Chihuly & Beyond: A Glass Art Experience in Asheville with Art Connections

Chihuly & Beyond: A Glass Art Experience in Asheville with Art Connections

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of glass art in Asheville! Starting late March, the Biltmore hosts a mesmerizing exhibition featuring Chihuly's renowned masterpieces. This exhibit will be indoors, differing from the Chihuly exhibit Biltmore hosted in 2018, and will run through January 25, 2025.

Chihuly at Biltmore in 2018

If you’re traveling to Asheville for the Chihuly exhibit, you might want to contact Art Connections Tour with Sherry Masters. Art Connections is offering enlightening studio tours showcasing the talents of local glass artists. You don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to explore the vibrant creativity thriving in Asheville's artistic community that compliments the outstanding Chihuly exhibit at Biltmore.

Art Connections owner, Sherry Masters, has scheduled a new tour called Glass +1 designed to give participants a special art opportunity. This 2.5 hour tour will allow participants to visit the studio of a local glass professional working in one of the following: hot glass, cast and sculpted glass, or laminated and polished glass methods. Participants will see how artworks are made and have a dialogue with the artist to more thoroughly understand the processes

Local artists speak with participants on Art Connections tours with Sherry Masters

The Glass +1 tour is offered on select Wednesday and Friday mornings, each month from April through October; and will always include one glass studio and one studio in another art medium. Think glass + ceramic, glass + fiber, or glass + painting. The aim is to feature local glass artists as well as introduce tour goers to the greater arts scene in Asheville.

Art Connections Tour with ChadAlice

Glass artists on the roster include Alex Bernstein, Carl Powell, Brad Smith, Robert Stephan and Hayden Wilson. The ‘+1 artists’ are professionals in other mediums who regularly work with Art Connections including: ChadAlice Hagen, Leonid Siveriver, Amy Medford, Tom Reardon, Kathleen Doyle, Janice Schmidt and many more.  The artists visited on any given tour is predetermined by Masters and dependent upon the artists’ availability.

Art Connections Tour with Cynthia Brindle

For glass art enthusiasts that would enjoy visiting more glass artists in the region a customized half day or full day tour is encouraged!

Masters, a WNC native, had a twenty-five year career in the retail side of the Asheville fine craft scene. She formed Art Connections in 2012 as a way to provide a more personal experience for visitors who value handmade. See more details at