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The Eighth Day of Grit-Mas: Lever Gear and Nester Hosiery
On the eighth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away 2 silver Toolcards from Lever Gear + 2 pairs of socks from Nester Hosiery!
The Seventh Day of Grit-Mas: Bellyak and Recover (Double Feature!)
On the seventh day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of neoprene gloves from Bellyak and a hoodie from Recover!
Christmas Gift Solution: LoLo is Here to Help
Did you buy all your gifts yet? Didn't think so. Good news is that LoLo's got your back.
The Sixth Day of Grit-Mas: Pure Yoga Asheville
On the sixth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a month of unlimited yoga from Pure Yoga Asheville ($79 value) to one lucky winner!
Voices of Refugees: Local Photographer Shares Stories of Displaced Peoples
Local photographer Shayanne Gal and co-creator Claire Veale began Voices of Refugees to document the stories of displaced Syrians and other refugees in Greece.
THE FIFTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: Malaprop's
On the fifth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a gift certificate ($25) and a bag of donation books from Malaprop's to one lucky winner!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 16-18
We're gearing up for the holidays, and we've got fun events to help you celebrate, shop, and relax!
Holy #ForestFriday Batman!
Recently, Dogwood Alliance launched #ForestFriday, where we go out into the woods with a guest and celebrate forests together. Most recently, we had the privilege of venturing out with Bat Biologist Drew Powell. Drew surveys bats in the summertime in West Virginia for Apogee Environmental.
THE FOURTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: BANGS SHOES
On the fourth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of BANGS shoes to one lucky winner!
"Etymology": Audrey Amir (Flash Writing Contest)
A testament to memory, longing, love, and identity, Audrey Amir's powerful "Etymology" is the first runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.
THE THIRD DAY OF GRIT-MAS: WHIST
On the third day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a gift bag full of goodies ($65) from Whist to one lucky winner!
"Forests by Owl-Light": Ryn Bradford Hayes (Flash Writing Contest)
Ryn Bradford Hayes shared her wonderful "Forests by Owl-Light" with us, and we chose is as the second runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance flash writing competition.
Announcing the Dogwood Alliance & Asheville Grit Flash Writing Winners!
Announcing this year's Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Competition Winners and finalists! We'll publish one winning story a day, ending with our Grand Prize Winner!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 8-11
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!
Pottery Pop-Up Sale
Head to the Asheville Food Park on Saturday, December 3rd, to check out pottery on sale from local artists at 8am-1pm.
Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoor Gear Builders
The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC are here with a gift guide for the outdoor enthusiast in your life!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 1-3
Whether you're into woodland frolicking or getting out on the dance floor, the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update has something for you!
Bar Wars 2016: Who Will Be Victorious? You Can Help Decide!
Bar Wars is back, baby! This year's cocktail is the Manhattan. Find out where to drink it and how to vote for your favorite, and check out the very special events that go along with it.
Tracing an Orbit: An Interview with Brie Capone
Asheville Grit talked with singer-songwriter Brie Capone's about her gorgeous new EP, Orbit, Asheville, and life so far.
Album Release Party: Cpt HyperDrive + Friends at Sol Bar
Cpt. HyperDrive and special guests will celebrate the release of his debut album at Sol Vibes on December 2nd.
Call for Entries: The Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Contest!
Asheville Grit and Dogwood Alliance are now accepting submissions to the 2016 Flash Writing Contest in honor of Dogwood Alliance's 20th Anniversary!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update Thanksgiving Edition! November 24-27
Happy Thanksgiving! Once you're totally stuffed, walk, dance, drink, or shop it off by checking out our weekend suggestions!
Ground Control to Major Fail
Just in time for your holiday travel! Kiri flies the friendly skies on an airline that rhymes with Smelta. Driving might have been faster.
GRIT TALK: The Shakeout
"The Shakeout" comes to New Mountain this Saturday to promote inclusion and creativity through music, art, and fashion.
Reflections on Standing Rock and Immigration
The Army Corps just denied Dakota Access the right to construct the Missouri River portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. What does this mean, and how can you help?
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 17-20
The weekend before Thanksgiving has a lot to be thankful for. Check it all out here.
The AVL Innovators: Marisol Tomás of SolReflection
Local therapist and LCSW Marisol Tomás is taking her penchant for fashion to her clients through an innovative approach: therapeutic image consulting.
Why I’m Proud to be An Ashevillian (Especially This Week)
To outsiders, Asheville is a city that wears it bold colors proudly, but what outsiders don’t know is that Asheville accepts those who just want to wear gray.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 10-13
Need to unwind after a very stressful week? Not sure what the future holds? Go out and celebrate the AVL community--follow along with us!
The AVL Innovators: Habitat Tavern and Commons
Habitat Tavern and Commons, a brewery and community space, will open their door this week. We caught up with the team and checked out the space.
Everyone’s Crying, and So Are You
Peppermint Patties Proven to Purge the Effects of Polls Instilling You with False Hope. Follow along for a fun recipe with no political agenda.
Election Results Parties in Asheville
Our list of where to watch the election results come in. Don't worry, alcohol (or mocktails) are available at most of these spots!
The AVL Innovators: Clayton Manche of Asheville Adventures
Clayton Manche, founder of the new outfitting company Asheville Adventures, has a unique vision for his brand and for a brighter future.
“Like a Secret You Already Know:” Flock of Dimes’ grace-filled, healing sound
Flock of Dimes, the solo project from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, comes to the Mothlight this Sunday, 11/6/
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 3-6
This weekend, check out Asheville and nearby Brevard for all of your event needs. We've got the scoop!
Being Swipe-Happy in 2016
Kiri takes a long, hard look at the Tinder scene in Asheville. Will she find love?
Halloween Special: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 27-31
What's happening on Halloween weekend in Asheville? We've got your spooky scoop!
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.
Free BEATLIFE at The One Stop with Xero God, Mother HOOD (10/28)
This coming Friday, 10/28, celebrate BEATLIFE with a free show at the One Stop with headliners Xero God and Mother HOOD.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 20-23
Jason's been cloned! We've got your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for October 20-23, featuring LEAF, voting, photobooths, and more!
The Great Pumpkin Beer Taste-Off: 2016 Edition
Asheville Grit and friends sampled six seasonal beers from stores around town. Which beer won our taste-off?
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.
Going Vegan for One Month: One Year Later
These are facts. Not thoughts and ideas conjured up in a liberal arts college classroom, but the harsh reality and wake-up call that our current food culture is destroying our planet and our bodies. And it's these facts and figures that made me rethink everything. So....guys. I am officially a vegan.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 13-16
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!
Hiss Golden Messenger Plays West Asheville's Mothlight 10/14
Hiss Golden Messenger plays the Mothlight Friday, October 14th with openers The Dead Tongues.
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 AVL Innovators: Lightning Bolt Ink
Lightning Bolt Ink founder SB has found their special brand of South in downtown Asheville. All photos: Erin Fowler
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!
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