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RAD Studio Stroll

Hi Folks! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow is the RAD Studio Stroll. Go HERE for more info. Cheers!

FOR SALE | Clingman Ave Loft

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | 911 SQFT | Balcony with View | Storage Unit

Kelly and I are pleased to bring this cool, artistic condo conveniently located between downtown and the River Arts district to the market today. The 2 bedroom and 1 bath condo home sits privately on the top view floor of the Clingman Lofts. The designer living space has been upgraded with everything you need. There are many updates including heating and cooling, washer and dryer, plumbing hardware and interior paint. The condo comes with an assigned parking space and locked storage unit. This one is ready to go!

Want to see more? Check out the tour here or give us a call for more information. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

SOLD | The Cotton Mill Studios

To cap off a banner week at Modern Asheville Real Estate we are thrilled to announce the sale of the Cotton Mill Studios building in the River Art District this week. Our loved clients get to move on to other creative ventures and the building has been stewarded into appreciative hands for this unique property. A special thanks to Kelly and Carla for the extra effort in wrangling this one to close. Cheers!

How does an artist afford Asheville?

By the Citizen Times | Here is a nice article featuring some of our friends regarding artists making a living here in Asheville. Go here to read. Enjoy!

FOR SALE | Cotton Mill Studios

cotton-mill-59Artist/owners Denise Carbonell and Derek Dominey of the Cotton Mill Studios at 122 Riverside have made the decision to sell their beautiful building in order to embark on new creative and philanthropic ventures in the artistic community of Asheville and the River Arts District. As stewards of the Cotton Mill the couple has promoted the location as a community gathering place, supported local artists and actively cultivated the general popularity and continued growth of the business district.cotton-mill-45
Denise and Derek have acted as respectful and careful stewards of this iconic building, fostering a creative environment which is home to some of Asheville’s best talent. They will continue to work with the community they love to help the artistic community of the RAD continue to grow and prosper.cotton-mill-4
The sale provides the rare opportunity to own a turn of the century industrial property of cultural, historic and architectural significance complete with artist studios/offices, restaurant and bar in the lively River Arts District. Modern Asheville Real Estate will be handling the sale of the property. All questions and inquiries can be specifically directed to the following: Kelly and Troy  828.552.4811 or  Carla Barnard  828.575.0272

Modern Monday

barbaraCatching Up with Artist Barbara Fisher | I stopped by for my yearly trek to Barbara’s studio over the weekend. Barbara was the first artist I wrote about eight years ago today so it has become a little tradition for us. img_7516

Barbara has always been both super prolific and evolutionary in her work. One can look around her studio and see her journey as an artist. Currently she has been led to work with mixing acrylic and ink on canvas in a series she calls img_7513“Tangled Mapping.” The works appear as aerial views of chaotic cities, intricate weavings, interstices, energy blips or the fabric of the “ether” around us. She relates them to slices of our thoughts at any moment in time or the invisible chemical trails of the energy between us these days. tangle-36x361

Barbara has recently been working on collaborations with German photographer Norbert Guthier. As Guthier travels he selects artists in various cities to work with him on art. Below is one of their most recent collaborations called “The Sky is Crying.”unnamed-2

Barbara’s work can be found in various cities across the country and you can find Barbara most days in her studio at 170 Lyman St in the River Arts District. Or peruse her website here and check out some of my past posts on Barbara here. Enjoy our Monday. Cheers!

Warehouse Studios | Open House Tonight

screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-5-55-48-amStop by and see our friend, artist Barbara Fisher, at the Warehouse Studios Open House tonight from 4 to 7pm. And don’t forget the Studio Stroll this weekend. Cheers!

River Arts Studio Stroll

13226648_1009023005850299_1845978604982363381_nHi Folks! This weekend is the River Art’s District Studio Stroll. We have sooooo many friends down there with cool fine art and hand made items to see. It should be nice weather so get out and enjoy it. While you are wandering about be sure to stop by Splurge for some refreshments with extended hours Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you out there. Cheers!

River Arts District | Fall Studio Stroll

November 14-15 from 10am to 5pm

12191897_10153732084796532_4698471145216248792_nThe Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Fall Studio Stroll, welcoming the public to see and collect amazing art in their studios and galleries.

Getting to the River Arts District is easy (Here’s a map!). Take advantage of ample parking and hop aboard one of our free trolleys running throughout the Studio Stroll Weekend. The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former factories and historical buildings nestled along the French Broad River.

The_River_Arts_District_Association_Inc_footer2_local_flavor_avl_visit_explore_arts_ashevilleMore than 180 working studios, many with showrooms and galleries, are open every day, all year round. Our Artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations!

REVOLVE | Art Space Opening

Revolve CompWe attended the opening of REVOLVE art space last evening. The new venue is the combined effort of artist’s Colby Caldwell and Alicia Armstrong. Last night they featured their own work, but will be showcasing works of other creative folks in the future, along with offering space for the creative community. Their spaces, one upstairs and one down, are located in the Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District. Cheers!

COTTON MILL Soiree | September 18th

Image 1In support of our modern artist friends at the Cotton Mill, Kelly and I are highlighting this fun event. So, save this date and come join the fun. Kelly, Chett and myself will all be there. Cheers! Troy

Artist Mark Bettis | WNCAP’s 2014 Signature Awardee

Venerated artist Mark Bettis favored by WNCAP this year receiving top honors for the October art auction. The industrious painter has been a longtime supporter of WNCAP throughout his years here in Asheville.Bettis Comp

Mark is a mixed media artist blending oil paints with either hot or cold wax depending on the piece and desired depth. He begins with a graphic notion of what he wants to create before starting, but allows the organic process to takeover. Sometimes the results are unexpected and better than his original vision.

RADIANCE

RADIANCE

Driven to be uplifting, the honored piece for WNCAP, “Radiance”, evolved to illuminate the feelings of tranquility and calm through design and color.

Mark has been in the River Arts District for two years now. His studio is located in the Wedge Studios overlooking the train tracks and the circus we affectionately call the Wedge Brewery. Before venturing to Asheville five years ago he was a Creative Director at an Advertising Agency in Chicago. Prior to that — a graduate at Ringling College. Like many of us, it is Asheville where Mark ultimately came to plant his artistic roots.

IMG_2937Beyond his own work he wants people to know that the Wedge Studios is home to many working studios and it was a great place to engage artists pursuing their craft in real-time. Along with his studio Mark has art at Gallery Minerva. To see more of Mark’s work click here.