Spring Sip & Shop at Historic Grovewood Gallery
April 5 - April 6
Grovewood Gallery will celebrate the beginning of spring with two delightful days of demos, discounts, and wine on April 5 and 6 from 11am – 5pm. The gallery offers two floors of finely crafted furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and more by over 350 artists and craftspeople from around the United States.
During this annual “Sip & Shop” event, gallery merchandise will be 10% off (excludes Lyman Whitaker sculptures), and local artist demonstrations will take place on both days. Shoppers can also enjoy complimentary drinks and tasty treats. 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. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
The 10% discount during this event does not apply to Lyman Whitaker’s wind sculptures or custom/special orders. If you can’t sip and shop with us in person, use coupon code SPRING10 in our online shop to receive 10% off.
Artist Demonstration Schedule
Andrea Kulish: Pysanky
April 5 & 6 | 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.
Christopher Mello: Floral Design
April 5 + 6 | 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.
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 March 31 through September 30, they offer 1 hour of complimentary parking. After that, 1-3 hours is $10, 3-6 hours is $20.
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