The city’s Minority or Woman Business Enterprise Certification, a process that officially went into effect on Jan. 1, is designed to help entrepreneurs build their businesses and get more opportunities for government contracts.
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Street performers contemplate their future in Asheville
Local buskers chat with Xpress about the current challenges they face in Asheville. From the pandemic to robbery, life as a street artist isn’t always an upbeat song.
Staffing shortages continue to plague local restaurants
Editor’s note: Local restaurants continue to adjust operations based on health guidelines. Check individual websites for the latest updated requirements. Despite Gov. Roy Cooper’s May 14 executive order lifting all mandatory capacity and gathering limits, Sean Piper, owner of West Asheville’s Jargon, has kept his restaurant’s seating capacity at 50%. The decision is unrelated to […]
Around town: Local creator uses art to fight injustice
Jenna Jaffe presents Swinging the Pendulum: From Patriarchy to Empowerment, at The Refinery AVL Creator Space and Gallery. Plus: Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair returns; two new art exhibits; and a look at a new novel set in Asheville.
Around town: New gallery launches in Mars Hill
Mars Landing Galleries opens in Mars Hill. Plus: Yolanda Rabun takes the stage after a hiatus, Shindig on the Green returns and summer workshops for writers begin.
Around town: Radio Free Asheville celebrates its launch
Radio Free Asheville recently premiered in WNC. Plus a new three-day festival debuts, the latest from the Western North Carolina Historical Association’s lecture series and more!
Around town: New music series brings the love of vinyl to the South Slope
Lonesome Station music series partners with American Vinyl Co. for a new music series. Plus, two exhibits celebrate Juneteenth all month long; the return of the Blue Ridge Orchestra; and more!
Around Town: Purl’s Yarn Emporium leaves Wall Street behind
Purl’s Yarn Emporium relocates from downtown to Hendersonville Road. Also: The Bluff Mountain Festival goes virtual; local poet wins award; and two calls go out for Asheville-area artists.
Around Town: Augmented reality art exhibit comes to the RAD
Augmented reality art exhibit Living Images comes to the RAD; plus theater, a festival, a photography show and more.