Asheville Affiliates to host oyster roast benefit for Arts For Life

PRESS RELEASE from Arts for Life:

ASHEVILLE, NC (October 30, 2015)—On November 5 from 6-9 pm, Brian Boggs Chairmakers (at 239 Amboy Road) will transform from a mountain furniture studio into a Lowcountry locale when they host “SHUCK,” an oyster roast benefit for Arts For Life presented by Asheville Affiliates. All proceeds from the event will ensure that WNC’s patients and families facing serious illness and disability have continued access to educational art programming that enriches their lives, nurtures their minds and spirits, and encourages positive healthcare experiences.

The coastal-inspired fundraiser with a Southern twist will feature oysters and other delicious food and drink from Colorful Palate Catering, Chef Brian Sonoskus of Tupelo Honey, 67 Biltmore, Greenlife Grocery, The Hop Ice Cream Café, Scott’s Knots, Catawba Brewing, Skyland Distributing, LAB, and more. There will also be live entertainment by Asheville-based music duo The Moon and You. Artwork by Mission Children’s Hospital’s young patients will be on display, and attendees will have the opportunity to bid via silent auction on a variety of fantastic items.

Presenting sponsor Asheville Affiliates was founded in 1999 as a social networking group for young professionals to benefit area nonprofits. To date, the organization has raised more than $265,000 for 50 nonprofits. Additional sponsors and contributors include Star 104.7, FastSigns, Kudzu Printing, BClip, Biltmore Estate, and LaZoom Tours.

Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online at Day of, admission is $30; tickets cover all food, beverages, and entertainment.
Arts For Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting people facing serious illnesses and disabilities through educational art programs. The organization helps children and teens daily in four cities across North Carolina. For more information about their work, visit, or call (828) 772-5339.


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