The Saints of Paint of WNC is an association of like-minded artists whose work reflects a deep appreciation of human rights and natural environment. The Saints are also committed to diversity, education and social justice. We partner with not-for-profit agencies to build successful fundraising events. From their creation in 2014 to the present their experience has produced successful events throughout the Asheville area.
The Saints exclusively procure the artists, artwork and presentation They partner to provide public relations and to produce the event, such as catering, venue, entertainment, and hosting.
Increased public awareness, community outreach, and the creation of new relationships and the confirmation of old ones are byproducts of this venture. Income from art sales and ticketed events (if applicable) provide income. The not-for-profit can take pride in promoting and supporting seasoned and emerging artists from the local arts community.
We have successfully raised funds for Appalachian Wildlife, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, RiverLink, and Appalachian Barn Alliance.
UPCOMING in OCTOBER, 2020 – The Pastoral Palette – Rural Spaces for the Soul. Originally scheduled for late June, we have rescheduled this show due to COVID.
October 4 – 31, 2020 – JMK Studio 234 – 191 Lyman St. #234 – Asheville, NC
Opening: Sunday, Oct 4, 10am – 5pm Social Distancing. Visit by appointment so we can safely view the show! Open: 10 5pm Oct 5 (Monday) Oct 11, 18, 24 (Sundays) and weekdays from 2-5pm.
Plein-air Workshop with John Mac Kah at Addison Farm Vineyard360 view of mountain ridges, vineyards, and fall color. Catered lunch, free wine-tasting and tour one of Asheville area’s first vineyard. Demos, discussion and instruction. Visit my website http://www.JohnMacKah.com for more information. Register ASAP to reserve a space. Vineyard & Plein-air
Our new studio location…191 Lyman Street
Our new studio is housed in what was once a factory for manufacture of leather belts used in machinery. It was housed in front of a tannery, now moved. The complex was
built in 1902. Later it housed two different textile operations, and then was purchased for family run candle-making operation; it was commonly called the Tannery Building. And was listed in Cabins & Castles, a survey of historic buildings in Buncombe County, now out of print.
The Candle Station was begun by two sisters and their family; they later purchased the building and began to rent it to a diverse assortment of small businesses and artists. When they ceased operation, it was renamed Riverview Station.
My new studio is located in the back, on the second floor and we have two wonderful round windows providing north light. While the address is 191 Lyman St. and you can park and enter from the fourth door from the right, head up the stairs and follow signs to JMK Studio 236. Take the stairs up and then go right, then left. We’re at the end of the hallway.
You can also take OLD LYMAN at the north end of the building, going around Mt. Glassworks to the right. This lot has limited parking during the week and semi trucks making deliveries. You can proceed to the back and there is another access. Please don’t block loading docks or designated parking areas. Look for the stairs and windows. We are in the first studio on the right at the top of the stairs. We sometimes leave to go painting at the park.
We have just completed our move to a new studio in the River Arts District of Asheville. I will be open after some renovation after January 10th. You can reach me by email or phone/text as usual. The new location is in Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street, Asheville. We’re in studio #236, upstairs on the north end. Take Old Lyman round to the back and part in the courtyard to the right. We’re really excited to be in this great, larger and more accommodating space. We expect to be open by January 15-16 and classes resume after the 18th if all goes well.