Second Saturday in the River Arts District

Press release from the River Arts District Artists: 

On the Second Saturday of each month until the end of the year, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more! Meander the mile-long district while the artists keep their doors open late. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques as well as share with you what inspires them.

*A free trolley will be circling around the River Arts District from 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 Special Second Saturday events:

310 ART at Riverview Station
181 Lyman St, #310
10am – 7pm
“Reflections” Features work by 310 ARTists in all mediums. Art that shows our inner reflections and outer scenes, Demos of Painting with Beer, mixed media demo, cold wax and more!! Refreshments and free hands on mural canvas for all ages to paint, and our special workshop Intro to Eco Printing Sept 8th (pre register for classes at

North Carolina Glass Center
14 Riverside Dr.
10am- 7pm
NCGC is a 501c3 not-for-profit gallery and studio dedicated to education, exploration and collaboration in all forms of glass. We have live glass blowing demos daily and exhibit over 20 independent glass artists and instructors.

Asheville Guitar Bar (at the Historic Cotton Mill Studios)
122 Riverside Dr.
Jody Carroll live on stage. Deep Roots & Blues.

Trackside Studios
375 Depot St
Our Second Saturday art exhibition will be on display throughout September. Marcos Martinez paints in oil and Chalkley Matlak uses numerous media to explore archetypes via surrealism and science fiction.

NorthLight Studios
357 Depot Street
11am – 5pm
Ride like the wind into our studio and view amazing paintings, featuring painting demonstrations including a painting of equestrian dressage by Bill George and a horse portrait by Angela Alexander.

St. Claire Art – Pink Dog Creative
344 Depot St.
10am- 5pm
All-day demonstrations of various phases of “Dialuminism” – luminous backlit oil paintings.

Studio A – Pink Dog Creative
344 Depot St. Suite 100
Join Andrea Kulish for Ukrainian pysanky – Easter egg demos and light refreshments

362 Depot
362 Depot St.
3pm – 6pm
Cindy Lou Chenard will be demonstrating her process of – “Art Des Couches De Bois”.

Mark Bettis Studios
123 Roberts St.
5:30pm – 8pm
“INSPIRATION” is a curated show based on Peggy Guggenheim’s personal collection of 20th century masterpieces that range in style from Cubism and Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism. Over 18 selected Western North Carolina artists will each create an original piece of art inspired by one of the great artists of the modern movement such as Picasso, Twombly, Miro, de Kooning and more!

Philip DeAngelo Studio
115 Roberts Street
10am – 4pm
Demonstration with Tanya Franklin Glass showing three methods of joining 3D Stained glass designs. Discussion will include metal work techniques for joining and strengthening joints as well as strategies to support, lift and secure the glass design.

Wedge Studios
111-129 Roberts St
Demonstration of Graphite Drawings at Studio #129

Hatchery Studios
1 Roberts St.
10am – 6pm
Offering limited edition prints and canvas giclees, 20% off. And all jewelry by McNabb’s is 25% off.

Odyssey Co-op Gallery and Studio
238 Clingman Ave.
11am – 5pm
Enjoy live music, snacks and visiting with ceramic artists as they create sculptures and functional pottery in Odyssey’s spacious studio and gallery. Tara Underwood and Holly DeSaillen are September’s featured artists in the Odyssey Co-op Gallery.

Jonas Gerard
191 Lyman St, Studio 144
Jonas Gerard will paint to the energetic accompaniment of a live audience at his Riverview Station Gallery at 191 Lyman Street on Saturday, September 8th, 2:00 pm during his monthly Painting Performance. Visitors are welcome to attend this free event as Jonas sets the mood for his spontaneous and expressive painting process with an eclectic mix of music that is sure to delight the senses!

Riverview Station
191 Lyman St. 12pm

  • Open Studio, Still Life Drawing and/or Painting at Sidewalk Soul

  • It’s “Color Your World” Sat.& all Week long in Studio #225! Meet guest artist, The Crafty Diva, Michelle Spaulding, enjoy her art & sign up for one of her Fiber Fun Workshops offered thru the Week. You won’t want to miss the premiere of my NEWest Colorful Artwear Collection, Mad for RAD line & whimsical home accessories all making their debut on Sat too. Come by our studio to be inspired to COLOR YOUR WORLD!

  • Join us in Studio 256 to watch jewelry enameling right before your eyes! We use both a kiln and a torch to fire silver jewelry with glass enamel for a bright pop of color. Drinks and light snacks provided, and you can browse our gallery filled with jewelry made right here in the studio.

  • “Drawing for Joy” workshops will be offered at studio #211 Tuesday 9/11 9:30-noon and 9/13 4:00-6:30.

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One thought on “Second Saturday in the River Arts District

  1. Linda Orowitz

    I don’t think this is correct:
    North Carolina Glass Center 14 Riverside Dr. 10am- 7pm
    NCGC is a 501c3 not-for-profit gallery and studio dedicated to education, exploration and collaboration in all forms of glass. We have live glass blowing demos daily and exhibit over 20 independent glass artists and instructors.
    14 Riverside has a display about glass. It is a city owned venue. The Glass Center is on Roberts Street, that’s where the glass blowing happens.
    Thanks again for all you do with this site. I tell everyone about it. Linda Orowitz

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