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Asheville Faerie Arts Festival Enchants with Music, Art and Fashion
On Friday, November 11th, faeries light up the night at the Renaissance Hotel in this year's Faerie Arts Festival. The theme this year is Goth Faerie Fall.
Asheville FM Hosts Halloween Fund Drive at Buxton Hall
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.
The Drinking Dead: Asheville Zombie Movie Begins Kickstarter
The team behind Dead Brew, a zombie film based in Asheville, just began a 30-day Kickstarter to raise initial funds for making the film.
Take a Peek: The 2016 Urban Loft + Art Tour (Gallery)
A gallery from the 2016 Urban Loft + Art Tour to benefit the Asheville Art Museum. All photos: Erin Fowler.
Swanky Electronic Soiree Set to TranceForm Highland Brewery Tonight
Here are a few reasons you might be sad if you stay at home in your underwear binging Netflix instead of attending TranceFormation...
Emersion: Asheville's Immersive Theatre Event
emersion takes place in Montford this weekend at the historic home of Grayson Morris. Tickets are $10 at the door.
GRIT TALK: SK The Novelist
SK The Novelist returns with his latest project 'My Life in Rhythm.' "Honest, Fun and Challenging," the Asheville Emcee aims to make his mark and share his story.
A "Local's" Guide to Tourist Season in Asheville
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 6-9
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 29-October 2
We've got special guests Stu Helm and Andrew Scotchie on this weekend to talk up some exciting events!
Do Black Voices Matter in Asheville?
Is Asheville stepping up for the #blacklivesmatter movement and the protests in Charlotte?
GRIT TALK: Ill Doots
8 piece Hip hop outfit 'Ill Doots' return to Asheville on their 'Unify' Tour! A funk-infused roller coaster of high energy antics and thought provoking lyrics.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 15-18
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Asheville Missed Connections: cesspool or delightful dip?
Q. What if the Biltmore hosted MomaPS2 (southern edition)?
We continue to pose hypothetical proposals at our great city and this week look to the nation's largest home to house a southern version of MOMA's PS1 Design Competition. Wouldn't that front lawn look great with a temporary art/architecture installation?
Transplanting Announces Season 2 Release + Season 1 to be Featured on LAFF TV
The second season of Transplanting, Asheville's hilarious web series, airs on Wednesday, September 7th, coinciding with the release of season one on Laff TV.
What if Asheville had Built a Mall Downtown?
In 1980, citizens of Asheville had the vision to vote against a mall that would forever change the character of downtown. Let's take a minute to see what that would have looked like and what we would have lost.
What if Asheville had an Official Gateway?
We take a look at what Patton Avenue could look like if it were to have an official gateway entry to downtown Asheville.
What if 1% of Asheville’s street parking was transformed into Parklets?
When is a parking space not a parking space? When it's a parklet! Cities everywhere have transformed the 9'x18' spots into mini parks; what if Asheville did the same?
Asheville Loves Pollinators
A new video and piece on pollinators and/in the community (including Renaissance Asheville Hotel) from Climate Listening Project organizer/producer Dayna Reggero kicks off National Pollinator Week.
Richard Buckner at The Grey Eagle: June 30
Folk music veteran Richard Buckner is coming to The Grey Eagle this Thursday.
What if Asheville had Solar Roadways?
This week we raise the topic of solar roadways for the city of Asheville. With all the potential benefits, could this be a sustainable urban project that boosts our economy?
Q: What if Christo came to Asheville?
We begin a weekly exploration on the potential of Asheville ranging from practical to plain radical. Starting with the world famous installation artist Christo, we ask: What would happen if he could make his mark on Asheville?
Americana Burlesque + Sideshow Festival << May 27-29th
Asheville hosts the 10th annual ABSFest over Memorial Day Weekend. The festival features the top performers from burlesque, circus arts, sideshow, vaudeville + more, along with workshops and parties to celebrate all things fabulous, mysterious, and grotesque!
Cuban Soul: LEAF 2016 Ticket Giveaway!
This year's spring LEAF lineup highlights the bridge between WNC and Cuba with a variety of acts that exemplify the culture and music of both regions. We're giving away two tickets to LEAF on Sunday, May 15, on Facebook! To enter, leave a comment on our Facebook post when we share this story!
Asheville Reacts to HB2 (Timeline + Gallery)
In the past few weeks, HB2 has shocked Asheville--and much of the rest of the country. The Grit has coverage of everything that's gone down over the past few weeks, from early protests to the current state of things. Photos by Alex Baker/ACBe Creative.
