Toe River Arts has reopened both its Spruce Pine and Burnsville locations to the public, resuming normal hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 AM to 5 PM). Guests can once again peruse and purchase handmade wares from the local artist community. Guests who visit the Spruce Pine location will also be able to preview artwork that will be featured in an upcoming online auction to help raise funds lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep all visitors and staff safe, visitors will be required to wear a face covering and sanitize their hands upon entering.
Toe River Arts has made great strides within the last few years to reassess programming and artistic endeavors to ensure the organization is truly fulfilling its mission. The organization has wonderful partners in both the town of Burnsville and Yancey County. Since 2006, Toe River Arts has occupied office space and featured the work of local artists at 102 West Main Street in Burnsville. In July Toe River Arts will turn the upper floor into artist studio spaces. Artists who are members of Toe River Arts with studio space in the Burnsville location will have access to the gallery space, as well as unlimited access to their studio space. Toe River Arts will feature artist demonstrations and continue to sell artist’s work in the gift shop.
Anyone interested in renting a studio space should contact Nealy Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.