The Appalachian Barn Alliance will again partner with The Saints of Paints to host an arts celebration by 12 of Asheville area’s finest artists. These two groups, the Appalachian Barn Alliance and the Saints of Paints, come together with a single purpose – to honor the barns of western North Carolina’s heritage. The event continues– this day is free and open to the public– on Saturday, June 4 with an opportunity to purchase the artists’ works from 11am to 3pm. The location is the beautiful setting of Echoview Fiber Mill, 76 Jupiter Road in Weaverville, conveniently located just 1/4 mile from Interstate 26 at Exit #15. All precautions will be in place to keep everyone safe (food and drinks outside on a patio; masks are optional inside. This beautiful location is a destination in itself.
The Friday Evening Gala is a ticketed event offering samplings of food donated from local restaurants (to name a few: Fig Bistro and HomeGrown in Asheville as well as Sweet Monkey Bakery & Catering in Marshall, plus charcuterie and fruit donated by Whole Foods). Enjoy these savory offerings plus sweets as well as complimentary wine and beer choices while mingling with the 12 artists who will have several of their paintings for sale. Artists will be there for the Gala on Friday evening and many will return on Saturday. But, the gala is your opportunity to get first choice of the art for sale. Money raised for this event will benefit the work of the Appalachian Barn Alliance in preserving the agricultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians as exemplified by the historic barns that dot the landscape. Scenes will be not only of barns but also of beautiful rural landscapes.