Things to do in Asheville every Saturday - Mountain Made, a downtown art gallery will be presenting live art demonstrations by WNC craftspeople this summer.
Online PR News – 08-July-2015 – Asheville NC – 2015 will mark the 4th season in which Mountain Made, a downtown Asheville art gallery, will host a series of artist demonstrations - live every Saturday afternoon from 1:00AM to 4:00PM, at the gallery (inside the Grove Arcade).
According to gallery owner, Melinda Knies, she got the idea for asking artists to do live demonstrations after reading about speeding paint demos. (Speed painting is a famous artistic technique where the artist has a limited time to finish the painting work.)
Knies said, "I loved the concept of a live art demo but instead of just focusing on having a particular artist creating an art piece a set time period, I wanted visitors to have the time to not only view the artist in action but also to have the chance to speak with them and ask questions..."
"...This way both the artist and his or her audience have an opportunity to interact with each other face-to-face. Over the past years, we have had great feedback from both our customers and our gallery artisans."
When asked if MOUNTAIN MADE one of the best galleries to find local artwork in Asheville, Knies replied, "Well naturally we would like to think so..."
"Primary because here at Mountain Made, we showcase what we feel are some the most interesting and unique arts and crafts made by local artists from just the Asheville and surround Great Smoky Mountains area.
"Of course there are other galleries in the area that might boast of larger floor plans, or cater to more well-known "Southern" artists.
Yet few galleries can offer you a wider selection of contemporary mountain arts -- from locally made crafts, books and music that has made Asheville an arts and craft lover's destination for over 70 years."
Check out Mountain Made's summer art demonstration schedule here.
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 owner-manager, Melinda Knies, at 828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at]mtnmade.com or visit www.mtnmade.com. (Interviews available on request)