Local Art

Liz Barr

Elizabeth L. Barr, Director of Art Resources based in Asheville, NC is an Art Consultant with over 25 years’ experience assisting Architects, Interior Designers and clients with art acquisitions for hospitality, healthcare and corporate projects as well as personal collections.

Barr has been retained to select local artwork for display in the hotel. She held many prominent art consultant positions prior to forming Art Resources in Atlanta, GA fifteen years ago. An Asheville native, she returned to the city and became an affiliate of Art Source LA Santa Monica, CA as the Senior Art Consultant for the Southeast. She is a Founding Board Member of the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality-Atlanta Chapter and continues to promote and support Handmade in America, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Penland, Piedmont Craft Guild, MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts), SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art) and the NC Arts Council.

Other Art in the Hotel

Scott Allred

Scott Allred is a graphic designer, muralist, and sign painter, that has been working in the trade for almost 30 years. He is the co-owner of Brushcan Studios, a collaboration of art and design providing high-quality murals, signs, and specialty/faux finishes. His expansive, eye-catching piece in the lobby’s two-level entryway honors legendary musicians who have toured in Asheville, including B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, and more. Scott’s artwork will also be on display in the king and queen guestrooms.

Big Bridge Studio

Big Bridge Studio is a full-service creative agency, specializing in branding, packaging design, and website design. Servicing a host of local craft beer and hospitality clients, Big Bridge Studio produced the mural in the motor lobby highlighting several of downtown’s most popular music venues including The Orange Peel and Grey Eagle. They also produced the mural in guestroom bathrooms of local craft beer labels.

John Haldane

John Haldane is a published professional artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. John created two pieces for Aloft Asheville Downtown’s guestrooms: Dueling Mime I and Dueling Mime II. Haldane's art is unique; created using cameras, software, digital tools, and/or paints.
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