Community input/design workshops announced for Celebrating African Americans Through Public Art

Press release from the City of Asheville:

The City of Asheville, in partnership with Art Ecologie abd adé PROJECT, will host four community workshops to help in the completion of a mural and two installations representing the legacy and memories of THE BLOCK.  Residents are invited to become part of the artistic process. The final piece will be unveiled in September during the Goombay Festival.


The City’s Visiting Artist Project has been rebranded as Celebrating African Americans Through Public Art (CAAPA). The inaugural public artwork will be a community-informed project that will honor THE BLOCK.


Here is the community workshop schedule:


Session One: Thursday, July 25

YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Session 1)

2-6 p.m. (Session 2)

For adults, 18 and older

Childcare and Spanish language interpretation will be provided.


Session Two: Friday, July 26

YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Eagle St, Asheville, NC 28801

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Session3)

2-6 p.m. (Session 4)

For youths, ages 10-17.

Spanish language interpretation will be provided.



In 2018, the City of Asheville’s Public Art and Cultural Commission announced the creation of the  Visiting Artist Program. The 2018 partnership is funded by the City’s Percent for Public Art Policy, sponsored by the Public Art and Cultural Commission, and being guided by a local leadership team of artists, arts and culture educators, activists, and promoters.


Want more information?

For more information, or with questions please contact Project Manager, Cortina Caldwell – or the City of Asheville Economic Development Department.

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