Monday, November 23, 2009

Shop West Asheville!!

The Studios at Domino Lane are pleased to join the Inaugural Shop West Asheville event! Join us on Saturday, December 12 from 12-8pm in our studios as we host several talented artists with great deals and a wide variety of hand crafted work for your gift giving delight!

Crazy Green Studios will host an abbreviated version of the 2nd Saturday Artist Market, featuring Pottery by Lori Theriault, Gabriel Shaffer, Glasswear, Lady Di Creations, Piece Blossom, Renee Gaudet and more.

Mimi Strang Designs will host Mimi Strang and guests Kim Dryden and Simone Wilson.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

East West Asheville Holiday Art Walk is Back!!

The 2nd annual East West Asheville Holiday Art Walk is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 12 - 8pm. This year we will also be participating with the First Annual Shop West Asheville event!

Mimi Strang Design will be hosting artists in her studio, and Crazy Green Studios will be hosting artists from the 2nd Saturday Artist Market. Artists interested in vending with the 2nd Saturday Artist Market can send an inquiry to 'info AT crazygreenstudios DOT com'. In addition, artists will have the opportunity to apply for vending space at other locations in West Asheville through Shop West Asheville.

If you're an artist interested in vending for the Shop West Asheville Market, or for more information about the Shop West Asheville event, check out the website, and check back here for more details!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market Updates!

Spring is here, and the 2nd Saturday Artist Market is getting ready to bring talented artists, craftspeople and musicians together once a month in rockin' East West Asheville!

We've tweaked a few things - you can get all the details at the 2nd Saturday Artist Market blog (click on the logo in the column to the right), but in a nutshell:

* the first Market will be Saturday, May 9. This is Mother's Day weekend and we anticipate beautiful weather and lots of people out enjoying the neighborhood and exploring Asheville!

* Artists may now apply for single months! We've had great response and some good feedback to the Market, and many artists let us know that it was a bit daunting to commit to three months at a time. We want to build a vibrant Market, and we want to offer the best opportunity for artists to show their work and build their businesses, so we're adjusting the policy to allow artists to apply for any individual or multiple months. If you've already applied and would like to adjust your application dates, just contact Lori via the email you have, there's no need to re-apply!

* East West Asheville and Crazy Green Studios are pleased to co-sponsor a special event for Empty Bowls on Saturday, April 11. This event will offer functional pottery made by members of Crazy Green Studios and area artists. Patrons will also be able to go 'hands-on' by decorating a bisque fired bowl. These bowls will be glazed, fired, and offered for sale at the annual Empty Bowls luncheon on World Food Day in October. All sale proceed for items sold 'under the tent' on April 11 will benefit Manna Food Bank. Stay tuned for more info on this event!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market!!

Monthly market to promote artists and community

If you were lucky enough to discover East West Asheville during the Holiday Art Walk last
year, you’re going to love 2nd Saturday Artist Market!

The East West Asheville 2nd Saturday Artist Market will feature a select, juried group of visual
artists, craftspeople and musicians. Much like the area’s popular Tailgate Markets which
connect patrons with the farmers who grow their food, the 2nd Saturday Artist Market will give local residents and visitors the chance to meet the people who make the fine arts and crafts that have made Asheville a destination for all creative seekers.

The Market will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, from 10am until
3pm, from May through December. The December Market will coincide with the East West
Asheville Holiday Art Walk, which expands the Market to include area businesses and

2nd Saturday Market is located in East West Asheville in the parking lot adjoining the Studios at Domino Lane. Domino Lane runs parallel to Haywood Road, with access off Westwood Place, just behind Harvest Records. Located just off I-240, this convenient location provides ample neighborhood parking and a growing business community offering additional attractions to patrons.

Click on the link in the right column of this blog to see a map and directions.

The Market will accommodate 20 booth spaces, with two spots permanently assigned to the
hosting artists - Crazy Green Studios and Mimi Strang Design. One booth space per month will
be donated to a community organization to offer them a venue to share information, gather
volunteers or donations, or promote an upcoming event.

The remaining 17 spaces, each 10x10,
will be assigned to artists from the jury pool, with a focus on a balanced representation of various media as well as quality work. A larger jury pool will be kept on file to fill vacancies throughout the season.

Applications are available to interested artists and community sponsors at the 2nd Saturday Artist Market blog, or you can send a comment through this post to get more information.

Friday, December 19, 2008

More Pictures from the Art Walk!

Many, many thanks to Zen, West Asheville's roving photographer who brought his great eye and his camera to the East West Asheville Art Walk! Here's a peek at some of what he saw, and you can see more if you check out his picasa album - he'll be posting more as he has time.

