Things to do in Asheville in October – Experience American Craft Week at the Mountain Made Gallery
Come see in person, all the live art demonstrations and featured exhibitions scheduled at the Mountain Made Art Gallery during American Craft Week Oct. 6-15, 2017.
Asheville NC (PRUnderground) October 2nd, 2017
The highly regarded Mountain Made Art Gallery (located in downtown Asheville) is kicking off American Craft Week on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at 6 pm with an Artist Appreciation party.
This public celebration is to honor the more than 150 local artisans, writers and musicans whose work is on display at the gallery. The gallery will also be hosting live art demonstrations during this 10-day event.
Things to do at Mountain Made during American Craft Week
American Craft Week runs from Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 to Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 and Western North Carolina will have an heaping abundance of opportunities for visitors to get involved in the festivities.
As a proud sponsor and participant, Mountain Made Gallery will be hosting several live art demos by some of our more popular artists during American Craft Week. We will have demostrations given by such artists as:
Tebbe Davis – Oil Painter (strking works of local landscapes & urban scenes).
Sondra Hasting – Ceramic Artist (hand sculpted meditation plates & nativity scenes)
Paige Houghton – Fiber Artist (handmade woven fiber sun-catchers, bowls & wall panels)
What is American Craft Week?
The purpose of American Craft Week is to recognize (and exhibit) the exceptional work of our career craft artists here in Western North Carolina and around the county.
Mrs. Melinda Knies, owner of the Mountain Made Gallery says, “We understand the economic impact that locally made arts and crafts can have on the individual makers… “
“…But we also recognize the almost forgotten power that watching a beautiful piece of art being made and then being able to touch the finished product has a deep emotional effect on people and can help +reverse the growing ‘low touch or no-touch’ trend found in our society today.”
She goes on to say, “American Craft Week is more than just a way to promote individual artists or small business owners – it is also a way to share our love of traditionally handmade crafts and a belief in the future locally made American works.“
“These pieces reflect the unique creativity and quality craftsmanship of our American artisans, especially those found here in the Asheville and Western North Carolina area…”
“…We hope that by championing those people working in the handmade craft business during American Craft Week, it will also inspire others to pursue a creative career at some point in their life.”
If you love arts and crafts and are visiting downtown Asheville, we invite you to come by and check out our artist demonstrations and the featured art exhibits we will have on display during American Craft Week.
About Mountain Made Art Gallery
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in downtown Asheville, NC, we have worked hard to make MOUNTAIN MADE into one of the finest art galleries and handcraft gift shops in the city.
Featuring the work of more than 150 master craftsmen and professional artists, the gallery offers an eclectic mix of art created from clay, wood, glass, textiles, fibers, metals, native stone, gemstones, beads, canvas, paper, paints, watercolors, and pen and ink.