Smart bets: Toe River Studio Tour

The Toe River Arts Council prides itself on attracting visitors from faraway states to the creative nooks of Mitchell and Yancey counties —  and then sending those travelers off “with packages in their back seats or in the overhead compartment,” according to a release on the Toe River Studio Tour. Artwork at the biannual event meets functional and fanciful needs using many mediums: painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, soap, basketry, metal and more. This year, the self-guided driving tour showcases 10 galleries, plus the studios of 107 artists. Participating spaces open Friday to Sunday, June 3-5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and attendees are welcome to Friday evening’s artists reception at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery at 5:30 p.m. A collaborative exhibit continues there throughout the weekend. Art by ceramist Robbie Bell

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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