Smart bets: Asheville Art in the Park

While there’s no shortage of open-air arts and craft markets held in and around Asheville, most happen annually. If you miss it, you’re out of luck for a year. Asheville Art in the Park, entering its seventh year, not only takes place in both summer and fall, but runs for three consecutive Saturdays in both June and October. Held in Pack Square Park, the event was launched by Andrew Montrie, who aims to provide “a handmade market for professional artists.” Regular vendors include fiber artists Carra Morris, Sue Washington and Virginia Bobian, ceramist Kyle Carpenter, paper artist Pam Granger Gale, watercolor artist Cory McNabb, home goods crafter Poetic Nesting and many others — 10 percent of sale profits benefit the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Asheville Art in the Park Art and Community Grant. The first market of the season is on Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (as well as on June 20 and 27). ashevilleartinthepark.com. Photo courtesy of Montrie

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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