Filmmakers buy Asheville artists’ work at downtown indy art shop, Horse + Hero shop


Moviemakers shooting the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri around Asheville this spring recently stopped into the downtown indy art shop Horse + Hero and bought several pieces of local art that could end up on the big screen.

Word on the street is that the moviemakers spent several hundred dollars to buy pieces from a number of Asheville artists, including Maxx Feist, Jason Krekel and Maxx Feist.

Justin Rabuck and Brandy Bourne, the creators of The Big Crafty festival, opened Horse + Hero back in 2014 at 14 Patton Ave. (The shop is in the former location of A Dancer’s Place, for Asheville old-timers’ reference.) The shop is stocked with amazing prints, paintings, T-shirts, jewelry and more, all made by Asheville area artists including Kreh Melick, Melissa Weiss, Hannah Dansie, Julie Armbruster and many more.

Here’s hoping that the work of Asheville artists gets tons of screen time. It’s all about product placement, right? Cheers!

Image link for Horse + Hero from their Facebook page.