Radio Free Asheville recently premiered in WNC. Plus a new three-day festival debuts, the latest from the Western North Carolina Historical Association’s lecture series and more!
“Traditionally, our Fall Festival is a time for celebrating our Appalachian heritage with our vibrant community of locals, students, staff and visitors,” says Jerry Jackson.
Use this list as a starting point to explore a new interest, jumpstart your artistic engine, or just get your hands dirty in a totally fun way.
American Folk Art presents Ali’s retrospective exhibit from Aug., 4-24, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 5.
Asheville Music Tours offers a stroll through downtown, highlighting the city’s rich musical past, as well as celebrating its present day achievements. Meanwhile, in the River Arts District, Asheville Art Studio Tours leads guests through a series of workspaces and galleries while sharing tales of the area’s former industrial days.
Every year, several of Asheville’s local artists pack their suitcases and catch flights to teach their crafts abroad. From basketry to pottery and painting to fiber arts, these forms are discussed in seminars and taught in workshops all over the world.
Canadian artist Stefan Horik uses only a palette knife to create vibrant swaths of color.
Russian painter Vasily Polevoy breaks free from his communist roots at UNCA’s Blowers Gallery.