Tryon Arts & Crafts School holds ghost story competition

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 […]

The Jasper String Quartet, photo by Dario Acosta

Swannanoa Chamber Music Series launches 48th season with shows in Asheville, Greenville, Waynesville

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, […]

BMCM+AC receives a grant to fund a Jacob Lawrence exhibition 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 […]


Local author publishes new mystery novel

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 […]

Old Edwards Hospitality partners with visual artists for eco-awareness project, “How Many Trees?”

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 […]

Kim Weitkamp

Spoken word show and writing workshop, July 8 and 9

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 […]

"Roof," sheetrock mud,graphite, paint paper, 18x18, 2017 by Jerry Jackson

Toe River Arts Council opens ‘Inheritance’ exhibition, July 15

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,” […]

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch series opens July 8

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 […]

Louise Goings

20th annual Cherokee Voices Festival, June 10

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 […]