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SAY IT LOUD > An Art Experience
Clear your calendar for the opening of this must-see exhibition that explores the African American experience through contemporary art.
Free for All: Arts & Culture at No (or Low) Cost in Asheville
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.
Shift is Happening
Seeing the pros (and cons) of the shifting Asheville art market
Art and Entry
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: July 4th Edition
It's 4th of July weekend in Asheville, and we've got a lot of ideas for how you can celebrate Independence Day--and all the days around it. From live music to independent bookstores to downtown shopping and, of course, brunch, we've pretty much covered all the bases. Happy 4th, y'all.
Fit for a Mermaid and Handmade in Asheville
Organic Armor Creates Costumes for Fairies, Steampunk Kings & More
a thing re | sembling a win • dow Opening Reception << Friday, June 3
The opening reception for a thing re | sembling a win • dow celebrates a show that explores the edges that lie between recognition and illegibility & meaning and its breakdown, with pieces from some of the area's most engaging artists.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! // May 20-22
This weekend is all about art and music in Asheville, with events ranging from the first Downtown After 5 to the Spring Stroll in the RAD.
Artist Phil Cheney Kickstarts Locally-Made Coloring Book
How artist Phil Cheney came to create a coloring book (and everything in between).
Thomas Schmidt @ the CCCD << April 21 @ 6 pm
Thomas Schmidt of Recycled China gives an art talk on the project, tradition vs. industrialization, and our relationship to waste materials at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design this Thursday, 4/21 at 6 pm.
15 Year Asheville Artist Makes a Move from RAD to AAAC’s new Refinery Creator Space
As the Asheville Area Arts Council receives the green light to move into the new 'Refinery Creator Space', local artists are solidifying their studio leases, including Sound Mind Creative artist Jenny Greer Fares.
All Go West 2016 Schedule Leak
All Go West's 2016 lineup and stages have been announced! All Go West happens in West Asheville on Saturday, 6/25.
"Under the Sink": Larkin Ford's Intersections of the Grotesque + the Beautiful
UNCA alumnus + painter Larkin Ford returns to Asheville to present his solo exhibit, "Under the Sink." The opening reception is Friday, January 19 from 6-8 pm in Owen Hall (on the UNCA campus).
The Fringiest Fringe of All
Highlights from the 14th Annual Asheville Fringe Arts Festival that went down despite Snowmageddon 2016
This year I resolve to focus on the negative. Specifically, I plan to collect rejections.
MISPRINTS: A Group Exhibition @ the Asheville Area Arts Council
The Asheville Area Arts Council is hosting "MISPRINTS: A Group Exploration into Printmaking, Craft, and Design" curated by and featuring Andy Herod along with 16 other Asheville area artists and crafts people. The opening reception is Friday, July 3rd.
Art Opening > Anna Jensen @ Pink Dog Creative June 19
Local artist Anna Jensen's latest show aims to be a provocative, engaging, and affecting collection of her very autobiographical, multimedia work that vividly combines humor and darkness. Show runs June 19 - August 2 at Pink Dog Creative.
#FANART Exhibit Opens at Downtown Books + News
This unique exhibit is where fans get to pay visual tribute to their cultural heroes, media makers and pop icons opens Friday May 1st at Downtown Books and News and remains on display through June 30. Who would you pay artistic homage to?
"Art is a Disease..." > The Work of Charles Counts
Charles Counts was a member and avid supporter of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the epitome of a Renaissance man, practicing such various disciplines as pottery, quilting, weaving, rug hooking, drawing, painting and more.
Local Artist Selected for Spectrum 22 – International Juried Art Book
Congratulations to local illustrator Fian Arroyo has one of his art pieces selected for the latest award-winning Spectrum Juried Awards Books that reinforce the importance and popularity of fantastic art – in a multitude of mediums – in today’s culture.
10 Questions with Local Artists Jason Rafferty + Sally Garner
Get to know Asheville artists Sally Garner and Jason Rafferty who met at UNCA 5 years ago and have been active creators in the arts (and also a couple) ever since.
Dispatches From the B.A.D.
A primary goal for this column is to get a bit more dialogue going. I’m encouraged by the appearance that, in recent years, art audiences seem more engaging.
Get to Know Penland Artist David Chatt
David Chatt, takes his time. Chatt’s medium has to do with beads and thread. And when you first hear about it, you immediately think of arts and crafts. But it’s so much more than that.
7 Reasons Bookbinder Sara Brooks Loves Asheville
Ever wonder what goes into making a book or journal? Me neither, until I met sweet-as-honey Sara Brooks.
10 Reasons Artist Gabriel Shaffer Loves Asheville
I was so thrilled to be able to chat with local Appalachian folk artist, Gabriel Shaffer...
Painter Mark Bettis's Modern Abstraction Wins WNCAP Top Honor
Modern artist Mark Bettis brushes out other top local artists to win top spot for this year's WNCAP Auction with his abstract painting "Radiance".