From Asheville Art Museum:
Downtown First Friday Art Walks Kick Off April 1Asheville Art Museum offers pay-as-you-wish admission
from 5:00–8:00 p.m. on First FridaysASHEVILLE—Finally the weather is warming, and the Downtown Asheville Art District’s First Friday Art Walks are back just in time. Visitors enjoying an evening stroll downtown can stop in more than 23 different museums and galleries, including the Asheville Art Museum, on the first Friday of each month starting April 1. With a variety of special events, exhibition openings, artist talks and more, these art walks are a fantastic opportunity to see what the downtown arts community has to offer.On First Fridays, the Asheville Art Museum offers pay-as-you-wish admission from 5:00-8:00 p.m. For the first Art Walk of the year on April 1, the Museum will be hosting a film screening of the documentary Free Radicals starting at 5:30 p.m. The film provides a vivid and eye-opening introduction to avant-garde cinema, one of the most important yet marginalized realms of filmmaking. Free Radicals includes rare interviews with some of the most important filmmakers in the avant-garde tradition, as well as several films in their entirety. The film will be introduced by the co-founder of Mechanical Eye Microcinema, Charlotte Taylor, and it will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Pip Chodorov. The film’s duration is 82 minutes.The Asheville Art Museum will continue to offer special events and pay-as-you-wish admission from 5:00–8:00 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday Art Walks through December.About the Asheville Art MuseumFounded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at ashevilleart.org.