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.
Motown, soul and R&B songs will bring in the New Year at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Also: UNC Asheville students and faculty launch new podcast; local author examines the history of St. Nick; and plenty more.
A virtual celebration aims to educate Western North Carolina about Kwanzaa. Also, A Swannanoa Solstice returns to the Wortham Center, a new group show tackles post-pandemic life and a visit to Santa tries to help the homeless.
The funding supports three different economic development projects.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center presents a wreath-making workshop focused on Appalachian traditions. Plus, Citizen Vinyl explores classic Isaac Hayes album, the African American Heritage Trail takes shape, and the Candlelight Stroll returns to downtown Weaverville.
It’s time for local K-12 students to get creative! The theme for Xpress’ 2022 Kids Issue is “Simply Beautiful.” Deadline to submit art and writing for possible publication is Friday, Jan. 28.
After more than a year of lockdowns and hesitant restarts, the Madison County college town of Mars Hill is feeling the effects of shifting trends. “People have decided they want to have a less congested life but still have access to restaurants and shopping,” notes real estate agent Angela Morgan.
Refraction Holiday Art Market returns to the River Arts District on Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-6 p.m. Also: Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Christmas with a number of tours; the Krüger Brothers join the Blue Ridge Orchestra; and more!
A new Asheville Art Museum exhibition explores how Cherokee artists incorporate the tribe’s written language into their works. Plus, a new novel uses Asheville as a character, a Christmas tradition returns to Flat Rock and the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts offers multiple takes on a holiday classic.
The Miss Gay Latina and Mister Gay Latino pageants return to Asheville. Plus, 103.3 Asheville FM’s record fair moves to Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, the Asheville Holiday Parade marks 75 years and WCU hosts the annual Handmade Holiday Sale.
Checking in with the executive directors of the Asheville Area Arts Council, Magnetic Theatre and Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community.
A new walking tour explores Asheville’s rich musical traditions. Plus, Rabbit Rabbit hosts a holiday tree event, The Magnetic Theatre travels back to the 1920s and a local author offers unreleased Beatles songs.
Nadazul Gallery presents an exhibit highlighting death and remembrance. Plus, BlackBird Frame & Art extends Emil Holzhauer exhibit, Hendersonville filmmaker gets PBS deal and local author publishes pharmaceutical thriller.
McDivitt shares his theories of the supernatural and his work as a guide for Haunted Asheville.
The Horror Anthology film series returns. Plus: A new book spotlights two ghostly WNC tales; “Dark Corners” podcast wraps up third season; and more!
Black Mountain will explore some of the town’s ghost stories with downtown walking tours. Plus, FIND Outdoors presents The Legend of Tommy Hodges, a local artist tackles the pandemic with dinosaurs, and the Junior League invites kids to Touch-a-Truck.
Originally from North Carolina, Katherine de Vos Devine found herself uprooted at a young age when her father moved the family to New York City for a new job. In many ways, this transplant shaped Devine’s life. “I grew up in a diverse and bohemian apartment building, surrounded by actors, dancers, artists and elderly Ziegfeld […]
The Queer Girls Literary Reading moves to Rabbit, Rabbit. Plus: railroad laborers are honored at Andrews Geyser; the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville; and more!
The inaugural Faith in Arts Institute, a four-day gathering, explores how the religious beliefs of individual artists impact their creative process and the projects they pursue.