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.
"When you see bum trash and tags everywhere, that’s where you sit and wait for the train”: a look inside the eternal American train kids culture
A window into the culture and vibrant community of train kids in Asheville. All photos: Larisa Karr.
photo+craft Brings WNC Creative Community Together (March 31-April 3)
This inaugural photo+craft event takes place March 31-April 3 in arts spaces around Asheville. It's the first event of its kind to unite not only two areas within the arts--photography and craft--but also to unite the larger Asheville arts community.
Condom Couture: A Behind the Scenes Look
Condoms are the "it" look not just for safe sex, but fashion too at the Condom Couture Fashion Show. This entertaining event at New Mountain is just around the corner. Don't miss it.
Betaplane: Asheville's Next Buzzworthy Band
From winning the Judge's Choice Award at the 2015 Music Video Asheville Awards to wrapping up recording of their new album at Echo Mountain, local Asheville Post Rock ensemble Betaplane performs a free show tonight at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall.
Color Me Goodwill is Back for 2016
After a successful 2015 event, this fusion of fashion, art, food and music for a mission is back on Friday, March 18th at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Grit's Weekend Picks << January 8-10
Warm up your winter nights this weekend with our Grit Picks.
Grit's "Weekend" Picks << January 2-4
Whether you're still recovering or still partying, Asheville Grit has your upcoming weekend and week planned. Happy 2016, revelers!
Ring in the New: Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Asheville
Wondering where to ring in 2016? The Asheville Grit breaks down the best of the best for you, from Prohibition-era cocktails and jazz to drumming meditations and fabulous cover shows.
Fashion Tips to Shine and Shop Local for NYE
Haven’t found your New Year’s Eve outfit yet? Start your New Year off right by looking stylish while also supporting local Asheville businesses and designers with these New Year’s Eve fashion tips.
Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Ladies in Your Life
Last-minute shopping, as usual? Grit's got you covered with our list of the most luscious of the luxe.
Big Ears Line-Up Promises Innovation + Diversity
The line-up of the Big Ears Festival, happening in Knoxville in March 2016, is what distinguishes this event as one of the most unforgettable music events of the year.
Grit's Holiday Gift Guide | Firestorm's Lil' Crafty
Firestorms's First annual Lil' Crafty is a pop-up focused on emerging artists and craftspeople. happening this Sunday, 12/13, from 12-6 pm.
Grit's Holiday Gift Guide | The East West Holiday Pop Up Shop
The East West Holiday Pop Up Shop is filled with delights. Check it out Thursday, 12/10 through Sunday, 12/13.
Area Restaurants Team Up to Bring Donations to Asheville's Trinity Place
This holiday season, five local restaurants have come together to support Trinity Place Youth Shelter. Here's how you can help.
Meeting the Shadow: An Interview with Xero God
An interview with Xero God about their new self-titled album. All photos: Sarah Carballo. Album design: Kent Hernandez. Logo: Mariano Oreamuno.
Green Man's Holly King Release @ Satellite Gallery
Thursday, 12/3, marks the date for the pre-release of Green Man's Holly King Holiday Ale, with a celebration of local artist Rob Hunt at Satellite Gallery.
Drink it Up > MiMOSA @ New Mountain 12/3
West Coast bass producer MiMOSA coming to rock your nuts at New Mountain this Thursday, Dec 3.
DubConscious Gives Thanks
DubConscious comes to New Mountain tonight to honor the late, great Carl Lindberg.
Asheville Streets > Unsafe to Cross
There’s no easy way to say it: Asheville is the most dangerous city in the state for pedestrians. This is according to a Department of Transportation report about pedestrian accidents from 2008-2012. And with the steady increase in Asheville’s population, it’s not getting any better.
Jamming the Light Fantastic with Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey's McGee lit up the US Cellular Center with their inaugural arena performance, and treated the Asheville crowd to a three-hour jam band extravaganza.
Warren Haynes Xmas Jam 26 Exceeded (almost) All Expectations
Another Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is in the history books, and it was a good one. And, of course, it was for a good cause.
Climate Listening Project: Accelerating Nature-Based Business
Accelerating Appalachia, the world’s first nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity.
Meet Dayna Reggero + The WNC Climate Listening Project
I'm excited to share stories here on Asheville Grit. I'm starting with the Climate Listening Project because it showcases a bit of who I am and what inspires me.
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