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll   The first, largest, and most walkable tour of working artists' studios in the region, the River Arts District Studio Stroll takes place in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River with nearly 200 artists studios. 

There will be artists' demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the weekend. An Information Booth will be located at the 5-points intersection of Depot St. across from the Clingman Café.

If you're looking for Christmas crafts and special, unique Holiday gifts - THIS IS THE EVENT!

November 4, 2015

NC Mountains Downtown Art Walks This Friday - Get Your Christmas Crafts Early

Date:       November 6, 2015
   Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk   The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville's reputation as a vibrant arts community and "The Paris of the South." Within a half-mile radius of Pack Square and the city's center, you'll find unparalleled diversity from fine studio crafts, to glass, photography, folk art and contemporary painting, metalwork, textiles, jewelry and more by local, regional, national and international artists.  A complete  Downtown Gallery Guide and map is available at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.

Date:      November 6, 2015
Event:     Art After Dark  
Downtown galleries and studios remain open until 9 PM.  The evening features special openings, demonstrations, artist receptions, and music

Date:      November 6, 2015
Event:    First Friday Murphy Art Walk    5 PM - 8 PM.
Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild. Stroll through historic downtown Murphy for an exceptional visual, culinary, and performing arts experience. Galleries, restaurants, and many other businesses will feature art, demonstrating artisans, live performances, music, and fine dining. Visit the juried Artist Market locations where you can meet local and regional artists and there will be something for everyone. Free and open to the public.


November 3, 2015

Penland Students Hold Empty Bowls Event This Week

November 2 - 6, 2015 at the Penland School of Crafts Coffee House:   Empty Bowls Project. Students in the clay concentration with Suze Lindsay and Kent McLaughlin are hosting an Empty Bowls event this week at the Penland Coffee House. Visitors can make a $20 donation to fight hunger, enjoy a simple lunch-time meal of soup prepared by the Penland kitchen, and take home a unique bowl made by a student in the class.

The Empty Bowls meal will be available at the Penland Coffee House from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

photo courtesy Penland Sketchbook
The Empty Bowls Project  at Penland was started twenty-five years ago by Lisa Blackburn and John Hartom, who live nearby in Yancey County. The success of the project spread rapidly, and today communities around the globe join the Empty Bowls Project by offering a simple soup meal served in donated handmade bowls as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. 

The money raised from each event goes to a hunger-fighting organization chosen by the hosts. The Penland project’s proceeds will go to Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff, a non-profit organization providing food and heating assistance to Mitchell county residents in need.