Join the 14th Annual Weaverville Art Safari tour of studios
Enjoy food from Weaverville restaurants and bid on works of art
Watch artists working, enter to win free art doorprizes
Nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, various studios open their doors for an exclusive look at the artistic process. “Creativity abounds in our area, and our artists love to show off how they do what they do.” , says Cindy Ireland, 2015 Art Safari President.
A fresh break from the traditional art shows and studio strolls, this bi-annual event provides the unique opportunity to discover the inspiration behind each piece, meet acclaimed artists, and see the methods behind the final creation. Many artists provide free demonstrations and door prizes during the event.
“Young and old can ask questions, see work in progress, and sometimes they find inspiration themselves. I personally love it when kids come to my studio, they have a perspective that I can learn from.”, says Ireland.
This year’s free event boasts 41 artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, and more. Best of all, the structure of the event allows guests to explore the artist community at their own pace. Visitors often pause along the way to admire fall color and experience the unique communities nestled outside of Asheville.
A special Preview Party and Fundraiser at the Weaverville Town Hall kicks off the weekend on Friday evening, October 23 and is open to the public. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and includes live music, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, desserts, and more. The highlight of the evening is a silent auction featuring art works donated by each participating artist. Event tickets are only $10 at the door, with additional door prize tickets available for $5 each. Preview Party proceeds fund future Weaverville Art Safari tours, and promote the arts and community in the Weaverville area.
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