Upcoming Special Events
This is the sixth consecutive year for the Henderson County Open Studio Tour, hosted by The Art League of Hendersonville and sponsored by Hunter Automotive Group. One of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas, the event showcases over 50 artists.
One of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas, this free, self-guided tour showcases the fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson County. For two days more than 50 artists in 30+ studios welcome art enthusiasts to their workplaces with plenty of new artwork to view and purchase. Why not start your collection this year? In addition to the the Open Studio Tour, Henderson County artists stage a Preview Party on Thursday, September 20 as part of the free Rhythm and Brews outdoor music series, where guests can view all the artists' work and an art raffle raises thousands of dollars for the local Backpack Program.
Support your locally owned small business on Small Business Saturday.
he Gallery at Flat Rock is excited to present The Art of Afternoon Tea & Etiquette, a special educational workshop featuring Kym Brown, owner of A Southern Cup Fine Teas in Hendersonville.
This would be a great way to celebrate a friend's special day. Come share the afternoon with a daughter, granddaughter and or sister. Gather your friends come have a light lunch, tea, a lot of laughs and learn about The Art of Afternoon Tea & Etiquette.
Kym, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, has long been immersed in the culture of tea and tea drinking. She describes her tutorials as “informal yet informative.” She adds, “It’s more of a conversation, not a to-do list about my passion, which happens to be tea.” Following a concise history of the world’s most popular beverage—from the first tealeaf cultivation in China to the rise of afternoon tea culture in Britain—Brown will describe the edible components of a typical afternoon tea, from varieties of tea to the “savories” and “sweets” that complement this mini-meal.
Brown will also illuminate participants on the requisite etiquette for both serving and consuming afternoon tea, including how to properly eat a scone. “We’ll go through the basic do’s and don’ts for the proper way to take afternoon tea,” she says. Brown will also clarify the finer points of how to slather scones with clotted cream, jam and/or lemon curd, according to various regions of the British Isles. “This will be a traditional tea with a three-tiered tray,” says Brown. “There will be time to enjoy the tea and not feel rushed.”
Cost is $25 per person and includes a full afternoon tea.
This event is limited to 40 participants.
To celebrate the New Year, The Gallery at Flat Rock will host a traditional Japanese Mochitsuki ceremony, which involves making mochi, a delicious sweet or savory rice cake. This event is offered through the WNC Japanese Cultural Center, an organization dedicated to sharing aspects of traditional Japanese culture.
Inside the gallery will be kimono for women, men, and children to try on and have your photo taken. There will also be a calligraphy demonstration and origami folding.
We ask that you contribute $5 to help cover the cost of this event. All proceeds go to the Japanese Cultural Center.