Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Flood Mission

Flood Fine Art Center is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging and mid career artists, as well as educating the public and furthering the understanding of contemporary art and its importance within the community and beyond. We aim to provide a stimulating environment for artists so that they will successively enlighten, challenge, inspire, and elevate awareness for the necessity of art in contemporary culture.

Flood Fine Art Center seeks to be a vital cultural resource for Asheville through providing funding and space for innovative local and national artists as well as curators who stretch boundaries in all media. Through our extensive exhibition schedule, residency program, educational activities, presentations and publications we aim to serve a diverse audience that will in turn enhance quality of life and provide opportunities and experiences that would otherwise be unavailable.



PRESS RELEASE                                                     
For Immediate Release


June 28th - August 16th

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28th 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Utilizing Various Casting Processes And Castoff Materials

ASHEVILLE, NC--Flood Gallery Fine Art Center ("Flood Gallery") is proud to present a two-month exhibition, curated by Society for the Preservation of Humanity + ArtFunctions, titled "Castings."   This exhibition is a survey of artists working in foundries all over the United States, including Sloss Furnaces and Penland School of Craft, and features a few artworks created during Flood Gallery's first "Arty Party: Iron Pour." "Castings" opening reception is slated for Saturday, June 28 th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm with light refreshments generously sponsored by Barefoot Wines.   The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, August 16 th and Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is located in the Phil Mechanic Studios Building in the Asheville River Arts District on Roberts Street and Clingman Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.   For more information please visit, www.floodgallery.org or call 828.254.2166.




Sloss’s Metal Arts program is rooted in Birmingham’s historic connection to iron and steel. The city owes its existence to these metals and to the forming and processing industries that grew up around them. Although such industries are no longer the dominant forces they once were, they are still an important part of the city’s economic life and offer tremendous resources for the production of metal sculpture.

The mission of Penland School of Crafts is individual and artistic growth through craft. Penland enriches the lives of individuals by teaching skills, stimulating ideas, and promoting the value of craft in the world. Everyone is welcome, from beginning and advanced craft practitioners to the general public. Penland offers a learning environment which is beautiful, stimulating, and egalitarian. It is a place where people love to work, feel free to experiment, and frequently exceed their own expectations. Penland's programs encompass traditional and contemporary craft, and seek to acknowledge the human spirit which is universally expressed through craft.