Monday, September 13, 2010

Asheville Art in the Park

Today was a good day for the market and for my goals of supporting American craft.  Today Asheville Art in the Park joined both the national American Craft Week celebration, to be held October 1-10 and the Asheville Street Markets group.  Both organizations are committed to promoting American Craft.  The former is a national movement to celebrate American artists and the later designed to expose all the great opportunities to find great craftsmanship on a more local level.  I hope you will come visit us in Pack Square this October and celebrate the vast array of talent our area has to offer.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Asheville Art in the Park Saturday # 2

Wow!  I am blown away by all the awesome artists that vend at Asheville Art in the Park. It had the feel of a show that has been around for years even thou this is only our second event series.  If you are in Western North Carolina next weekend or on any of the first 3 Saturdays in October, you really owe it to yourself to check out the wide array of colors, textures and personalities that these professionals are offering up at Pack Square on 3 consecutive Saturdays. Three Saturdays in June and three Saturdays in October come on out for a healthy dose of artistic spectacle as we transform Pack Square into Asheville's premier outdoor arts market. See you Saturday.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


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Asheville Art in the Park 2010

Well its 3 days till the second set of Asheville Art in the Park events and I just got sick.  I hope that it will not last till Saturday.  Everything is ready for the event and there is a small article in the Mountain Xpress this week along with our ad.  Treasure Keepers, a new antiques gallery and soon to be bar on church street, has been helping out with everything from publicity to making calls.  The market is almost full with some of the best artists I have ever met.  Some of the nicest too and almost all of them are living in the Western North Carolina area.  I am so lucky that the natural beauty of these mountains has drawn together a rich community of amazingly talented people.  See you at Pack Square.Asheville Art in the Park

Monday, April 26, 2010

Asheville Art in the Park 2010

Asheville Art in the Park Returns to Pack Square June 12th, 19th and 26th

Asheville Art in the Park will be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region this June as the event continues with its summer series. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays in June and October. Muddy Knees Design and Production is proud to once again offer local artists the opportunity to connect with the public in Asheville‘s Pack Square Park. There will be nationally known artists vending at this event and the best part is they are local to our area. The mission statement for Asheville Art in the Park is simply “A local art market giving back to the community by donating 10% of all sales to local non profit organizations. “ This is an event created by local artists to give Asheville’s great talent a place to showcase their work.

Asheville Art in the Park will no longer close South Pack Square for the event. The original concept for the market never included closing South Pack Square. Now, after some community input, the city requires South Pack Square remain open Monday-Saturday. Asheville Art in the Park will be held on the North side of Pack Square and include the raised lawn area know as the Grassy Knoll. The new park is receiving the finishing operational touches and Asheville Art in the Park will continue to work with the city of Asheville to bring the best professional artist events possible to it’s center. For a listing of vendors and more images of artists work please visit

Friday, February 12, 2010

Asheville Art in the Park Summer 2010

OK. Here we go again. I just posted the call for artists onto the Handmade in America website and to other internet locations. There are a limited number of spaces as returning vendors get first dibs on the slots and have taken quite a few already. There are about 90 slots open for the 3 Saturdays still as of today. I will be assigning the remaining slots on a first come first serve basis once the Jury Standards are met. The number one thing that Asheville Art in the Park jury for is professional presentation. I look forward to all the great art this area has to offer.

All snowed in

Everything was great at the Market Square wholesale trade show last weekend except for the snow. Its just one storm after another this year and its keeping buyers at home. The convention center got 15 inches the night before the show started. All the vendors got in with ease and I have to say it was the easiest move in and move out I have ever had. I set up 2 corner booths by the woman's bathroom, one for demo and one for sales. Got some great pictures and a couple of wholesale orders but it seemed the buyers just were not going to make it to the event. My images made the cover of the guide and there was additional pictures of my pottery inside the guide. I have only good things to say about the helpful staff running the market and would recommend it for artist who's work has a primitive feel. I hope the folks at the Buyers Market of American Craft are having a better time in their snow storm.