The art of calligraphy takes center stage at a local event, on the campus of Warren Wilson College, from Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, July 2. There, approximately 275 participants will explore the art form.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s artistic response to House Bill 2 and Local Cloth’s plans to furnish their new studio space with equipment for community dyeing classes.
Now is the time to vote for your favorites, from hip-hop group and chamber music outfit to woodworker and outdoor installation artisan.
Hot Springs Resort and Spa hosts the free, daylong Bluff Mountain Festival on Saturday, June 11.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Supatight’s final touches on a new album, local playwright Kai Elijah Hamilton’s invitation to a New York City theater festival, and a fundraising effort by The Art League of Henderson County.
Galleries and artists’ studio spaces open Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, and attendees are welcome to Friday evening’s artist reception at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery.
The historic festival is at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6:30 p.m., after which the Montford Park Players will perform “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m.
“Ours is not a competitive group,” says Kate Guggenheim. “But one that is there to respect and support each other and our work.”
Dissolving the barriers between maker and buyer, these artists open their doors to curious eyes on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“I’m all one big mess of kudzu,” says Matt Tommy. “A husband, a father, a speaker, a teacher, an artist and a father to other artists!”
In its third year, the spiritually infused lakeside retreat offers magical moments for all ages at Highland Lake Cove from Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22.
Throughout the 15-event summer series, painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers, photographers and others will set up beneath large umbrellas.
Yarn aficionados will be out in force this weekend for the Western North Carolina Yarn Crawl. With 11 locally owned yarn shops participating, knitters, crocheters and weavers likely will find everything they’re looking for. In preparation for the event, Purl’s Yarn Emporium owner Elizabeth Schell was out on Wall Street in downtown Asheville on Monday […]
The free art crawl’s spring 2016 iteration runs Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8.
For the 17the year, the annual Fiber Wearable Fashion Show heads down the runway at the Folk Art Center.
The Asheville Zine Fest hopes to represent the full range of independent publications. Supported by DIY, book- and craft-minded donors Big Crafty, Horse and Hero and Downtown Books and News, the event will also include readings and vendors at The Grey Eagle
From his Weaverville home studio, self-taught artist Stefan Vinyarszky carves intricate figures and landscapes from wood and stone.
UNC Asheville and the Asheville Area Art Council are currently in the early stages of renovating two unaffiliated buildings. Though both stand empty for the time being, excitement echoes in those hallways because the projects promise innovative new approaches to artmaking.
Western North Carolina is home to a number of Earth Day-related festivities and programs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable events.
For the third year, Dobra Tea’s Black Mountain location will partner with local artisans and musicians to raise money for the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden.
Encaustic painter Julia Fosson, whose workshop is located in the Hatchery Studios in the River Arts Districts, spent years unaware of the art form. It is a multifaceted, multilayered medium that involves beeswax, blow torches, heating guns and hot plates, along with dammar — a type of tree sap in which the beeswax is cooked.