About The Art Safari

(Our FALL Art Safari is November 2 & 3, 10AM to 5PM)

The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the longest-running studio tours in Western North Carolina.  And, was one of the first in the Asheville area!

Twice-a-year, this juried studio tour takes place the last weekend of April and the first weekend of November.  Widely recognized for the quality of the artistry work, our Art Safari also gives guests the unique opportunity to meander through this beautiful area. You’ll enjoy meeting our artists and seeing the spaces where they work and live. The Weaverville Art Safari is a favorite of both locals and visitors; drawing thousands of art lovers to our area each year!  

The Weaverville Art Safari appreciates the diversity of human beings and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity.

Attention Member Artists!

Member Registration for the Fall 2024 Art Safari is July 15 – August 15, 2024

Members & their Visiting/Non-Member Artists Register Here

Click to get to the registration page for existing Art Safari Members & their Visiting / Non-Member Artist(s)

Interested in Becoming Part of the Safari?

Click on each of the frequently asked questions below to learn more:

The Safari is primarily focused on highlighting artists living and working in the Weaverville area. (That includes Weaverville and a number of adjacent communities in northern Buncombe County, such as Woodfin, Jupiter, and Barnardsville.) Artists living outside the area can also participate, but only if they are invited by a member artist to exhibit in that member’s studio/home.

The Weaverville Art Safari appreciates the diversity of human beings and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity.

Artists who live and work in the Weaverville area are eligible to become member artists of the Safari. Safari members pay a lower registration fee for each Safari, and receive an easily-editable page on the Safari website that will remain active for as long as their registration stays current.

Member artists may invite non-member artists (limit 3), to exhibit as a guest at the member’s home studio location.

Non-Member artists pay a higher registration fee, and their work is displayed on a webpage in the current artist section for the tour. Non-member artists’ webpage is deleted after the specific tour. 

Whether you’re a member or non member artist, once you’ve registered, you’ll also receive a number of other perks, including:

  • A listing (name and featured images) on the front page of our website, including an interactive map showing your studio location, Social media and contact info
  • A personalized entry on the Brochure, with your studio and non member guest artists listed
  • Networking with other local artists and craftspeople

Aside from these individual benefits, you’ll also benefit from our extensive advertising and PR campaign — including banners, print ads, radio spots on BPR and WNCW, articles, social media, and more — all of which drive visitors to you and your work. The Safari DOES NOT take a portion of your proceeds from sales. We do everything in our power to make this a weekend that’s good for you and your artistic business — the registration fee is all you’ll pay!

If you are a Weaverville area resident Artist, and would like to become a member of the Art Safari, you must  apply to have your work juried into the organization.  See Member Eligibility for criteria.

Your Application is due between July 15 and August 5, 2024 for the FALL 2024 Safari.

To apply, send an email to artsafarijury@gmail.com. Please include:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your studio location
  • Your website and social media information

Attach 4-6 images of your work with titles and media information

After your application is submitted, our jury panel will review your work to ensure you meet member eligibility.  After you have been approved, you will register and pay for the tour, using the Registration button on this website. You will simply register as a Member Artist for future tours. 

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