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The Chair Arch, a public art installation opening! Silver River Center for Chair Caning unveils 8 ft tall cathe­dral chair arch in Asheville’s River Arts District

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The Chair Arch unveil­ing Satur­day, October 12, 2019. 4 – 6pm at CURVE Studios & Garden, #3,5,&7 River Arts Place in Asheville’s River Arts District

Inspired by an 1877 arch made of chairs by the furni­ture makers of High Wycombe, UK, the chair nerds at Silver River Center for Chair Caning will be unveil­ing an 8 ft tall cathe­dral chair arch in the garden at CURVE Studios in Asheville’s River Arts District. The orig­i­nal arch was erected to welcome Queen Victo­ri­a’s carriage as it drove through town and was resur­rected several times in High Wycombe since the 19th century. The contem­po­rary arch honors CURVE Studios & Garden’s 30th Anniver­sary and is made of 15 iconic woven chairs. It will be unveiled with a cham­pagne toast and cake as part of the River Arts Distric­t’s Second Satur­day Events October 12 at 4pm at 3, 5, & 7 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC 28801. Other activ­i­ties include a rush weaving work­shop at Silver River Chairs from 11 – 2, an artist talk by ceram­i­cist Cassie Butcher at 2pm, with the party in the garden to follow from 430 – 7pm. Raise a glass and toast 3 decades of craft and local business.

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