Event Date: 10/20/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works from photographer Mike Smith. Entitled The Lost State of Frankland, the exhibition features a selection of images that span over a decade, including recent works, that are a continuation of his career-long exploration of the character and culture of Eastern Tennessee. Smith has dedicated his artistic career to visually investigating one place, remaining aesthetically aware of his surroundings in a manner that has allowed him to beautifully photograph the nuance of Eastern Tennessee over the span of almost 40 years. Smith’s work evokes familiarity in a way that only great photographs can. They hold a narrative that truthfully and sensitively represents his subject matter in a way that leads the viewer to understand the sensibility of the places and people that he photographs. In spite of this inherent familiarity, his work still holds enough mystery to leave the viewer with engaged curiosity. It’s the balance of this aesthetic sensitivity and visual complexity that makes these works so successful and intriguing. The title The Lost State of Frankland reflects the place where he passionately practices both the art of photography and the art of getting lost. The story goes that in the 1700s a number of counties in both Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee decided to form a new state, initially named Frankland (then later Franklin), and the state existed for a mere four years (1775-1780). In reference to the series Smith states “After thirty-seven years of not knowing where I am, I have managed to photograph what I have discovered on film and sensors with a measure of beauty, awe, humor, disgust, and affection. This selection, I feel, reflects those and other qualities.” The series includes nuanced studies, rural landscapes, and intimate, vulnerable portraits, together continuing his personal portrait of Eastern Tennessee. One standout image depicts “A pickup truck bed, flattened on the picture plane with thirteen rusted stripes, littered with red gun shells, a white plastic bag, and a blue oil can, is nothing short of an East Tennessee American Flag.” Mike Smith's work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2001 he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the Tennessee Governor's Distinguished Artist Award. His work is held in the collections of major museums throughout the United States including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Smith's first monograph, You’re Not From Around Here, was released in 2004 by Johns Hopkins University Press and the Center for American Places with an essay by Robert Sobiesek, curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Originally from Massachusetts, Smith received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA from Yale University.

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188 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/20/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Grovewood Gallery presents Animal Attraction, an invitational exhibition featuring animal-themed art by 13 artists who work across mediums. An opening reception will take place Saturday, September 22 from 2 - 5pm where guests will have a chance to meet and interact with participating artists. The show runs through Sunday, October 28. Participating Artists: Melissa Bennett, Mark Bettis, Josh Cotè, Patricia Cotterill, Tess Darling, Todd Frahm, Kathleen Gibbs, Jordan Jones, Daniel McClendon, Eleanor Miller, Charlie Teft, Libba Tracy, and Alicia Williams.

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111 Grovewood Rd , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/20/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make this adorable needle felted pumpkin! Whether you use it to decorate your home, or turn it into something more functional, like a pincushion, you’ll have a blast making this GOURDgious little guy! Fiber artist, Anne Magrath, will explain what fibers are appropriate for creating a needle felted structure. Then, she’ll teach you the basic process for needle felting a ball. Next, you’ll build your skills by adding additional layers—and color—to your pumpkin. And, finally, you'll practice your technique as you continue to refine and add realistic detail to your creation. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/21/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Mandalas, a Sanskrit word meaning center, circumference, and magic circle, are found everywhere: in nature, sacral art, and architecture. But did you know that they can also reveal how you view yourself? Join mandala specialist, Lynn Karegeannes, as she takes you on a fascinating journey to, first, create a personal mandala, and, then, explore possible interpretations of what you’ve expressed. Lynn will open the workshop by giving you a brief presentation about what mandalas are, how they’ve appeared and been used throughout history, and where you can see them in nature. Then, the real fun begins! Using a variety of materials (e.g., colored pencils, chalk pastel, rubber stamps, watercolor pencils, and watercolor crayons), you’ll create your own personal mandala. Finally, Lynn will use her extensive mandala background to help you decipher your own meaning hidden in your design. No drawing skills necessary! For more information about creating mandalas, visit Susanne Fincher's CreatingMandalas.com Web Resource Center. For more information about the workshop, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/22/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure with Leonid Siveriver Mondays 6-9pm October 22- December 10 Working from a live model each week, students will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating multiple fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will then advance to a longer-term sculpture based on a single pose, with more attention to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver. Level: All Levels Tuition: $325 + $75 Lab & Live Model Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/24/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Do you want to learn to draw?? Do you want to get better at drawing or learn techniques to make your drawings look more 3D? In this 4 week drawing class you can do just that on Wednesdays. Chris Corral of Corral Art will teach you many drawing techniques. This Drawing course is designed to teach drawing concepts of perspective and value as well as the skill of observing and understanding the elements of line, shape, and value. Learn to think like an artist as well as developing an understanding of techniques that create strong composition with depth.

