Peeling signs: Why didn’t the TDA use local artists, company?

I agree with many of the other [online commenters]: It’s absolutely inexcusable that a local company and/or artist was not employed to do this job. It almost certainly would have been cheaper, would have looked better and lasted longer, would have put money into the local economy, and would have been far easier to fix had there been a problem. The TDA should be ashamed of itself for not even considering local options for this job.

— Josh Benson
Asheville

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6 thoughts on “Peeling signs: Why didn’t the TDA use local artists, company?

  1. LOKEL

    The TDA and the Chamber of “Commerce” have a long track record of outsourcing their promotional materials and projects to firms that are not from Asheville …. it is ironic, because both seem to tout the artistic nature of the area … would be a good story for Xpress to dig into.

  2. Doug Sahm

    The TDA is a disgrace. Their ineptitude has brought emberassment to the entire county. Time to clean house.

  3. Louis Lange

    I’ll volunteer to fix the signs.I’ll do it for $10 an hour with my own paint, sweat and reflective tape. The buck stops in the River Arts district. I want to show the people of Asheville that artists are hard working, innovative and proud to call this place home. John Payne, our patron saint put his money where his mouth was and created the Wedge-the heART of the RAD.

  4. UnaffiliatedVoter

    It should have been a collective effort of various
    types of artistic signage with common sizes by local artists! It really IS shortsighted by SOMEBODY???

  5. Henry Kennesaw

    Why weren’t local sign companies used? Because yankee transplants have moled their way into our city and county government and choose companies from the home states up in the northeast. Remember a few years back when a new city planner was gotten from Boston MA? How much further can you get from local Southern culture here?

    I am all in favor of keeping the planning and everything else about Asheville LOCAL. Let these peeling signs be a reminder.

  6. Piffy!

    [b]Boston MA? How much further can you get from local Southern culture here?[/b]

    Than Boston? Well, a lot further, if you must ask.Ever been to Dubai? Or Florida?

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