ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: Take a Moment to Appreciate the Beauty of Tapestries For Free in Asheville

By D. Lanier Shook                                                                    November 16, 2013

The Holidays are hectic and will soak up every minute of your free time — and sanity — if you let them. You’ll need a little private oasis to slip away to when you’re about to run screaming down the street. Fortunately, its not that far away — the oasis, I mean.

The Folk Art Center is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 382 just east of Asheville. (For Asheville locals, its just past the VA on the way to Swannanoa.) Although its a great place to visit any day of the year, they’ll have a special treat there for you until January 12.

Tapestry Weavers South Exhibition: the Beat Goes On opened in September and presents the work of 30 weavers from Tapestry Weavers South. For nearly two decades these folks have been dedicated to keeping weaving alive and well. You can visit their website by clicking here. Its a great place to find out about weaving, their work, and where you can see it.

Until January 12 you can see some of it at the Folk Art Center. This is a great place to escape the holiday rush and its actually not a bad place to finish some of your Christmas shopping. You’ll want to click here to visit the Folk Art Center’s website and learn more about the exhibit.

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