The legislative change allows the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to use $5 million from its Tourism Product Development Fund — which previously had to be allocated to nonprofit entities or local government and spent on capital projects — for grants of up to $50,000 in support of tourism businesses other than lodging.
The 50/50 On The Water Film Tour and Manhattan Short Film Festival play Asheville this week.
Local writer L.D. Donahue hosts a full-cast reading of his new Asheville-set screenplay at Pack Memorial Library on Aug. 29.
On Jan. 2, 1919 the Pack Memorial Public Library opened on Pack Square.
Multiple local breweries have created literature-inspired beers to honor the institution’s 100 years of of being a free public library.
Local filmmaker Jill Boniske launches a Kickstarter campaign for her new documentary, Pack Library kicks off its “Janeane Garofathon” and more.
The UNCA chapter of the International Socialist Organization hosts a screening of “Sorry to Bother You,” December’s Asheville Filmmaker Mixer is rescheduled and more.
The history lessons and talks of 2018.
The Thursday, Dec. 15 performance, featuring Roy Harris and Kathy Gordon, will center on holiday-themed tales.
Pack Library and The Orange Peel screen holiday favorites, Pisgah Film Project brings “Free Solo” to Brevard and more.
Sierra Nevada hosts the Backcountry Film Festival, Pack Library commemorates the WWI Centennial with a documentary about Paris’ American Hospital and more.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to Pack Library, the Astronomy Club of Asheville hosts the director of a new Saturn documentary and more.
Crossnore School & Children’s Home hosts a screening of a documentary on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Asheville School of Film shares its latest student films and more.
Asheville AIA and the Fine Arts Theatre screen a documentary on a high school design program in Bertie County and more.
Asheville Brewing launches a video contest, Hi-Wire’s Summer of Will film series concludes and more.
Wedge at Foundation hosts LUNAFEST, featuring short films by women filmmakers, Silent Sundays return to the Grail and more.
Gus Cutty and the Grail join forces for a hip-hop film series, Upstairs Art Gallery and the Tryon Theatre present a documentary on artist David Hockney and more.
The Grail, Malaprop’s and Asheville Art Museum team up to screen a documentary on scientific illustrator Renaldo Kuhler, World Peas Animations offers a pair of Movie Making Summer Camps and more.
Geologist of Animal Collective and local musicians Michael Flanagan and Adam McDaniel perform an improvised score to “Persona” at Revolve, the Grail celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Yellow Submarine” and more.
Canadian touring artist Rozalind MacPhail leads a workshop on live film scoring and shares her craft at a screening, Asheville Pizza & Brewing shows “Logan Noir” and more.
Local historians Nan Chase and Terry Taylor offer a talk on the history of Asheville’s grocery stores. Also: White Labs hosts The Summer of Fermentation; the latest art exhibit opens inside Posana Restaurant, Bouchon rolls out La Fête and plenty more Asheville food news.