408 Depot Street
We still have 2 resident artist studios available!
We are offering studio spaces to fiber artists, on an annual contract, within our new Local Cloth space in the River Arts District of Asheville. We are seeking fiber artists of various disciplines, that represent all aspects of the fiber supply chain.
For the Resident Studio Artist Program, we are seeking fiber artists who demonstrate the following:
-Technical skills in one or more fiber areas
For more information and to apply, please see our Resident Studio Artist Program application form
We promise to give every application serious consideration, and will be in touch within 2 weeks of receiving it.
Our new community-centered space at 408 Depot Street, #100-110 will feature products from throughout our Blue Ridge Mountains fibershed (100 mile radius around Asheville) and bring attention to the rich offerings of our region’s designers, farmers, artists and makers. The new Local Cloth space will feature a classroom, studios, dye lab, and exhibit and retail space showcasing locally sourced items, to serve fiber artists, students, enthusiasts and the general public.
“This move is about our membership,” says Judi Jetson, “Having more to offer them. Studios, an expanded classroom space, exhibit and retail space, and a common area for socializing and networking” were cited as the need. “At our board retreat last year, we also decided we wanted to do more community outreach. At our new location, we will be part of the River Arts District and adjacent neighborhood, and more available to the public than ever before. We want to be actively immersed in the local community.
In addition to the new space, we recently launched an online marketplace, Shop Local Cloth, to support our mission to bring climate-benefitting fiber to our regions closets, gardens, and studios. We plan to expand our marketplace, with a dynamic store front in our new space, where members and passers by alike can see what our regional fiber community has to offer.
We will begin offering workshops at the new Local Cloth space as of May 1, with exhibits, retail sales and resident artists arriving during summer months. A Grand Opening is planned for June 12, 2021 during the River Arts District 2nd Saturday Art Walk.