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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Art in Bloom in Black Mountain, NC

Once a year, Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosts a gallery exhibit that is beautiful for just a few days.  There are art pieces chosen by florists of the area, and then they create a floral arrangement to go with the art, which are displayed together in the BMCA gallery.  The best of the display is on Thurs. evening when dinner is served...for a fund-raising ticket of course.

Then Friday and Saturday are garden tours at area homes, with volunteers to show the ticketed guests around these gardens.  I'm a volunteer, and have been for the last several years.
I was thrilled to see that a poet is also involved this year in the festivities, Fred Chappel, who will give a free reading on Saturday afternoon at BMCA.

And don't miss the free exhibit of the art which is painted in the gardens by Plein Air artists and will be on display from June 22 to July 17 at BMCA.

The volunteers met the organizers and the Plein Air artists last Sunday at Libba Tracey's
Looking down the hill to the "barn, which is huge, just to give you some perspective

LIMITED tickets are now available for the GALA PREVIEW DINNER PARTY on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Call 828/669-0930 for your $40 reservation.
View from the Tracy home's fence line of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Unlimited tickets will be available the week of the event for the Cottage Garden Tour on Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2015.

Vegetable garden at the Tracy home



  1. Looks like a great event. I really like your tree plate in your new header photo!

    1. Thanks sold last week, so I need to make another one!

  2. What an event the Black Mountain Center for the Arts has planned. My favorites in your post are the cottage garden home. art in bloom and Mr. Chappell. Favorite in your header is the tree of life plate. Have fun everyone.

  3. It sounds like it would be such fun. The area you live is so great to see.

  4. I know some folks will really have fun with these events. And I'm going to enjoy what I'm involved in.
    I sold the tree plate on my header, so will need to make another one soon!


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