Ishmael paints Ananda, with help from his friends

Ananda Hair Studio has dramatically made itself over again. The salon has for a while now been showing work from local artists of all sorts. The owners have once again turned the space over to muralist /street artist Ishmael. With artists Ben Betsalel, Vincent Luca and Dustin Spagnola, a vibrant new mural is going up inside the 22 Broadway St. location.

Touring the town through art, from Deco to decoupage

Attention, locals and visitors: If you’re intrigued by Asheville’s creative climate, take advantage of LaZoom’s latest endeavour, the Asheville Art Tour. Hosted by local artist Gabriel Shaffer, the multi-axle expedition connects art enthusiasts to artists and offers a close look at the burgeoning art scene of Asheville from the open windows of the purple bus.

Photos by Zen Sutherland