With an inspiring backdrop that has long influenced creatives and entrepreneurs, working studios, artist galleries and colorful boutiques featuring locally made wares can be found in nearly every corner of Asheville.

  • Merry Markets: Plan ahead for special markets like the North Carolina Glass Center’s Annual Seconds Sale (Dec. 2-16), CURVE Studios Holiday Market (Dec. 12) and Biltmore’s new Christmas Pop-up Shop (located in the Legacy at Biltmore building).
  • Home for Holiday Shopping: Popular Asheville craft markets have shifted to an online format this year, allowing local vendors to share their offerings with a wider audience. Don’t miss the special online Show & Tell Holiday Pop-up Shop (Nov. 1 through Jan. 10, 2021) and a “Party in the Stories” event from The Big Crafty (starting Dec. 6).
  • New Online Maker Gift Guide: Holiday shoppers looking to inspire wanderlust with their gifts have a new maker-centric gift guide at their fingertips. Browse the new Explore Asheville Holiday Gift Guide or click here for a full roundup of makers and their stories.