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Glass in the Mountains Tours

Leave the driving to us! Well planned, informative and intimate guided tours to Toe Valley Glass Artists' Studios and Gallery Exhibitions. Friday, September 21st, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23rd - 10 am until 4 p.m.

Tour Cost:
$35.00 for the day - First Come First Served. Special discount price, in support of this great event! Pay Now to confirm your seat. Van has a maximum capacity of 12 persons. Lunch is a la carte.

Glass in the Mountains Tour

"Artistree (Jane Willig) was extremely knowledgeable about all the artists, their processes and capable of taking us to all their studios on the shortest possible route. She was very helpful with all our requests. Highly recommended!" June 3rd, 2011 tour client, J. Lee

Artistreenc.com looks forward to guiding you on fun and informative tours of artists’ studios and galleries in the Toe River Region of North Carolina. Located in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, this area is home to hundreds of artists and craftspeople, acclaimed galleries and the Penland School of Craft, a nationally renowned center for craft education. Join us for the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the mountains of western North Carolina, observe the creative process of artisans, and purchase original works.

We offer many tour options. You may select to use our van service to locations or you may travel in your own vehicles.

Customized Tours

  • Full or ½ day tours are available based on customers’ interest in specific art mediums, artists, or geographical areas in the mountain counties. Artist/Craft media in the area includes:
    - iron/blacksmithing
    - clay
    - fiber
    - glass
    - jewelry
    - metal
    - mixed media
    - painting
    - photography
    - wood

    Request Tour Survey at artistreenc@gmail.com.

  • Tour Cost:
    $50.00 per person for full day, minimum 4 persons; $35 per person for ½ day, minimum 4 persons

Rates for ½ and full day tours are based on a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 persons. Tours for groups smaller than 4 persons are $200 for a full day and $140 for ½ day. Reservations with payment are needed to secure tours.

Due to distances between studios/galleries, it is best to plan full-day trips from approximately 9:30 am to 4:30 pm including a lunch stop. Customers may order picnic lunches or gourmet lunch stops can be arranged. Half day trips can be scheduled for 3.5 hours during mornings or afternoons. We suggest allowing 15 minutes at each location and 10-20 minutes travel time between stops, depending on studios/galleries selected. A leisure ½ or full-day might include 5-10 studio/gallery visits.

For information and reservations contact:


(828) 675-9158 office and (828) 284-3827 cell

Email: artistreenc@gmail.com

P.O. Box 419, Micaville, NC 28755