Enjoy a Musical Afternoon listening while local musicians play, write, and network together!
Monday - 7:00
Classical Guitar Performance
Featuring Martin Vee, Andy Jurik, & Daniel Nistico
Tuesday - 7:00
Gypsy Jazz Jam
Featuring Steve Karla, Phil Alley & Many of Asheville’s Local Gypsy Jazz Musicians
Wednesday - 7:00
Featuring Brad Hodge & Friends
Thursday - 7:00
Will Ray & the Space Cooties
Get Cootified as our house jam band meanders from song to song, playing originals &cover tunes. It’s a new Journey each week from start to finish.
Musicians are in and out all day long! You never know whom you will catch playing or conversing about music. Saturday evening is open for bookings, parties, events, & chill gatherings of friends.
For more calendar details and special events
go to: ashevilleguitarbar
on facebook & instagram.
or go to: thecottonmillstudios.com
and click on ‘upcoming events’
The Asheville Guitar Co. and Bar is the perfect destination to experience the Asheville vibe. The venue will feature live music, music related retail, apparel, art, and refreshments. The environment will be filled with new and vintage guitars, banjos, and other instruments that made WNC famous. Alongside the instruments, there will be contributions of memorabilia from famous, local musicians. Visitors will find themselves engaged by gallery style, framed guitars that have been played by recording artists such as David Holt and Will Ray, and other local talents who all call Asheville home. Retail merchandise will include artwork by local artists, and music related gift items, as well as printed garments promoting Asheville Guitar Co. Utilizing my 36 years of experience in all aspects of the apparel industry, my unique approach to Asheville Guitar Co. & Bar designs and garments will enhance our retail environment and broaden our customer base.
frances domingues: found design
Frances is a three dimensional found object visual artist and interior stylist. She is drawn to patina, rust and things that over the years have acquired an energy of their own by living an authentic life.
Frances takes everyday objects out of their context to become inspired objects d'art for your home and life, she transforms industrial found objects into art, furniture and lighting. frances domingues found design embraces the concept of wabi sabi: the aesthetic centered on the acceptance of the transience and imperfection....simplicity, intimacy and appreciation of the integrity of the natural objects and processes.
I am a self taught painter, illustrator, print maker and musician from the USA. Always learning and always up for new challenges, I'm inspired by coffee, community and the promise of great adventure. And of course, animals.
I use a mixed media approach that has included but never limited to: Screen printing, acrylics, aerosol stencils, guache, watercolor, wood working and drawing.
As my life evolves so will my process. After all, it's really just one big art project.Thank you for stopping by!
Early exposure to rare textiles from all over the world, honed my eye and trained it to pick up the subtleties of stitch and tune into the immense energy of color. I enjoy exploring and using a wide range of textile techniques and processes to create my desired outcome. I make no effort to pre-plan my pieces and don’t use patterns. I have no desire to envision the possible or predicted outcome of each piece as I begin.
Foremost I am a colorist. I extensively focus on the powerful nuances of color. I gain immense joy from color and am acutely aware of the sometimes extreme ways we each respond to color.
As I begin a piece I allow myself to react and consider every stitch and scrap of fabric for what it brings... I imagine it’s past. The cummulative journey of each collection of fibers tells it’s own story of history from the different path each has taken. Ancient kimono scraps, silk persian robe bits... vibrant pieces of Mary Quant’s fabrics from the 1960’s...all of these pieces are incorporated into my work. I am at times humbled to think of how these individual scraps have been saved by the thoughtful and frugal women of past generations. I never made a conscious decision to create. It has always been who I am, and what I do.
I began to work with metal at an early age, and have always had a deep fascination for the many forms the various alloys can take.
This fascination continues to be the inspiration for my daily work.
Victoria Pinney, largely a self-taught artist, works in her open studio in the Cotton Mill. Using oil paint and wax she creates brightly colored abstractions that have been shown in galleries from Delaware to Oregon and are in private collections across the country.
Located on the second floor of the historic cotton mill building in Asheville's River Arts District, our mission is to gather in one place the creative energies of the Asheville area, represented by a variety of viewpoints, forms of expression, markets and communities, and to reach out from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the visual and intellectual landscape of the US and abroad. We plan to generate conversations that inspire collaboration across media, disciplines, identities and agendas via our workshops, seminars and various cross-disciplined events.
In addition to the creation and display of new art, we will build an open space where artists, writers, scholars, the creative community, and audiences can come together to foster inquiry and expression, learn new methods and media, exchange ideas, laugh, dream, brainstorm, celebrate and complain.
We view CRAFT as a mindset as well as a practice. We want to question the lines drawn between artist and audience, image and idea, inspiration and technique.
REVOLVE seeks to evolve how we humans view the world and transform how we both share and shape that vision.
Also housed within REVOLVE is the studio of Colby Caldwell.He graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in 1990. From 2002 – 2012, he was an Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally since 1988. His last two solo shows – gun shy and spent – opened concurrently at Hemphill Gallery and Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC, in March of 2012, and were reviewed in Art Forum, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and other publications. In the Art Forum review critic Nord Wennerstrom wrote, “The physicality of traditional photography has long been a driving force behind Caldwell’s work, but his most recent work represents his parallel dedication to the use of digital imaging. The quality of his presentation remains consistent across media – refined and elegant, here also benefiting from exceptionally careful installation.”
Caldwell is featured in the book, “100 DC Artists”, which was published in 2011. Currently, Caldwell is working on his first monograph tentatively titled small game. His work is represented by HEMPHILLin Washington, DC, Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC, and Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC.
Akira Satake was born in Osaka, Japan but has been living in the U.S. since 1983. In 2003 he relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Asheville, NC where he currently maintains a ceramics studio and gallery in Asheville's River Arts District. His work evokes the hand of nature; his wood fired sculptural forms have an organic, timeless feel, with wood ash giving the pieces a burnished glow, elemental tones, and luminous crystalline effects. Akira's popular Kohiki (white slip) works feature a bark like texture and earthen tones, with functional ware such as teapots and cups displaying playful rounded, almost anthropomorphic shapes while platters and bowls have a sleek, minimalist feel. His work was featured at the SOFA NY 2012 show and can be found in The Mint Museum and The Phillips Collection. In 2007 Akira was honored by the Philadelphis Museum Show with the National Award for Excellence in Contemporary Clay.
Yuzu Patisserie is a bakeshop within a gallery in the thriving River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Here you will find pastries in the spirit of European bakeries and coffee houses, often enhanced by Japanese ingredients like matcha, ginger, satsumaimo and, of course, yuzu -- the aromatic citrus fruit for which the shop is named.