Asheville Art Experience, formerly Asheville Art Studio Tours is evolving, just like the arts in Asheville!
Founded by a River Arts District Artist, the personal connections we have with artists and studios can help you maneuver into the heart of this ever evolving area. Our heart is for the artists- we love to connect people with the people behind the art. Our heart is for you to experience what it’s like to be an artist! – We know that when you take the seat of an artist, and make art yourself, you come alive inside. You express yourself, dream again, and let go of what you need to.
Family owned and operated, glass artist John Miguel Almaguer developed Asheville Art Studio Tours. Then in 2021, together with his wife Alicia, they merged it into Asheville Art Experience in order to focus on giving people more opportunities to both see the arts, meet artists, and even explore being an artist themselves. John is the creative talent behind Almaguer Glass. Specializing in fine art and lighting, Almaguer Glass has been a maker in the Asheville art scene for nearly a decade.
Before coming to Asheville, John lived and worked in Murano, Italy- the Venetian Island fully devoted to glass art making. Murano is renowned across the world as the premier location for glass art, with origins in glass dating back to the 1200s.
My heart in starting this company is to give people an enriched experience into the arts in Asheville. With nearly 200 artist studios, I don’t know of any other art district in the States like it as diverse and all within walking distance. But it doesn’t stop there. Moving out from the art district center, there are concentrations of artists in unique and diverse mediums scattered throughout the greater Asheville area, as well as fine art galleries fantastically curated. Our personal connections can help you navigate and experience the arts here.
As an artist, I seek to live and create from the heart. I welcome you to engage your heart in this vibrant art scene and be changed by your experience here.
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