“Art Made to Be Experienced”
We all know it seems easy to order your holiday gifts online nowadays. Sure a couple of clicks and you are done, right? What about Small Business Saturday with Mountain Made.
But when you shop at a local shop (like Mountain Made gallery) not only do you help support your community and provide jobs for your neighbors but you also get an amazing handcrafted gift as well.
This is why Mountain Made is a proud participate in the Small Business Saturday event.
Held on the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting local, small businesses that create jobs and boost the economy.
Did you know that 67 percent of all the new jobs in the US are created by small and/or local companies?
So you can see that just by shopping small this holiday season, you can have a BIG impact on our economy.
Below are just a few of the reasons why you should do more of your holiday shopping locally this year:
Small business owners really do care about the products they offer
That especially true in places like Mountain Made where we showcases the works of over 150 local Western North Carolina artists and craftspeople.
Small business owners are experts in their respective fields
For example, Mountain Made owner/manager Melinda Knies has been operating this art gallery since its opening in 2001.
During this time, Melinda has been proud to support the entrepreneurial development of the arts and crafts professionals in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. She has been recognized by organizations like Mountain Bizworks for her efforts in the industry.
Small business owners support causes near and dear to their hearts
Mrs. Knies believes that artisan-based enterprises create long-term social benefits and solid economic prosperity, particularly in our Western North Carolina community.
Se we only work with best regional artisans, writers, and musicians from the Asheville and Western North Carolina area.
Small businesses are committed to improving their community
Here at Mountain Made we strongly believes that local people should be able to create a better life for themselves and their families through the application of their artistic talents and skills.
And with these thoughts in mind, Melinda has personally worked with hundreds of WNC artisans to help them better market and promote their artwork.
Small business owners get to know their customers really well
After so many years in business, we have a pretty good idea of what our customers want and like:
Artisan jewelry made from gems, beads & precious metals
Fine ceramic art and hand-thrown pottery,
Handcrafted quilted wall hangings
Gourd art & Handwoven baskets,
Hand-turned wood bowls & accent pieces,
original paintings, prints & photographs
Metal garden art,
Hand-blown glassware, ornaments and stained glass art,
Plus books and music CDs by our local authors and musicians
Please consdier Small Business Saturday with Mountain Made!
UPDATE: Jean & Carl will be here at the gallery on Saturday, September 16, 2017 for a live art demonstration of their work! We invite you to come by if you are downtown.
Did you know that this little corner of the Blue Ridge Mountain is famous for being one of the South’s the premier apple growing regions?
And along with large commercial operations there are many family-run fruit farms in and around Western North Carolina. In fact there are over 29 such small apple orchards within an hour’s drive of Asheville.
Not to mention that many towns like Hendersonville NC also host apple festivals and harvest fairs throughout the entire month of September.
But you couldn’t make it to your favorite apple festival this year, then don’t worry – you didn’t miss out.
Mountain Made gallery is celebrating NC Apple Month in true Southern style, as two of our local artists are providing you with some wonderful ceramic fruit artwork from master artists Jean and Carl Saake. (more…)
Mountain Made is proud to announce that three of our bestselling authors: Celia Miles, Nancy Dillingham and Nancy Sales Cash will be here on Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 book signing from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Celia Miles and Nancy (Dillingham) were co-editors for the perennial bestselling book, “A Christmas Presence”. And Nancy Cash was one of the story writers in this wonderful holiday anthology.
Not to mention we also have copies of all the ladies’ latest novels and book on hand ready for signing!
We invite you drop in if you can. The ladies are always happy to answer questions about their books – Don’t be bashful! > Directions to Mountain Made Book Signing