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.
With the cool crispness of fall nearly upon us, two Marshall artisan businesses — Smoke Signals wood-fired bakery and Sketchbook Crafts — are partnering to celebrate the shift of seasons with food, friends and art.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one artist’s random, magnetic acts of kindness and a filmmaker’s depiction of his spiritual journey in and out of India.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival was named for the area’s high-quality honey, but in its 38th year, the weekend-long celebration also offers local arts and crafts, music, games and, of course, plenty of festival food.
A Dolly Parton-themed print exhibition featuring the work of 35 artists will be on display at Asheville BookWorks through Saturday, Aug. 29.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local singer Emily Bodley’s debut EP and a mobile yarn-arts studio for Alina Shea Creations.
There’s a luthier for every strumming style. From modern and edgy to rooted in tradition, local makers imbue their instruments — from fiddles and guitars to bouzoukis and bagpipes — with Appalachian materials and far-flung inspiration.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new artist collective aimed at inspiring individuals to overlap their own work and play plus two recent high school graduates’ aid efforts in Nepal.
All are welcome to attend the free pop-up craft fair, which the Bywater hosts on its riverside lawn on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Now in its 68th season, the biannual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns for a long weekend filled with regional craft history and work for show and sale. It’s held at the U.S. Cellular Center, Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local artist’s mask-making residency in Mexico, a new dance school called Terpsicorps, a foam party to follow the cyclocross nationals in Asheville in 2016 and upgrades to an astrology podcast.
The artisan wine and cheese industries in Western North Carolina are experiencing a major growth spurt as increasing numbers of entrepreneurs seek out careers in these fields.
Hosted by exotic local clothier Royal Peasantry, Ritual Runway takes place at New Mountain on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
The Big Crafty, Asheville’s biannual craft marketplace, will feature more than 150 artists selling their wares on Sunday, July 12, in the indoor-outdoor space of Pack Square and the Asheville Art Museum. Well represented: critter crafts ranging from adorable and playful to wildly imaginative.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a Smash Box’s expansion into a brick-and-mortar location, two locals’ efforts to empower citizens of Nepal to build resilient housing and The Village Potters’ new wood kiln project.
Mica Gallery’s current show, “Rock, Paper, Scissors” is on display through Tuesday, July 21. The exhibition features Bill Brown’s steel sculptures, Lisa Blackburn’s prints, and Thor and Jennifer Bueno’s glass stones.
Born from Asheville Community Theatre’s desire to attract a wider audience, this competitive runway show sees 40 local designers vying for titles in four zany categories: tape, nature, inflatables and Christmas in July.
This year, Independence Day falls on a Saturday, which leaves you with more freedom to explore what this historic day has to offer.
Artists in Asheville are turning to the earth beneath their own feet to fuel their artistic expression. They are alchemists who can blend clay with egg whites and crushed stone to make paint, and they are advocates for the land with which they interact.