The questionnaire will advise the city on which updates and renovations of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium best serve community needs. Once the survey is completed, Earl Swensson Associates Architects will draft programming and conceptual designs for the building.
Updated Flatiron proposal to return to City Council Developer Philip Woollcott and building owner Russell Thomas will make another appearance in front of Asheville City Council members on Tuesday, June 25, to gain approval for an updated version of the Flatiron Building project. The original plan would have converted the building into an 80-room boutique […]
Atlanta-based independent consultant Dina Bailey joins members of local government, arts organizations, artists and community organizers at the AAAC’s annual conference.
Along with theatrical productions, the event space offers murder mystery dinners, programming for children, a Malaprop’s book store pop-up, the Artful Cup Coffee Bar and more.
What would you do if you had superpowers for a day? Xpress wants to know! Submit student art, essays and poems by this Friday, Feb. 8, to be considered for the 2019 Kids Issues.
What would you do if you had superpowers for a day? Xpress wants to know! Submit student art, essays and poems by Feb. 8 to be considered for the 2019 Kids Issues.
The annual kickoff to Mardi Gras season takes place Jan. 5 at Club 11 On Grove.
Each year, Xpress publishes the thoughtful, vibrant and engaging creative work of Western North Carolina K-12 students, along with listings of local and regional summer camps. The 2019 theme is “24-hour Superpowers” and the submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 8.
The new 15,000-square-foot gallery will display work of regional and national fine and craft artists on the lower two floors.
Self-taught woodturner Steve Noggle is the featured maker at the 71st annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, which runs Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21, at the US Cellular Center.
In a celebration of all things voted Best of WNC in 2018, Mountain Xpress and Highland Brewing Co. (winner in several beer and brewery categories) partnered to throw a party for the second year in a row. With nearly double the attendance from the previous year, the fun was flowing in Asheville.
Three finalists were recently selected, including Jefferson Pinder; the team of Monique Luck, Flavia Lovatelli and Francisco Gonzalez; and the team of Amir Shakir and Ivette Cabrera.
As podcasts and their on-air partners, broadcasts, gain national and international popularity, plenty of locally produced and focused shows are also winning fans and generating discussion.
As the city gets ready to meet the latest incarnation of the Asheville Art Museum on Pack Square, Xpress looks at the museum’s history and its plans for the future, along with cost of the building project and its effects on other Pack Place institutions to feel out what the new space will mean to Asheville and the region.
Giving a platform to the collection of artists and ideas “was like lighting a match,” Colby Caldwell says. “I thought we’d have one show a month. It became where we could literally have a show every day.”
Artist Béatrice Coron’s design, Lexington Life Column, was recently selected for the Lexington Avenue Public Art Project. The 10 foot column will be installed later this summer.
The keynote address from the NPR host and panel discussions with local music industry representatives and advocates explore the arts’ economic impact on the Asheville area.
The activist group Asheville Survivors Coalition has focused in recent months on bringing public attention to claims of unwanted sexual attention by anonymous women against artist Jonas Gerard. While some local organizations and businesses have removed Gerard’s work from their facilities in the wake of the activists’ protests, others have not. The arts community’s response has taken a variety of forms.
“From its earliest days, even before it took its more-or-less permanent form as a 501(c)(3), Azule was integral to the Shelton-Laurel and Bluff communities it existed in,” says the organization’s coordinator, Alicia Araya.