Alchemy Fine Art's winter opening
Valentine's weekend Downtown Asheville went from a cold and desolate ghost town to a bustling blissful eve with couples in red. One quiet spot many found themselves seeking a culturally warm experience was on the corner of Rankin & Walnut at Alchemy Fine Art.
Many have wondered what has been going on since last summer's small soft opening, but while trying to continue renovations in the long unoccupied location they were happy to announce a larger opening featuring 9 local artists, and 4 from Charlotte and Charleston each showcasing various head studies: Sketches and Studies, Drawings and Paintings, Even Etchings and Dry-Point.
As quiet as things have been the gallery was able to bring out over 175 people. “It was an amazing success” said Benjamin Long, Owner and Artist of the gallery, “It wasn’t about the sales. Folks kept telling us how blown away they were by the space and the work. That alone was encouraging and exciting to hear. It let us know we’re on the right track.”
Now with their ducks in a slightly better row they hope to hold more openings with as much success. Long tells us, “We’re currently working on an Easter Show that will be completely different in many aspects.”
Until then the current show of Head Studies will be up for another three weeks. If you missed the opening night, and you find yourself strolling the streets of downtown you can always enjoy a more quiet experience on your own. Hours are semi: “By Chance or Appointment”, but the doors tend to be open Thursday Saturday
126pm and Sundays 1:304:30pm.
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