The Entire Month of December 2013, Asheville BookWorks is open for lovers of ‘hand-crafted’ on your shopping list. Our hours are Tues-Fri, 1 – 6 PM and Sat-Sun, 1 – 4 PM. Join us for a Festive Grand Opening on Saturday December 7, 1 PM – 5 PM. We’re located on Haywood Road, West Asheville, just south of the I-240 interchange.
Gift Certificates for classes and membership, artist books, handmade journals, fine art prints, wearable printed originals, greeting cards and more! It’s a real support-local showcase of gift-giving items related to print and book arts.
Read the article about ABW Holiday Pop-Up Shop in this month’s edition of The Laurel of Asheville Magazine.
From December 4, 2013 to January 4, 2014, Asheville BookWorks, 428 1/2 Haywood Road in West Asheville, is hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Shop. A festive opening reception will take place from 1–5 p.m. on December 7, 2013. The shop will feature the art and craftwork of local printmakers, letterpress printers, and bookbinders.
Here you’ll find artists’ books, journals, wearable art, bookish jewelry, printed T-shirts, and work aprons, among other items. There will also be a broad selection of hand-printed and letterpress items including broadsides and original prints, cards, and zines. Items will be offered in all price points, with many under $50.
While the Pop-Up Shop is not a juried exhibition, consignors are local and most are members of the Book and Print Arts Collective, which meets at BookWorks every other month.
“Inviting the public to see and purchase artwork in book and print also raises awareness of these art forms,” says Laura Ladendorf. Gift certificates can also be used year-round for studio classes in letterpress, bookbinding, and printmaking.
Since 2004, Asheville BookWorks has developed a national reputation as a fine book arts and print facility through classes, exhibits, lectures, and events. BookWorks provides space, equipment and technical support for artistic exploration, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.
For more information, include gallery hours, visit ashevillebookworks.com, or call 828.255.8444.