On Feb. 11, 1932, after sitting vacant for two years, local contractor P.W. Bordner began razing the old post office. Along with replacing it with a park, the city planned to widen the property’s surrounding streets.
After 45 years of service, the final seven street cars departed from Pritchard Park on Thursday, Sept. 6, 1934, heading toward West Asheville for one last ride.
The positive hip-hop artist will perform at The Pritchard Park Summer Series on Thursday, July 20
Through their elected leaders, Asheville voters will now have more say-so over development projects downtown and new hotels citywide.
After more than a year of public input and review, proposed development changes that would bring more downtown projects before Council for review will go to a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The new rules also include a provision for Council to review all hotel projects with 21 rooms or more anywhere in the city.
While it didn’t rival the Women’s March on Asheville held in January, the Kid’s Protest march in Asheville on Sunday, Feb. 5, also drew a large and passionate crowd of protesters. Organized by the children of local musician Sparrow Pants, the event gave kids an opportunity to share their concerns about the administration of President Donald Trump and its policies.
City Council postponed a decision on Pritchard Park improvements, approved affordable housing grants of over $500,000 for a controversial South Asheville apartment complex, retained the city’s existing ban on homestays in accessory dwelling units and pitched in to support a planning collaboration that aims to expand access to preschool to all children in Buncombe County.
Throughout the 15-event summer series, painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers, photographers and others will set up beneath large umbrellas.
Phil Kline’s sound sculpture “Unsilent Night” has, in the course of its 23 years, become something of a standard in the new music scene. The piece — which will be performed in Asheville on Wednesday, Dec. 17 — asks performers transporting a chorus of boom boxes, CD players and smart-phones to march together through town […]
The Coffee Pedlar is the latest manifestation of Asheville’s mobile retail craze: an artisan pour-over coffee bar mounted on a sleek, black trike.
Inspired by a similar event in San Francisco, the Annual Asheville Anti-Valetine’s Pillow Fight started at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 in Pritchard Park.
Around a dozen people protested the deportation hearings of Francisco Hernandez of Marion, asking Sen. Kay Hagan to intervene in the case. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
On time and schedule, work has been completed on the fountain areas of Pritchard Park by Downtown Asheville Resident Neighbors (pictured are Trina Mullen, DARN president and fountain designer Jill Haynie, right; photo by Bill Rhodes)
Strolling around downtown Asheville this morning, you would never suspect Bele Chere had happened, and ground is broken on the Pritchard Park fountain work.
The Downtown Asheville Resident Neighbors will repair the fountains in Pritchard Park, starting next week. This duo played cards on the rocks where the improved fountain will be installed. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Goodness gracious, what a no brainer! And the diocese even offered $300,000 more for the parcel. The downtown area has only one small green space (Pritchard Park), which is severely overused. A landscaped green space in front of the U.S. Cellular Center and, of course, the treasured Basilica, is absolutely a no brainer. We the […]
A protest, a wedding and the first of October.
Over 100 voices filled Pritchard Park Monday evening.
The L.A.-based band stopped through WNC on its current tour, shooting video in Fairview and, this afternoon, downtown Asheville.
photos by Jonathan Welch
It’s a fact of participatory art: Kids participate, adults photograph. On Sunday, July 11, with music for a never-made David Lynch film, a blank canvas, a performance artist painted in white (at least at the beginning), lots of tempera paints and kids with helping hands, “Splat” began.
From hula-hooping jams to free music at lunch time to a new Saturday market, the Asheville Downtown Association and Arts2People aim to keep it lively.