Angel Olsen returned to her hometown of Asheville on Saturday to play a sold out show at The Grey Eagle. Inside of the packed venue, fans eagerly listened to the critically acclaimed songs from her newest album, My Woman. A unique element of the show included Olsen’s touring band skillfully playing dynamic pieces from the […]
Celebrating the second LEAF Downtown festival with musical performances, festival vendors and attendees.
The Color Run 5K painted downtown Asheville with runners covered in colored powder.
On June 26, community members in the Asheville area gathered at the Vance Memorial in celebration on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of equality of marriage in all 50 states.
Brightly colored wooden hives full of bees now sit on top of the 12-story roof of the Renaissance Asheville Hotel as part of a program to encourage pollinator activity in downtown.
Walking through the Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville this weekend will be like living in a highlight reel of all your favorite movies — or your favorite fanfic.
The nationally traveling exhibit Savage Gardens, the newest attraction at The North Carolina Arboretum, opened up on Memorial Day weekend and has been inviting visitors to explore an up-close view of carnivorous plants.
Hi-Wire Brewing received a hefty delivery today at its new Biltmore Village production facility: a new 4-vessel, 30-barrel brewhouse system.
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, Florida-based supermarket chain Publix will open its 1,101st store — and first Asheville location — at 1830 Hendersonville Road. During a media preview of the 50,000-square-foot store on Tuesday, some of the store’s approximately 150 employees offered guided tours of the facility’s departments and samples of its products.
Asheville GreenWorks partnered up April 11 with volunteers to transform an empty green lot at Hillcrest Apartments into an orchard. GreenWorks received a grant to plant its sixth community orchard at Hillcrest, with 24 ball-and-burlap apple trees and 36 blueberries. The goal is to promote better access to food, greenspace, shade, community pride and jobs.
The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
On Sunday, Dec. 7, Big Crafty took over the Asheville Art Museum with handmade items ranging from paper goods and ceramics to metalwork and apparel to jewelry and paintings.
The festive lineup included floats, marching bands, majorettes, civic organizations, a visit from Santa and — perhaps an even bigger deal than St. Nick — “American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson.
About 200 people gathered in downtown Asheville Nov. 25 in support of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this year. Unlike protests in Ferguson and some other cities, the Asheville gathering at Vance Monument was peaceful as attendees held signs with phrases such as “Hold Cops Accountable” and “Where is Justice for Black America.”
Everything from beef tartare to torched marshmallow s’mores was on the menu last night as Asheville Independent Restaurants celebrated the local food scene with its annual Taste of Asheville event.
All the world may be a stage, but the players came out to support each other at Montford Park Player’s Masquerade Ball.
Planned Parenthood of Asheville held their annual fashion event, Condom Couture, at The Venue on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event invited local designers to create garments that included condoms in the design.
In a world where deep-fried cauliflower and deep-fried Oreos exist together in the same plexiglass display case, the North Carolina Mountain State Fair brings folks together to sample all sorts of (often deep-fried) culinary experiments.
Ride the rides? Sure. But maybe wait a bit after trying a deep-fried cheeseburger-on-a-stick.
A downtown festival spread big local love on Sunday, featuring more than 150 local vendors, artists and organizations.
All Souls Pizza celebrated their first year of business while welcoming the former Montford Farmer’s Market to the River Arts District.
Asheville Community Theatre reprised their fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show for a third year on Monday, July 7. Designers and models from throughout the Southeast participated in the DIY runway event where they were challenged to create wearable art in themed categories: paper, nature, upcycled/recycled or — new this year— transformation.