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Open Studio Tour of Henderson County
September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pmFree
What better way to start your fall adventures in the Western North Carolina Mountains this year than with a free weekend driving through beautiful Henderson County in search of talented local artists? The doors to 36 Henderson County art studios will swing open to welcome guests in the Open Studio Tour from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. This all-volunteer effort showcases the work of local artists in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber and metal arts, woodworking, and glass. Now in its eighth year, the Henderson County Open Studio presented by the Art League of Henderson County has grown into one of the largest arts events of its kind in the Carolinas. All proceeds from art sold during the weekend is retained by the artists. You can get a jump start on your mountain weekend with the free Open Studio Tour Preview Party on Thursday evening, Sept. 20, as part of the Rhythm & Brews celebration on Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville. Backup Planet, a progressive funk-rock band based out of Nashville, is the headliner. At the party guests can sample all the artists’ work in one place and help raise money for the Backpack Program in Henderson County with an art raffle. The good times roll at 5pm. To help plan your Tour, the 32-page guide booklet can be viewed online at the Henderson County Open Studio Tour website, www.hcost.org.