After October in Asheville North Carolina

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>Halloween has come and gone and October is just a warm memory. We had a great holiday. Asheville is made for Halloween and Cumberland Avenue was filled with children and their parents.

I don’t know who had more fun: James, the children and their parents, or me and the guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast watching them!

But October is definitely over now. There is a chill in the air, the leaves are almost gone and we even had snow flurries today. There is snow on the mountains and, believe it or not, the ski resorts opened today! I am enjoying the fireplace in our remodeled kitchen and thanking myself for being insistent about having one, and James for being indulgent in building it.

November is not without it’s pleasures however. This next weekend is the Bi-Annual River Arts District Studio Stroll. The River Arts District consists of a series of warehouses near the Swannanoa River which have been converted into art studios. The studios are open on pretty much a hit or miss basis during the year, depending on which artists are in residence and open. But twice a year, in June and November, all of the more than 120 studios are open and you can walk from one to another, meeting the artists, viewing their work and in some cases, trying it out yourself.

This past April James and I watched a glass blowing demonstration and then observed this young man learning how to work in glass.

This is one of the finished works.

There are all kinds of studios and art being shown: fabric and costume design, pottery and statuary, murals, oils, tile, gems, photography and performance art are just a few of the things we saw.

Free trolleys run from the Asheville Visitor Center just a block away from the Carolina B&B.
Rain or shine, it’s a lovely way to explore this lesser-known region of Asheville.


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