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The Toe River Arts Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios typically held on the first weekends of June and December in North Carolina’s scenic Mitchell and Yancey counties. In response to the pandemic, this popular event is going virtual from Monday, November 23 through Sunday, December 27, 2020. The Studio Tour is a showcase for local artists to feature their work, processes, and studio spaces.
For the last 28 years, the Toe River Arts Studio Tour has been a way for the community to experience the richness and diversity of the landscape and the visual arts of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just forty minutes northeast of Asheville, NC. This year the event is entirely online, making the studios and artwork accessible from the region and beyond.
This online format not only assures the safety of our artists and visitors, but also provides an opportunity to view far more art than would be feasible in person. Visitors in previous years have driven from studio to studio, not always stopping to see every artist on their list due to distance and time constraints. This year visitors of the Virtual Tour may see every artist on the Tour, regardless of location. And now with more than just a weekend to shop, visitors can check back with their favorite artists for more inventory as the holiday season approaches. The 2020 Virtual Studio Tour will begin on Monday, November 23 when art pieces for sale from 64 local artists and craftspeople will premiere on the Toe River Arts website and Toe River Artists’ e-commerce platforms.
A Virtual Studio Tour Preview Exhibition at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery will accompany the tour from November 24 through December 30.
To view this exhibition, click HERE.