The Updraft is a fine arts gallery in the heart of Downtown Asheville, directly across the street from Zambras and right around the corner from Malaprops. Run by artists for artists and lovers of fine art, and featuring a neoteric mix of exclusively local work, as well as regular live demonstrations in glass blowing, pottery and jewelry. Also featuring functional fine woodwork, encaustic, mixed media and oil painting, photography, metal, fabric and leather work. All exclusively from local area artists. Regular hours are 11-7; open to 9pm Fridays and Saturdays.