Greater Avery Tour de Art July 28
The Greater Avery Tour de Art returns to the High Country Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Now in its fifth year, the Tour de Art is back with more art, more artists and more fun, featuring 14 participating artists’ studios and galleries spanning High Country locales and communities, including Crossnore, Pineola, Linville, Banner Elk, Grandfather Community, Foscoe, Valle Crucis and Shulls Mill.
With special events, from one-person shows to music to refreshments, on the agenda, the Tour de Art moves in a crooked line from Crossnore to Shulls Mill, with the following venues open to the public on Saturday, July 28. A map of the tour is available at each location.
Crossnore Gallery, located on the campus of The Crossnore School at 205 Johnson Lane, represents regional painters, sculptors and fine crafts. For more information, visit http://www.crossnoreschool.org.
Linville River Pottery, located at 2180 Goose Hollow Road in Pineola, is a working pottery studio, featuring stoneware and porcelain handmade on a kickwheel. For more information, visit http://www.linvilleriverpottery.com.
87 Ruffin Street Gallery features folk art and is appropriately located at 87 Ruffin St. in Linville. For more information, visit http://www.87ruffinstreet.com.
The Avery Arts Council, located at 77 Ruffin St. in Linville, showcases local artists, monthly exhibits and workshop. For more information, visit http://www.averycountyartscouncil.org.
Jesse Schmitt Studio, a working artist’s studio featuring original mountain landscapes, is also located at 77 Ruffin St. Linville.
Carlton Gallery, featuring fine art and contemporary crafts in all media by local and regional artists, is located at 10360 N.C. 105 South in the Grandfather Community. For more information, visit http://www.carltonartgallery.com.
Art Purveyors World Headquarters, located at 112 Aldridge Park Road (N.C. 105 South) in Foscoe, features a vast selection of custom frames, giclee prints and graphic designs. For more information, visit http://www.artpurveyors.com.
Maggie Black Pottery, featuring functional and decorative stoneware, earthenware and raku by local artists, is located at 112 Clubhouse Dr., Suite 1, in Foscoe. For more information, visit http://www.maggieblackpottery.com.
Kevin Beck Studio, located at 1590 Shulls Mill Road, features original plein air paintings in oil and pastel by the High Country landscape artist Kevin Beck. For more information, visit http://www.kevinbeck.com.
Kinchloe Studio, featuring original paintings, sculpture, glass jewelry, pottery and crafts, is located at 111 Old Shull’s Farm Road in Valle Crucis.
Alta Vista Gallery, located at 2839 Broadstone Road in Valle Crucis, features works by more than 200 artists. For more information, visit http://www.altavistagallery.com.
Rivercross Market, featuring a unique and trendy collection of arts and crafts made in the U.S.A., is located at 3595 N.C. 194 South in Valle Crucis, next to Mast General Store. For more information, visit http://www.rivercrossmarket.com.
Sally Nooney Gallery, featuring original paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, glass art, jewelry and woodcrafts, is located at 7137 N.C. 194 South in Banner Elk. For more information, visit http://www.sallynooney.com.
Rage! Gallery, located at 219 Beech Mountain Parkway in Beech Mountain, features Pete Paglan and an eclectic group of regional artists.
This month’s Tour de Art features several special events, including Carlton Gallery’s opening reception for Egi Antonaccio’s “Realism of Light and Abstraction – Landscapes” from 2 to 5 p.m.
Alta Vista Gallery will host an opening reception for Sheila Wood Hancock’s one-person show, “Mountains, Meadows and Cows, Oh My!” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Crossnore Gallery will host an opening reception for Rebecca King, titled “There and Back Again,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kevin Beck Studio will display Beck’s new sunlit oils, entitled “Parkway Paths,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art Purveyors is releasing new giclee prints by Nancy Fowler Edwards.