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.
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.