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November 2021

Giant Squid Designs | Elissa Peragine

November 6, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Elissa Peragine will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville November 6 – December 18, 2021. “I am a photographer and graphic artist that specializes in surreal art.” – Elissa Peragine The Burnsville gallery is open Thursday – Saturday, 10:30AM – 5PM.

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Studio Tour Preview Exhibition

November 12, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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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.The Studio Tour is a showcase for local artists to feature their work, processes, and studio spaces. View the December 2020 Studio Tour Preview Exhibition here.

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Fall Studio Tour

November 12, 2021 - November 14, 2021
Toe River Arts The Journey of the Arts

Toe River Arts will host a Fall Studio Tour with both in-person and online elements the second weekend in November, on November 12, 13, and 14, 2021. A Studio Tour Preview Exhibition at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine gallery will accompany the Tour, on display November 12 through December 31, 2021. These dates are subject to change depending on case counts in the area and guidelines for public gatherings at that time.    Open to Toe River Arts artist members living in Mitchell and Yancey counties, applications…

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February 2022

Arts in Education Showcase | Mitchell County

February 12 - March 12
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The Arts in Education Showcase features the artwork of kindergarten through 12th-grade students from public, private & home schools in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. The showcase celebrates the creative achievements of our students and honors the dedication shown by the art educators who nurture creativity and artistic growth. When: February 12 – March 12 Where: Spruce Pine Gallery

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Arts in Education Showcase | Yancey County

February 19 - March 19
Yancey County Public Library, 321 School Circle
Burnsville, 28714 United States
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The Arts in Education Showcase features the artwork of kindergarten through 12th-grade students from public, private & home schools in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. The showcase celebrates the creative achievements of our students and honors the dedication shown by the art educators who nurture creativity and artistic growth. When: February 19 – March 19, 2022 Where: Kivette-Herring Gallery, Yancey County Library, 321 School Circle, Burnsville (Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM & Saturday 9AM – 1PM)

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March 2022

2022 Spring Studio Tour Submissions

March 3

Join our Spring Studio Tour, held Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5. Applications are open to all Toe River Artist members. The Tour is a self-guided art/craft studio tour and open house and will be held alongside a Studio Tour Exhibition in the Spruce Pine Gallery. Visit our Artist Opportunities page for more information. Deadline to apply: March 3, 2022

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Market Baskets with Bridget VanRemortel

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Join Bridget VanRemortel for a day of learning about traditional Appalachian basketry while weaving your very own market basket. This 8” x 12 ½” basket is perfect for use in the garden, at the market, in the home, or given as a gift. Materials and tools are provided including various color options. Additionally, an optional supply/tool list will be provided after registration. Register here. When: March 5, 2022, 10AM – 5PM Where: Owen Gallery, Toe River Arts Workshop Fee: $90…

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2022 Gift Shop Submissions

March 11

Apply to have your work reviewed for both Toe River Arts Gift Shops! Open to Toe River Arts members living in Mitchell, Yancey, and Avery counties. Submit up to three pieces for review for one or both Toe River Arts galleries. Work must be original, handmade, professional, ready for display, and sellable in the Toe River Arts venue. Visit our Artist Opportunities page for more information. Deadline to apply: March 11, 2022

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Call to Blacksmiths

March 17

Toe River Arts will host their Annual Blacksmith Exhibit on April 2nd through April 30th, the day of Fire on the Mountain Festival. We are inviting blacksmiths to participate in this year’s exhibit, which has always proved to be exceptional. Artists can submit 2 pieces. Visit our Artist Opportunities page for more information. Deadline to apply: March 17, 2022

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Fused Glass Crazy Quilt Wall Hanging or Window Hanging with Amanda Taylor

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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These fused glass crazy quilts are like puzzles and that is what it feels like when piecing these together, but you are the designer with endless possibilities. Students will be assembling their “crazy quilts” on an 8″ x 8″ base piece of clear glass. You will be choosing your quilt blocks from a selection of 3 different patterns and pre-fired design elements. There will be a variety of color palettes for your designs to choose from for your creation. After…

