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Art Safari a ten minute drive from this Asheville Inn

October 4th, 2011 by Stacy Shelley

On October 29-30 take a short drive up to Weaverville, a unique small mountain town, and enjoy the Weaverville Art Safari. Twice a year, 40 artists of the Weaverville Art Safari invite you to a free, self-guided tour of artists’ home studios in the scenic area surrounding the villages of Weaverville and Barnardsville, NC. Many of the artists and craftspeople of the Safari who call Western North Carolina home choose to live and work here because they are inspired by the beauty of the world renowned landscape.

The Art Safari provides a chance to wind through the backroads and main streets of  Weaverville, Alexander and Barnardsville on a self-guided driving tour. Artists are on hand to talk about their creative processes and exhibit their latest creations. Works of art showcased during the event include pottery, handmade glass, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, paintings, drawings and fiber art. Select studios offer public demonstrations and door prizes. Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Feel free to call our Asheville Inn at 888-811-3053 to make reservations or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for more information about our historic Asheville NC Bed & Breakfast.

 

Reserve Your Room at this Asheville NC Inn August 6th-8th for an Art Filled Weekend.

July 29th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

Start your stay at this Asheville, NC Inn with a stroll around the lively sidewalks of downtown Asheville for the free Center City Art Walk on Friday August 6. Galleries stay open Friday evenings four times a year to showcase new shows and artists. You can walk to 30 galleries in the downtown area — enjoying the fine art and crafts that they have to offer –  including exhibitions featured at  The Haen Gallery and 16 Patton! Also don’t forget to stop by Jewels That Dance, one of Asheville’s finest jewelry galleries showcasing the design studio of goldsmith Paula Dawkins, and celebrating its 26th year in historic downtown Asheville. Gallery Minerva has a new home at 8 Biltmore Avenue. Also a must see is the region’s largest studio glass art collection The Bender Gallery.  And that is just Friday.

On Saturday, after feasting on a wonderfully prepared and very filling breakfast at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast, head down to Biltmore Village for the free Village Art & Craft Fair.  This event takes place at the historic and beautiful Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village (near the entrance to the Biltmore Estate). The fair hosts 125 artists from 20 states representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more.

The festival is also on Sunday noon to 6. We recommend taking a trolley ride to Biltmore Village.  Board your trolley at the Visitor Center and enjoy a beautiful ride through Asheville. Tickets can be purchased at this Asheville Lodging or at the Visitors Center just 4 blocks away.  Tickets  for adults are $20 per person; Children (5-11 years) $10.  This is a great way to get familiar with Asheville and  as a bonus get dropped off at the Village to enjoy the fair. When you are ready to head back, hop back on the trolley and take a leisurely cruise through Asheville. The trolley will drop you back at the Visitors Center just 4 blocks from this Asheville, NC Inn.

August 6th-8th is a Busy Weekend for Guests of this Asheville Bed and Breakfast, it’s also the 64th Asheville Antiques Fair

July 29th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

It’s really a fun-filled, action-packed weekend — even for Asheville, August 6th -8th. Guests at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast can take in the Center City Art Walk, , (in and around downtown Asheville), the Village Art & Craft Fair (in Biltmore Village) and the 64th Asheville  Antiques Fair at the Asheville Civic Center in downtown Asheville.  The Asheville Antiques Fair is the oldest antiques show in the south. More than 50 invited dealers will showcase American, English and Continental antiques from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century; featuring furniture, silver, jewelry, prints, crystal, books and more.

Special events include: Heirloom Roadshow, offering verbal appraisals, expert lectures and exhibits. Visit the Fair 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday.  Admission is $10.00.  Leave your car here at your Asheville B & B and walk to the Civic center or, if you think you might melt on the way, park in the Civic Center parking garage nearby. With all this walking about, we will make sure our guests are rested and well fed.

Start your River Arts District Stroll here at this Asheville B & B

June 8th, 2010 by Stacy Shelley

The River Arts District Studio Stroll is June 12 and June 13. The stroll allows you to easily  navigate the working artist studios in the district.  More than 120 studios are open from 10AM to 6PM both days, including painting, pottery, glass, photography, drawing, jewelry, quilts, ironwork, sculpture, clothing, book arts, weaving, woodworking and more! Explore studios inside the revitalized old factories and warehouses along the French Broad River, just minutes from downtown. Local artist/entrepreneurs welcome you into their studios to learn more about their process and their art. The Studio Stroll is free !

The River Arts District has plenty of parking, and you can ride free on the Asheville Historic Trolley between studio buildings. Board the Trolley at the Asheville Visitor Center on Montford Ave. just five blocks from this Asheville B&B or hop on anywhere along the route.  Call or email this Asheville Inn and let us assist you with your strolling plans.

River Arts District Studio Stroll November 14 & 15

November 12th, 2009 by Stacy Shelley

Twice a year Asheville’s River Arts District opens to the public for a free Studio Stroll. This year more than 110 artist studios will be open. The artists will welcome you into their studios to talk with them, view their latest artwork and watch demonstrations. On display will be painting, pottery, glass, photography, drawing, jewelry, quilts, ironwork, sculpture, book arts, woodworking and much more. The Asheville Historic Trolley Tours will provide free shuttle service between the buildings during the Studio Stroll. When you arrive at this Asheville, NC  bed and breakfast we will provide you with the 2009 Studio Guide which includes maps, directions and artist directory. Venture out, take a walk and enjoy the Asheville arts scene.

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