In their first meeting of the new year, Asheville City Council turns its attention to the River District, voting on an ambitious infrastructure improvement project and an overhaul of the way development in the area is reviewed.
The new Asheville City Council and mayor take office next Tuesday, Dec. 10, at a swearing-in before the regular meeting. Council was facing a vote on a controversial development, but it’s likely that will be delayed, though there’s still decisions on a new vice mayor, an apartment project and an overhaul of oversight in the River Arts District.
Asheville City Council chambers were as packed as they’ve been in quite awhile as development teams, UNC Asheville staff, Boy Scouts and advocates of clean energy and civil liberties all filled City Hall for tonight’s meeting. (Photo by Max Cooper)
The cause of the structure fire that started in the River Arts District late April 5 evening remains as opaque as the smoke that billowed from it. The flames overtook two buildings at the future New Belgium site on Craven Street. (Photo by Max Cooper) ***UPDATE Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m.: AFD has determined these fires were intentionally set.***
By about 11 p.m. tonight, the Asheville twitterati were reporting that a major fire — or multiple fires — were blazing in the River Arts District. Early reports indicate that vacant buildings at the future New Belgium site may have burned. (photo from West Asheville Watch)
The River Arts District pizza joint, from the owners of White Duck Taco Shop, serves thin-crust pies laden with house-made mozzarella, imported olives and fresh herbs.
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.