As the city gets ready to meet the latest incarnation of the Asheville Art Museum on Pack Square, Xpress looks at the museum’s history and its plans for the future, along with cost of the building project and its effects on other Pack Place institutions to feel out what the new space will mean to Asheville and the region.
The free semiannual festival is at Pack Place (weather permitting) and Asheville Art Museum Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1-6 p.m.
There are naming rights and there are naming not-so-rights.
The Buncombe County Commissioners will convene Tuesday, Aug. 19, with three key issues on the agenda: gathering more information on the city of Asheville’s lease for Pack Place nonprofits, a zoning-ordinance change for planned unit developments (PUDs) and a loan that will help the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.
After months of debate, Asheville City Council voted unanimously July 22 to approve a controversial new leasing arrangement for Pack Place and it’s tenants: Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater and Colburn Earth Science Museum.
After months of debate, Asheville City Council is preparing to decide the fate of who will manage Pack Place on July 22. Council will also consider the Asheville Police Department’s new Strategic Operations Plan.
The Buncombe County Culture and Recreation Authority recommended $1.17 million in grants to a list of 15 local nonprofit organizations — far less than the $3.86 million they requested, but more than twice as much as County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending as she prepares to craft the county budget for the next fiscal year.
After months of debate, Buncombe County Commissioners are poised to give local nonprofits slightly more money overall than last year, but much less than they want.
Come meet the wild things right in the middle of Asheville. Trish McCoy of Wild For Life shows Junior, a broadwinged hawk at a recent show (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Rocketman took a circle around Pack Square for the opening festivities of Action Fest 2012.
The Big Crafty is now under way at Pack Place.
Photos by Bill Rhodes
A couch, upholstered with potato chips, stands outside Pack Square.
Photos by Jerry Nelson
Photographer Zen Sutherland adds to our Big Crafty memories.
Asheville City Council will, at its meeting tomorrow, grapple with stimulus funds and state legislation. This will also be the first meeting where interested citizens can watch live, via the Internet.
A Moss Sign Co. crew on Thursday dismantled an electronic sign on Pack Square derided as a hideous stake in the heart of downtown Asheville by detractors, but seen as a critical outlet for advertising and supporting Pack Place’s member organizations.