Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local band Lyric’s forthcoming EP plus one cat lover’s cozy and eco-friendly invention for felines.
Looking to jump start your holiday shopping while keeping your dollars local? Craft fairs offer unique gifts from area craftspeople — along with plenty of fun, festive spirit.
American Folk Art compiled a “gift closet” stocked with special works from the 40 artists who the gallery showcases. The show opens for Black Friday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m.
In order to help you navigate your way through this busy season we will be sharing a roundup of holiday oriented events every week until the new year. This is the roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 3.
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. An indoor studio […]
The stealthy stitchers of Purl’s Yarn Emporium are at it again. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Wall Street was transformed with knit and crochet creations. As with their installations last spring and fall, the stitchers will be adorning many fixtures along the quaint street. This fall, however, they have added a much larger target to their yarn-bombing: the Flat Iron sculpture.
The free, self-guided, multi-venue tour of the town runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plus, Weaverville Town Hall will host a kickoff fundraiser with entertainment and food to benefit the community Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.
The Martha Stewart American Made awards is an annual nationwide event focusing on local and handmade products in the categories of craft, design, food and style. With more than 500 finalists, our region is well represented by the following Western North Carolina-based makers.
This season’s Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands held Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 15-18 in the U.S. Cellular Center, will showcase the wares of nearly 200 craft artists.
The 2015 iteration of American Craft Week is held Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 11, so it’s really a week-plus. That’s a good thing, because with more than 30 Western North Carolina-based craft galleries and organizations involved, it’ll take all 10 days to visit each showroom and explore every exhibit.
American Craft Week actually spans 10 days — from Friday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 11 — with participating organizations in every state. Many states, however, only have an event or two. North Carolina boasts 40 entries on the American Craft Week website, and so many of those (34) are based in Western N.C. that the region is just one of three with its own webpage.
Flow Gallery in Marshall, Local Cloth in conjunction with the Asheville ARea Arts Council and the fiber program of Haywood Community College all hold fiber-arts exhibitions during American Craft Week.
Discoveries at Garden Creek, an archeological site near Canton, suggest it served as a home for native craftspeople who produced artifacts for a religious and cultural movement that swept ancient North America nearly 2,000 years ago.
Despite the gray skies and blustery mountain winds that cloaked the day on Saturday, Sept. 26, the city’s first Venture Local Fair put the vibrant colors of Asheville’s local business community on display.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one woman’s quest to revive her elders’ traditions and a West Asheville server’s full-fledged street festival.
Back South’s danceable, Appalachian-crafted and blues-inspired rock set takes place at the Bywater on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m.
A selection of work from the artist’s Kenilworth-based company Kathleen Lewis Designs will be displayed in Woolworth Walk’s front gallery for the month of September, with a free meet-and-greet reception planned for Friday, Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m.
LAAFF returns for its 13th edition on Sunday, Sept. 6. This year bring a “pollinating the urban landscape” theme, educational workshops, a medieval castle that will host a foam swordplay competition and an interactive instrument station.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the art project of Hendersonville photographer Walter Arnold, a new kiln for the ladies of Mudhoneyz Studio and entrepreneur Derek Plumb’s quest to make dorm rooms into havens for creativity.
The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s Back to the Drawing Board series was developed to investigate how the craft object can move beyond a static wall display. The events on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, will be the last in the current four part series. The takeover, as it’s called, includes a trio of artists who will each explore new approaches to traditional craft forms.
Open Hearts Art Center’s forthcoming talent show features the visual and performance art of the nonprofit organization’s members.