Artist Studios

Artist Studios

The artist studios at Grovewood Village will be open to the public for self-guided tours over two weekends in 2024.

First Weekend:
May 18 & 19 (12 – 5pm)

Second Weekend:
September 14 & 15 (12 – 5pm)

Artistic Tradition

Grovewood Village is home to 8 working artist studios. These workspaces were originally built to house the weaving operations of Biltmore Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise that played a significant role in the Appalachian Craft Revival during the early 20th century. Today, our resident artists create jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and more in the same workshops where the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun was once made.

Ceramic artist Helen Purdum in her Grovewood Village studio.

Open Studio Art Tours

During our Open Studio Art Tours, the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works. Tours are free and self-guided and will take place over two weekends in 2024: May 18 & 19 + September 14 & 15 from 12 to 5pm on each date.

The artists will also have works for sale next door at Grovewood Gallery, which will be offering 10% off select merchandise and complimentary wine.

Please Note

If there is a particular artist you want to meet, please contact us ahead of time to make sure their studio will be open. Outside of our scheduled tour dates, studio visits are by private appointment only. You can find information about our resident artists listed below.

Wooden flutemaker Chris Abell in his Grovewood Village studio.

Meet Our Artists

text Chris Abell
Wooden Flutes and Whistles
Asheville glass artist Rick Eckerd. Rick Eckerd
Hand-Blown Art Glass
text Lisa Gluckin
Ceramic Art
text Carl Powell
Glass Sculpture & Stained Glass
Ceramic artist Helen Purdum working in her Grovewood Village studio in Asheville. Helen Purdum
Ceramic Art
text Brent Skidmore
Fine Furniture & Sculptural Wood Art