Things to Do In Asheville: Live Artist Events with Grove Arcade Artisans
09/29/2010

Don’t Have Plans for the Weekend Yet?
Visit Mountain Made Art Gallery during American Craft Week – Experience Glassblowing, Face Jugs, Carolina Pottery, Basket Weaving and More Handmade Crafts in Downtown Asheville

Online PR News – 29-September-2010 – – ASHEVILLE NC: If you are like many people, you want to find things to do to do over the weekend that is fun, easy - and let’s not forget – affordable!

So do something different this weekend!

MOUNTAIN MADE, an Asheville art gallery - located in the Historic Grove Arcade is co-hosting a series of art exhibits and artist demonstrations in celebration of American Craft Week from Friday October 1st to Sunday October 10th

During this week long event, several local artisans will be on hand to show off their skills and artwork in Suite 143 – across from the Mountain Made gallery.

Below are the artists who will be conducting live demonstrations:

• Face Jugs & Handmade Pottery – Charlie Brown of Brown’s Pottery - Charlie will be creating his legendary Face Jugs and other trademark Carolina pottery

• Scientific Glassblowing – Jason Probstein of Probstein Studios - Jason will be creating goblets, holiday ornaments and more

• Folk Art Basket Weaving – Judy Bryson Quinn of NC Home Crafts - Judy will be demonstrating her how she makes her color woven wares

• Handcrafted Knitted Wear & Spinning - Marie Hendrix also from Asheville NC Home Crafts - Marie will be demonstrating her skills at spinning and knitted hats, scarves and more

But don’t forget to join us on Friday Oct 1st from 5PM to 8PM

The gallery will be hosting a special reception and exhibition with live music along with some light refreshments to kick off this week long event as well as the Downtown Art Gallery Walk!

Stop in and chat with our artisans about their work and techniques. Questions and kids are welcome!

Don’t just sit around being bored at home - drop by any of our live events at the Historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville during the next week.

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, will further support 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 http://www.mtnmade.com/blog/.

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