Black Mountain’s Deck the Trees events welcomes in the holiday season. Plus, the Folk Art Center hosts the annual Holiday Seconds Sales, an Asheville artist sells painting for Ukraine and the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition bring eight finalists to town.
The Flat Rock Playhouse presents a live action take on “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Plus, local artists address housing crisis with Pack Square sculpture, singer-songwriter Andrew Wakefield releases a new single and Tyger Tyger presents a new exhibition.
Michelle Weitzman, the only trustee to speak publicly about employee complaints of mistreatment at the Asheville Art Museum, was removed from the museum’s board Nov. 15.
Leaders for the two local arts nonprofits discuss their recent doings and tips on getting started in a challenging environment.
The nonprofit North Carolina Glass Center plans a second location in Black Mountain. Plus, a local author writes a climate change novel, the Black Mountain Public Library welcomes writers and illustrators and the Asheville Holiday Parade returns.
The nonprofit museum has collected millions of dollars in donations, admissions, grants, and memberships, and includes among its supporters Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, courtesy of the taxpayers. In charge of it all is a board of trustees with full authority over the museum’s affairs, and one that operates out of public view, often yielding to the will of its long-time executive director, Pamela Myers.
A pop-up exhibit of work by a legendary TV animator comes to Asheville. Plus, Sew Co. hosts a makers market in the RAD, a photographer spotlights the Blue Ridge Parkway in new book and ARTSVILLE Collective presents a show featuring 10 artists.
The Magnetic Theatre’s One Act Play Festival, which began during COVID restrictions, returns as an annual event. Plus, a documentary about the Haywood Street Fresco is streaming, an Asheville author launches a YA fantasy series at Malaprop’s, and Pink Dog Gallery hosts an exhibit by local artists.
A new book from an Asheville author reworks classic fairy tales. Plus, Buncombe County is looking for mural artists, ForestHer promotes story telling and Little Shop of Horrors comes to UNC Asheville.
Artists in the River Arts District contend with the rising cost of studio space caused by inflation, property tax increases and maintenance costs associated with older buildings.
The Orange Peel celebrate Halloween with a mock beauty pageant. Plus, Indigenous artists will create murals in downtown Asheville, Mills River hosts its first movie night and Black Mountain honors Roberta Flack.
The mix of working artists and arts advocates resulted in a lively, productive discussion.
City officials and selected artists discuss the initial stages of the public art project.
Veteran author MariJo Moore releases new collection of stories. Plus, LEAF returns with full-scale festival, concert raises awareness of suicide and the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands marks 75 years.
The Haunted Trail brings family-friendly fun to The Adventure Center Of Asheville. Plus, horror is on the bill at Cat Fly Or Die, a new trail and website honor an African-American builder and The Magnetic Theatre brings Frankenstein to life.
Al Whitesides, Anthony Penland, Martin Moore, Amanda Edwards and Don Yelton participated in the second of three Town Hall events.
The Asheville Music Video awards will have an audience for the first time since 2019. Plus, a local authors looks back at his time with John Lennon, ColorFest returns to Dillsboro and Tyger Tyger Gallery highlights the sun in new show.
Blue Ridge Pride Festival celebrates in downtown. Plus: The Art on the Island Festival returns to Marshall’s Blannahassett Island; Folkmoot Life Long Learning program launches; and more!
General Assembly candidates Caleb Rudow, Lindsey Prather, Eric Ager and Everett Pittillo strongly support increased arts funding for Western North Carolina.
The Altamont Jazz Project, made up of three Asheville teenagers, scores weekly gigs. Plus, the East Asheville Library hosts a show focused on Black resiliency and hope; the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center selects the second cohort of its BMC Radio Art program; and a legendary moonshiner gets the spotlight in Sylva.
The Village Art & Craft Fair returns to The Cathedral of All Souls for its 50th annual gathering. Plus, The Asheville Ballet kicks off its new season with an outdoor show, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. brings back second-run movies, and a local poet explores painful childhood memories in a new collection.