Divine and Dahmit Janet discuss the difficulties facing the modern drag scene.
Art in the Heart imagines the future of Pack Square Plaza
City officials and selected artists discuss the initial stages of the public art project.
Local voice-over artists find success in a challenging industry
Stephanie Morgan, Marisa Blake and Mike Capra discuss navigating the niche industry.
Literary readings branch out to nontraditional venues
Poetry Open Mic Asheville, Dark City Poets Society and Punch Bucket Lit build community through welcoming, inclusive gatherings celebrating local authors and poets.
Around Town: Burlesque festival returns to Asheville
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!
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival celebrates 20 years
Entering its 20th year, the 2022 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns to multiple venues throughout Asheville.
Irish artists bloom in the Asheville area
Danny Ellis, Gareth Higgins and Paula O’Brien discuss being Irish Americans and how that status has influenced their art.
Q&A: Tadd McDivitt, occult researcher, storyteller extraordinaire
McDivitt shares his theories of the supernatural and his work as a guide for Haunted Asheville.
Around Town: Black Mountain explores its haunted history with walking tours
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.
Q&A with Ruth Pittard of the ‘LOVE’ Project
UPDATE, 10/13/21: This piece was updated to state that Pittard attended college in the 1960s and has built a net-zero home. On Wednesdays for the last three years, a few friends stand silently on the busiest corner in Black Mountain holding signs that say “LOVE.” They aren’t affiliated with any religion or political organization. They simply […]
Travis Book and Johanna Hagarty discuss the wild world of podcasting
The Infamous Stringdusters bassist draws on unusual inspirations for his podcast, while the Biz Radio host is exploring newer interactive platforms.
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival celebrates its 94th year
The long-running showcase of Southern Appalachian music, dance and storytelling takes place Aug. 5-7 at UNCA’s Lipinsky Hall.
Around Town: Urban Renewal Impact website goes live
The findings of Priscilla Robinson’s 14-year project are published, a recent Asheville High graduate earns a spot in the prestigious GRAMMY Camp and more area arts news.
Around town: Hide and Seek
Multidisciplinary artist Kira Bursky celebrates her first print collection. Also: new theater, live music, books, exhibits and more!
Around town: Asheville Art in Action benefits nonprofits and creators, local actors land major TV roles and more arts news
A new initiative more sustainably helps nonprofits and artists, more live theater returns and other area happenings.
Around town: The latest in music, magic, quilts and history
The Center for Cultural Preservation is hosting A Special Evening with Dom Flemons. Plus, the Folk Art Center marks National Quilting Day, Kim Ruehl celebrates the release of her debut book, “A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School”; and more!
Story Medicine Worldwide celebrates 10-year anniversary
On March 12, Story Medicine Worldwide will kick off a three-day celebration, recognizing its 10-year anniversary. The local organization focuses on storytelling as a means of healing.
Around town: Actors and poets needed, plus new art exhibits and online events
Want to dance? The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a virtual ballet workshop. Want to act? Montford Park Players is currently seeking actors for the 2021 season. Want a free stay at a local bed and breakfast? Submit your poetry to The Writers’ Workshop’s annual contest and see if you win.
Local artists adjust to life after contracting COVID-19
Bob “Zuzu” Welsh, Barrie Barton and Jeff Catanese share their experiences with COVID-19 and its lingering effects.
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival embraces digital format
The festival’s 19th edition features shows designed for online presentation, plus a few socially distanced outdoor events.
A&E Roundup: Digital music showcases bring seasonal cheer
Asheville Music School and A Swannanoa Solstice go digital for the holidays, Moves places a song on TV and more area arts news.