Grand opening: The Refinery Creator Space

Bower Power: Lara Nguyen of Stone Cloud Studio was selected to paint her mural, "Bower Power," on the facade of The Refinery Creator Space.

Last night, the Asheville Area Arts Council presented The Refinery Creator Space grand opening. The 15,000-square-foot industrial building is home to resident artists as well as non-profits, in an effort to promote collaboration, cooperation and growth. The evening’s events included art exhibits, open studio strolls, live music by The BeaTeam, a performance by The Djembeso LEAF Schools & Streets Group, guest speakers, a poetry reading and a wet paint exhibit.

 

The Refinery Creator Space is located at 207 Coxe Ave. Its hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist. For his weekly #tuesdayhistory tidbits on Asheville, follow him on Instagram @tcalder.

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