Annual Spring Sip & Shop

Grovewood Gallery's Spring Sip and Shop in Asheville, NC.

Join us at Grovewood Gallery as we celebrate spring with two fun-filled days of demos, discounts, and wine, all happening on April 4 and 5 from 11am – 5pm. This annual event offers an opportunity to witness the magic of local artists as they showcase their skills, indulge in complimentary beverages, and pick up unique gallery items at a 10% discount (excludes Lyman Whitaker sculptures). Guests looking to round out their experience can enjoy brunch next door at ELDR and visit the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, also located in Grovewood Village. Everyone’s invited!

Please Note

The 10% discount during this event does not apply to Lyman Whitaker’s wind sculptures or custom/special orders.

Artist Demonstration Schedule

Andrea Kulish: Pysanky
April 4 & 5 | 11am – 4pm

Artist Andrea Kulish, a first-generation Ukrainian-American, will demonstrate the ancient art of pysanky. Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka (singular form of pysanky) comes from the verb pysaty, “to write” or “to inscribe,” as the designs are not painted on but written (inscribed) with beeswax. This is a very old tradition, and its beginnings reach back to antiquity. Kulish has been practicing pysanky since early childhood and has taught it to others for more than a decade.

Asheville artist Andrea Kulish inside Studio A at Pink Dog Creative.
Artist Andrea Kulish in Studio A at Pink Dog Creative.

Christopher Mello: Floral Design
April 4 & 5 | 11am – 4pm
Master gardener and horticulturist Christopher Mello will demonstrate the art of floral design. Mello, who earned a two-year associate degree in horticulture from Haywood Community College, was once a part of the floral crew at the Biltmore Estate (both in the nursery and in the house). Through the years, he has designed and established well-loved public gardens in the River Arts District and in West Asheville and developed a poppy hybrid he calls “Blue Pearl.” He also enjoys getting his hands dirty with clay. A selection of his ceramic offerings, including his signature acorns, will be available to purchase. To learn more about Mello, watch Bill Torgerson’s documentary Yes You May: The Story of Christopher’s Garden.

Christopher Mello

Sponsored by Metro Wines

This event is sponsored by Metro Wines, located at 169 Charlotte Street in Asheville. Metro Wines has been voted the number #1 wine shop in Asheville for the past 7 years, quoted in The Wall Street Journal and recently in Wine Enthusiast!


Free parking is available on-site at Grovewood Village; however, parking is relatively limited, and carpooling is always encouraged. The Grove Park Inn does have a parking garage directly across the street from us. From January 3 through September 30, they offer 1 hour of complimentary parking. After that, 1-3 hours is $12 and 3-6 hours is $22. 

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