An Artful Asheville Getaway, Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast
Yellow black sculpture sign that says River Arts District

An Artful Asheville Getaway

May 22, 2022

Let the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains inspire an art filled weekend getaway in Asheville.  Begin your stay by checking into Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast on Thursday afternoon.  Don’t forget to have one of our homemade cookies.

Next head to downtown Asheville, home of the Asheville Art Museum. Their collections include works significant to the Southeast and Southern Appalachia.  Every Thursday night, the Museum is open until late until 9 pm so take your time.  Check their event calendar for Thursday Night Live to enjoy live music in the Atrium that carries into the Collection Halls.  Don’t miss the rooftop terrace, complete with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as food and beverages from Perspectives Cafe.

Plan Your Friday

After a sound night of rest, breakfast will be ready at 9 am at the B&B.  Enjoy the company of other guests before heading out to explore.  We recommend a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway south to see Mount Pisgah, Looking Glass Falls, and other notable landmarks.  We can even pack you a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the many overlooks but be sure to head back to Asheville in time.

On Friday afternoon, join artist Emily Yagielo of Burnt Toast Fused Glass.  Create your own one-of-a-kind pendant.  No experience necessary!  All the tools, materials, and instructions will be provided as well as shipping your pendant home after firing.  As evening sets in, make sure to stop at the iconic Asheville Drum Circle in Pritchard Park.  Our virtual guestbook has plenty of recommendations for dinner nearby.

Paint Your Heart Out

Saturday is another full day of activities after breakfast, beginning with Asheville Plein Air Art Experience.  Customized workshops are available with a talented local artist.  You can paint right in our backyard, a verdant green oasis or choose the Botanical Gardens or perhaps a spot along the river, all sure to inspire you. Everything is provided with your choice of medium like watercolor, acrylics, pastels, no experience needed just bring your creative spirit.

After painting, spend the afternoon touring the River Arts District. Stroll on the newly completed greenway beside the French Broad River. Visit the working studios of hundreds of artists–painting, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood and much more.  If it so happens to be the Second Saturday, all the better when the district holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food and more.  We can even tell you where to get one of our favorite beers and burgers in the RAD.

Sunday morning concludes with your last breakfast at Pinecrest B&B.  We hope you return home renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated from your Asheville experience.