Blue to Black
|Mathilda Tanner, a ceramic artist based in Black Mountain|
Some are members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild--one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation--and display their work at the Folk Art Center along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Others have one of the 150+ working studios in the River Arts District, an up-and-coming area along the banks of the French Broad River. And the work of others can be found in one of downtown Asheville's 30+ art galleries, or in Biltmore Village, or at annual shows like Art in the Park or the Village Art & Craft Fair.
Blue to Black Art Weekend combines a stroll through 11 open studios with a self-guided tour of 11 additional art galleries and a handful of special events.
Highlights include a kickoff reception at the Monte Vista Hotel--which is also hosting an exhibit of "Fabulous Fakes," classic paintings reinterpreted by members of the Swananoa Valley Fine Arts League; two full days of studio and gallery openings; handmade, limited edition Blue to Black mugs; and an "Emptea Bowls" fundraising event at Dobra Tea on Sunday evening.
Check out the Blue to Black Art Weekend website for details and a map.
Learn about things to do in Black Mountain.