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Originally published: 2013-11-27 09:16:16
Last modified: 2013-11-27 09:16:16

Arts Council expands gift shop hours

The Blue Ridge ArtSpace will expand its gift shop hours this weekend for sales of handmade gifts from local artisans.

The gift shop offers a juried blend of gifts ranging from practical to just-for-enjoyment. Everything from handmade fireplace pokers, local pottery, handwoven baskets, knitted items, glass ornaments and jewelry is available, as well as paintings, drawings, sketches and greeting cards.

The gift shop is a project of the Watauga County Arts Council, and artists receive the majority of proceeds from sales. The gift shop is staffed by a team of volunteers and artists whose work is available for purchase.

On Black Friday and Brown Saturday, Nov. 29-30, the hours will be extended to 9 a.m. through 6 p.m.  

Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Parking is right outside the door, and the building is fully handicapped accessible.

The Blue Ridge ArtSpace is located at the intersection of Shadowline Drive and State Farm Road at 377 Shadowline Drive. For more information, check the Watauga County Arts Council's website at or call (828) 264-1789.