Sand Hill Artists Collective’s vision has always been to help emerging artists build careers encouraging creativity and visibility.  We knew the need was there but our path has led us to opportunities beyond our humble beginnings, isolated in COVID and located in Candler, NC.  The effect is one of pebbles in a pond for people like Daryl and me who are visual learners. Biltmore Lake Artists begat Sand Hill Artists which has grown exponentially beyond its Western Buncombe boundaries to encompass all of Asheville and beyond. I’m not very savvy with social media but supported by the “techiness” of Daryl and others, SHAC in partnership with Scott Power and Crewest Studio/LA, has expanded once more, now to our new ARTSVILLE Collective gallery in Marquee in the River Arts District.

While this would seem like a wild ride, it has been mostly smooth or we wouldn’t have been able to arrive where we are today. At every turn, creative energy from supportive artists, mentors and volunteers have been the engine to propel us. At its most basic level, SHAC and ARTSVILLE feel welcomed into our new community in the RAD and have planned ARTSVILLE Collective to be more than a gallery. At its core, this will be a home, a community gathering place for anyone who likes art, and a happy spot to show, tell and talk about creativity. Circle your calendars and join us:

ARTSVILLE NC’s preview podcast with Louise Glickman on
art and community.

NOW AVAILABLE: ARTSVILLE NC’s first preview podcast includes an interview with Sand Hill Artists Collective’s Louise Glickman on art and community. Show notes and link at

Friday, January 28:  ARTSVILLE NC podcast series launches with six interviews with arts leadership discussing how Asheville became ARTSVILLE. Hosted by SHAC with veteran podcaster and producer Scott Power of Crewest Studio/LA. Available on Apple, Google, Android, Spotify and New Episode podcast channels.

Artsville Collective at Marquee is both gallery and gathering space
for looking and learning.

Tuesday, February 1: Guest Artists at ARTSVILLE Collective include Micah Mackenzie, mixed media and Rhona Polonsky, ceramics along with mixed media from Louise Glickman and pop animation from Daryl Slaton. On exhibit thru April 24.

Rhona Polonsky’s pottery invites you to read between the lines.

Sunday, February 27: Celebrating ARTSVILLE.  Meet the artists, Micah Mackenzie, mixed media and Rhona Polonsky, ceramics at ARTSVILLE Collective at Marquee. Also on hand will be our first podcast interviewees and Jenna Eberhardt, SHAC’s new staff associate.

Micah Mackenzie’s abstracts are bold and energetic.