In case you’ve been wondering what goes on in the many downtown loft apartments (they certainly look glamorous, modern and artistic from the outside), here’s your chance to see inside. While also contributing to a fundraiser for The Asheville Art Museum.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, join a guided walking tour that starts at the museum (2 S. Pack Square). Timed tours leave every 15 minutes between 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
According to a press release, “For several years, friends of the Museum and downtown residents have generously opened their homes to the public for this special tour, celebrating Asheville’s unique incorporation of art and city living. All proceeds from the Urban Loft & Art Tour directly benefit the Museum and its vision to transform lives through art.”
Tickets are $50 for museum members and $55 for non-members.
“The tour is followed by a benefit reception, Art for Art’s Sake, generously hosted by The Historic Cotton Mill Studios located in the River Arts District at 122 Riverside Drive. The reception takes place from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. during which 40% of art sales directly benefit the Asheville Art Museum’s continued growth and capital campaign, Art WORKS for Asheville. Admission to the reception is free; participation in the tour is not required in order to attend the reception.”
Photo from a 2009 loft tour.