City Council postponed a decision on Pritchard Park improvements, approved affordable housing grants of over $500,000 for a controversial South Asheville apartment complex, retained the city’s existing ban on homestays in accessory dwelling units and pitched in to support a planning collaboration that aims to expand access to preschool to all children in Buncombe County.
Throughout the 15-event summer series, painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers, photographers and others will set up beneath large umbrellas.
Phil Kline’s sound sculpture “Unsilent Night” has, in the course of its 23 years, become something of a standard in the new music scene. The piece — which will be performed in Asheville on Wednesday, Dec. 17 — asks performers transporting a chorus of boom boxes, CD players and smart-phones to march together through town […]
The Coffee Pedlar is the latest manifestation of Asheville’s mobile retail craze: an artisan pour-over coffee bar mounted on a sleek, black trike.
Inspired by a similar event in San Francisco, the Annual Asheville Anti-Valetine’s Pillow Fight started at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 in Pritchard Park.
Around a dozen people protested the deportation hearings of Francisco Hernandez of Marion, asking Sen. Kay Hagan to intervene in the case. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
On time and schedule, work has been completed on the fountain areas of Pritchard Park by Downtown Asheville Resident Neighbors (pictured are Trina Mullen, DARN president and fountain designer Jill Haynie, right; photo by Bill Rhodes)
Strolling around downtown Asheville this morning, you would never suspect Bele Chere had happened, and ground is broken on the Pritchard Park fountain work.
The Downtown Asheville Resident Neighbors will repair the fountains in Pritchard Park, starting next week. This duo played cards on the rocks where the improved fountain will be installed. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Goodness gracious, what a no brainer! And the diocese even offered $300,000 more for the parcel. The downtown area has only one small green space (Pritchard Park), which is severely overused. A landscaped green space in front of the U.S. Cellular Center and, of course, the treasured Basilica, is absolutely a no brainer. We the […]
A protest, a wedding and the first of October.
Over 100 voices filled Pritchard Park Monday evening.
The L.A.-based band stopped through WNC on its current tour, shooting video in Fairview and, this afternoon, downtown Asheville.
photos by Jonathan Welch
It’s a fact of participatory art: Kids participate, adults photograph. On Sunday, July 11, with music for a never-made David Lynch film, a blank canvas, a performance artist painted in white (at least at the beginning), lots of tempera paints and kids with helping hands, “Splat” began.
From hula-hooping jams to free music at lunch time to a new Saturday market, the Asheville Downtown Association and Arts2People aim to keep it lively.
S.P.U.D. Patrol returns to Pritchard Park this weekend, giving away baked potatoes to the hungry.
Children First of Buncombe County will become the latest to host an event protesting state education budget cuts that would eliminate teachers and support personnel jobs statewide.
The Pritchard Park drum circle is well underway this season, but tonight’s Friday-night thundering will get an extra boost from the Asheville Downtown Association.
It was an event that begged for a sunny day, and the official unveiling of a sculpture by Asheville’s first Public Artist of the Year came at just the right time. On March 10, a small crowd gathered at the western corner of downtown’s Pritchard Park, a hulking mass wrapped in white sheets before them. […]
Last December, the city of Asheville announced that it had hired a ranger for Pritchard Park. The strategically sited downtown park has been the focus of disputes concerning everything from homelessness and free breakfasts to drum circles (not to mention the occasional protest-sign-wielding polar bear), and the news traveled fast. Some in the community saw […]