Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council: On Saturday, June 17 the Americans for the Arts released the Arts & Economic Prosperity V (AEP5) study finding the non-profit arts and culture sector is a $68 million industry in Buncombe County! This spending supports 2,233 full-time equivalent jobs and generates over $7.3 million in local and […]
Press release: The Apparitionist-National Ghost Story Competition Write the Scariest Ghost Story You Can Think Of! Deadline: September 1, 2017 To embrace and honor the heritage of storytelling in Western North Carolina, Tryon Arts & Crafts School (TACS) is initiating this exciting National Ghost Story Competition. Winning stories will be read to an audience on […]
Press release: Asheville Lyric Opera is pleased to announce our brand new production of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love at the Diana Wortham Theatre on July 14 (8 PM) and July 16 (3 PM). One of the world’s most beloved operas, “Elixir of Love” is centered on a country bumpkin in love with a girl out of […]
Press release: Threads and Beats Pink Dog Creative, 342 Depot Street Sunday, June 14 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM THREADS & BEATS is a fashion, music and art arrangement with local independent retailers, creators and artists. The event starts at 10am and DJs will start around noon. Fresh West Pizza will be serving pizza and […]
Press release: Whether it’s unmatched authors in the MFA Program for Writers residency or world-renowned musicians of the folk and Celtic variety, summers at Warren Wilson College have put the fine arts front and center. The longest running tradition, the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, is entering its 48th season with performances throughout July in Asheville, […]
Press release: The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) has been awarded a $25,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and $60,000 from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts to mount Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College, the […]
Press release: Asheville author John Gordon’s first Penny Summers mystery, published in May, can be ordered from our local independent bookstore — Malaprop’s, and is available on Amazon! “Katelyn’s Killer” is a traditional mystery with a non-traditional resolution. Set in Annapolis, Maryland, amateur sleuth Penny Summers, thirty-something ex-Navy public affairs officer and Master Gardener, on […]
Press release: Old Edwards Hospitality Group will host an eco-art installation on the front lawn of its 200 Main hotel in downtown Highlands. This collaborative, temporary installation by artists Anna Norton and John Melvin called “How Many Trees?” will be constructed of used office paper collected from Old Edwards properties and other local businesses. The […]
Press release: This year marks the fifth year of the Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) ArtShare exhibit. ArtShare is a showing of fine works of art which have been donated to or consigned with the HCAC. The HCAC welcomes pieces from collectors that may be downsizing, changing décor, or who wish to consign estate items […]
Press release: Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, continues its 29th season Friday, June 16. Downtown After 5 takes place the 3rd Friday of the month May – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public. Headliner: Greyhounds Greyhounds are Andrew Trube (Tyler, TX) and Anthony […]
Press release: ANAM CARA THEATRE CO. presents CAFE LE MONDE 6/16, 6/17, 6/23, 6/24, 6/30 AND 7/1 @ TOY BOAT ALL SHOWS 8PM Anam Cara Theatre Company presents Cafe le Monde by Charles L. Mee, directed by Missy Bell. Fridays and Saturdays, June 16-17, 23-24, & 30-July 1, 2017. All shows at 8pm, doors at […]
“I had this slot for a show and I thought, ‘I’d like to pass this opportunity onto a lot of people,’” curator Severn Eaton says. He’s doing just that with the group show ‘Debut,’ opening at PUSH on Friday, June 16.
Press release: David Joe Miller’s WORD series welcomes internationally acclaimed storyteller and writer, Kim Weitkamp for a weekend of WORD! The story journey begins on Saturday July 8th at 1pm. with a four-hour storytelling and story-writing workshop at Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative at Lenoir-Rhyne University on Montford Ave. Kim will be presenting her highly […]
The explosive, exciting and hard-to-explain production is onstage at The Magnetic Theatre through Saturday, July 1.
Press release: Inheritance is composed of four artists that work independently, but thrive on inherent traits that unify and guide their art. Jill Eberle, Kiki Farish, Jane Wells Harrison and Jerry Jackson share one primary bond, Paul Hartley, painting professor at East Carolina University (1970-2008). “We speak a common language about composition because of Paul,” […]
Press release: Sixth generation Western North Carolina native, Lillian Chase, may be young, but she’s no stranger to old-time and bluegrass music. She began playing music at 6 years of age and now the 13-year old fiddler from Weaverville, NC will unveil her debut album. The Madison County Arts Center in Marshall, NC, hosts the […]
Press release: The perennial summer series, Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch is kicking into gear for the month of July. Sarah Larson started this series of storytelling programs eight years ago. It continues to bring some of the best regional stories and storytellers to Downtown Asheville on Saturday mornings in July. Each week tellers will […]
Press release: The East West Pop Up Shop will be popping up for summer with our 4-day Pop Up Shop showcasing the best in handmade and vintage. The East West Venue will be transformed into a full-service boutique shopping experience full of carefully curated goods featuring 80+ local and regional independent vendors of handmade and […]
The video captures West Asheville’s still slightly seedy (if all-too-quickly being spiffed up) atmosphere and sets its traffic and bustle to the beat of James’ steady-pulsing travel song.
Press release: This festival celebrates thousands of years of tradition in the southern Appalachians with Cherokee people from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina’s only federally recognized tribe. Experience traditional music and dance, gospel singing, Cherokee flute playing and storytelling. Talk with the Cherokees in living history encampments. See more than 25 master […]
Press release: The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is ushering in its 11th annual Art in Bloom, a flower-filled annual event that will take place June 15, 16 and 17, followed by an exhibit of plein air paintings through July 21. This multi-faceted event includes two different gallery shows, a display of floral arrangements, […]