Grovewood Studios, home to 11 artists, is located directly next door to Grovewood Gallery. The gallery and the studios are part of a 6 building complex that was constructed in 1917 by Fred Loring Seely, architect of The Grove Park Inn, to house Biltmore Industries, an arts and crafts enterprise once renowned for its hand-loomed fabrics. In its heyday, Biltmore Industries had a total of 40 looms in steady operation, producing some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country. Today, our resident artists create jewelry, pottery, sculpture, furniture and more, in the same workshops where Biltmore Handwoven Homespun was once created.
View resident artists in left-hand column.
Private appointments for studio visits are welcome throughout the year. Many of our studio artists spend time away at shows and working on commissions, therefore, open hours in studios vary depending on the artists.
TOUR GROVEWOOD STUDIOS
Art lovers, architectural enthusiasts, and local history buffs are encouraged to go behind-the-scenes and take a free, self-guided tour of Grovewood Studios. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with our resident artists, learn a little about their process, and even delve into a bit of Asheville's rich craft history.
Please note: If you really want to see a particular artist, please call the gallery before you visit to make sure their studio is open.
2015 Dates for Open Studios:
Saturday, August 1 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, September 5 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, October 10 (11am - 4pm)
Contact the gallery for more information: