The Fugitive Band: The Fugitives 1966. Image courtesy of Flood Gallery

‘Repurposed Found and Pirated Altered Art’ opening at Flood Galley, July 29

Press release: Guitarist Tom Johanson performs at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center with Art opening July 29th Tom Johanson will open his art exhibition titled “Repurposed Found and Pirated Altered Art at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC and performing original music influenced by folk flamenco jazz and psychedelic surf rock […]

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design announces ‘Craft After Dark’ gala and benefit, Aug. 10

Press release: Craft After Dark Gala After Party at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Thursday, August 10, 2017 8-10 pm (following the reception and dinner honoring Stoney Lamar) $50 (artists and young professionals), $100 (general admission) Crash the gala! Following a dinner in honor of artist and board member Stoney Lamar, The Center […]

Asheville Art Museum receives an NEA grant to support reinstallation of its permanent collection

Press release: The Asheville Art Museum has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the reinstallation of its Permanent Collection in the Museum’s renovated building, scheduled to open in late 2018. The Permanent Collection installation and first catalogue of the Museum’s Permanent Collection will consider multiple and […]

NC Stage hosts free Meisner Acting Technique presentation, July 26

Press release: Meisner Acting Technique Presentation & Scenes with Kelley Hinman Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at NC Stage Kelley Hinman (AEA, SAG-AFTRA), former student of legendary Sanford Meisner and certified teacher of Meisner technique, will be at NC Stage on July 26, 2017 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm to showcase scenes from his […]

Our Vanishing Americana event in Saluda, July 21

Press release: Someone once said, “If you start forgetting how things began, you stop beginning things.” With un-daunting energy and perseverance, Mike Lassiter spent six years traveling across the state of North Carolina, looking for the lifeblood of small towns, community icons and historic businesses—the beginnings of Tar Heel commerce, livelihoods, family enterprises. At first […]

The Penland auction in progress. Photo courtesy of Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts holds its annual benefit auction, Aug. 11 and 12

Press release: The Penland School of Crafts 32nd Annual Benefit Auction will take place on August 11 and 12 on the historic Penland campus, north of Asheville. The gala weekend event includes live and silent auctions, food, receptions at the Penland Gallery and the studios of Penland’s resident artists, and displays of work donated by […]

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The WCU Bardo Arts Center announces its 2017-2018 season

Press release: The WCU PRESENTS performance series, previously known as Galaxy of Stars brings professional artists from around the world to the Bardo Arts Center performance hall. Season Subscriptions and Multi-Pass Ticket Packs are now available to the public; single tickets will become available August 1. Season Subscriptions and Multi-Pass Ticket Packs are now available […]

Jerry Jacover presents ‘Murdoch’s Curse’ to benefit the Barn Alliance, July 17

Press release: Good friend and member of the Appalachian Barn Alliance, Jerry Jacover, has offered to do a FREE Book Talk about his novel– Murdoch’s Curse—A Saga of western North Carolina—to benefit the ABA. Join us on Monday, July 17 at 7pm at The Depot in downtown Marshall. After hearing about Jerry’s process in writing […]

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Storylady Gwenda Ledbetter performs with bluesman Scott Ainslie at Habitat Tavern, July 28

Press release: David Joe Miller presents an incredibly special and rare WORD show, planned for Friday July 28th at Habitat Brewing and Commons featuring Asheville’s own original Story Lady, Gwenda Ledbetter and acclaimed blues musician and music historian, Scott Ainslie from Vermont. The doors will open at Habitat Commons, 174 Broadway in downtown Asheville at […]

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City,” July 7

Press release: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” A thriving community of artists and a growing local food and drink scene defines the Asheville area for both lifelong residents and weekend visitors. At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July […]

Potter Lynn Jenkins of Valle Crucis demonstrates her craft at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. Photo by Dale Neal

Blue Ridge Craft Trails organizers seek community input

Press release: People committed to Western North Carolina’s rich craft heritage can help create a new craft trail across our mountains. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area seeks ideas and suggestions to develop the Blue Ridge Craft Trails over the next few years. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s latest trail initiative will encourage cultural […]

Brevard Music Center celebrates composer Kurt Weill


Press release: Over the length of its 81st festival season, the Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host myriad concerts and special events celebrating the legendary 20th century composer Kurt Weill. This extraordinary “Festival Within A Festival” salutes Weill’s diverse legacy through symphony, opera, Broadway cabaret, film, and lecture events. Its centerpiece will be a fully-staged production of his “Broadway […]