Haywood County Arts Council seeks postcard art for May exhibit

Press release: To help celebrate Haywood County Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary, we are planning a new and exciting exhibition as part of our A Ruby Anniversary show in May: an HCAC benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works by established and emerging artists in our region. Any artist can contribute to this sale. The postcard portion of […]

Artists’ Breakfast gathering will be held the last Thursday of the month at 362 Depot

Press release: 362 Depot, a co-op gallery and working studio, recently opened its doors in the River Arts District (RAD), showcasing the work of ten artists. An Artists’ Breakfast, held the last Thursday of each month, offers fellow artists, collectors and art lovers a chance at camaraderie and conversation. The next Breakfast will be held […]

The Diana Wortham Theatre has launched The Next Stage campaign for transformation to a full center for the performing arts with three distinct venues. This architectural sketch of the new Studio Theatre reflects the multi-use space perfect for intimate performances, social gatherings, and lectures, with seating for 60-80 people.

Diana Wortham Theatre’s Next Stage campaign raises final funds for facility transformation

Press release: On February 15, 2017, Diana Wortham Theatre announced its public campaign, The Next Stage, to raise the final $300,000 of its $3.1 million capital campaign goal to transform into a facility with three distinct performance venues. According to Diana Wortham Theatre Board President Hardy Holland, “We are asking the community to invest in […]

Ensemble Stage moves to Banner Elk

Press release: Ensemble Stage has moved its professional theater productions to downtown Banner Elk, relocating from Blowing Rock to the Historic Banner Elk School. The group, founded in 2009, will set up permanent residence at the historic school and give performances throughout the year. Its previous location at the Blowing Rock School auditorium limited performances […]

Gladys Knight and William McDowell build Reynolds Community Center

Press release: When Gladys Knight and Canton-native William McDowell joined together in marriage, his home became hers. William and Gladys own a property in Fairview just outside Asheville. It’s where their family members gather for special reunions and events and where the couple feel most at home in their lives these days, even amidst Gladys’ […]

The Archive of Scarcity exhibition in Asheville through May 25

Press release: Window (re/production|re/presentation) is pleased to introduce The Archive of Scarcity, a new work by Orlando/Philadelphia-based artist Leah Sandler. Two versions of this work were conceived and produced by Sandler specifically for Window – one for our original location in Asheville, NC, and a second for The Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter […]

Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will read as part of “Writers at Home,” Feb. 19

Press release from UNC Asheville: Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings […]

Ralph Lewis, photo by Bob Franklin

11th annual Fiddlers of Madison County concert, March 11

Press release from Madison County Arts Council: The 11th Annual The Fiddlers of Madison County Saturday, March 11, 2017 Two shows 3:00 and 7:30 pm $20 advance $25 Day of Show more information at: (828)649-1301 www.madisoncountyarts.com For centuries, literally, folks have been following The French Broad River into Madison County to hear the finest in […]

Registration is open for North Carolina Writers’ Network’s spring conference

Press release from the North Carolina Writers’ Network: The North Carolina Writers’ Network will host its 2017 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 22, in the MHRA Building and Curry Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The depth and generosity of North Carolina’ literary community, and its legacy of great […]

Macy Gray, photo by Giuliano Bekor

LEAF announces spring lineup with Macy Gray, Antibalas, Lee Fields and more

Press release: WHAT: SPRING LEAF FESTIVAL WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 11 – SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017 WHERE: LAKE EDEN | BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC TICKET INFO: Advance ONLY – Averaging at $40 for the day or $177 for the weekend. Kids under 10 FREE. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://www.theleaf.org/tickets ORGANIZATION WEBSITE: http://www.theleaf.org LEAF Community Arts is thrilled to announce […]

Joyce Yang

Brevard Philharmonic features Van Cliburn Piano Competition winner Joyce Yang, Feb. 26

Press release: She electrified the Brevard Music Festival audience last summer, and now is your chance to see her again. On Sunday, February 26th at 3pm, pianist and international recording artist, Joyce Yang will bring her colorful musical personality to the Porter Center at Brevard College. She will join the Brevard Philharmonic playing Rachmaninoff. According […]