Cedar Mountain Exclusive + Bears for Everyone

On the private-studio Cedar Mountain Arts Tour, participants can catch the work of metal sculptor Charles Calvin.

Public studio strolls are just so darn public. The Cedar Mountain Arts Tour, on the other hand, is a curated event with a microlocal focus, leading serious art lovers to the private studios of three local artists — metalworkers Charles Calvin and Dan Brensahan and acclaimed potter Lucy Clark — where they’ll take part in interactive demonstrations, learning trade secrets. The tour, starting May 12 and happening every Thursday through August from 12-4pm ($40), includes a stop at Blue Moon Gallery in Cedar Mountain (where nature photographer Rob Travis will deliver a talk) and a pint at the Canteen pub. Register at pisgahfieldschool.org.

2015 Bears at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Hendersonville.

The May 13 Bearfootin’ Art Reveal, on the other hand, is meant for the masses. Every year, a dozen local artists paint Hendersonville’s signature, life-sized bear statues in different themes. The unveiling, at this point, is practically a heritage event — a time to pause and be proud of what makes Main Street a main attraction.

The Cedar Mountain Arts Tour on Thursdays through August begins May 12, 12-4pm, $40, pisgahfieldschool.org. The Bearfootin Art Reveal happens on May 13 at the First Citizens Bank Plaza (529 North Main St., Hendersonville). 4:30pm. Free. (828) 233-3216.

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