Scheduled Tours

We have half-day and full-day options for you, be sure to scroll down to see them all!

Full Day Art Studio Tours!

In 2019 Art Connections offers full day tours both near Asheville and beyond to different regions of Western NC, allowing participants to experience the talented artists in the neighboring communities in and around our hub of Asheville. We will go to the north, south, east or west exploring top talent and amazing creativity primarily in home studio settings. These full day tours are a chance to see more artists while gaining a more complete exploration of the top talent in this region!

Transportation and lunch (in a locally owned great restaurant) is included.

Time estimate: departure at 9:30am, return between 4p-5p.

Cost: $165/ea

Enjoying a visit to Mary Carol Koesters book binding studio

Enjoying a visit to Mary Carol Koesters book binding studio

Neighborhood Art Tour!

9:30am-1:00pm | Cost: $85/ea

Come join an Art Tour and meet some of the talented makers near Art Connections’ home base of north Asheville. 

North Asheville and nearby Weaverville are loaded with artists living in the area so we’ll be able to visit a variety of curated artist studios in different mediums. Tours will visit three studios specializing in: book arts, glass, paintings, clay, jewelry/metals, mixed media and paper sculpture. Each tour will have a different lineup determined by the artists’ availability.  Other dates available upon request.

What to expect:

  • Visits to three private artists studios, either home or ‘by-appointment only’ locations

  • Studios chosen will be a selection of various mediums; all fine craft or paintings and professional quality. Art will be for sale in studios, purchases welcome but not required for the tour

  • Transportation: is included (lunch not included, but h2o and snack provided)

A total of 2 participants is needed for this event to occur; maximum is 5 participants. If your group is bigger, we can accommodate you with a little more advanced notice!


Custom tours are also available for your group!

In this busy age we all have demands on our time - both visitors and artists have full schedules...  That’s part of the 'why' Art Connections can also customize art tours individually... based on your interests, your time frame, and which artists are available for a visit.  

We also know that everyone who considers a tour has different thoughts on what they'd enjoy seeing.  Maximize your visit by planning with Sherry. Having worked with so many of the artists in Western NC, she can accommodate participant requests and find options that are a good fit for each group.

Just use our Contact page and send in an inquiry, we’ll go from there and work out the details.


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