ONGOING – Sol LeWitt: Creating Place, “Wall Drawing #618,” conceptual art. Opening Aug. 9, 10am.
Through (10/1) – Submissions accepted for annual Short Story Contest, stories of 2500 words or less. $11. Contact for guidelines.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
Through SA (8/30) – Submissions will be accepted for the Literary Fiction Contest, stories of 5000 words or less. $25. Contact for guidelines.
Through SU (8/31) – Life in Motion, works by Alyson Markell and Kenn Kotara.
Through SU (8/31) – Paintings by Joyce Schlapkohl.
Through SU (8/31) – Swannanoa Fine Arts League members juried exhibit.
Through TU (9/30) – Artifacts and Contraptions, glass and mixed media sculptures by Peter Wright and Audrey Wilson.
Through SA (8/30) – Paintings, architectural drawings and iron work by Anthony Lord.
Through SU (8/31) – Urban Photography From The Streets Of A Bohemian Mountain Town, street photography by Joe Longobardi.
Through SA (9/27) – Works from artists Kenneth Baskin, John L. Cleaveland, Brad Sells, Lee Sipe and Mike Smith.
Through TU (8/19) – Glass works by John Almaguer. Held at Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center, 1 Town Square Blvd.
Through FR (9/26) – British Invasion, works inspired by the British pop culture.
Through SA (9/27) – Ahead of the Curve, contemporary works focusing on lines.
Through TH (8/21) – Pattern, Texture, Emotion, quilts.
Through (8/30) – The foundation seeks two volunteers to serve as group facilitators for a proposed local support group. Contact for details.
Through SU (9/14) – Imagined Circus and Travelers, paintings by Diana LaRose-Weaver.
Through (10/28) – Into the Fire, glass, clay and metal works.
Through (8/31) – Lost at Sea, works by Sandee Johnson.
Through SU (8/31) – Photographs of the farm taken by local photographers
Through TU (9/30) – Merge, vintage and contemporary photography.
Through TH (9/18) – Writers are asked to submit fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry on animals and animal rights for upcoming public reading. Contact for guidelines.
Through (8/28) – Submissions will be accepted for Anything Goes, Everything Shows, a multimedia mail-in art show. All submissions will be exhibited. Opening: Sept. 6. Free.
Through SA (9/20) – Camped Out on Greasy Grass: A Series of Portraits, works by artists from closed Lyman Avenue studios.
Through SA (8/31) – Handmade traditional Javanese Batik.
Through SU (8/31) – Corollaries, paintings by Suzanne Saunders.
Through (11/5) – Artists may donate works to be displayed and auctioned at Zuma Coffee in Marshall. Proceeds benefit this nonprofit animal therapy program for veterans and at-risk youth. Contact for details.
Through FR (9/26) – Students in grades 4-12 may submit works of fiction to the Telling Our Tales writing competition. Must be inspired by The Sun and the Rain. Contact for details.
Through (9/13) – Registration is open for this race to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina and families affected by autism. Call to register. $25. Held at UNCA on Sept. 13.
(pd.) August 30, 10 am at New Life Community Church on 1417 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804. Proceeds help Chris Spurrier get a van modified with computerized hand controls. Items range from local fine art to new practical items. View auction items on Facebook: Chris Spurrier Van Fund / Auction.
Through WE (10/15) – ZOOM IN: An Exhibition of Asheville Street Photography, works by six local photographers.
ONGOING – Sol LeWitt: Creating Place, Wall Drawing #618, conceptual art.
WE (9/3), 12:30pm & TH (9/4), 5:30pm – Open house for those interested in being a volunteer teacher assistant, tutor or mentor. Held at the ACSF central office, 85 Mountain St.
Through (9/20) – Registration is open for this run to benefit the Black Mountain Home for Children and the Colburn Earth Science Museum. $35/$30 advance. Held Sept. 20 at Grove Stone & Sand Company.
Through FR (9/26) – Linear-Geometric Abstraction & Geometric Color Field Painting, a Resurrection and Resurgence, works by Matthew Zelder.
Through TU (9/9) – Serendipitous Accretion, paintings by Amanda Seckington. Free.
Through FR (9/19) – Exhibition of works by UNCA faculty. In the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery.
Through SA (9/20) – Edwina Bringle Retrospective, weaving.
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, 8am-noon –
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, 8am-noon –
TUESDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9am-noon – Adult basic education/ high school equivalency classes. Registration required.
WE (8/27), 9am – “How Personal Objects Evoke Memory & Story,” memoir writing workshop. Free.
Through FR (8/29) – Bring Us Your Best XI, works by competition winners.
$3 pints all day
$7 growler fills
WEDNESDAYS, 1:30-3pm – For people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain damage and their care-partners. Free.
WEDNESDAYS (through 12/31), 2-6pm -
WEDNESDAYS through (11/30), 2-6pm -
WEDNESDAYS, 2-5pm -
WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-6:30pm -
Food truck: Root Down (comfort food, Cajun)
$3.50 all pints at Coxe location; “Whedon Wednesday’s” at Merrimon location
WE (8/27), 5pm – First in a Series book club: The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen. For ages 7-12. Free.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-8:30pm – ESL classes. Registration required.
2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm – Meets at the Spiral Center for Conscious Beginnings, 167A Haywood Road.
Live Music: Woody Wood (acoustic), 5:30pm
Wednesday night bike ride, 6pm
Beer Run with Wild Bill (group run into Pisgah Forest), 6pm
WEDNESDAYS (8/20) through (9/3), 6:30-7:30pm – Laughter yoga. $11/ $30 for series.
WE (8/27), 7pm – Open rehearsal for Blue Ridge Community Orchestra. Held in the Reuter Center. Free.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (9/14) – The Mystery of Irma Vep, Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thurs., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40/$38 seniors/$25 students.