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June 04, 2015

Go for the goats!Photo by KD Ecological Services.Chimney Rock State Park ... more

June 04, 2015

Bus Tour Pairs Craft Beer & Local BeatsIn Asheville, aka Beer City USA, ... more

June 04, 2015

Exhibit Gets Close to Carnivorous PlantsSomething big has landed at the ... more

June 03, 2015

Run, Have Fun in AshevilleIn honor of National Running Day on June 3, here ... more

Arts & Entertainment

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Check out our events calendar, Asheville's one-stop shop for music.

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

Summer Movie Series: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group's reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders. Free showing!

1st Friday Art Walk: Lexington Glassworks Open Late

  • July 3, 2015
  • Location: Lexington Glassworks
  • Address: 81 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Lexington Glassworks
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

Join us for the Downtown Asheville Arts District First Friday Art Walk. The Lexington Glassworks studio and gallery will be open late until 8PM, stop by and enjoy live demonstrations by the artists.

Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk

  • July 3, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Address: Various Locations, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than 20 galleries that contribute to Asheville's reputation as vibrant arts community and "The Paris of the South." Within a half-mile radius of Pack Square and the city's center, you'll find unparalleled diversity....from fine studio crafts, to glass, photography, folk art and contemporary painting, metalwork, textiles, jewelry and more by local, regional, national and international artists.  Asheville an...

Brevard Music Center Presents Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

  • July 3, 2015
  • Location: Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at Brevard Music Cent
  • Address: 349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC 28712

The Brevard Music Center Orchestra—led by guest conductor Rune Bergmann with violinist Arnaud Sussmann—performs Salonen’s Helix, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4. (Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins 1 hour before the performance.)

July Interactive Art Walk - Playing with Water Colors

  • July 3, 2015
  • Location: Mountain Made Art Gallery - Inside the Grove Arcade
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

"No Talent Required" -- Interactive Art Walk Project During this month's Art Walk, July 3th, 2015, 5-8PM, ...We will be playing with all sorts of water-colors and making colorful note cards that can be "taken home" with you! An Interactive art project is any artwork in which the public (this means YOU) can participate in creating an art piece! So we strongly encourage you to drop by Mountain Made gallery during the First Friday art walk and dripple some watercolors with us!

The Naked Truth Opening Reception and Meet the Artist

  • July 3, 2015
  • Location: The Asheville Loft
  • Address: 52 Broadway St., Suite 3B, Asheville, NC 28801

The Naked Truth is a gallery show of new figurative works by Jonas Gerard. His abstract "flow" paintings have given birth to the human form, merging the unfamiliar with the familiar in an exciting way. The show runs at The Asheville Loft beginning June 28, 2015 through July 27, 2015. The gallery hours are from 11 am to 6 pm.

Ooh La La Curiosity Market

  • July 4, 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...

Recurring Events

Make Your Own Ring

  • July 1, 2015
  • Location: Visions of Creation
  • Address: 100 Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Visions of Creation
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st day

After a very successful winter season of teaching private classes on "Make your Own ring," Roberto Vengoechea, Designer and Owner of Visions of Creation, continues that agenda with classes for beginners in hand fabrication. Make your own sterling silver ring in our fully equipped studio in Black Mountain. This 8- to 10-hour class includes all your tools and silver; choose your own stone; go home with your hand-crafted St. Silver ring that you created; no experience necessary. COS...

Photography Exhibit by the Carolina Nature Photographers Association

  • July 1, 2015
  • Address: 11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • Venue:  Cradle of Forestry
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Come enjoy the beautiful photography exhibit on display in the Discovery Center! Continuing a legacy of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a snap shot of life at America's first school of Forestry along the Biltmore Campus Trail. You can also take a picturesque walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive, or take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Disc...

Surface & Texture: The Work of John Jordan

  • July 1, 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...

The Bait Hides The Hook

  • July 1, 2015
  • Location: Pink Dog Creative
  • Address: 348 Depot St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st

The Bait Hides The Hook, an exhibition of paintings by Anna Jensen, opens at Pink Dog Creative Gallery, 348 Depot St., Asheville, NC on Friday June 19, 2015 with a public reception from 5-8 p.m. Jensen’s psychological landscapes and emotionally complex narratives in acrylic, glitter, and oil stick bring to mind the humor and pathos previously mastered by great expressionists and later manifested by pop artists. A brief look at her paintings makes you relate to her autobiographical revelati...

Third Thursdays at the Junction

  • July 1, 2015
  • Address: 348 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  The Junction
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st

Third Thursdays opening reception for monthly show at The Junction featuring Mark Bettis.

Figure Drawing

  • July 2, 2015
  • Location: The Lawter Studios at The Asheville Loft
  • Address: 52 Broadway Street #3B Asheville NC 28801, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Thursday

Come draw with us at The Lawter Studios. female & male models Mondays - quick sketch (1,2, & 5 minute poses) Thursdays - longer poses (20 & 30) minute poses) Located in the heart of downtown right beside Mellow Mushroom

Pink Dog Creative After Hours

  • July 2, 2015
  • Location: Pink Dog Creative Studios
  • Address: 348 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28704
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Join us for the soft opening tonight of Pink Dog Creative After Hours. Live jazz piano by Bill Oldfather on the patio, Live music at The Paintbox, and artists' studios open til 8pm. Come join us!

The Merchant of Asheville (A Locally Sourced Comedy)

  • July 2, 2015
  • Location: Magnetic 375
  • Address: 375 Depot St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Join us for this rollicking world premiere, celebrating the grand opening of Magnetic 375 and The Magnetic Theatre's home city, Asheville! This contemporary comedy, set in a classic mold, concerns the family owners of a modest Bed and Breakfast in Montford, and the troubles they're having adjusting to the ongoing changes in our fair city...not to mention the appearance of a couple of mysterious strangers! Written and directed by The Magnetic Theatre's Steven Samuels (author of When Jekyll Met Hy...

1st Friday Art Walk: Lexington Glassworks Open Late

  • July 3, 2015
  • Location: Lexington Glassworks
  • Address: 81 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Lexington Glassworks
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

Join us for the Downtown Asheville Arts District First Friday Art Walk. The Lexington Glassworks studio and gallery will be open late until 8PM, stop by and enjoy live demonstrations by the artists.

Live Art Demo - Wire Bonsai Trees

  • July 4, 2015
  • Location: Mountain Made Art Gallery
  • Address: Grove Arcade, Suite 123, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Mountain Made Art Gallery

Wire Bonsai Trees by Jim Begthol Jim Begthol’s wire bonsai trees are all hand-crafted - made from over a 1000 strands of wire - individually twisted. Jim uses a variety of metals from galvanized steel to stainless, from "bark" covered artistic wire to the ever popular twisted bare copper. We invite you to come by Mountain Made, a downtown Asheville art gallery...and watch Jim create one of his special wire bonsai trees.

Spruce Street Market

  • July 4, 2015
  • Location: Spruce Street Market
  • Address: 10 North Spruce Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Spruce Street Market
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

The Spruce Street Market is a weekly artist vending area. A full range of handmade arts and crafts will be displayed each Saturday and no two Saturdays will look alike! It runs from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the corner of Spruce St. and College by Pack Square Park. The event is free to the public! Local and regional artists are encouraged to apply to become vendors in the market.