The autumnal shades of the mountains find creative interpretation at the biannual Weaverville Art Safari. As one of Western North Carolina’s many self-guided studio tours, the Art Safari has drawn visitors for decades. Participants can stroll through downtown — changes to the event include more artist showcases in Weaverville proper — or embark on a choose-your-own-adventure drive in North Buncombe County with a free map and guide of artists’ studios. Works for show and sale include paintings, ceramics, metals, woodworking and sculpture. The “Art Safari is a special reunion with our loyal customers, neighbors and friends,” says Michael Hatch of Crucible Glassworks, “and a chance to showcase our newest work and perform unique demonstrations.” The Weaverville Art Safari is held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weavervilleartsafari.com. Photo courtesy of Michael Hatch
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