Continuing a beloved special event series for Museum Members and patrons, the Museum once again invites the community to enjoy an exclusive opportunity to privately tour several stunning lofts located in downtown Asheville. For several years, friends of the Museum and downtown residents have generously opened their homes for this special tour, the proceeds for which directly benefit the Asheville Art Museum’s mission and programs. This guided tour takes visitors into Asheville’s urban homes to see the amazing incorporation of art and city living. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the Asheville Art Museum at 828.253.3227 now to reserve your place for this event.
The 2012 Urban Art + Loft Tour will conclude at The Historic Cotton Mill Studios located in the River Arts District; home to several talented regional artists working in a variety of mediums, the Studios are graciously hosting the second benefit fundraiser, Art for Art’s Sake, in support of the Museum. The reception takes place at the Studios, located on 122 Riverside Drive, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (free admission) on the evening of Thursday, October 11, 2012. Throughout the evening, 40% of art sales will directly benefit the continued growth of the Asheville Art Museum and its capital campaign: Art WORKS for Asheville.
In addition, as an ongoing benefit to Asheville Art Museum Members, all artists in the Cotton Mill Studios are offering a 10% discount on sales at any time. Simply present your current Membership card when making purchases with any of the Cotton Mill Studio artists. This event will be $50 Members; $55 Non-Members.
For more information about the Urban Art + Loft Tour and to reserve tickets, please contact Laila Boggs at (828) 253-3227, ext. 110, or