Art & Agriculture Adventure Tour
Saturday Half-Day Tour, 1-5pm
This wonderful tour is a collaboration between Art Connections and Asheville Farm To Table Tours.
Saturday tours begin at 1PM where we start by visiting one of the areas’ local artists studio! Artists are passionate about sharing what they do. We’ll meet the artist and get a guided look at the studio. This will be an opportunity to learn some of the processes the artist specializes in.
Next we head to one of several local creameries, either Round Mountain Creamery, Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery or Looking Glass Creamery. Round Mountain Creamery is a picturesque dairy goat farm where they raise both Alpine and La Mancha goats with love and produce Grade A goat's milk and fresh goat cheeses. Visit the milking parlor, meet the goats, see the bottling and cheese making operations and enjoy a cheese tasting.
Because Saturdays are quite busy for artists and creameries alike, we cannot guarantee in advance which artist or creamery we will visit. If you have a specific type of artist and/or creamery you want to visit, please reach out to discuss prior to booking. To join or learn more Click Here.
Tour, Talent and Treats in Black Mountain
Select dates: Nov.30; Dec. 3; Dec.7. 1-5pm
Do you love a handmade gift? And isn’t it wonderful to receive a special card in the mail? Come and go on an Art Tour to visit members of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL) and join in a fun, hands-on, card-making activity. No experience required! Talented artists will be there to help with every step of the process.
This experience will include:
Tour: visit to four to five artists studios, and the art gallery of SVFAL members (one location)
Talent: Each participant will create 4-6 unique monoprint/mixed media collage cards.
Treat: We’ll include a little time to visit Cherry Street and see the independent shops in downtown Black Mountain, plus stop in and try the delicious gourmet popcorn at Poppy Popcorn store.
Transportation: is included (lunch not included)
Your amazing and beautiful Handmade cards will be ready to enjoy and use at the end of our tour. A total of 4 participants is needed for this event to occur; maximum is 10 participants.