While the sudden onset of spring may have many local lawns resembling a jungle, no machetes or mosquito netting are required to partake in the seasonal Weaverville Art Safari. One of the original studio tours in the Asheville area, the weekendlong event provides peeks into artists’ work environments, spotlighting such specialties as handmade pottery, glass, furniture, painting and fiber art. The safari begins Friday, April 27, with a 6-8 p.m. preview party spread over three downtown galleries: Artisans on Main, Mangum Pottery and Miya Gallery. The $10 ticket includes early viewing of the art, a silent auction, raffle/door prizes, plus beer, wine and snacks. The 10 a.m.-5 p.m. self-guided tours the following two days are free. weavervilleartsafari.com. Painting by Debbra Dosca, image courtesy of the artist
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