November News Roundup from Mountain Made

Things to Do and See at the gallery during November & December 2018

Just a reminder to let our wonderful readers know about our upcoming holiday schedule!

New items are arriving almost daily, so we invite you to come by soon for the best selection. Discover genuinely handcrafted crafts and gifts created by artisans from all around Western North Carolina…


Asheville Glass Blowing Demos

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments here at Mountain Made from November 17th to December 23rd, 2018.

Jason will be demostrating every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. And every Sunday from Noon – 2:00 PM.

Jason sets up his portable glassblowing studio right inside the gallery and will display how he makes his fantastic holiday ornaments, wine goblets and champagne flutes.

Without a doubt, watching Jason performing one his holiday season demos and selecting a new ornament for their Christmas tree have become a cherished tradition for many families here in Western North Carolina as well as other parts of the Carolinas.

So if you happen to be in the downtown Asheville area after Thanksgiving, we invite you to come by and check out Jason at work.


New Handcrafted Holiday Gift List Coming Soon!

Next week, we will be announcing our 2018 Mountain Made Holiday Gift List. This list will make all your gift giving dreams come true. Okay, that’s a stretch, but we do have (almost) everything you might want when it comes locally made arts and crafts!

Our recommendations are especially selected items straight from some of the best master craftpeople and artists from around Asheville and the WNC mountains

Mountain Made’s gift guide will showcase a “delightful dozen” of handcrafted items that we think will suit just about anyone on your gift list. Be sure to watch for our next email.


Asheville’s Very Own Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade

Beginning Nov. 16, visitors to the Grove Arcade can recapture the holiday magic of yesteryear with the annual Winter Wonderland celebration amid the historic building’s beautifully decorated halls.

The opening-night festivities are free and open to the public and run from 5-8 pm.

This wonderful family-style event includes

  • our (slightly) famous Deck the Halls Lighting Celebration
  • a performance by the Asheville Symphony Chorus (starts at 6PM)
  • as well as Story Time and Photos with Santa Claus;
  • and much more.

And of course, Mountain Made will be OPEN late (until 8 PM) to help you kickoff your holiday shopping spree…cough! Your holiday fun!



Grove Arcade Winter Wonderland starts Friday, November 16, 2018

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations start Saturday, November 17, 2018

Mountain Made will be CLOSED Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018

Mountain Made will be OPEN Black Friday, November 23, 2018

Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018‎

Channukah starts December 2, 2018

Live Glassblowing Demonstrations end Sunday, December 23, 2018

Mountain Made will be OPEN, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018

Mountain Made will be CLOSED Christmas Day, December 25, 2018

Kwanzaa starts Wednesday, December 26 2018

Mountain Made will be OPEN, Monday, New Year’s Eve December 31, 2018


And last but not least…
US Postal Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Contiguous US (Domestic Only).

Priority Mail & First Class December 20, 2018 and Priority Mail Express December 22, 2018.

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