Our main objective for this trip was to visit the Great Smokey Mountain National Park when the Blue Ridge Parkway was open to visitors, and the weather would allow out of door activities. Still ... NO VISIT visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains would be complete for us without a visit to Asheville, NC. First of all it is a major art community/center in the Untied States. Secondly, it is a truly beautiful and vibrant city. By allocating our Asheville activities to the hours too late in the day for mountain activities, we managed to get in a visit to some of the more interesting attractions for us e.g.
The Blue Spiral Gallery (above) has some of the best Fine Art Crafts in the US and a good collection of less well know American artists (who( who should be better appreciated). We highly recommend a visit to - 38 Biltmore Avenue
Part performing Artist/showman, Full-time extrovert.. Jonas Gerard's studion / gallery in the river district is just plain fun
Jonas Gerard Fine Art River Arts District at 240 Clingman Ave.