The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands represents the proud tradition and standards of excellence embodied in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, which was formed in 1930 to help support and market for Appalachian craftspeople.
Archive for the ‘Asheville Art’ Category
September 30th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
June 8th, 2013 by Katie Pate
This summer in Asheville, have a farm to table dining experience, mediated through art. Brought to you by American Folk Art and Framing, a Southern Folk Art gallery. Enjoy contemporary pottery and other medias that express the bounty of the season.
Running from June 6 to 26, explore paintings and pottery which pay homage to the joy of growing, preparing and serving this season’s abundant crops. Many of the artists represented by American Folk Art are themselves living lives deeply rooted in agrarian culture. The rituals of planting by the moon, preserving crops, picking flowers, farmers markets and sharing the abundant times with neighbors are often the themes of folk artists work.
The earth’s gifts will be honored in this show which includes potters Chad Cameron Brown, Michael Kline & Kim Ellington; along with painters Lucy Hunnicutt, Liz Sullivan & Darrell Loy Scott, and remarkable jeweler Jane Harrison.
American Folk Art & Framing is located at 64 Biltmore Ave.
If you would like to see more Folk Art, check out the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Folk Art Center. The center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. The center houses three galleries, a library and Allanstand Craft Shop, as well as an Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk. Beginning in March each year, visitors can see live craft demonstrations daily in the Folk Art Center lobby. The Folk Art Center is located in east Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a seven minute drive from our Bed and Breakfast near the Biltmore Estate.
American Culture and Exploration in Asheville
Whether you are interested in works created by local artisans, or high art within sculpture gardens and museums, we have a wide array of art and culture to experience in Asheville. The Biltmore Estate is probably one of the more well known historical and artistic sites in our area of the nation. Our Inn is one mile from the Estate. Come and explore the beauty of American history this summer in Asheville!
May 19th, 2013 by Katie Pate
At the Studio Stroll in Asheville’s River Arts District, all of the work is locally made and guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind. Visit the artists’ studios to find special gifts for your family and friends or yourself!
The River Arts District Studio Stroll, taking place this summer on June 8th and 9th, is the first, largest, and most walkable tour of working artists’ studios in the region. Located within 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River, enjoy demonstrations and hands-on activities with the artists in their studios.
About the Asheville River Arts District
Bordered on the West by the river, the district encompasses several blocks, from Depot Street, up to West Haywood Street. This neighborhood is home to more than 165 artists with working studios inside turn-of-the-century industrial buildings. You can find an amazing range of art in every medium – from sculpture to to pottery to traditional raku (Japanese style hand made bowls).
There is lots of free parking in the district, but make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking from one gallery to the next. Interspersed among the galleries are restaurants, bars and a brewery, so come with an appetite – for art and a meal!
Here are just some of the types of works (and a couple of artists) you can expect to find when visiting the River Arts District:
- Fiber/Textiles: Wedge Studios with Karie Reinertson and Naomi Diamond Rodgers
- Mixed Media: CURVE studios and garden with L. Balombini and Celia Barbieri
Lodging for an Asheville Vacation
Whether you come at the beginning of June during the Studio stroll, or anytime over the summer, we hope you will make the North Lodge bed and breakfast your home away from home in Asheville. We have six guestrooms with all conveniences and a complementary breakfast served every morning at 9 a.m.