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May 07, 2015

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May 07, 2015

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May 04, 2015

Mountain Sports Festival to be held May 22-24Music stage at the 2014 ... more

May 01, 2015

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Arts & Entertainment

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Asheville area art galleries, performing arts, fine art, mountain crafts and folk art

The Asheville arts scene is buzzing, featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, mountain crafters, folk artists, hip arts neighborhoods, numerous art galleries and myriads of art events.

  • Performing Arts

    Asheville has a thriving performing arts scene with amazing diversity, ranging from opera, ballet, country music, engaging theater to experimental jazz. Street performers entertain crowds on nearly every corner of downtown.
  • Art Galleries

    Home to countless galleries, studios and craft shops, the Western North Carolina mountains are a hotbed of craft and contemporary art.
  • Art History

    Asheville has a wide range of historic attractions and museums, including America's largest home, the Biltmore, and the home of native author Thomas Wolfe. Asheville also boasts more Art Deco architecture than any southeastern city other than Miami Beach.
  • Music Scene

    Asheville's art scene includes an enthusiastic music culture. From bluegrass and mountain music to experimental jazz and rock, the city's creative atmosphere inspires musicians.
  • Downtown Asheville

    In the <a href='http://www.exploreasheville.com/listings/Downtown-Asheville-Art-District/329/default/'>Downtown Asheville Art District</a>, more than 20 galleries within easy walking distance of one another feature a wide variety of fine art and studio crafts created by local, regional, national and international artists. The <a href='http://www.exploreasheville.com/listings/Asheville-Art-Museum/262/default/'>Asheville Art Museum</a> entices with a variety of shows and collections throughout the year.
  • River Arts District

    The River Arts District, filled with dozens of working art studios, is one of Asheville's unique arts neighborhoods.

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Single-Day Events

Ooh La La Curiosity Market

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: Pritchard Park
  • Address: 67 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

Ooh La La Curiosity Market is an art market that takes place in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful downtown Asheville and will showcase the work of more than a dozen local artists. Taking place over 11 Saturdays throughout Summer beginning May 23th. Ooh La La will feature works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas. In addition to the artists, the marke...

Poetry Reading: "The South"

Organized by poet and educator Eric Steineger. Invited poets will consider the South as place, muse, hero and villain.

Recurring Events

Biltmore Blooms

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Biltmore's gardens are alive with color as spring arrives. Stunning floral displays – featuring nearly 100,000 tulips – across the estate celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy as Biltmore’s master horticulture planner. Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special menu items, with the Winery offering wine seminars.

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at Biltmore

  • May 23, 2015
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times" includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.

Loving After Lifetimes of All This

Curated by Danny Orendorff, 2013-2014 Curator-in-Residence and Interim Programs Director for Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO, 'Loving After Lifetimes of All This' is an exhibition exploring the intersections of craft, (self-) care, apprenticeship, and survival within the practices of historically disadvantaged populations. Including artwork and ephemera from over 15 artists, activists, and archives nationwide, this exhibition considers ‘craft’ in an expanded sense to ...

New Paintings and Monotypes

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: The Junction
  • Address: 348 Depot St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  River Arts District
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Lynn is a mixed media artist working in the Pink Dog Creative Studios. Lynn's work explores ideas of uncertainty and the tension of opposites as we navigate the endless stream of events, images, feelings, thoughts and actions that constitute our day-to-day lives. Her work will be exhibited at The Junction from May 21st - June 15th. The opening reception will be May 21st from 6 - 8 PM.

Surface & Texture: The Work of John Jordan

  • May 23, 2015
  • Address: 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Venue:  Grovewood Gallery
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is honored to host a solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John Jordan. The Nashville, Tennessee artist, known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, will have 30+ pieces on display in Surface & Texture: The Work of John Jordan. John’s work can be found in many prestigious permanent collections, including the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington, D.C., the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and...