Smart Bets: The Emerald Ball

No need to survive a tornado or follow a yellow-brick road or battle a wicked witch: The Emerald City is well within reach. Well, at least the Emerald Ball is. This year’s iteration of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s annual Color Ball fundraiser takes place in Pink Dog Creative (including the AAAC Gallery, Randy Shull’s studio and the affiliated spaces in the RAD). “Not only is emerald the Pantone color of the year, it is North Carolina’s [official] precious stone,” say organizers for the extravaganza. The evening includes a live and silent art auction, curated by nationally recognized artist Shull; entertainment, food and drink. Saturday, Oct. 5. VIP preparty, 6-7 p.m.; silent auction, 6-8:30 p.m.; live auction, 8:30 p.m.; Emerald Ball, 8:30 p.m.-midnight. $50/$100. Photo from last year’s Tangerine Ball by Halima Flynt


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.