Storyteller Debbie Gurriere

Spoken Word OPEN MIC celebrates 3rd anniversary, Jan. 18

Press release from event organizers: David Joe Miller continues his ever popular Spoken Word OPEN MIC! at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville. The January 18th show kicks off the 3rd season of quality Spoken Word shows in Asheville. This show will be hosted by storytellers and retired educators, Kathy Gordon and Debbie […]

Photo by David J. Simchock

Balsam Range will perform on WNCW’s “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” show, Jan. 13

Press release: WNCW is proud to again partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live.” WNCW’s acclaimed bluegrass show “Goin’ Across the Mountain” is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon. Now it comes to life on stage as we bring together […]


Blue Spiral 1 hosts film screening and panel discussion with Andy Farkas, Jan. 14

Press release from Blue Spiral 1: Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Andy Farkas January 14, 2017 , 11am at the Fine Arts Theatre Followed by a panel discussion and reception at Blue Spiral 1. Glimpse into the life and creative process of internationally renowned printmaking artist, Andy Farkas as he leads us through the […]


Local artist paints pet portraits for Brother Wolf

Press release: Last year artist Angela Alexander, who specializes in pet portraits, partnered with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (BWAR), a no-kill shelter in Asheville, NC, to begin working on a series of paintings entitled “Forget Me Not.” This ongoing project features portraits of dogs who have been under Brother Wolf’s care for an extended period […]

Celebration Singers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a concert, Jan. 15

Press release from event organizers: Celebration Singers of Asheville will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a concert on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free (donations are appreciated at the door.) The youth chorus will perform with piano and flute accompaniment […]

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial announces Short Story Club for 2017

Press release from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial announced their upcoming 2017 schedule of short story discussions. Many readers fall in love with Wolfe’s sprawling sentences, and his expansive view of American life, while others struggle with the enormousness of scale. Discussing Thomas Wolfe’s short stories is a wonderful way to discover […]

Asheville Area Arts Council offers professional development grants for artists

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council: The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce the 2017 Professional Development Grant for Artists. These resources will be granted to individuals to attend professional development courses to aid them in reaching their business goals. This new grant program is offered to Buncombe County artists to […]

The Vanishing Wheelchair’s 5th season of magic opens Jan. 13

Press release from event organizers: The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre is the permanent home of the 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity for people with disabilities, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, in Asheville is the venue for several magic and variety shows for the public and is available for […]


ZuZu Welsh plays White Horse Black Mountain with new band on Jan. 7

Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Guitarist extraordinaire ZuZu Welsh and band are no strangers to the White Horse Black Mountain, but the New Year sees some new faces in the lineup. Guitarist/vocalist Mark Kadowaki adds his fresh energy and attitude to the tight sound of longtime core members Johnny Haisman (drums) and Dana […]

Submissions to William Matthews Poetry Prize accepted through Jan. 15

Press release from Asheville Poetry Review: The editors at THE ASHEVILLE POETRY REVIEW are currently reading for the esteemed WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE— DEADLINE: January 15, 2017. First Prize: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading in Asheville, NC at Malaprop’s Bookstore. Second Prize: $250, publication, and a featured reading in Asheville […]

LEAF Community Arts will receive $12,500 NEA grant for “Legends of Africa” project

Press release from LEAF: National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $12,500 to LEAF Community Arts for the Legends of Africa project occurring […]


Southern Highland Craft Guild releases new brand components

Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild: After undergoing an extensive eight-month rebranding process, Southern Highland Craft Guild has released a new logo and supporting messaging. The 86-year-old nonprofit organization boasts over 850 members from 293 counties that span the mountains from Maryland to Alabama. In April 2016, the organization employed consultants Lisa and Dean […]

Anam Cara Theatre Company holds casting call for “Pulse”

Press release from Anam Cara Theatre Company: ANAM CARA THEATRE COMPANY seeks actors for Pulse, an ensemble-created musical performance, directed by Jenna Tamisiea. Thursday, January 5, 6pm-9pm Saturday, January 7, 12pm-3pm All at Toy Boat Community Art Space (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803) Performance Dates: February 24 & 25, March 3, 4, 10 & […]