Black Wall Street AVL and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will mark Dykeman’s 102nd birthday. Plus, a local author publishes a psychological thriller, a pioneering women’s rights advocate is honored and a film remembers presbyterian ministers who fought for civil rights.
AAAC Executive Director Katie Cornell discusses the latest candidate survey and the 2020 edition’s impact on local policies.
By far the biggest contributor to Buncombe County’s spending growth in fiscal year 2022-23, accounting for $14.6 million of a projected $20.4 million in new general fund expenses, is salaries and benefits.
With roughly 250 works by some of today’s most visible artists, local collectors Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer discuss the future of their unintended collection.
First Congregational UCC’s Oak Street Gallery features an exhibit of newspaper collages. Also, a local author spotlights a little-known World War II story, high school students tackle gun violence and Citizen Vinyl and Asheville Music School hold a silent auction.
The town of Dillsboro holds its popular Easter Hat Parade. Plus, the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center hosts a series of author discussions, the North Carolina Stage Company presents a fact-based comedy and Weaverville’s Art in Autumn calls for artists.
A local musician will hike 3,000 miles to raise awareness of recovery issues. Plus, Asheville Community Theatre hires a new artistic director, Magnetic Theatre tackles worker struggles and Asheville Gallery of Art highlights a local artist’s bird paintings.
A blog series from the Buncombe County Public Libraries details the occupations of Black women in 1890. Plus, the Swannanoa Valley Museum presents a look at historic Black Mountain College photos, a local artist honors women with free art and more.
A traveling Holocaust education exhibit stops in Asheville. Plus, Art Garden AVL presents a show of large, collaborative murals, a local artist supports Ukraine, Asheville Community Theatre puts on a sci-fi show and more!
The MakeHER Market returns after a year’s absence at a new location. Plus, a Vietnam veteran uses combat photography to educate, the Refinery Creator Space celebrates Zelda Fitzgerald and more!
A Different Myth and programs at Asheville Community Theatre and the YMI Cultural Center seek to help solve arts equity issues.
Plummer shares her thoughts on the Young Men’s Institute Cultural Center, which celebrated its 129th birthday Feb. 12.
Asheville’s historic Burton Street community will be the focus of Community Work Day. Plus, a Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center class teaches storytelling, a local author writes about zero-waste activities and TedX Asheville returns.
The National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows returns to The Omni Grove Park Inn. Plus: Citizen Vinyl launches a podcast; Hood Huggers offers free tours to Black residents; and the Western North Carolina Historical Association presents a talk on the Brevard Rosenwald School.
ARTSVILLE Collective launches podcast to spread word about Asheville art scene. Plus, local author chronicles history-making indie label, Asheville Art Museum show highlights Wyeths, and Magnetic Theatre presents a domestic comedy.
Asheville Area Arts Council preserves George Floyd protest art through gallery, auction. Plus, Zoom discussion focuses on Thomas Wolfe short story, local author looks back at 1960s, and HART Theatre presents one-man show.
Will art murals return to Vance Monument? Also, ARTSVILLE Collective opens in the River Arts District, signs of spring appear in gallery show and astrological gardening workshop, and more!
The Asheville Symphony hits to road to perform at various local venues. Also, the Asheville Art Museum acquires work by Cherokee artists, local singer Jordan Scheffer celebrates her new album at Isis Music Hall and a mind-reading show comes to the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center offers a workshop on finding stories in the natural world. Plus, the Western North Carolina Historical Association presents a talk on African American music traditions, and musicians band together to help the Sly Grog Lounge.
An award-winning shoemaker will offer a series of shoemaking workshops. Plus, the Center for Craft celebrates Cherokee basketmaking, Pink Dog Creative highlights nine artists and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian hires new staffers.
Xpress speaks with eight local artists about the ups and downs of a difficult year and what inspired them amid the ongoing pandemic.