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207 Coxe Avenue, Studio #13 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/24/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Wednesdays 6:30-9pm October 17- December 12 No class November 21 Join Resident Artist and Odyssey Gallery Manager Julia Claire Weber as she guides you through a relaxed approach to throwing on the wheel with confidence! Class demos will focus on developing the basic techniques for throwing forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, tumblers, plates and vases. Class is geared for beginners, though seasoned potters and those looking to improve their skills are welcome! Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $295 + $45 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/25/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Thursdays 11am-1:30pm October 18- December 13 No class November 22 Tile murals can beautifully enhance your kitchen, bathroom, or outside sidewalks and paths. Students will design their own ceramic tiles using the slab roller and press molds, then incorporate ideas and imagery through carving, sgraffito, Mishima, and ceramic decals. Underglazes, glazes, and firing will be covered. Finally, we will learn how to install these finished pieces indoor or outdoor. Level: All Levels Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/25/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Thursdays 6:30-9pm October 18- December 13 No class November 22 Discover how to personalize your work with decorative techniques that will give each piece a unique finish! Using a rich clay body, along with colorful underglazes, slips, and more, we will explore how to control and enhance what happens under in final glazing process. The work made will be fired at a different mid-range temperature to reveal the beautiful reds and browns in the clay body along with the vibrancy of the added colors. We will discuss how to maintain different consistencies with the clay to accomplish various surface techniques. This class will allow students to be flexible in forming their work through hand building and wheel throwing. We will treat each piece as a canvas to explore what can happen under the glaze. Level: All Levels Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/26/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Available dates: #13 Friday, October 26 #14 Friday, November 16 #15 Friday, December 7 Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome Tuition: $55 Per person, per night

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/27/2018   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Browse local, earth-inspired wares from a variety of artists. Complimentary drinks and acoustic music will accompany the event.

