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The River Arts District Business Association in partnership with The City of Asheville, WECAN and LEAF Community Arts invites all the families in our communities to come together through art. During Second Saturdays this summer, families in Asheville are invited to visit the Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab in the River Arts District.

Every Second Saturday during Summer 2019, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8 River Arts Place a local artist will offer kid friendly arts and crafts to the community via the Easel Rider – Asheville’s Mobile Art Lab. The Easel Rider is all about connecting people and art. The Easel Rider provides interactive hands-on activities that invite the Asheville community to experience creation on the go. Your child will partake in an innovative and immersive art making experience with a LEAF Teaching Artist and create an art piece to take home that day. This is free for all, no appointment needed experience, so just come on down and start creating!


  • 6/8/2019 - Jenny Pickens and Edwin Salas

    • Edwin Salas Acosta is a Mexican Puppeteer, dancer and plastic artist who loves to create new creatures with paper and other materials.

    • Jenny Pickens focuses on hand built pottery, sewing, and jewelry making

  • 7/13/2019 - Jenny Pickens and James Love

    • James Love is a professional fine artist.

  • 8/10/2019 - Edwin Salas and Robyn Joseph

    • Robyn Joseph is a multimedia artist and creative educator for children of all ages, and weaver.

For more info about Easel Rider click here.