As the local creative sector gains financial clout, tensions loom between art as a business, an economic-development tool and a means of personal expression.
The spirit of John Payne guides the work of artist Chas Llewellyn, who has a one-night-only show tonight at the Wedge building.
Cynthia Pierce, formerly of Sweet Life Bakeshop, will sell her pastries, cakes and tarts at Gallery Mugen, where her husband, artist and musician Akira Satake, showcases his pottery.
All Souls Pizza pairs David Bauer of Farm & Sparrow bakery and Brendan Ruesing, formerly of Laurey’s in Asheville and the Lantern in Chapel Hill. The two will bring a new wood-fire venture to the Clingman Avenue location.
In a demonstration and cookout on Saturday, Dec. 22, in the River Arts District, locals will call for the city of Asheville to do something positive with an abandoned property known as the Ice House. (Photo by zen Sutherland)
Even as the holidays come barreling toward us, some folks around the globe fear the mythical planet Nibiru may be doing the same and will trigger some unspecified cataclysm on Dec. 21. Notwithstanding the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, however, local agencies seem focused on preparing for more realistic potential threats. Although it may not be the end of the world, Western North Carolina does remain vulnerable to a wide range of natural and human-made catastrophes, including floods, blizzards, fires and even nuclear accidents.
This weekend offers dance, robots, improv and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly weekend entertainment.
An overflow crowd of more than 150 people packed the Flood Gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District on Tuesday evening, October 9, to talk with candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners about the subject all around them — the arts.
Homeless, stressed and dealing with a family crisis, the woman hardly seemed a goddess when she entered the Neil Dobbins Center in Asheville. But for drug-and-alcohol counselor Lori Greenberg, this woman would become her muse. This May, Greenberg founded the Aurora Studio & Gallery for artists struggling with mental illness, addiction and homelessness. She hopes to open the studio sometime next year in the River Arts District. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
“Anything Goes — Everything Shows” is the tagline for the exhibition, which runs from Saturday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 27.
The inaugural “radical in the best sense of the word” music festival, held in the River Arts District, is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Photo of Reptar from theaudioperv.com.
I find it very frustrating that an article about changes in the River Arts District due to New Belgium's arrival doesn't even mention what they will be replacing when they build at their future location [“Big Breweries Bring Big Changes,” May 16 Xpress]. It isn't a vacant lot. It seems that a lot of folks […]
Two weekends of films kicks off next weekend at the Courtyard Gallery. Photo from “Meherjaan,” a film from Bangladesh that was banned in its home country.
Owners Charles and Tanya Triber will offer a pig roast, music and drinks on the patio with part of the proceeds going to the Asheville Area Arts Council.
As part of the deal to bring a new, East Coast brewery here, the city of Asheville will give New Belgium $3.5 million in tax reimbursements over seven years, provided it goes through with its plans to invest $175 million in building the new facility. The city will also make infrastructure improvements to the area costing more than $500,000.
The food trucks keep rollin’ on, a new one set to open on April 4th according to the sign on the truck
Asheville On Bike’s annual St.Patrick’s Day ride, The Bike of The Irish, drew a record number of participants in all shades of green and any description of bike.
A portion of the crowd that participated in The Bike of The Irish which went through Downtown, Montford, West Asheville, and the River Arts District today.(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
A retired ER physician and 4 horses have a dream — to make an equine-disaster-relief and search-and-rescue unit.
Hint: It’s neither a library nor a book store.
The Neighborhood Associations of South French Broad Avenue and West End Clingman Avenue respectfully request that you reconsider your plan to foreclose on the building located at 45 S. French Broad Ave. and consider negotiation of other options that preserve and support the unique mix of neighborhood uses. The opening of the Downtown Market by […]
Please be assured that First Bank entered the Asheville market with the acquisition of the Bank of Asheville with the express intent of becoming an integral part of the economy and community. First Bank, as a community bank leader in North Carolina, sees value in the Asheville area, the people, the businesses and the other […]