A celebration of the courage of pediatric cancer patients at Well Played Board Game Café on Wall Street in downtown Asheville will collect new and unused Legos and the card game UNO for patients. Attendees can also create greeting cards and paint “kindness rocks” for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and Mission Children’s Hospital.
Press release from UNC Asheville: Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. No tickets are required. Isay, a radio producer, began what grew into StoryCorps in 2003 with a story recording booth in New […]
Press release from Center for Craft: As renovations at the Center for Craft continue, staff and supporters are thrilled to honor arts advocate and luminary John Cram, a key figure in Asheville’s cultural revival in the 1980s and 90s, with a named gallery. The street-level John Cram Partner Gallery, which will be shared by UNC […]
Press release from Autism Society of North Carolina: Members of the Autism Society of North Carolina are in training for the organization’s 14th annual Western North Carolina Run/Walk for Autism. About 20 members have been showing up every Monday evening for the past several weeks at French Broad River Park for a one-hour training session, in […]
From 5-gallon plastic buckets to drinking straws, local restaurants look for ways to keep plastics and other materials out of the landfill.
From the press release: “The final report identifies design recommendations, including adding signage and public art to create a true northern gateway for downtown; sidewalk and crosswalk improvements on Broadway and Woodfin; the creation of Asheville’s first parklet to enhance the pedestrian experience; and activation of Carolina Lane and Chicken Alley to address local feedback […]
Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission elected a new chairman and vice chairman and welcomed three new commissioners to its governing board at its business meeting on July 18. David W. Hoyle, Jr. was elected chairman of the commission after serving as vice-chair for the past two years. […]
Press release from MountainTrue: Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC) has merged with Western North Carolina conservation nonprofit MountainTrue as of July 1. Both organizations share a commitment to protecting our waters and forests. The merger is an important step toward building one organization that can effectively advance the interests of our mountain region through a […]
Press release from Center for Craft: Artists seeking support to research their creative practice and create a new body of work now have two more opportunities for funding. The Center for Craft is excited to announce two $20,000 “Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowships” as the newest part of their longest-running grant program, the Craft Research […]
Press release from the Center for Craft: The Center for Craft received a $100,000 matching challenge from Sara and Bill Morgan to support the Building a Future for Craft campaign launched in 2017. The Morgan’s gift challenges other supporters to match ($1 dollar contributed to every $2 dollars raised) their campaign donation before the reopening […]
Press release from Center for Craft: Last year, Center for Craft and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Artspace, a nonprofit real estate developer that focuses on affordable housing, studio, and performance space for artists, to conduct a community-wide survey to assess the needs of area creatives – from individuals to cultural organizations […]
Press release from Mars Hill University: Mars Hill University kicked off its inaugural Summer Ceramics Workshop Series this week at the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts. The center is offering a series of workshops in June, led by renowned potters and ceramicists from across the country. The first workshop, “Thrown and Altered,” featured […]
Press release from Brevard Music Center: Brevard Music Center (BMC) officially kicks off its 2019 season with an opening weekend of captivating performances from Friday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 25. The extensive schedule of events features artists including BMC Principal Guest Conductor and 2019 GRAMMY winner JoAnn Falletta, violinist Chee-Yun, soul legends The Temptations and The Four Tops, […]
Press release from Two Birds Marketing: Isis Music Hall kicks off the summer season with free outdoor concerts in West Asheville every Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Concerts on the Isis Music Hall lawn bring the community center stage for evenings filled with free music and fun festivities throughout the summer from 6 p.m. – 8:30 […]
Press release from Mars Hill University: “I urge you to bet on love. Gamble on fullness of life, the reality of calling, and the adventure of purpose. Wager that it matters.” That charge to the Mars Hill University class of 2019 was given by keynote speaker Guy Sayles during the university’s spring commencement on May […]
Press release from the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter: Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is inviting Buncombe County and surrounding area residents to turn their communities into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Asheville will take place […]
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers aren’t completely immersed in the past; Moore’s historically based lyrics cover themes that are universal, and many are relevant to present-day Asheville.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is the location of a new festival celebrating uncategorizable music, running Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28.
Eric Bradford, director of operations at local environmental nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks, calls China’s restriction of its recyclables market a wake-up call for domestic recyclers. “We were basically paying China to be our landfill for these ‘recyclables,’ and we felt good about it,” he says.
Press release from Mars Hill University: More than 170 students are expected to receive degrees during Mars Hill University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Among them will be seven graduate students and the second cohort of nurses to earn the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Commencement will begin at 9:30 a.m. […]