We invite you to join us in support of our upcoming 2nd annual Gala – “A Pastoral Palette.” The ticketed event will be Friday, October 15, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm. The Appalachian Barn Alliance will again partner with The Saints of Paints to host an arts celebration by 14 of Asheville area’s finest artists. These two groups, the Appalachian Barn Alliance and the Saints of Paints, come together with a single purpose – to honor the barns of western North Carolina’s heritage. The event continues– this day is free and open to the public– on Saturday, October 16 with an opportunity to purchase the artists’ works from 11am to 4pm. The location is the beautiful setting of Echo View Fiber Mills in Weaverville, conveniently located just 1/4 mile from Interstate 26 at Exit #15. All precautions will be in place to keep everyone safe (food and drinks outside on a patio; masks required inside; spacing the people inside). This beautiful location is a destination in itself.
The Friday Evening Gala is a ticketed event offering samplings of food donated from local restaurants (Fig Bistro, HomeGrown as well as Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe in Marshall, plus charcuterie and fruit donated by Whole Foods). Enjoy these savory offerings plus sweets as well as complimentary wine and beer choices while mingling with the artists who will have their paintings for sale. Artists will be there for the Gala on Friday evening and many will return on Saturday. But, the Gala is your opportunity to get first choice of the art for sale. Money raised for this event will benefit the work of the Appalachian Barn Alliance in preserving the agricultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians as exemplified by the historic barns that dot the landscape. Scenes will be not only of barns but also of beautiful rural landscapes.
Left: Lilies of the Field by John Mac Kah
Right: Anderson Farmstead by Bryan Koontz
Organized in 2014, the Saints of Paints (http://www.thesaintsofpaint.com/) supports important regional non-profits by creating works of art to sell to hundreds of guests at novel galas. These organizations include RiverLink, Appalachian Wild, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and Pisgah Legal Services.
Ticket sales for the Friday evening gala and 50% of sales of artwork on each of the days benefit the Appalachian Barn Alliance. The artists use their talent to help raise funds for non-profits with like-minded commitment to causes in the area. This is a great way to browse art, enjoy food and support a great cause.
Please join us in preserving and celebrating the heritage and art of western North Carolina barns through this unique event. Reservations for the Friday evening Gala from 5pm to 8pm are available. Tickets for the Gala are $45 each and to order, click here. If you are a ABA member, you can get a $5 discount so please call Sandy Stevenson at 828 380-9146 or email email@example.com for a code to use.