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Weaverville Art Safari

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November 2-3, 2013

Like our Asheville resort cabins, the town of Weaverville is located just outside the hustle and bustle of Asheville.

Beyond the city limits, where the mountains take over and the landscape becomes rural and wooded, many artists found less expensive and more inspiring real estate for their studios.

Twice each year, they invite visitors into their studios for the Weaverville Art Safari, a self guided tour.

This year’s safari will be Nov. 2-3.

Mike Lightcap

The tour began in 2001 and now includes nearby Barnardsville.

Participants can download the brochure and print it at home, or pick one up at the information booth in Weaverville.  From there, they drive themselves to any of the roughly 40 studios now participating. The artists will be on hand to talk about their work and offer pieces for sale.

Kathy Lightcap

Many savvy buyers say this is a great event for picking up premium works at a discount, since there is no gallery or festival markup.

The town of Weaverville also offers several shops and restaurants, including the Well Bred Bakery and Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub.

Nearby historical attractions include the Dry Ridge Museum and Vance Birthplace, which features a restored pioneer homestead.

Ox Creek Road also provides access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is prime leaf season, so the Weaverville Art Safari could be a great way to enjoy the autumn colors as well as some art while you stay at an Asheville luxury cabin.


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