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October 2011

2011 East Asheville Fall Studio Tour Takes Place - Oct. 15 &16

The 2011 East Asheville Fall Studio Tour will take place in and beyond the area of East Asheville, NC, on Oct. 15 & 16, 2011, from 10am-6pm both days.

The signs of Autumn are in the air as summers heat has given way to cooler weather, brilliant sunshine, radiant sparkling light and abundant harvests in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is time to celebrate the rich legacy of art and prepare for the fabulous Fall East Asheville Studio Tour. Mark your calendars and make room in your busy schedules for the fall open studio tour located in East Asheville, Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Old Fort and Fairview.

The Tour will be participating in American Craft Week, a nationwide movement dedicated to celebrating American arts and crafts, which is celebrated Oct. 7-16, 2011. Also a first for the tour, the Tour extends all the way to Old Fort and welcomes many new artists from that area.

The Tour showcases a diverse array of artists including exquisite hand blown glass, ceramics, painting, fine woodworking, sculpture and more. What better way to celebrate the beauty of autumn’s radiant glory in these mountains than to spend 2 days exploring and visiting artists and see their work first hand in their own element?

Many of the artists will provide demonstrations of their work for the public to see and enjoy. Visiting a gallery or show is wonderful but when an artist welcomes people into their personal studio, one gets to see whole new dimensions of the creative spirit and process and part of the gift is having an opportunity for a personal exchange and meeting with the artists themselves. It has been said often that a home provides a window into the human soul and visiting an artist’s studio provides a unique opportunity to not only meet and interact with local artists but to see and understand more fully the nature of their own unique creativity.

The Asheville area is proud to have a strong grassroots tradition of supporting local businesses and the East Asheville Studio Tour is a terrific opportunity for everyone to come out and enjoy the beauty of our region’s artistic legacy and support our local artists. Art is personal and what we bring into our homes reflects deeply who we are and how we live, what we value and love.

For further information check our NC Institutional or Commercial Gallery listings, call 828/686-1011 or visit (


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