November 5, 2017 / 2pm

Every year, as those who have followed our journey know, we have a big shindig around early November, which we traditionally call the Fall Back in Time Potluck. Well, this year we are doing things a bit differently! We are going to be having an Open House and Auction at Azule on with emcee Chad Wilderness and live music by Pierce Edens. Hope you can be a part of it. It's going to be so much fun. Besides great food, drinks, and live music, there will be many fun activities for young and old. 

(Pierce Edens, from​ 

We are raising money to expand Azule, in particular to erect a building that was designed and for which the foundations were laid six years ago. We are excited to announce that this new building will contain a new residency hall and art space. This will include room for a pottery studio with a kiln, metal working, woodworking and a weaving workshop with looms. We already have a kiln, a potter's wheel, 5 looms, and woodworking tools to fill the workshops; we just need to finish the building to deploy them so that a wide variety of future residents can best explore their creativity in this space.

(Camille's model for the new building, standing on existing foundations)

This first-ever silent auction for Azule is going to be HUGE!

We will begin my making the goods available at the Homecoming event. After that ends we will set up an online silent auction site. Amazing goods, from handcrafted furniture to Hot Springs spa packages to artwork from award-winning artists will be available, both online and at our live auction event on November 5th. We are still gathering goodies and if you have any service, goods, or artifacts of value that you would like to donate (completely tax-deductible), we will be gathering them till October 20th.

For donation pick ups, please contact:
Rebecca Gahagan at  828-622-9569 or 
Wendy Stancil at 828-206-3739 or

Just a tiny sample of what bidders have to look forward to:

"Blue Petals', a breathtaking limited-edition print by Leigh Ann Culver

Olsen's amazing piece, "Painter #10", oil on canvas, 24" x 18'

Spa packages from the world famous Hot Springs Spa

Additionally, we can use a few good people to help pass out cocktails and food on November 5th. So if you wish to help the cause and have some fun as well, please contact Rebecca or Wendy.

We hope to see you there! A great time is guaranteed for all.

  • New Building Fundraiser

    Our Goal: $25,000
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