A Local Treasure
On these 11 acres of beautifully maintained grounds is a picturesque environment that radiates old-world charm. Here you’ll discover Grovewood Gallery, working artist studios, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum, and Asheville’s only antique car museum. Join us throughout the year for special events, rotating exhibitions, and live craft demonstrations spotlighting local and regional artists.
600+ artists and craftspeople are supported by our 2 galleries, and all of the items we showcase are 100% American handmade. Find your inspiration in our extensive collection of artisan-made treasures – from one-of-a-kind tableware to finely crafted furniture.
Our Artist Studios
Grovewood Village is home to 8 working artist studios, occupied by 11 talented local makers. Join us on the third Saturday of the month during May – October, when our resident artists open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works.
Museums of History
We invite you to step back in time and explore our two museums. Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum traces the history of a force in American craft and textiles founded by Biltmore’s first lady, Edith Vanderbilt, and two inspired teachers. Learn how this little cottage industry (relocated to this site in 1917) grew to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world – worn by U.S. presidents, first ladies and many American icons.
Our other museum showcases a collection of vintage automobiles dating from the romance-filled days of wooden steering wheels and polished brass headlamps. These antique beauties were owned by local legend Harry D. Blomberg, who purchased Biltmore Industries in 1953 and saved it from going under. After downsizing the business, the Industries’ weaving shed was eventually transformed into a car museum to shelter Harry’s prized collection of vehicles.