Roadrunner Journeys | 48 Hrs in Asheville, NC, The Gilded Age of America and the Art of Glassblowing
Glassblowing intrigues me, so I seek out glassblowers wherever I visit. Asheville has a large artist community, so finding top-notch glassblowers was not hard. After finishing the tour of the Biltmore, we headed to Lexington Glassworks.
At Lexington, the resident glassblowers create one of a kind glass blown pieces and custom lighting pieces. There are no glass blowing classes at Lexington, just five dedicated, skilled glass blowers and two shop assistants creating beautifully inspired glass. Read >
It is one of the coolest working studios you'll ever see.
The artwork is stunning, and the work is being done right before your eyes.
Lexington Glassworks in downtown Asheville is a 5,000 square foot studio owned and operated by two college buddies from Alfred University in New York. Read >
Art galleries in the Asheville area abound! Did you know that western North Carolina is one of the top areas in the country for art? Thousands of extraordinary artists live in our Blue Ridge Mountains. Discover hundreds of art galleries and artist studios to browse. While downtown Asheville has the largest collection of art galleries (25+ of them), you'll find a variety of art and craft galleries in Biltmore Village and in many of the quaint small towns.
Join us for a festive evening of music, local beer and a pop-up glass show featuring regional glass artists displaying their artistry in stained, cast and fused glass.
Along with customary glassblowing, join us for lively music by local gypsy-jazz band, HotPoint Trio. Grab a pint from New Belgium Brewing and enjoy viewing this ONE-NIGHT pop-up show with artists Bethany Berres, Xander D’Ambrosio, Tanya Franklin, Robert Gardner, Ben Greene-Colonnese, Alicia Kelemen, and Deb Williams.
The Lexington Glassworks serves as the backdrop for the ultimate local music, art, and beer experience. Join us the 1st Friday of each month from 5-8 pm, April through December for a fun-filled evening of glassblowing, craft beer, and live music.
This event is a part of the 1st Friday Art Walk in the Downtown Asheville Art District, Summer of Glass and our monthly Glassworks Concert Series. This event is free and open to the public.