Spring Art by the Tracks in Black Mountain, May 13

2017 Low Res Art by the Tracks

Press release:

The public is welcome to the 20th Annual Art by the Tracks: the Black Mountain Old Depot Art and Craft Show, on Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00am-6:00pm in downtown Black Mountain, on Sutton Avenue. This one day show is free and fun for the whole family. For twenty years the Old Depot Association has hosted this juried art show as a fundraiser for art in the schools of the Swannanoa Valley. The show will feature all handmade art, sold by the artisans themselves, including jewelry, pottery, woodwork, folkart, soaps, and more! Vendor fees go toward heritage art grants that are available for special projects and art-focused activities for any school in the valley. Last year over $10,000 was given away!

This year we are delighted to include local artists Barbara Wall and Lynda Feldman for the first time. Barbara Wall grew up in Black Mountain and makes fantastic art quilts. She will be sharing a booth with neighbor and friend Lynda Feldman, an accomplished fiber artist. Barbara says that, “this show is one of the highlights of the year in Black Mountain,” and she is, “looking forward to sharing my quilts with the community.”

Kyle Carpenter with Green Thumb Pottery will be returning with his mushroom waterfall fountains and planters. Kyle grew up in Western North Carolina, and graduated from Warren Wilson College. His pottery is unique and gorgeous.

There will be music and food under the front porch of the Old Depot, and Sutton Avenue will be lined with high quality arts and crafts made by local and regional artisans. Show organizer Sarah Vekasi says that, “all of the vendor fees for the show go toward heritage art grants given to the schools of the Swannanoa Valley from the Old Depot Association, so supporting the artists also supports art in our local schools!”

For more information, please go online to www.olddepot.org, or contact show organizer Sarah Vekasi at 333-1884, or craftshow@olddepot.org.

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