Art by the Tracks returns for 22nd year

Special to Black Mountain News
Barbara Wall will return to Art by the Tracks on June 1, when the annual Old Depot Association fundraiser will be held on Sutton Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m.

The annual Black Mountain arts and crafts show known as Art by the Tracks will return to Sutton Avenue for its 22nd year on Saturday, June 1. 

Hosted by the Old Depot Association, the event, which will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m., features juried work from more than 50 master crafters. 

This year Art by the Tracks will feature a fair number of fine art painters and mixed media artists with two-dimensional work, as well as fiber artists, homemade soap, functional pottery, artistic pottery, woodworking, and jewelry, according to organizers. 

The Old Depot Association will also be selling purple art show t-shirts under the portico. The Black Mountain Community Band will perform near the depot at 1 p.m. 

Fred and Lyn Feldman, of Found Object Art by Fred, will be among the more than 50 artists featured this year at Art by the Tracks, which returns on June 1.

The annual fundraiser for the association, which raises over $8,000 a year in grant money to donate toward the arts in public schools within the Swannanoa Valley, is free and open to the public. 

This year the show will feature artists such as local photographer Stacy Redmon with Red Rock Photography; watercolor artist Tracie Luther and Barbara Wall, who will be bringing her quilts back to the show. Wall will share a booth with local folk artist Fred Feldman.

Among the jewelry artists this year will be Jeanette Franich, of Designs by Jeanette, which features designs made primarily out of sterling silver depicting mountain scenes.

For more information visit the Old Depot’s website, olddepot.org, or contact show coordinator Sarah Vekasi at craftshow@olddepot.org.