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16 Gracelyn Rd. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 10/27/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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One-Day Workshop Saturday, October 27 9:30am- 4:30pm Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this one-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We will glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from the red-hot kiln and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials. Participants will go home the same day with dramatically transformed, finished work! Level: All Levels Tuition: $100 + $25 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/29/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Did you know that leaves, flowers, seeds, and other plant materials leave behind a unique “signature” when exposed to water and heat? If you’ve ever wanted to explore the wonders of “eco printing”—the all-natural process of transferring plant and leaf images onto fabric—this entry-level workshop is for you! Patricia Spangler has been natural dying and eco printing for a number of years. Join her as she explains the basics of eco printing and shows you how to lay out and design an eco print, bundle and process materials, and pre- and post-mordant fabric. As a final project, you will print your own silk scarf! Patricia will provide silk for sampling, tannins, mordants, modifiers/facilitators, and (1) 14" x 72" 8mm silk scarf per student. A list of reliable plants for eco printing will be distributed in case students want to bring additional plant materials. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/02/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s November show, “Celebration,” features the work of member artists to mark the gallery’s 30th anniversary. A diverse array of styles and mediums will be on display. Come join the fun! Opening Reception: November 2nd, 5-8 p.m. 82 Patton Ave. (828) 251-5796 Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/03/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and events. Come see what all the excitement is about!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Saturday, November 10th & Sunday, November 11th 2018 Studio Stroll Events: Asheville Guitar Bar (at the Historic Cotton Mill Studios) 122 Riverside Dr. 11:00 am Sat Musician's Workshop & Asheville Guitar Bar Collaboration: Explore how we're working together to better your Asheville Music Experience. Curve Studios and Garden 9 Riverside Dr. 10am-4pm Sat. & 10am-3pm Sun. Splint Reed Seat Weaving Class: ($200) Learn to weave with splint reed in a herringbone/ twill pattern on a standard chair. Class Length: 5-6 hours Includes instruction and all tools/materials necessary to complete the project. BYOC: Bring your own chair or we can provide one for you with advance notice at $30-$40 Note: Enrollment closes 1 week before class date. 10am-4pm Saturday. Silver River Center for Chair Caning will hold a Shaker Tape Seat Weaving Class ($250) Class Length: 4-5 hours Includes one or two colors of Shaker Tape, instruction, and all tools and materials necessary to complete a project. BYOC: Bring your own chair or we can provide one for you with advanced notice at $20-$40. Note: Enrollment closes 1 week before class date. 10am-3pm Sunday. Trackside Studios 375 Depot St Demonstrations - various media throughout the day; snacks & sips both days Eco Depot Marketplace 408 Depot St 12pm-7pm Sat & Sun Live music with The Mile High Band 4pm - 7pm - libations included! Live artists demos throughout the day - fiber arts, copper burning, painting! Odyssey Ceramic Art Studio 238 Clingman Ave 11pm-5pm Sat Wheel throwing demos and piercing porcelain vessels with Vivian Saich. Featured artists: Kate Gardner, Anne Jerman, and Joanne Carroll. Live music, snacks, and demos with RADA members exhibiting in the work areas of the studio. Philip DeAngelo Studios 115 Roberts St 10 am - 5 pm Sat & Sun Phil will be painting with acrylics using a variety of substrates while describing his techniques and process. Tanya Franklin will demonstrate how she creates beautiful Christmas trees out of stained glass in various sizes. NorthLight Studios 357 Depot Street 10am - 5pm Sat & Sun During the season of thanks and giving, we’d be delighted for you to visit NorthLight Studios. Our six painters, each with their unique style, offer a variety of original paintings and prints to grace your home for the holidays, or, provide gifts for everyone on your list. Let our talented metalsmith, John Faulkner, brighten your space with unique candlesticks and beautifully handcrafted furniture. Refreshments will be served. Please stop by, we’d love to share our inspiration with you. Pink Dog Creative 344-348 Depot St. 1- 4 pm Fold-form metal to make leaves with Viola Spells. Light refreshments served. See a demonstration of titanium coloration with Noel Yovovich! This magic metal turns beautiful colors when exposed to either heat or voltage. This latter process is called anodizing, and she will be demonstrating this once an hour at 15 past the hour from 11:15 until closing Saturday. Various phases of "Dialuminism" (back-lit oil paintings) will be demonstrated all day at St. Claire Art (Sat & Sun) Encaustic and Encaustic Monotype presentation Painting and one of a kind prints done with encaustic wax at Lynn Bregman Blass Studios (Sat & Sun) Studio A - Pink Dog Creative 344 Depot St. Suite 100 12pm-5pm Join Andrea Kulish for Ukrainian pysanky - Easter egg demos and light refreshments. Phil Mechanic Studios 109 Roberts St. 10am Sat & Sun Frederic Payet will be showing French impressionist paintings starting early afternoon. Mark Bettis Studios 123 Roberts St. 1pm - 3pm Sat Exhibit of West Henderson High School Senior Project, with mentor Deb Williams. Meet and greet the Senior Artist. Wedge Studios 111-129 Roberts St 10am-5pm Sat & Sun Historic Wedge Building Welcomes Fall. Variety of artist demos throughout the building. Soft Pastel Demos. Exploring blending and textural work Octopus Painting Demo! Discover Tessa Lang’s process as she creates one of her contemporary ink octopus paintings. Warehouse Studios 170 Lyman St 10am-3pm Sat & Sun Olga Dorenko "Respect the Natural" oil on canvas Jenny Ellis (Sittin Pretty) 362 Depot St. All Day Sat. & Sun. Chair Artist Jenny Ellis will be creating a one of a kind "Ever After"Wedding Dress Chair! What else would you do with your wedding dress? Yes she will be taking all the embellishments on the back and front of one dress to make a pair of beautiful chairs. Materials used for chairs: Silks, satins, beads, leathers, and cashmere, and hand applied embellishments! Don't miss this incredible UPCYCLING at it's finest! Hatchery Studios 1 Roberts St. 10am- 5pm Sat To celebrate having recently moved into his new gallery space (studio #111), Corey McNabb's full line of elegant upcycled jewelry is 20% off (rejewelenate.com) and all of his original paintings are 25% off (mcnabbfineart.com) for both days of the Studio Stroll! Riverview Station 191 Lyman St. Meet and greet with Artist Suzanne Armstrong at studio #225 Jones Studio at #211 will have small artworks at reasonable prices available for holiday decor and gifts. Cards, ornaments, ceramics, textiles and prints. Please come visit from 10 am - 5pm Saturday. The Horse: Passion and Fire is a special exhibit at The Village Potters, featuring new paintings by Jenny Buckner and new sculpture and horse hair pottery by Village Potter Judi Harwood. On Sunday, November 12, from 11:00am-2:00pm, there will also be Raku firing demonstrations by Judi Harwood in front of The Village Potters teaching center entrance. Join us in Studio 256 to watch jewelry enameling right before your eyes! They will use both a kiln and a torch to fire silver jewelry with glass enamel for a bright pop of color. Drinks and light snacks provided, and you can browse the gallery filled with jewelry made right here in the studio from 1pm - 2pm Saturday. Jonas Gerard will be holding his Studio Stroll Saturday Painting Performance at his Riverview Station Gallery #144 on Saturday, Nov. 10th. Visitors are welcome to attend this free event and contribute to the creative energy as Jonas incorporates an eclectic mix of music to set the tone for his spontaneous, expressive, process painting. NC Glass Center 140 C Roberts St. 10 am - 6pm Join us at the NC Glass Center in helping celebrate Studio Stroll with live Hot Glass demonstrations all day! Our eclectic group of artists will be in the Hot Shop creating beautiful glass art and answering all your glass blowing questions! 310 Art 191 Lyman St. All Day Sat & Sun Painting with Beer, Encaustic demos, watercolor demos, dirty pour painting, refreshments and more! Music and Cheer. Hands on Workshop with Nadine Charlsen Nov 10th, Dramatic Light in Watercolor, register at 310art.com under the workshop tab. Meet the artists and shop for the holidays.

