Can you believe that it’s August, already? How did that happen? It seems sometimes, like the season’s are being shortened into 2 week frames and not a whole month. At any rate… we are in full swing and rolling with the punches! There’s much happening aorund here. We just came out of Bele Chere. It seems more and more like local businesses are closed for that weekend. I heard that The Bywater, not only closed, but the entire staff all went to Charleston together! How inspiring is that? The Bywater is a must when visiting Asheville! Check out the link and make plans to go there if you’re ever in the area.
So, we at Van Dyke Jewelry and Fine Craft, took the opportunity to do some projects around the gallery and to take a bit of a break. A couple of us even went down to Bele Chere, and one of us went tubing on the French Broad! We’re glad to be back and to share with you the upcoming events we will be hosting at the gallery. First up is the next the next studio stroll in downtown, in which we invite folks to come in, enjoy some wine, arts, crafts, snacks, and live music. It runs from 5-8, this Friday.
The following Friday, the 10th we will be hosting a reception for artist’s who are participating in Rapid River Magazine’s “Magic of the Smokies” art competition. That will start at 5:00 and go until 8:30. The event will be catered by Jimmy John’s. Artist’s will be in attendance, and you can vote on the one you feel most exemplifies the feeling of the region.
One of my personal favorites, Jennifer Barrineau, has a piece in the show as well as new work on display in the gallery. So, come on out. Support local business, local artist’s, local economy, local culture and be a part of the beautiful local community here in Asheville. (a.k.a. “cesspool of sin”)