Join the Downtown Art Gallery Association along with Mountain Made Art Gallery for the kick-off the new 2011 Art Walk season on Friday, April 1st, 2011
Online PR News – 25-March-2011 – – Asheville, NC – The first of the summer Asheville Art Walk series will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2011 from 5PM to 8PM in Downtown Asheville.
The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery, located in the Historic Grove Arcade, will join in the celebration by hosting a live event with various local musicians. Light refreshments will be served.
About Asheville Art Walks
“Art walks are wonderful, yet many people still aren’t sure what one is” said Melinda Knies, manager of the Mountain Made art gallery.
She went on to explain, “For many people, browsing around an art gallery can seem very intimidating. Some people think galleries are stuffy places where they won’t be allowed to touch anything or they worry if they are just looking they will be expected to buy something!”
Knies said, “This is just not true! It was because of these fears that our gallery along with the other members of the Downtown Art Gallery Association developed this series of art walks for Asheville. An art walk is simply a free public event, where anyone can get together with friends and literally walk or visit the various participating art galleries, restaurants, and other places of interest in the downtown area.”
“During this time, our store and other participating galleries present live musical events, offer visitors food and beverages or may host a live art and craft demonstration. It’s a wonderful time to stop in and browse local art galleries like Mountain Made. Our artists always make sure to have their best works on display during an art walk.”, said Knies.
“But remember our art gallery is a fun and friendly place year-round. Mountain Made specializes in showcasing only contemporary mountain arts from artisans, musicians and writers who live and work here in the Western North Carolina area. Currently we display the works of 120 art professionals.” said Knies.
We invite you to visit the MOUNTAIN MADE blog for more details – http://www.mtnmade.com/blog or by calling 828-350-0307
About Mountain Made, an Asheville Art Gallery
Mountain Made is a project of Mountain BizWorks, a local not-for-profit organization, and features the works of regional artisans, writers and musicians.
The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery and gift shop, as well its proceeds, supports entrepreneurial development in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. For more information on this event, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at 828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at]mtnmade.com or visit www.mtnmade.com. (Interviews available on request)