And a reminder to all in the area that all Art Walk businesses are open through the holidays, and many continue to have special holiday promotions!

the scene at Blue Barnhouse - you can still get great holiday themed cards, and
other items in other themes you really need to see for yourself!

Domino Lane Studios will be open this weekend and
will continue their Art Walk sale prices.

A taste from runnybunny - check out their Participant Spotlight
in the archives or go check out the studio!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thanks for coming to the Art Walk!

Intentions were high to post pictures and a general thank you to all who came out for the East West Holiday Art Walk, but once the great day was over, a massive exhale and then digging back out from under everything that had been put aside to get ready for the show took over!

So first and foremost, thank you to everyone who came out, strolled along Haywood Road (and Domino Lane!). It was most exciting to see many new faces and see people discovering a lot of the fabulous businesses along the route for the very first time.

And for those of you who missed the Art Walk, you can still make great holiday purchases from all the participating businesses - some still have great holiday promotions going on through the end of the month, so make regular trips into East West Asheville to see what's happening!

As we get more pictures from participants, we'll share them here, and if you know of any, put up a comment and we'll link that too!

Scenes from Mimi Strang's studio on Domino Lane. She welcomed guests Leslie Fay and Simone Wilson

Starting at Domino Lane (which is where I am and the pictures I have!), we had a nice, steady flow of friends old and new. The flow was constant enough that not many pictures were taken during the Art Walk, but for those of you who missed it, you can see how nicely we cleaned up!

And scenes from Crazy Green Studios, where Lori Theriault welcomed fellow
potters Jennifer Hoolihan and Catherine Shane

Stay tuned, with any luck we'll have pictures from SantaCon too!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Participant Spotlight: Crazy Green Studios

Crazy Green Studios is home to Pottery by Lori Theriault, and is one of the newest businesses to open in the Art Walk collective. In addition to some fine studio pottery of her own, Lori will be hosting West Asheville potters Jennifer Hoolihan and Catherine Shane. For the Art Walk festivities, they'll have functional and decorative pottery, gift certificates available for pottery and for classes/open studio membership (read more about that below), and some tasty refreshments!

'om' platter, Lori Theriault

Lori Theriault:
I'm a studio potter who also offers an open studio membership in my studio for new and aspiring potter-types. My background in pottery includes four plus years of classes at a teaching studio in Washington DC (Hinckley Pottery), multiple demonstration and hands on workshops and a two-year Residency at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville. My work is functional, high-fired stoneware and is available direct from my studio and in several retail and gallery locations throughout North Carolina and Georgia. My work reflects my influences from Asian art and pottery, but also refects my own interest in texture. The textures can be tactile or visual, obvious or those that are discovered only by spending time with a piece, and more importantly, by using a piece. In addition to my own studio work, commission orders are available for bridal registries, fireplace tiles and logo-branded functional and decorative ware for all sorts of business needs.

'swirly cups', Lori Theriault

I'm so happy to be a part of this growing and eclectic West Asheville neighborhood, and I'm very happy to offer open studio access to new and aspiring potters. With membership, you can come to the studio anytime during open hours and have use of the facility, including tools, clay, glazes and firings. And if you need some help getting started, you'll get instruction too! I'll have information and gift certificates available at the Art Walk for membership, private lessons and of course the actual pottery. Whether it be by my hand or yours, you can give the gift of hand made this year!

holiday ornament, Lori Theriault

Crazy Green Studios is happy and proud to host two talented West Asheville potters for the East West Asheville Holiday Art Walk! Here's a little about them:

R-L: teapot, creamer & sugar bowl, Jennifer Hoolihan

Jennifer Hoolihan:
As a potter residing in the east west Asheville hood, Jennifer Hoolihan is proud to be a guest artist at Crazy Green Studios. She mainly produces functional dinnerware and loves how handmade dishes bring vitality to the table. Knowing that people are using her pots on a daily basis is an important part of her motivation. "I love it that my mugs are bouncing around in many cars and trucks in Asheville and beyond. I sometimes wish I could see a snapshot of where they are now." In addition to being a potter, Jennifer is also the Ceramic Technician at Highwater Clays. An avid gardner, cook and poultry enthusiast, she has taught pottery classes at AB Tech and Odyssey Center for the
Ceramic Arts.

wall boxes, Shane

Catherine 'Shane' Shane
Shane is a gardener who loves to get her hands dirty. She's been working in clay for over 10 years. Her inspiration comes from her love for animals and nature. Shane's most recent wall boxes began as a way to display all those pretty seed heads and honey combs she finds in the garden.