Established in 1992, Grovewood Studios is a group of 9 workshops occupied by 11 artists who work across mediums. The studios are located directly next door to Grovewood Gallery, in the former weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries (built during 1917-1924). In its heyday, this Arts & Craft enterprise had a total of 40 looms in steady operation, producing some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country - worn by U.S. presidents, movie stars and sports figures. Today, our studio artists create jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and more, in the same workshops where Biltmore Handwoven Homespun was once created.
Open hours in studios vary depending on the individual artists. Private appointments are welcome, which can be scheduled through Grovewood Gallery or by contacting the artists directly.
OPEN STUDIO TOURS
Open Studio Tours are offered on select dates throughout the year and present the best chance to visit multiple studios in a day. Tours are free and self-guided. You 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. After your tour, plan on grabbing a bite of local cuisine at Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen, located on the grounds next door to Grovewood Gallery.
Please note: Many of our studio artists spend time away at shows and working on commissions. If you really want to see a particular artist, please call the gallery before you visit to make sure their studio is open.
2016 DATES FOR OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, February 20 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, May 21 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, June 18 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, July 16 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, August 20 (11am - 4pm)
Saturday, October 8 (11am - 4pm)