Grovewood Gallery celebrates spring with their annual Sip & Shop event, which will take place from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

Enjoy complimentary wine and treats, craft demonstrations by local artisans, and a 10 percent discount on gallery merchandise. Visitors can shop two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

“Our Spring Sip & Shop presents a rare opportunity to get deals on our new offerings for 2019, and it’s also a chance to support our local economy and connect with a couple of our talented Asheville makers,” says Ashley Van Matre, Marketing Manager at Grovewood Gallery.

During the event, Andrea Kulish will demonstrate the ancient Ukranian art of pysanky, a wax-resistant method of decorating Easter eggs.

Each egg is designed as a wish, with symbols and colors intended to bring the person who receives it love, health, success, or whatever attribute the artist selects. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, Kulish learned the intricate art of pysanky, which translates to “written eggs,” as a young girl. Now, she not only creates them, using unique folk-inspired designs, but she also teaches classes in the art.

Also demonstrating on March 22 and 23 is fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Craft Program. Kennedy will be needle felting decorative bird nests using locally dyed wool.

Both demonstrating artists will have original works for sale. The 10 person discount does not apply to demonstrators’ artwork, custom/special orders, or Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures.

Established in 1992, Grovewood Gallery is nationally recognized for its dedication to fine American art and craft. Located in historic Grovewood Village adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn, the gallery is noted for its charming, old-world setting and rich craft heritage. This site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise - originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt - that played a significant role in the Appalachian Craft Revival during the early 20th century.

Grovewood Gallerey hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free parking is available on-site.

For more information on Grovewood Gallery, visit www.grovewood.com or call 828-253-7651.

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