A great mingling of art creators and aficionados and Blue Ridge Parkway lovers celebrated the opening night for our benefit art show, Of Valley & Ridge: A Scenic Journey Through the Blue Ridge Parkway, hosted in collaboration with The Saints of Paint at Zealandia in Asheville, North Carolina. We’d like to thank everyone who attended the event on Friday and visited throughout the weekend to purchase art.
The Tudor mansion atop Beaucatcher Mountain was a grand setting for the works of art inspired by the Blue Ridge Parkway and created by more than 30 fine artists of Western North Carolina. Warmed by the large stone fireplaces and enjoying live jazz by HotPoint Trio and wonderful eats by Budy Finch Catering & Revelry, the gala guests spent the evening admiring the paintings, etchings, and more.
A steady stream of visitors took in the show over the weekend seeking out one-of-a-kind works. The event raised more than $40,000. The Saints of Paint generously donated a portion of proceeds to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
Thank you to the event sponsors: Hickory Nut Gap Farm, McGuire, Wood & Bissette Law Firm, Aloft Downtown Asheville, First Bank, Frugal Framer, HomeTrust Bank, Spa at Biltmore Village, Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Appalachian Vintner, Biltmore Wines, BlackBird Frame & Art, Historic Grovewood Village, Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery, New Belgium Brewing, Strada Italiano, and Zealandia Holding Company.
Photos by Bren Photography