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Gallery Mugen and Yuzu Patisserie Bring Global Influences, Food And Art to Asheville

Mugen means “infinite” in Japanese, and that’s the sense of limitlessness artists Akira Satake and Barbara Zaretsky and pastry chef Cynthia Pierce bring to their collaboration Gallery Mugen, in Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District. With an aesthetic of simplicity and intentionality expressed in ceramics, textiles, and pastries, the three bring Asheville’s art and food cultures together, creating an atmosphere that invites visitors to linger, contemplate, and indulge all of their senses.

Gallery Mugen showcases Satake and Zaretsky’s work and will occasionally host concerts and exhibitions featuring guest artists. The patisserie occupies a corner of the gallery and guests can order coffee and tea along with their tarts, cookies and cake.

Gallery Mugen is open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm.  Yuzu Patisserie is open Tuesday through Saturday during the same hours.