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River Arts District Celebrates Mothers’ Day with Two-Day Studio Stroll and Art Sale

River Arts District Studio Stroll

The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Spring Studio Stroll and Art Sale, welcoming the public to experience and collect amazing art in the studios and galleries in which the inspiration flows. Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Blackberg Creative Studio Opens on Asheville’s South Slope

blackberry creative studio

A new business is coming to 120 Coxe Ave on Asheville's quickly growing South Slope. Neighbor to Vortex Doughnuts, Wicked Weed, and Twin Leaf Brewery, the new BlackBerg Creative Studio offers customers something other then beer and food. BlackBerg caters to the creative types that are always on the look for new and different crafts. The brainchild of Stephanie Mergelsberg, this new spot is a hybrid of craft store, classroom space, and studio space open to anyone with a project to use. 

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Things To Do In Asheville June 19-22 2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? There is a flurry of activity happening and it seems like there is something for everyone - and I don't use that phrase lightly. From fiber arts to film festivals, freebies to paid amusement, I have some suggestions on what to do and where to go that are sure to fit any budget and style. 

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Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle

There was a celebrity spotted hanging around in the West Asheville/Enka/Candler area end of town the other day. This famous figure is well known for always having a pair of sticks in hand - but it appears he may be trading in his money makers for some knitting needles. Artemis Pyle, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd was at Western North Carolina's largest yarn store yesterday, yarn in hand. 

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The Asheville Annual Yarn Crawl

Every year in May, Asheville’s diverse fiber arts community comes together to adventure through the city and enjoy all that our local yarn stores have to offer. This year was no exception, as we were treated to an even broader variety of shops, spanning all corners of the county, as we took part in the annual Asheville Yarn Crawl. In all, nine stores participated in this year’s crawl, each offering special promotions, raffles, and surprise giveaways. The crawl is held on Mother’s Day weekend, falling on May 10th, 11th, and 12th this year. There is no charge to participate in the yarn crawl, and each participant is entitled to one free raffle ticket from each shop they visit. Participants in the yarn crawl are encouraged to try to visit all the shops on the crawl, in order to be entered into a grand prize drawing. My ultimate goal was to visit all nine stores in one day…and so I set off on my quest. The first shop I visited was The Yarn Nook (1261 Smoky Park Highway, Candler NC). This was my first visit to The Yarn Nook and I was delighted with what I found inside. There were many …

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