Things to Do in Asheville – If you Love Arts & Crafts Visit MOUNTIAN MADE During American Craft Week

Join the Mountain Made Art Gallery along with other WNC art galleries in kicking off the 2011 American Craft Week this coming Friday!

Online PR News – 03-October-2011 – – Asheville, NC – Traveling to WNC this weekend? Mountain Made, an Asheville art gallery invites travelers as well as WNC locals to visit our store to enjoy some of the wonderful handcrafted arts and crafts that will be on display during our American Craft Week celebration.

The annual American Craft Week event, to be held October 7-16, is always a fun thing to do in Asheville.

This week long activity will bring together hundreds of local Asheville artists and artisans all across the Western North Carolina area in acknowledgment of the immeasurable ways that handcrafted and handmade artworks enriches and beautifies our daily lives.

“American Craft Week this year is going to be very special,” said Melinda Knies, manager of the Mountain Made, a one the participants in this year’s 7-day event.

“Here at MOUTAIN MADE, we will be showcasing our handcrafted wood artists. “ Knies said.

“We will be hosting several live demonstrations by wonderful wood carver and Asheville artist, Dan Fredericks. Dan will be our signature artist on Friday night for the American Craft Week kick-off and reception.”

Knies goes on to say, “We will also have several members of the WNC Marquetry Group give daily live demonstrations of their beautiful wood inlay pictures and artworks.”

“Too often people feel that an arts and crafts gallery will be too formal or too expensive for the average person to visit while shopping for gifts for friends or family but this is not true especially during American Craft Week”, said Knies.

“Craft Week is a great time to stop in and browse local stores like ours. Our wood artists always make sure to have their best works on display during this week and will be bringing in lots of new
handcrafted wood gifts priced as ‘affordable luxuries’”, said Knies.

“I have always thought American Craft Week as a wonderful time to sneak in some early gift shopping!” said Knies.

Mountain Made invites you to visit the MOUNTAIN MADE blog – or call 828-350-0307 for more details and directions.

About Mountain Made, an Asheville Art Gallery

MOUNTAIN MADE is a locally owned and operated art gallery that has one of the widest selections of locally handcrafted arts and crafts in the Western North Carolina area.

The staff of MOUNTAIN MADE is proud to support the development of the artists, musicians and authors in Asheville, NC and the surrounding Southern Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on this event, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at 828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at] or visit (Interviews available on request)

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