Grovewood Village in Asheville

Asheville’s Grovewood Village is a historic site not to be missed by art lovers and history connoisseurs.

The Grovewood Village campus, just a few miles away from downtown Asheville, sits behind the renowned Omni Grove Park Inn and is home to the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, Grovewood Gallery, Sculpture Garden, and famed Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum.

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Visitors can explore the Grovewood Gallery, which features works from over 400 artists from across the country and hosts special exhibits and events. The second floor showcases the gallery’s American-made studio furniture and lighting collection. At the same time, the 11-acre Sculpture Garden offers outdoor art and picnic areas for guests.

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Patrons are encouraged to take the Biltmore Industries Tour, which includes a deeper look into Asheville’s progressive history and historic Dye House. For an informative history lesson on the area’s art and culture, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum is sure to please art and crafts enthusiasts. Located in the heart of the village, this one-room museum captures a historical outline of the town's past while featuring an antique 4-harness loom. The museum also contains letters, photographs, and artifacts of a lost industrious generation.

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The Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum displays 19 classic automobiles and some horse-drawn vehicles.Part of the historic building houses 10 residential working artist studios in the structure that once bustled with the town’s weaving and woodcarving operations.
History tours cover the Biltmore Industries history, as well as a walkabout through the historic Dye House, with the original looms, carding machines, and dye vats used to make the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun. The tours, open to groups of 25 people, last around 45 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Grovewood Gallery is open year-round from Monday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the two museums open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. from April through December. For current exhibits, go to the Grovewood Gallery website. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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