If you’ve driven down Depot Street (past Clingman Café and the Soapy Dog ), you’ve likely noticed one of the newest neighbors in the River Arts District–the Glen Rock Depot www.GlenRockDepot.com, a 90,000 SF green building that includes 60 workforce apartments and two awesome businesses…with room for more!
Angelique Tassistro, Jen Swearington and Gail Fredell were chosen through a Call to Artists to create architectural elements for the building: Door Tiles for Residents, a Wall of Gratitude, and Benches, respectively.
Angelique Tassistro, a neighbor of the Glen Rock Depot, designed and constructed touching and fun handmade tiles for each of the 60 workforce apartments in 372 Depot. She is the founder Fly Coop Studios, introducing a new line of whimsical pottery. Her studio is open to the public and is located in the Asheville’s River Arts District at 375 Depot, across the street from the Glen Rock Depot.
Jen Swearington designed and constructed a unique and lovely Wall of Gratitude for the main public lobby of 372 Depot. The Wall of Gratitude offers thanks to those community partners and funders who made the space a reality. Jen is known primarily for her dreamy, narrative art quilts and Jennythreads, her line of handmade clothing and accessories.
Gail Fredell designed and constructed beautiful Wooden Benches for two locations near the commercial storefronts at 372 Depot. Gail is an internationally known artist who moved to Asheville in 2009.
Also, The Magnetic Field is the first theatre in the Southeast to show only original theatre works. The Magnetic Field will be offering sneak previews of their upcoming show 10 minute previews of the 27th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:00 p.m. the evening of the Glen Rock Depot Grand Opening, Thursday, December 2.
372 Depot’s 60 workforce apartments were fully leased within 60 days, demonstrating the strong demand for workforce housing in Buncombe County. The building also includes 3,000 SF of community space, 9,000 SF of commercial space, and 60 solar panels built and installed by FLS Energy, providing solar thermal hot water to every residential unit.
Come on by and check it out with one of the tours during the Grand Opening on Thursday, December 2 from 3:30 – 7 p.m.
4:00 p.m. sharp Public Remarks and Ribbon Cutting (outdoors)
Including remarks from Mayor Bellamy and County Commissioner Bill Stanley, and Representative Patsy Keever
5:00-7:00 p.m. Guided Tours of 372 Depot and Refreshments at The Magnetic Field
Location: 372 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Parking for the event will be challenging until the Glen Rock Depot lot is finished. Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool if you can.