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, Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 11/10/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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125.00 Saturday, Nov 10, 10-4 Contemporary methods in watercolor focusing on dramatic mood and atmosphere. Delve into the charm and beauty of landscapes; explore silhouettes, reflections, shadows and back light. Learn how to make rain, snow, fog and other atmospheric effects sparkle. Work from your own photographs or found images.

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191 Lyman St, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/10/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Before we had Tupperware® and Samsonite® we had baskets! As soon as men (and women!) were able to plait fibers together, they began to experiment with structures for woven containers. Learn how to make your own wicker basket in this fun and very functional workshop! Fiber artist, Carla Filippelli, will teach you the basics of wicker basketry to create an original “harvest” basket. Using hand dyed reeds, Carla will teach you how to set up your space, form your basket, incorporate textural variations into your work, and, finally, finish your piece. While you weave, you’ll enjoy lively discussions about reed dyeing, basketry tips, and the rich history of craft making in these western NC mountains. Everyone will leave with an impressive creation! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/17/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join Spriggly's Beescaping at the Center for Craft for an informational session and workshop about native bees in our area, and how we can support them. Participants will learn about native bees and plant species, see examples and experiment with the materials used to make a Native Bee Habitat. All participants will have the opportunity to make their very own 'seed bomb' to take home and plant in their own home gardens. Cost to attend the workshop is $5 per person ( children 12 and under are free ). The informational session is free & open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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67 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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