In today’s episode, we’re taking a dive into the history behind how Asheville became Artsville, with Tom Anders from Grovewood Gallery! Located in the historic Grovewood Village, which once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries, Grovewood Gallery is nationally recognized for its dedication to fine American art and craft. With 9,000 square feet of artisan-made jewelry, textiles, pottery, glass, and more, Grovewood highlights the important contributions of over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States. Tuning in, you’ll learn about the important contributions that the Vanderbilt family made to the artistic hub that Asheville is today and gain some insight into the handmade legacy that the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum preserves and continues. We also touch on how the history of Grovewood Village started with a malaria remedy, the fascinating story behind the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum and Harry Blomberg’s passion for automobiles, what you can expect from your visit to Grovewood Village in the present day, as well as Tom’s personal history in Asheville, and so much more! Tune in today to discover this local treasure that offers a glimpse into an important part of Asheville’s story!