Asheville has so much to offer, especially now that the weather is nice and the beautiful scenery that surrounds WNC calls everyone outdoors to enjoy it! Here are just a few fun events and happening in Asheville this weekend May 8th - May 10th!
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and bring the kids. The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department launches the 2015 season of Movies in the Park, a free monthly movie series in Pack Square Park beginning Friday, May 8.
Children’s craft activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk on a giant screen on the Pack Square Park stage.
This month’s feature presentation is the animated, PG-rated Big Hero 6.
Food and beverages will be available at the park. Bring a chair or a blanket and come out for crafts, a movie under the stars, and an evening of fun, all for free.
More movies on the way
Movies in the Park continues monthly through September. Each month children craft activities begin at 6:30 p.m., followed with the movie at dusk. All movies are rated PG.
June 12: The Goonies
July 10: Surf’s Up, A Major Ocean Picture
August 14: Despicable Me 2
September 18: Into the Woods
Here is a great one for Mother's Day, epecially the Fashion Show!
Saturday, May 9, 10am to 4pm - Fiber craft demonstrations and hands on activities
Sunday, May 10, 1pm and 3pm - 16th Annual Fashion Show of Wearable Art
Join us May 9 and 10 for the Folk Art Center’s celebration of textile arts. Throughout the weekend, craftspeople will be sharing their inspiration and expertise as the Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts Fiber Weekend 2015. Educational craft demonstrations on Saturday will include natural dyeing, sheep shearing, weaving on a loom, tapestry weaving, knitting, crochet, batik, and surface design. Southern Highland Craft Guild member Sandra Rowland will host activities designed for all ages.
One new demonstration this year is pulp painting by member Chery Cratty. Using tools such as a South African porcupine quill, she will show how to create realistic paintings by manipulating and molding wet pulp. “Paper begins as wet, gooey pulp – and I get to paint with it!” Cratty says. Also, current members Elynn Bernstein, Lorraine Cathey and Lisa Klakulak will demonstrate different approaches to felting.
Textile arts have always created a wonderful sense of community from spinning groups, quilting bees, to yarn circles. To celebrate this community, combined with a love of craft and crafting, the Guild invites visitors to Fiber Weekend to bring their own handwork, whether it be knitting, embroidery or hand sewing. Weather permitting we would like to fill the hill behind the Folk Art Center auditorium with people engaged in fiber arts. Bring a blanket and enjoy a spring afternoon of craft.
On Sunday, the Folk Art Center’s auditorium will be transformed into a runway for the Sixteenth Annual Fashion Show of Wearable Art. Fiber artist Liz Spear will emcee the event. Styles showcased will range from contemporary to traditional, from funky to classic, made by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and other regional artists. Throughout the fashion show, Liz will explore many fiber art processes, and focus on the various schools and studios in the area which offer classes in textiles to everyone from the beginner to the experienced fiber artist. There will be two separate showings of the Fashion Show, at 1 and 3pm. In between these shows, at 2pm, guest speaker and weaver Norma Smayda Staley will discuss The Weaving Roses of Rhode Island.
Fiber Weekend is a free event.
Spring Studio Stroll Mother’s Day Weekend!
Poster Created by: Andrea from Studio A
Asheville’s River Arts District Artists will open their doors May 9th & 10th for our annual Spring Studio Stroll and Art Sale, welcoming the public to see and collect amazing art in our studios and galleries.
We are a diverse group of more than 180 working artists in studios and galleries housed in 22 former factories and historical buildings nestled along a mile-long stretch of the French Broad River. You can discover works in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. There is no better time to meet our artists and watch live demonstrations!
Getting to the River Arts District is easy. Take advantage of ample parking and hop aboard one of our free trolleys running throughout the Studio Stroll Weekend.
The River Arts District…Inspiration flows here. Come for the opportunity to take home that special artistic treasure made and sold by the artists you meet here. Start your collection today!
For more information, email us at RiverArtsDistrict@gmail.com or call (828) 552-4RAD