Artsville Collective

by Louise Glickman

YES, finally! ARTSVILLE COLLECTIVE by SHAC and Crewest/LA is open to the public. You’ll find us at Marquee in the River Arts District at 36 Foundy Street near 12 Bones and Grail Movie House. Once inside this glorious renovated warehouse, discover us at D11 as you stroll and savor furniture, found objects and art for your walls from over 75 carefully curated vendors.

The first night of a “soft opening” at Marquee.

Daryl and I worked double time to get our gallery space ready last night for a “soft opening” for a real estate company’s holiday party and a few River Arts District regulars. The response was strong and Daryl’s AR (Augmented Reality) images brought a lot of smiles and potential sales. My mixed media was well received by a different buyer so our concept to show a variety of talent has brought an audience. We’ve left room to add revolving guest artists to our space so that our collective will always show fresh work in a variety of mediums. 

Louise Glickman’s fabric art at Marquee

Last night, we noticed that mostly guys and families were really excited about Daryl’s augmented reality. Viewers lined up with their cell phones directed at his newest characters, Gallagher and Gallagal, to watch this dynamic duo come alive as animated cartoon shorts. My lookers were generally artists and collectors who responded to the tactile, textural quality of my work, especially the Only Natural Collection.

Daryl Slaton’s Augmented Reality Cartoon art at Marquee.

Artsville Collective at Marquee in the River Arts District is a joint partnership of Sand Hill Artists Collective and Crewest Studios/LA, veteran podcasters and media production company. It has been designed to provide a platform for emerging artists in the Asheville area offering exhibitions, blogs, podcasts and community events. We also plan small gatherings and discussions on art, architecture and film. For our podcast series, ARTSVILLE, we will be conducting interviews down in the RAD. Our podcast series will launch in January so that listeners any place and everywhere can discover how Asheville became “Artsville.” Subscribe at no cost at

Pass on the good news about all ARTSVILLE offers. Bring friends and family. We’ll be down at the gallery this weekend and often so hope to see you there.