THE RED HOUSE GALLERIES

Treat yourself to a day filled with beauty! You can visit the heart of SVFAL, tour our working studios, and enjoy our gallery exhibits at THE RED HOUSE. Our artists staff the facility and are happy to answer questions and share stories.

We are walking distance from picturesque downtown Black Mountain, and just 15 minutes east of Asheville - off I-40, exit 64.

"IMAGES & WORDS" at THE RED HOUSE GALLERY

SEPTEMBER 8 - November 11, 2017 at THE RED HOUSE, Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-4:00

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 8th, 5:00-7:00, PUBLIC IS WELCOME! 


This show explores the seeds of artistic creation; the inspiration that makes us put paint to canvas, knife to clay, and eye to the lens. The artists stories of inspirational words will be displayed beside the art work they inspired. This all-media show represents a collaboration between the mind of the artist and the viewer. All artwork is for sale.

Artwork by: NANCY MOORE, ANN WHISENANT, LYNN NEWHOUSE, MARSHA SPRINGS, RACHEL CLEGG, and JUDY WILLIAMS

"SPECIAL 50th CELEBRATION EXHIBIT!!!"

SEPTEMBER 1st - OCTOBER 30th, 2017 at THE MONTE VISTA HOTEL, open 7 days a week

This exhibit celebrates the full range of work being created by our current body of league members. Peaceful landscapes, striking still lifes, distinctive portraits, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, papermaking, photography and sculpture make this show a tour de force of creativity. Also on display are a series of paintings created by the leagues founding members. Past and present are combined to highlight 50 years of artistic abundance. Most artworks are for sale.

Artwork by: MARCIA DOCKEY SMITH, CAROL ARMSTRONG, LALEAH ADAMS, LYNN NEWHOUSE, VIRGINIA THOMPSON, and SUSAN HERIOT LUKE

NEWCOMER'S SHOWCASE

(TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR CHANGE OVER) THE RED HOUSE, Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-4:00

Our dynamic league is privileged to have a steady stream of new members. Artwork by our new members is displayed on a rotating basis. New members provide a written statement about their journey as an artist, and the inspiration for their work, which accompanies their exhibited artwork. This is a great chance to learn about our new members and get a glimpse into their creative process.

   Exhibition pieces by: MAC READ, PAM GRANGER GALE, ALISON CURTIN and MARCIA DOCKEY SMITH

THE RED HOUSE STUDIOS

THE RED HOUSE offers a wonderful chance to witness creative activity up close and personal. A dozen of our artists have working studios in our headquarters, and they both create and display their work in these energy filled rooms. 


MONTE VISTA GALLERIES

Conveniently located next door to THE RED HOUSE, the MONTE VISTA HOTEL features rotating exhibits of SVFAL member work. THE ELBOW GALLERY features smaller artworks, while the grand public areas of this gorgeously preserved historic hotel provides a marvelous setting for a broad range, including large scale, of member work. Enjoy a glass of wine at the Lobby Bar, and peruse art to your hearts content!

Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League, Black Mountain, NC-079.jpg

THE ELBOW GALLERY

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - Walk-ins welcomed!

This gallery lines a walkway on the northeast side of the hotel. Access is to the right of the Lobby Bar, and wandering through this area provides a close up look at numerous small scale images. A variety of mediums and artistic styles are represented in this special exhibition of intimate art works. All artwork is for sale.

This is a rotating exhibit. 50th CELEBRATION EXHIBIT will be on display September 1st - October 30th

Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League, Black Mountain, NC-092.jpg

MONTE VISTA GALLERIES

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - Walk-ins welcomed!

The Lobby, Lobby Bar, and Dining Room of this elegant hotel feature a curated display of fine art photography, paintings and sculpture by SVFAL artists. This display enhances the hotels interior, and allows patrons of the arts to view artwork in a living environment. All artwork is for sale.

Currently on display: 50th CELEBRATION EXHIBIT will be on display September 1st - October 30th


CHRISTMOUNT

This conference center and hotel has partnered with SVFAL to feature artworks in its public spaces and meeting areas. These areas are open to the public 7 days a week, and visitors are welcome. All artwork is for sale. CHRISTMOUNT is a quick 5 minute drive from downtown Black Mountain off Highway 9 South.

CHRISTMOUNT is also home to the GUASTAVINO NATIONAL HISTORIC HOME SITE. Information about the estate, and the peaceful walking tour that is on the grounds of CHRISTMOUNT, can be found on their website.

FALL SHOW is on display beginning September 7th. It runs through Christmas!


...AND AROUND THE TOWN

Local eateries have partnered with SVFAL to showcase our wonderful home grown art. Enjoy epicurean delights and memorable creativity while you are touring the small town delights that Black Mountain, NC offers.

  • Start your day off right with tasty, locally sourced breakfast at LOUISE'S KITCHEN. Look for the big white farm house with the perfect wrap-a-round dining porch, at the south end of downtown. Lunch is also served.  115 BLACK MOUNTAIN AVENUE                                                                                                                   

  • Stop by DARK CITY DELI & PUB in the heart of downtown for a mouth watering gourmet sandwich or salad. A wide ranging menu that has something for everyone, and patio seating, makes this one of Black Mountain's favorite restaurants.  122 CHERRY STREET