To bring old buildings up to modern-day standards involves architectural assessments, electrical upgrades, plumbing revamps and structural repairs — challenges that many preservationists are now facing, and seeking to fund, as Asheville’s turn-of-the-century landmarks continue into their second hundred years.
A Different Myth and programs at Asheville Community Theatre and the YMI Cultural Center seek to help solve arts equity issues.
Plummer shares her thoughts on the Young Men’s Institute Cultural Center, which celebrated its 129th birthday Feb. 12.
A new walking tour explores Asheville’s rich musical traditions. Plus, Rabbit Rabbit hosts a holiday tree event, The Magnetic Theatre travels back to the 1920s and a local author offers unreleased Beatles songs.
The Asheville native seeks to elevate Black small business owners and entrepreneurs with the twice-monthly pop-up market.
The Queer Girls Literary Reading moves to Rabbit, Rabbit. Plus: railroad laborers are honored at Andrews Geyser; the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville; and more!
Over the past year, the addition of such Black-owned businesses as the Noir Collective collaborative shop, Jawbreaking fashion store, Asheville Iridescence Yoga and Sole82 sneaker boutique has suggested a renaissance for the former Black Wall Street. Yet in a rapidly changing city where obstacles for minority entrepreneurs remain rampant, sustaining that growth could prove challenging.
The YMI Cultural Center and First Congregational United Church of Christ renew their partnership; Asheville Pizza & Brewing reopens its theater; and more area arts news.
Conserving Carolina kicks off its 2021 Habitat at Home photo contest, the Coalition for a Bird-Friendly Asheville is advocating for bird-safe window treatments and Asheville welcomes Tracy Swartout as the Blue Ridge Parkway’s new superintendent. This and more in the latest Green roundup.
Community leaders and local musicians bring the annual celebration of African American culture online, a local screenwriter’s film debuts online and more area arts news.
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Xpress reached out to four local racial justice organizers — all under 25 — to learn about their experiences and what has motivated them to act.
The Oak Street Gallery of First Congregational UCC opens the second part of its social justice series on Aug. 6.
The new monthly series kicks off Feb. 20 at the YMI Cultural Center.
Asheville VeganFest returns under new leadership. Also: French Broad Chocolate’s Cookies & Creamery celebrates its grand opening; The Block Off Biltmore hosts a hemp food challenge; the 8th annual International Honey Tasting Competition returns; and more.
Local and regional doughnut shops will vie for the top prize at the 2019 Do-but Thro-down and Bake Sale. Also: A look at Easter-related food events; Taste of Black Asheville; and more.
While this city still has a long way to go to when it comes to equity and representation of diversity within the local art scene, 2018 showed strides in that direction.
On Friday, June 15, the YMI Cultural Center will host ‘Trigger Warning,’ an art exhibit by members of Pink Dog Creative.
The showcase of works by visual artist Joseph Pearson and young writers of color takes place May 25 at the YMI Cultural Center.
The Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro’s fundraiser for Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust and ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters takes place Feb. 3 at the YMI Cultural Center.
The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference returns to Asheville for its fourth year Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21. Originally organized to highlight research on the historical African-American presence in the region, the conference is broadening its scope this year with the theme, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”