Weaverville Art Safari - NC Blue Ridge

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Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.

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Weaverville Art Safari

May 7, 2016 - May 9, 2016

Spring into Weaverville for our bi-annual Art Safari this May 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is a chance to experience the creativity that is part of Asheville’s renowned art scene.
The free event is an immersive experience within the local art community, and has been rated one of the top studio art tours in Western North Carolina for numerous years. Using event maps, guests select routes to explore local studios. The event is self-guided with a relaxed pace that encourages guests to linger and talk with artists in a unique and personal way.

In addition to meeting local artists, guests enjoy a sneak peek of the work that goes into each piece. Guests learn about the creative process and can watch demonstrations at select studios.

All artists sell pieces from their collections during the Art Safari, and many also give away door prizes. This year’s event boasts 53 artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, and more.

Guests looking to plan their visit can pick up Weaverville Art Safari brochures containing maps and artist information at greater Asheville-area galleries, the Asheville Visitors Center, restaurants, and shops beginning in April. Brochures will also be distributed from an Art Safari information booth located on Main Street in Weaverville on May 7 and 8. A downloadable brochure with map and full details about participating artists is also available at www.weavervilleartsafari.com.


May 7, 2016
May 9, 2016