Proceeds to help victims of Hurricane Florence
New Morning Gallery in Biltmore Village will be donating 10% of sales during its annual Holiday Open House, November 17th and 18th, to support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity locally, and in areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Bellagio Art to Wear, Blue Spiral 1, Bellagio Everyday, and the Fine Arts Theatre, all sister businesses, will contribute the same.
New Morning Gallery and Bellagio were flooded twice in 2004 due to successive hurricanes, with extensive damage requiring major renovations. In 2005 after seeing the completely devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, owner John Cram raised enough money for Habitat for Humanity through his businesses to build a house in New Orleans for one of the flood victims. Teams from Asheville Area Habitat and John’s businesses made trips to New Orleans to help with construction. This spirit of community and compassion for victims of flooding continues to be a cause the companies are happy to support.