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In addition to the Downtown Asheville Art District Walks that occur on the First Fridays, Woolworth Walk also has our own art events regularly.

On the First Friday of every month, there is an Opening Reception for the Featured Artist in the F.W. Gallery. Woolworth Walk also has extended hours during the summer, fall and holiday seasons, a Seconds Sale in February and occasionally hosts a private party.

Woolworth Walk is pleased to announce the following Featured Artist Shows:

November 1–29, 2022Marilyn Sholin

For the month of November, local artist Marilyn Sholin will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk.

Marilyn Sholin is an Asheville, North Carolina mixed media artist specializing in creating custom artwork for and about breweries, bars, restaurants, wine bars, wineries, coffee bars, and coffee shops. Her wine and beer art also includes liquor brands, cocktails, coffee, and cats.

Marilyn moved to Asheville NC in 2007 and has never looked back as she started her new art business. She successfully is in many galleries and restaurants in multiple states and has an online shop and is active in social media. She is available for commissions for your home, bar, or restaurant. Drunk Girl Art is beautiful wall art and home decor with a little fun in it.

Inspiration for the quirky style of painting she creates with bold wavy lines comes from her trips to Venice Italy and seeing all the reflections in the water.

After 25 years as an award-winning portrait photographer in Miami, Fl (Marilyn Photography) she turned to paint first portraits and then subjects. She developed a passion for mixed media which incorporates a long process of multiple photo references which she synthesizes into one image and digitally paints. That is printed on high-quality canvas and then enhanced with acrylic paints and mediums, dyes, pigments, and a variety of other materials. This method creates many layers of texture for each painting. There is only one original, and it sells for thousands to collectors.

The original paintings are then converted to a final digital file that can be printed as giclee canvas, fine art paper, and dye-infused metals, and other substrates for collectors. Plus, unique gift items. Color and energy run through every painting. She brings inanimate objects to life with their shapes, colors, and textures.

Her collectors are worldwide, and her books are owned by thousands. She is passionate about her art and rescuing cats. She is the servant to too many cats. 

December 1–30, 2022Sally Lordeon

For the month of December, local artist Sally Lordeon will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk.

Captivated by the purity, splendor and the variety of all things, Sally Lordeon expresses her passion in her contemporary and impressionist art collections. Her unique interpretation of the world captures the rich textures, grace, and beauty she observes in her powerful yet serene paintings.

Sally studied fine arts at Chatham University in Pennsylvania. She moved to the majestic mountains of Asheville, North Carolina more than 30 years ago and after a successful career as a technical writer and college textbook author, Sally returned to her first passion--her love of color, form, and the divine pleasure of painting.

Sally has said, "The colors and opulent textures in nature continually inspire my paintings and intend to trigger the viewer's imagery and creative thought. I love abstract and impressionist art because they emancipate the mind, allowing it to see what the eyes do not." Her artwork embraces a versatile range of approaches and subjects, including figurative, abstracts, landscapes, florals, and still-life.

Meet Sally at the First Friday opening reception on December 2 from 5-7pm.

February 1–26, 202310th Annual February Studio Clearing Sale


During the month of February, you'll find the Tenth Annual Studio Clearing/Seconds Sale occupying the FW Gallery - and spilling out to fill the center aisle, too, as many of our 170 local artists participate in the sale. Last year more than 60 offered discounted artwork!

In the last several years, more and more of our local artists have participated in the Sale and it's become a busy month as customers plan to be here to browse the sale. 

This is a "Studio Clearing" sale. Many artists bring items that they are clearing out of their studios or discontinuing - there's NO imperfection at all! 

Some artists are offering "Seconds", pieces of art which don't quite live up to the artist's standards, often only the artist is aware of the imperfection. Some seconds are true seconds that have a scuffed frame, skips in glazing or other possibly noticeable defect. It could be argued that seeing the evidence of hand-making brings more character and originality to the piece!

There are always prints, paintings, photographs, pottery, glass, jewelry, mixed media and fiber works to browse. 

Come find a steal of a deal on handmade local art at Woolworth Walk's February Sale, officially February 1st - 26th.

Word to the Wise! This event has a soft open on January 30th, which is the day that artists will start bringing in their sale items. That's why we've sent this email to you early! 

Artists will continue to bring items throughout the month.

Gallery 828-254-9234 | Soda Fountain 828-254-9210

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