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April 2022

15th Annual Blacksmith Exhibition

April 2 - April 30
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Every year, Toe River Arts hosts a Blacksmith Exhibition in conjunction with the annual Fire on the Mountain Festival which takes place in April. The sculptors represented in this exhibit are some of those currently pushing the art and craft of fine ironwork to the next level of excellence. The artists showcase vast advancements of techniques and sophistication and are producing remarkable work using the ancient techniques of forging. When: April 2 – April 30 Where: Spruce Pine Gallery

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Glass Flower Garden Wall or Window Hanging with Amanda Taylor

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Create your very own fused glass flower garden that can be displayed on any wall or window in your home. In this class, we will be working with pre-fused glass flowers and other pre-made elements to create your unique flower garden. Designing with pre-fired elements that can be positioned and repositioned allows you endless design possibilities. Each student will be creating a design on an 8″ x 6″ glass tile that has a pre-fired sky and ground. All you have…

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2023 Exhibition Proposals

April 16

Propose an exhibition for the Spruce Pine gallery for 2023! We feature both local and nationally recognized artists in our exhibition spaces. Exhibitions can feature one or more artists or an arts organization. Cooperative exhibits that include 2D and 3D work are encouraged. Visit our Artist Opportunities page for more information. Deadline to apply: April 16, 2022

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May 2022

Fused Glass Hanging Mosaic Window Candy with Amanda Taylor

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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These miniature window hangings are like sparkling candy that can be hung in any window in your home. Each family will be assembling 3 – 4″ x 6″ mosaic designs of their choosing on a base piece of clear glass. It is recommended that you think about a design that you would like and bring it to class. There will be a variety of glass elements to choose from for your designs. After assembling your mosaic window candy pieces, the…

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Spring Studio Tour Preview Exhibition

May 14 - June 5
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Since 1992, the Toe River Arts Studio Tour has showcased the talent and studios of North Carolina’s Yancey and Mitchell County artists. These world-renowned, well-traveled, and skilled artists bring beauty to the world by sharing their craft. All of the artists featured have a fascinating story, interesting background, and their own “Journey of the Arts.” The Studio Tour is a showcase for local artists to feature their work, processes, and studio spaces. Along with the Studio Tour, participating artists will…

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A Time and Place | Luther and Victoria Stroup

May 14 - June 11
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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When: May 14 – June 11 Where: Owen Gallery

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June 2022

Spring Studio Tour

June 3 - June 5

Since 1992, the Toe River Arts Studio Tour has showcased the talent and studios of North Carolina’s Yancey and Mitchell County artists. These world-renowned, well-traveled, and skilled artists bring beauty to the world by sharing their craft. All of the artists featured have a fascinating story, interesting background, and their own “Journey of the Arts.” The Studio Tour is a showcase for local artists to feature their work, processes, and studio spaces. Along with the Studio Tour, participating artists will…

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Contain Your Fear

June 18 - July 23
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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When: June 18 – July 23 Where: Spruce Pine Gallery

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Kids Clay with Linda Powell

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - June 22 @ 3:30 pm
High Country Ceramic Arts, Burnsville., 552 E U.S. Hwy 19E Bypass
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
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Linda Powell from High Country Ceramic Arts will be hosting a three-day clay hand-building workshop for kids.  Each student will spend the first two days designing using hand-building techniques that will include slabs, coiling, pinching, and assembly. On the third day, the kids will be decorating with underglazes.  After the workshop, the pieces will be bisque fired, clear glazed, and glazed fired and will be available for pick up a few weeks later.  No experience is required. Register here. When: June 20 – 22, 2022, 1PM…

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Works + Wonders of High Country

June 25 - July 30
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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When: June 25 – July 30 Where: Owen Gallery

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July 2022

Kids Clay with Linda Powell

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - July 20 @ 3:30 pm
High Country Ceramic Arts, Burnsville., 552 E U.S. Hwy 19E Bypass
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
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Linda Powell from High Country Ceramic Arts will be hosting a three-day clay hand-building workshop for kids.  Each student will spend the first two days designing using hand-building techniques that will include slabs, coiling, pinching, and assembly. On the third day, the kids will be decorating with underglazes.  After the workshop, the pieces will be bisque fired, clear glazed, and glazed fired and will be available for pick up a few weeks later.  No experience is required. Register here. When: July 18 – 20, 2022, 1PM…

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