Art League of Henderson County

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About the Art League of Henderson County

The Art League of Henderson County is – like art itself – for everyone, and our membership is open to both artists and art lovers. Since its founding in 1972, members of the Art League have believed in the value of the visual arts to our community. The Art League offers diverse opportunities to enrich the cultural life of Henderson County through public programs and art projects throughout the year.
 
For artists, the League provides opportunities to exhibit their art and improve their skills. These include workshops, artist open studio tours, lectures and demonstrations.  Program events offer an opportunity for members and visitors to interact and learn.  Small, informal groups gather to share ideas, offer advice, and build camaraderie. Field trips to museums and special exhibits are scheduled to a variety of venues.
 
Adult classes and workshops, open to the public, are offered in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media. Our experienced instructors are experts in their fields, and limits on class size permit ample individual attention to students. 
 
The annual Fabulous Fakes exhibit in April provides an opportunity for artists to create their own fun versions of master works which are exhibited in a variety of gallery venues. Throughout the year, the Henderson County Library hosts exhibits of member works, often featuring a theme or an art medium. An annual Art League Member Showcase in November takes place at the Art on 7th  gallery in Hendersonville‘s Historic 7th Avenue. 
 
Every spring, the League‘s ArtScape Project hangs a new collection of the work of forty artists on colorful banners in downtown Hendersonville and in the Historic 7th Avenue District. ArtScape is supported by sponsors from local businesses, artists, and art lovers.  A brochure is available at the Henderson County Visitor Center and in locations around town. Throughout the year, visitors are invited to take a walking tour of this public showcase for our talented artists.
 
October provides an opportunity to see artists at work and learn about their inspiration and some of their secrets at the Art League‘s Open Studio Tour. Fifty artists open their studios to the public on one weekend.  Brochures and maps are available at the Visitor Center for this popular event.
 
The Art League of Henderson County continues to be committed to the vital role that the arts play in building a strong, vibrant, and diverse community.

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2022 Officers 

President - Diane Dean - president@artleague.net

Vice President - Don Osterberg - vicepresident@artleague.net

Treasurer - Tracey Costanzo - treasurer@artleague.net

Secretary - Fran Caldwell  - secretary@artleague.net

Program Chairs

Membership - Sharon Richmond   

Exhibits - Marcia Rieff,  Norie Sanchez

ArtScape-Judith Kolva

Youth Art Programs - Lisa Casperson

Newsletter - Lynn Padgett
Social Media - Mary McCullah
Studio Tour - Shannon Pagano

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