American Craft Week Events: Things to Come See & Enjoy at the Mountain Made Art Gallery
American Craft Week Events: (Oct 1-16) begins on Saturday!
This will be the 7th annual American Craft Week (ACW), a 16-day event which was created to celebrate the skills and artistry of American craftsmen and their work.
Once again, Mountain Made will be a proud sponsor of ACW here in Western North Carolina (WNC). And the artisans at MOUNTAIN MADE are getting into the spirit of things by helping us host several live art demonstrations during the upcoming weeks.
Dozens of places in the Blue Ridge area will be involved in this event celebration either by offering workshops or showcasing the works of local artists and hosting live demonstrations.
What is American Craft Week?
Melinda Knies, owner of Mountain Made says, “American Craft Week is much more than just a way to promote individual artists or small art retailers – it is also a love of handcrafted arts and crafts. And a deep belief in the future American enterprises…”
Mrs. Knies goes on to say, “…The “Made in American” movement is a growing trend of discerning people who want to enrich and beautify their homes and work spaces with locally produced and handcrafted artwork – pieces that reflect both the unique creative designs and the quality of our American craftsmen.”
“Not to mention it’s becoming cool to buy things you know are ‘Made in America’ again!” she said.
“During American Craft Week we will be highlighting Jo Ridge Kelley’s beautiful oil paintings.”
Below are the dates and times of the live art demos/activities we recommend that you check out…
Saturday October 1, 2016. Kick off American Craft Week with one of our “No Talent Required” interactive art projects. These wonderful events are open to the public. Come make your own unique “fingerprint” art cards or join in creating a community college poster.
Monday, October 3, 2016. Come watch this month’s featured artist Jo Ridge Kelley ply her impressionistic skills in oil painting. Jo is well-known in the area for her unique “en plein air” paintings . She will be giving a live painting demonstration at the Mountain Made gallery starting at around 11:00AM.
Friday October 7, 2016. Continue American Craft Week by coming by and joining in the celebration during the Downtown Asheville Art Walk and Halloween Party.
We invite you browse all the local artworks we have on display while strolling the 10+ urban art galleries found in the heart of Asheville.
Mountain Made will be open from 5:00PM – 8:00PM – open to the public – along with live music and light refreshments. We will also be having our first Halloween Party and “Surprise Gift Giveaway”!
Saturday October 8, 2016. Fiber artist Paige Houghton will be giving a live Q&A session and demonstration of her popular fiber vessels and hanging panels. Houghton will be on hand inside the gallery from 11:00AM – 4:00PM.
Monday, October 10, Thursday, October 13 & Friday October 14, 2016. Come watch well-known painter Jo Ridge Kelley ply her impressionistic skills in oil painting. Jo is well-known in the area for her unique “en plein air” paintings . She will be giving a live painting demonstration at the Mountain Made gallery starting at around 11:00AM.
We invite you to join us here at the Mountain Made Gallery to see all our wonderful artists demonstrate how they create these spectacular pieces.
To learn more about other WNC art venues hosting ACW activities > Go Here