Asheville River Arts District September Second Saturday
Saturday, September 14, 2019
On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more! Meander the mile-long district or hop on and off the free trolley and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 220 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques and share their inspirations.
Most studios and galleries open 10am – 6 pm. Special evening events listed.
Trolley Information: Park once and hop on and hop off the free trolley, sponsored by Explore Asheville, throughout the district from 11am–4:30pm. Free Parking is available at Riverview Station, Wedge Studios, and on Depot Street.
Second Saturday Events:
3 River Arts Place
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Curve Studios, home to twelve working artists, is celebrating September Second Saturday with extended hours. This months’ featured artist is Angelique Tassistro. Angelique will be in the studio, demonstrating her unique glazing technique.
Angelique Tassistro makes work into play. Her belief in the magic of creativity, along with her childhood mispronunciation, turned imagination into “magic nation”. Angelique is a ceramic artist who focuses on functional pottery with a sculptural approach, always going to that magic nation for inspiration. Angelique’s pottery incorporates bright colors and unique patterns. Come see her new planters, cake plates, and bud vases.
Riverview Station/The Village Potters Clay Center
191 Lyman Street, #180
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Raku Day with a limited number of spots available!
Fee: $150.00 ($135.00 for current ongoing students/register with your teacher)
Judi Harwood will lead potters in glazing and Raku firing their bisqued pots. Bring 3-5 pieces, pack a lunch and let the fun begin!!!
Sky + Ground Contemporary Art, with Peter Roux
Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street, #261
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
We are celebrating the Asheville landscape, as Peter will be painting local oil sketches throughout the day and sharing his process with our visitors. Drop in any time to see what is in progress, and explore Peter’s wide variety of contemporary work. Also on view: glass works from Michael Hatch & seascape photography from Karen Philippi. Drinks & Snacks offered throughout the day in the gallery.
Foundation Studios – Reid Dawson
27 Foundy Street, Suite 10
11:00 AM – 5:00 AM
Opening for our new Studio Spotlight Showcase and demos from our Monthly Featured Artists!
For more details call, 828-505-1214
Riverview Station, 310ART
191 Lyman Street, #310
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Live painting with watercolor and dark beer (used as a medium/color) in each of the small paintings.
JGFA at Riverview Station
191 Lyman Street, Studio 144, Asheville, NC 28801
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Jonas will be giving a LIVE Painting Performance on Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 pm at his Riverview Station Gallery. Make plans now to attend this free event and experience the creative energy as Jonas incorporates an eclectic mix of music to set the tone for his spontaneous, expressive, process painting.
Cotton Mill Studios – Daidala Ciders
122 Riverside Drive Studio A
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Watermelon Rose Hard Cider Release
238 Clingman Ave.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Featured artists for September in Odyssey Co-Op gallery will be Diana Gillespie and Nick Lafone. There will be refreshments and live music in the upstairs Members Gallery.
For more information please call: 828-280-1107
375 Depot Street, Asheville, NC
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Out of Ashes – reception for artist Dona Barnett.
Inspired by Isaiah 61, this new series reflects a repaired and enriched sense of peace and direction. Sips & snacks; artist demonstrations.
Eco Depot Marketplace – Paige Houghton
408 Depot Street
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
I create vessels and window hangings using mohair, wool, and silk. I’ll be embellishing some works in progress with metallic paint. I’ll have many of the fibers I use, so you can see the before and after!
357 Depot Street
11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Great things come in Small Packages! At NorthLight Studios, 357 Depot Street, we have a special show of some of our small, great things!
Pink Dog Creative- Studio A
348 Depot Street, Suite 100
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ukrainian Easter Egg – pysanky- demonstrations and light refreshments.
North Carolina Glass Center
140-C Roberts Street
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Stop in to watch a glass blowing demo, purchase an ornament, or make your own cup!