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Rhythm & Brews concert series concludes with Backup Planet, Sept. 21

Press release: Rhythm & Brews Concert Series in Downtown Hendersonville, NC wraps up the 2017 season with an unforgettable night of extraordinary music on Thursday, September 21. Headlining from 7-9 PM is the progressive-funk band Backup Planet, based out of Nashville, TN. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronics and rock will emerge during the […]

Local artist Charles Josef will be featured in PLITZS New York City Fashion Week Designer Showcase

Press release: Asheville based designer shows New York how things are made in North Carolina. “Where are you going in that Get Up” is the theme for the 2018 Charles Josef Bridal Collection because it’s all about going somewhere. The Charles Josef Brand focuses on luxury attire for people who are fun loving, confident and […]

"#dominicanwomengooglesearch, 2016" by Joiri Minaya. Photo by Stefan Hagen.

Crafted Strangers, an exploration of identity and alienation, opens at CCCD on Sept. 15

Press release: Questions of immigration, citizenship, belonging, and identity are more pressing and complicated now than ever. Using a variety of mediums, seventeen established and emerging artists from across the United States and Canada will exhibit work that problematizes identity stereotypes and opens up new notions of the self at The Center for Craft, Creativity […]

Isis Music Hall celebrates its 5th anniversary throughout October

Press release: Isis Music Hall and Kitchen 743 celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a star-studded line-up featuring many of the musicians that helped shape the famed music hall’s history. Throughout the month of October, Isis Music Hall celebrates, captivates, and commemorates five years in the West Asheville Community with special guests, door prizes and much, […]

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Poet and UNCA professor Richard Chess will read at Malaprop’s, Sept. 17

Press release: Poet and essayist Richard Chess will read from his new book, Love Nailed to the Doorpost, when the Writers at Home series returns from summer hiatus at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event, hosted by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, is […]

Increase in state arts funding benefits all 100 North Carolina counties

Press release: With a boost in state appropriations, the North Carolina Arts Council will launch two new programs this year and provide additional support for arts programs in all 100 N.C. counties with more than $6.5 million in grants. During 2017–18 an additional $650,000 will support the Grassroots Arts Program, a new touring program for […]

Two local students show artwork in national exhibition ‘Art.Write.Now’

Press release: Two Western North Carolina art students will have their artwork on view in Art.Write.Now, a prestigious national exhibition that features the most creative visual and literary works by teens from across the country. These young artists received top honors in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition […]

Guild Artist Debbie Littledeer works at silkscreening and block printing at the Folk Art Center. Photo by Dale Neal

Blue Ridge Craft Trails listening session takes place at the Folk Art Center, Aug. 31

Press release: The Folk Art Center is the final stop on a listening tour to 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. People interested in Western North Carolina’s rich craft heritage are invited to attend the […]

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

The Marcus King Band announces inaugural music festival at Pisgah Brewing Co., Oct. 6 & 7

Press release: This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. The festival will feature performances by Blackberry Smoke, David Shaw […]

Va Va Voom hosts erotic art event, Sept. 1

Press release: On Friday, September 1st, Va Va Vooom, in collaboration with The Satellite Gallery, will be hosting an erotic art event. The event will highlight multiple local artists at Va Va Vooom and The Goddess Underground: burlesque performers Deb au Nare and Preya Mantis, pole performer Annie Vereen, artist Heather Shirin, leatherwork from Good […]

Diamond Brand Outdoors is collecting used eclipse glasses

Press release: As Monday’s total solar eclipse passed through Western North Carolina, it offered a rare moment for friends and families to collectively enjoy an unique outdoors experience. In the days leading up to the big event, eclipse glasses were the hottest item in town. Now that the event has passed, Diamond Brand Outdoors and […]