On the Second Saturday of each month until the end of the year, the River Arts District will be holding
gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings, spreads of food, and more. Meander the mile-long district while the artists keep their doors open late. There are more than 200 artists
in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their
techniques as well as share with you what inspires them.
A free trolley will be circling around the River Arts District from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Here’s a look at some of the happenings:
-310 ART at Riverview Station, 181 Lyman St, #310
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New exhibition, "Reflections,” features work by 310 ART artists in all mediums. Art shows our inner
reflections and natures scenes. See our special featured mixed media wall with glass and mirrors. Live music, free hands-on mural canvas for all ages to paint, and our special workshop "Fine Metal Clay" all on Aug. 11. Show, and gallery events are free! Register for workshops at 310art.com.
-Trackside Studios, 375 Depot St.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Artist reception and wire sculpture demonstrations
-EcoDepot Marketplace, 408 Depot St.
1p.m. to 5 p.m.
Painting demos with fiber pieces. As well as a beading demo for a fall-inspired table runner.
-NorthLight Studios, 357 Depot Street
11a.m. to 4 p.m.
Escape to NorthLight Studios, with illuminating art representing "Mountains to Sea.” Cool off with
refreshments, A/C and painting demonstrations from Bill George and Sarah Faulkner.
-Studio A at Pink Dog Creative, 344 Depot St., Suite 100
noon to 6 p.m.
Join Andrea Kulish for Ukrainian pysanky - Easter egg demos and light refreshments
-Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman St.
1p.m. to 3 p.m.
Embellished giclée print on canvas demo
-Philip DeAngelo Studio, 115 Roberts Street
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stained Glass 2D Metal Work Demonstration: This demonstration will show the copper foil and soldier
method for joining stained glass designs. Discussion will include metal work techniques for joining and strengthening joints as well as strategies to achieve smooth finished metal work.
-Wedge Studios, 111-129 Roberts St.
11a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Making of a Glass Leaf In conjunction with Summer of Glass and Second Saturdays in the
River Arts District, join glass artist Deb Williams as she demonstrates portions of the glass
casting process used in creating her gorgeous cast glass leaves. Guests will be able to purchase
a leaf and watch as Deb creates individual, customized pieces using a process of 'painting with
glass frit". The leaf will then be taken back to the studio and fired in a kiln over a several day
process and shipped upon completion. Demo is free. Glass leaf and shipping costs apply.
-Jonas Gerard, 191 Lyman St., Studio 144
For more than a decade, Gerard’s painting performances have been a staple of Second Saturday. Please join us to see the power of creation, color & harmony as Jonas paints live to music. Family friendly and free to all, the performance usually last a little over an hour.
-Riverview Station/ John Mac Kah Studio 236/ Studio 256/ Studio 211, 191 Lyman St.
- “The Painters Craft" Introduction and registration for the upcoming Materials Class. Renaissance
to space age application of supports, grounds and mediums for painters. A prerequisite for
"Painting Methods of the Masters"class. Ongoing classes.
- Come see us cast sterling silver jewelry live at Studio 256! We use the vacuum casting technique
and will pour molten silver into the flask(s) to complete the process. After a short amount of time
the flask will be quenched showing us the results. This is part of Second Saturdays in the River
Arts District and there will be plenty of studios and galleries open as well as other live demos
throughout the day. This is a fun way to spend a Saturday while visiting Asheville. And it's free:)
- Children's art sale! illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones will be selling her animal alphabet
posters, animal mixed media pieces, Noah's Ark and many more artworks and product samples
at reduced prices. Perfect for grandparents or those expecting!