Toe River Holiday Studio Tour
Weave your way through the back roads of Yancey and Mitchell counties visiting studios and meeting artists during the three-day Toe River Studio Tour. The tour runs Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, and includes more than 100 artisans. Twenty-three of them are new to the tour this year. Participating studio owners work in a variety of media including clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, photography, painting and drawing.
Along the way, guests travel through small towns and communities, such as Burnsville, Bakersville, Penland, Celo, Micaville, Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland. Printed guidebooks contain a studio listing, maps and a brief description and photo of each artist’s work. The guides are available at both Toe River Arts Council galleries in Burnsville and Spruce Pine, participating studios and local businesses. An electronic version is available at www.ToeRiverArts.org. The self-guided tour is free.