Southern Highland Craft Guild Biltmore Gallery hosts holiday celebrations starting Nov. 17

Press release from the Southern Highland Craft Guild:

The gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Biltmore Village invites craft enthusiasts and members of the public to join them in celebrating the holiday season over the coming weeks. Starting on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m., the gallery will host their annual Holiday Open House.

Woodcarver Ronnie McMahan will showcase his intricate and detailed processes of burnishing, sanding, and painting nature-inspired forms. Felt artist Lorraine Cathey will also be in the gallery demonstrating her different techniques of creating vibrant landscapes with fiber. The open house will include cider and cookies, as well as many new handmade items to gift shop for the holidays. This event lasts through Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.

Biltmore Village will begin to transform with the holidays as the Dickens in the Village starts on Nov. 30 with the lighting of the tree. The Guild’s gallery will have several special features throughout weekend. The Charles D. Owens High School Barbershop quartet, Fourmata, will be signing festive songs. Members Marc Tickle and Bill Apelian will also be sharing their work and skills from Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Tickle returns with more one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes, truly unique gifts. Apelian will be carving wooden Santas and other holiday items. Cider and cookies will also be offered to visitors.

The Guild is proud to support the holiday festivities in Biltmore Village. The event is free and located at 26 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Parking is available in the rear of the building, or down the street in the garage. The gallery features nearly 200 makers from the Southern Highlands. More information is available at

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