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Second Saturday in the River Arts District

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December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

On the Second Saturday of each month, Asheville’s River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more. Visitors meander the mile-long district and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 250 artists in the 22 buildings throughout the district. Many of them open during this monthly event to describe or show their techniques and share their inspirations.

> Both in person and virtual events are happening for Second Saturday. Events with an *asterisk are available online (some both in person and online).

The district’s artists invite you to peruse our website, riverartsdistrict.com, to have a virtual visit, and consider a holiday gift of art or craft for yourself or your loved ones. Most artists are open to commissioned work and would love to hear from you, whether you visit us in person or reach out via email or through social media

DECEMBER – Second Saturday (12/12/2020) Special Events Listing

CURVE Studios

3 River Arts Place

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CURVE Holiday Market!

CURVE Studios & Garden is hosting a Holiday Market on Second Saturday December 12, 2020! CURVE will be decorated for the festivities & our 10 artist elves will be in the studios working away, with refreshments served all day from 10am to 5pm.



Depot Street Artists

Various locations along Depot Street

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

December on Depot

Studios all along Depot Street will be open for extended evening hours during this day-long annual holiday event. Visitors can meet the artists, see demonstrations and find a perfect one-of-a-kind artistic gift. Participating studios include: Trackside Studios, Pink Dog Creative, Northlight Studios, and 362 Depot.


Trackside Studios

375 Depot Street

Artists of Trackside Studios

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Demonstrations, holiday and gift ideas, sips and snacks

Join us for holiday cheer, art for your home or to give as gifts, and artist demonstrations. Trackside Studios has 30 artists in many media – painting, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry and assemblage.



*Northlight Studios – In person and available via livestream!

357 Depot Street

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Virtual and Live Watercolor Painting with Nadine Charlsen

Live demonstration of unusual contemporary watercolor techniques. Nadine uses unusual tools and procedures to create dramatic watercolors.

https://www.instagram.com/nadinepaints, https://www.facebook.com/nadine.charlsen



Pink Dog Creative

344 Depot Street

Noel Yovovich Art – Jewelry, Suite 101

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Effective immediately, my studio will be open, at a minimum, 11-4 Thursday-Sunday, other times by appointment or by luck. You can see my work any time on my website: NoelYovovich.com, as well as through the RADA website and the SHCG Virtual Fair! I will be demonstrating titanium coloration every couple of hours or any time by request.



*Studio A, Suite 100 – In person and available via livestream!

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Pysanky Workshops

Pysanky ornament workshops throughout the month of December, various times. (Schedule TBA in early November.) In person and via Zoom. Pysanky demonstrations on Dec. 12, Second Saturday from 10am-8pm.



Odyssey Galleries

238 Clingman Ave

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Second Saturday

Odyssey Coop Gallery and Odyssey Members’ Gallery will be open to the public on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday during the month of December. Please wear your mask and observe social distancing during your visit.
[email protected]


Riverview Station

191 Lyman Street

Art Garden AVL, #316 (Ground Floor – North Side)

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Gallery Bazaar

We’re turning the gallery into a bazaar for the holidays! The gallery will be filled with affordable and giftable original art and prints from a wide array of local artist and craftspeople. We’ll be donating 10% of gallery bazaar sales to MANNA food bank in Asheville. It’s been a rough year; come find a sweet little piece of art to brighten someone’s holiday, and support local artists when you do.
Show Dates: Nov 14 – Jan 4.
Gallery Hours: 11-5 pm. (closed Wednesdays)




*Sky + Ground Contemporary Art #265 (Upstairs)

*Peter Roux – Painting & Drawing – w/ Winter Tree Demo (in person + livestream)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Deanna Chilian – Oil & Cold Wax Demos

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Visit the gallery between 11am and 4pm to view works from 5 local painters, abstracts, landscapes, city scenes, and more in oils and mixed-media. Demos and Q&A with Peter Roux from 11am-1pm, and Deanna Chilian from 2-4pm.

Livestream of Peter’s demo from 11am-12pm: https://www.instagram.com/peterrouxart/


December 12, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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