Shine on: WNC residents take sustainable action (2018 Sustainability Series)

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Joe Pellegrino
All month long, Xpress will be highlighting local efforts to make our community more sustainable. Boone Guyton drives an electric car charged by a solar array at his Alexander home.


  • Local batik artist shares lessons learned in India

    -by Alli Marshall
    Jesssica Kaufman met fifth-generation master artisan Anwar Khatri on the Batik Techniques Facebook group. He’s based in a small village in India’s Gujarat state, off the beaten path of tourism,…
  • Chuck Lichtenberger celebrates a solo album release

    -by Bill Kopp
    Lichtenberger is the first to admit that he likes things a certain way. “I like being really prepared,” he says. “I like keeping a schedule. It keeps me sane and…
  • Smart Bets: Sumitra

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Los Angeles-based pianist/vocalist plays Isis Music Hall on April 11.
  • UNCA’s Arts Fest explores creative intersections

    -by Alli Marshall
    Along with exhibitions, concerts, readings, dance performances and a ceramics sale, Arts Fest also offers installations and presentations aimed at engaging students and the broader Asheville community.
  • Smart Bets: Ashley Heath and Her Heathens

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The local band plays an album release show April 6 at Asheville Music Hall.
  • Artist Josh Copus builds community

    -by Thomas Calder
    On Saturday, April 7, artist Josh Copus will dedicate his latest installation from his Building Community Brick Project at the Woodson Branch Nature School.
  • Smart Bets: Mass Appeal

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Attic Salt's production of the Bill C. Davis comedy runs Fridays-Sundays, April 6-22, at 35below.
  • Smart Bets: Natural Elements

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The exhibition runs April 2-30 at the Wedge at Foundation's Cloud Room and features the work of local artists Elise Okrend, Tessa Lang and Jen Gordon.
  • Conscious Party: Travis Stuart benefit concert

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Alice Gerrard & Friends, David Holt & the Lighting Bolts and Balsam Range play a show to benefit their musician friend's medical fund April 8 at The Grey Eagle.




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Asheville Jewish Film Festival begins at the Fine Arts Theatre, the Grail shows a new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds concert film and more.