Though it never officially closed during the COVID-19 pandemic or in the midst of renovations, the Phil will hold a symbolic grand reopening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 14, to reintroduce the building and its new roster of artists.
On Saturday, May 20, the Phil Mechanic Studios is opening the Stand Gallery (formerly Flood Gallery). The launch will include a group show ‘Following Abstraction into Form.’
On Friday, January 22, the Phil Mechanic Building changed hands. The longtime owners, Mitch and Jolene Mechanic sold the building to James Lifshutz, a real estate investor and developer from San Antonio, Texas.
Jolene Mechanic is playing the numbers by calling a meet-the-candidates forum in the River Arts District on Tuesday, Oct. 9. And she’ll even tell you the winning figure ahead of time: 43,749,707.
The inaugural “radical in the best sense of the word” music festival, held in the River Arts District, is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Photo of Reptar from theaudioperv.com.
An aging pipe, a steep hillside and torrential rains have moved the replacement of a River Arts District storm-drain pipe up the priority list for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Asheville’s public darkroom project gets a boost on Saturday at the LAB. The lineup includes Hello Hugo and Kovacs and the Polar Bear, and there’s a lot more than that.
Her show of confrontational works addresses environmental catastrophe, among other issues. Up through July 30 inside the Phil Mechanic Studios.