Directors and curators from local college and university galleries speak to the benefits of student and faculty exhibits.
Local theater troupe The Cardboard Sea returns to the stage for the first time since the pandemic hit. Plus, Ole Shakey’s is back at a new location, the Flatiron Writers Room goes hybrid, and The Captain’s Bookshelf shuts down for good.
The East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association celebrates the neighborhood’s legacy and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Also: The Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s new season launches; Western Carolina University hosts its latest exhibits; and more!
The three-day gathering reconvenes for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic at The Grey Eagle from Friday, Aug. 19-Sunday, Aug. 21. Plus: Tyger Tyger Gallery opens in the RAD; local poet Diamond Forde is a finalist for national fellowship; and more!
The Gray Rock Inn Writers Project calls on local authors to contribute fiction and nonfiction pieces. Also: Dark City Poets Society celebrates one-year anniversary of Poetry Night; LEAF Down By the River celebrates youth performers; and more!
A local attorney pens a new children’s book. Plus, UNCA hosts the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, a new art exhibit highlights creatures of the Serengeti and the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair returns to Burnsville’s town square.
Director Keith Dunnavant discusses making his latest documentary sports film.
A new book of photos and poems explores the emotional toll of the pandemic. Plus, the Vance Birthplace teams with the American Myth Center to present stories of enslaved people, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center helps make memories, and the Magnetic Theatre holds a carnival.
Diana Wortham Theatre hosts a screening of “Homeless: A Human Story,” plus music, poetry and a panel discussion, on June 10.
‘The Asheville View’ welcomes back a live audience. Plus, a local resident launches a craft podcast, Pisgah Legal Services raises money to help kids, and veterans share their stories at a Hendersonville event.
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.