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May 2019 Second Saturday Events Listing

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May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Asheville River Arts District May Second Saturday

Saturday May 11, 2019

On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more! Meander the mile-long district or hop on and off the free trolley and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. 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 and share their inspirations.

Ride the free trolley, sponsored by Explore Asheville, throughout the district from 11am – 4:30pm. Most studios and galleries open 10am – 6 pm. Special evening events listed.


Saturday, May 11th 2019

Second Saturday Events:


Riverview Station

310 Art

191 Lyman St, #310, Ground Floor North End


310 ART is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their Fine Art Gallery. Featuring 19 artists, a special show of never before seen new large works will be on exhibit. Join us to meet the artists and see demonstrations of artists working in watercolor, oils, acrylics, bookbinding, wire wrapping and more! Enjoy Sips and Snacks.




Riverview Station

Lori Portka and Suzanne Armstrong

191 Lyman Street, Studios #230 and #225


The ART of JOY Party!

Art besties Lori Portka and Suzanne Armstrong first connected years ago when they discovered each other’s colorful, whimsical artwork. Who knew at the time that TODAY their studios would be across the hall from one another, on the 2nd Floor of Riverview Station in Asheville’s River Arts District! Their friendship and art are fueled with COLOR and JOY that is absolutely contagious- so they decided to celebrate it all and you are invited! Please come and join us for a curation of Colorful Art and Artwear to inspire, connect, and Spark Joy! Special Pricing and Refreshments All Day Long- JOY Guaranteed!


Riverview Station

The Village Potters

191 Lyman Street, #180


Raku Saturday will take place at The Village Potters on Saturday, May 11. Qualified potters must register in advance to take part, but the public will be able to watch the Raku firing as it progresses.



Riverview Station, Studio 222

AVL Headshots

191 Lyman Street, #222


AVL Headshots is having an open studio day from noon to 4 pm! You can take a peek inside the the studio, observe a live photo shoot, and get your headshot taken for 50% OFF normal rates, at $100 for a 30 min session (includes 2 professionally retouched images). Your headshot images will be emailed to you that same evening. *First come first served, no appointment needed, but there may be a wait of 15-30 mins in between sessions. Cash or credit card accepted.



Riverview Station, upstairs Studio #210

Michael Riegerix

191 Lyman Street


Oil painting demonstrations. Going over different techniques and painting applications.


Riverview Station

310 Art

191 Lyman Street, Ground Floor, #310


Painting with watercolor and dark beer from local brewery. Framed postcard sized original souvenirs.



Riverview Station, #216

Denise Markbreit

191 Lyman Street

2pm and 4pm

The process of printmaking demystified! Come and see the process of creating multiple images through an assortment of creative techniques and the use of a printing press.


Riverview Station, Victoria Pinney Gallery

Stephanie Peterson Jones & Paul M. Jones

191 Lyman Street, Studio #101


Join Stephanie and Paul Jones in a celebration of the opening of their space at Victoria Pinney Gallery. There will be new art and photography and discussion of Paul’s pinhole process.


Riverview Station, #144

Jonas Gerard

191 Lyman Street, Studio 144 at Riverview Station


Experience the creative energy of a live painting performance as Jonas Gerard amps up the music while allowing his subconscious to guide him to create art filled with light, color and warmth.


Foundation Woodworks Gallery

17 Foundy Street


The opening of “Wood/Glass” Exhibit showcasing work created collaboratively by many Asheville woodworkers and glassblowers. The gallery will feature blown glass vessels made utilizing wooden molds as well as unique glass and wood scupltures.


Northlight Studios

357 Depot Street


Northlight Studios celebrates May’s second Saturday, with an invitation to art lovers to stop by and enjoy our creativity. Six artists with six different styles… we will be happy to see you.

Our Moms are on our minds this weekend, and at Northlight Studios we make art to celebrate their inspiration and support. Thanks, Mom!


Studio A at Pink Dog Creative

344 Depot Street


Pysanky – Ukrainian Easter egg – demos and cookies. See the ancient art of Ukrainian pysanky: layers of wax and dye, and then the wax is removed at the end to reveal the dazzling designs underneath!


Trackside Studios

Ray Byram

375 Depot Street

2-5 pm

Ray Byram, featured artist reception. Demonstrations all day. Sips & snacks.

Ray brings a distinctive style to large format landscapes painted in oil with palette knife. He also creates serigraphs based on original paintings using 16+ color separations.



362 Depot Street Studios

Cindy Chenard

362 Depot Street


Cindy will be demonstrating her 3-Dimensional Art process whereby she paints and assembles thin layers of wood. http://Cindylouchenard.com


Phil Mechanic Studios

Stephen Lange

109 Roberts Street


Stained Glass Weaving, random code generation and nervous system hacking.


Phil Mechanic

L. Rowland + D. Chilian Gallery

109 Roberts Street


Deanna Chilian and Leslie Rowland will host a Q&A: An art buyers guide to finding the right painting.


Wedge Studios

Spotlight Gallery

129 Roberts Street

11am – 6pm

Callie Ferraro Ayers presents “Don’t Freak Out!” at Wedge Studios in the 2nd floor Spotlight Gallery. Ayer’s thought provoking series is a “Don’t Miss!” for the month of May.

Instagram: calliefine_art


Odyssey Co-Op Gallery

238 Clingman Ave


Featured artists for May:

Pottery team of Mary Mikkelsen and Henry Pope, Anna Koloseike, and Tara Underwood.

Come visit our two galleries and working studios and join us for snacks and live music.


Olga L Dorenko

170 Lyman street


Enjoyable oil on canvas with Olga Dorenko.


Riverside Studios

Brit J. Oie

174 W. Haywood Street

10am – 6pm

“The Mountaintop Experience” New works by Brit J. Oie. Exhibit and demonstration of mixed media collage and painting technique.




May 11, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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