Firestorm Cafe and Rosetta’s Kitchen host the next two community conversations in a series organized by www.ashevilleabc.com and Jenny Bowen.
Come listen, learn and share about how to survive as an artist, the future of the River Arts district and creating an artist resource center. The conversation will be at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce Street, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The gist, per its organizers: “You’ve come to Asheville because you’ve heard it’s the happening place for the arts scene — but how do you connect with other artists and learn about festivals, events, and venues to sell your art? What are the organizations and grants available to help artists make their means and connect with other creative thinkers? And looking deeper — how does the philosophy of art as a major artery in the life-blood of Asheville allow us to utilize the potential of creative design and innovation in coming era? Learn about the discussions concerning the future development of the Riverside Arts District and where there are affordable creative spaces and studios in Asheville. Discuss the creative opportunities involved with developing an Artist Resource Center in Asheville (as called for in the Downtown Master Plan) and how to get involved with its effort.”
On Sunday, Rosetta’s Kitchen at 11 Broadway hosts a conversation on “Public Arts Space, Graffiti, & Murals” from 6 to 8 p.m.
“Where can buskers, jugglers, hula-hoopers, actors, break-dancers, and spray paint artists go in Asheville to act out their creative tasks? Learn about the different free expression spaces and the rules of public use. Discuss the current policies and issues concerning graffiti, and the opportunities that can be found with public free-space walls and community mural projects.”
For more information please contact Jen G. Bowen at admin (at) ashevilleABC.com or visit www.ashevilleABC.com.