November Stories & News: For the Home, From the Heart, For the Family

November is a packed month for Artsville Collective with a bustling holiday party, art a la carte discussion, new exhibition with a holiday shop, and more!

November Stories & News: For the Home, From the Heart, For the Family

Key Points

  • Big River Arts District Weekend!
  • Holiday Party Announcement
  • New Exhibition Opens; “IMPRESSED: Print, Paint, Dye, Repeat”
  • Art a la Carte: “Sheep to Shop”
  • New Podcast Episodes; Judi Jetson and Mary Farmer
  • From Sand Hill Artists Collective to Artsville Collective

It’s a BIG WEEKEND in the River Arts District!

On November 12 Artsville Collective honors 40+ creatives for a fun holiday open house. Scroll down for more information.

On November 12 + 13 the 280+ artists of Asheville’s River Arts District will welcome visitors to stroll through their studios and collect amazing art. Find out more information here.

Artsville Collective’s Holiday Open House on November 12

Join the Artsville community in celebrating 2022’s featured talent, over 40 artists, speakers, and supporters. This is a free event and all artists and art lovers are welcome. Shop our hand-made holiday gifts while you nosh and mingle.

IMPRESSED: Print, Paint, Dye, Repeat,” Artsville Collective’s Holiday Show at Marquee, shows ten outstanding artists from Sat, Nov. 5 to Sun, Jan 22 in the River Arts District. The gallery has been turned into a shop of handmade art for gifting with artists and area studios participating together to turn Artsville Collective into a cheerful display of wide variety. Artsville extends a special thanks to the studios of Local Cloth for sponsoring the works of four advanced fiber artists: Joanna White, Joan Berner, Eileen Searcy and Pam Granger Gale, NC Glass Center for introducing us to glass blower Christian Hessler, an exciting new talent to Asheville’s art scene, and the Encaustic Studio at Pink Dog Creative where Lynn Bregman Blass and partner Sarah St. Laurent create mixed media and encaustic collections. Additional featured artists include Leo Monahan, Cynthia Llanes, and Daryl Slaton.

Artsville’s holiday collection includes beautifully curated treasures at reasonable prices:

For the Home:

Magnificent vases and small glass collectibles from Christian Hessler of NC Glass Center. Glorious oil paintings, prints and hand-painted up-cycled handbags from Cynthia Llanes. Panels and back lit pieces including collectible houses from Sarah St. Laurent and Lynn Bregman Blass of the Encaustic Studio at Pink Dog.

From the Heart:

Four fiber artists will show a variety of small pieces for all using dyed and printed paper and cloth: scarves, lamps, books, bags, clothes, and neckties. Using natural dyes and fibers, these artists show the range of work and training provided through Local Cloth’s studio and classes. Enjoy a great array from Joan Berner, Eileen Searcy, Pam Granger Gale, and Joanna White.

For the Family:

From Santa right down to the smallest elf, these artful creations bring fascination for the whole family, holiday partygoers and digital art geeks. Leo Monahan’s collaged 3-D fish on board are magically constructed with cut paper and paint. Daryl Slaton’s collection for the holidays includes prints on canvas and paper as well as boxed cards, all animated by the artist with whimsy and wonderment.

Art a la Carte: “Sheep to Shop” with Judi Jetson, Joan Berner, and Eileen Searcy of Local Cloth

This discussion on November 18 shows the world of textile art start to finish with a visit to Local Cloth. Judi Jetson shares the joy of classes, events and community offered by this a non-profit organization, built and sustained by a passion for fiber to increase awareness of and access to regional production and artisan practices. This event is live at Local Cloth (408 Depot Street) with a Meet & Greet from 12-12:30pm and discussion from 12:30-1:30pm OR join virtually from 12:30-1:30pm on Zoom. Get the Zoom link here.

Artsville’s Mid-Month Podcasts: November 15 with Judi Jetson of Local Cloth and December 15 with Mary Farmer on Art, Activism, and Friendship

November 15 episode features an interview with Judi Jetson who discusses all things Local Cloth from “Sheep to Shop.” From farmers to designers to producers, this dedicated group spins, weaves, paints, sews, and creates textiles for home and personal wear. December 15 episode is a conversation with encaustic painter Mary Farmer, Artsville founder Louise Glickman, and podcast host Scott “Sourdough” Power on art, activism and friendship as a special year-end nod to Artsville’s growth in 2022.

Allow us to (re)introduce ourselves. We’re Artsville Collective!

Our focus continues to build markets for artists in WNC, but our reach is national with podcasts, stories, and virtual programming. Please call us by our new name as we lovingly move on from Sand Hill Artists Collective.

News and More at Artsville Collective

Artsville NC Podcast: “How Asheville Became Artsville” Listen to all episodes in our series with Asheville area’s arts and crafts doers, movers and shakers. Hear them at or on any podcast platform.

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