Seeking a Journey of the Arts? Come meander around the mountain roads and journey to the over 80 artist studios in Mitchell and Yancey counties, North Carolina. Artists in a myriad of media open their studio doors and invite visitors from all over the county to spend a few moments looking at beautiful artwork, exploring the diverse studios and talking with artists. They drive away with a story, an insight and perhaps a piece of unique handcrafted excellence. Featuring over 12 glass artists tucked away around the bend on the other side of the river who celebrate the regional Summer of Glass. Take the journey to view their work, dip your toe in the Toe River. And after the tour ends on the first day, return to the Spruce Pine Gallery for a "meet-the-artist" free reception (5:30-7:30pm).