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Travel Guide
March 31, 2015

Museum, Festival Bring History to LifeThe Studies Building at Black ... more

March 30, 2015

Asheville restaurants turn to urban gardensChef Peter Pollay checks on the ... more

March 19, 2015

Mountaintop Retreats Top National ListThe view from one of the Asheville ... more

March 05, 2015

Where to find mountain sounds in the Blue RidgeAsheville, N.C. has a long ... 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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Upcoming Events

Museum Opening Day

The Swannanoa Valley Museum, Buncombe County's primary museum of general local history, opens for the season with new exhibits for 2015.

First Friday Art Walk! Come Celebrate: New Artists, Old Friends

  • April 3, 2015
  • Address: 89 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Artetude Gallery

Help us welcome two new artists to Artetude Gallery: Suzy Schultz and Grant Penny! Artetude is fast approaching it’s third anniversary, and one of our founding artists is joined with two of the newest members of the Artetude family to bring this special exhibition to Asheville, through their newest works in painting, etching, and paper collage.

Reasonably Priced Babies

  • April 3, 2015
  • Location: Pisgah Brewing Company
  • Address: 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Pisgah Brewing Company

Improv Comedy comes to Pisgah Brewing Co!! Reasonably Priced Babies is an improv comedy troupe based out of Asheville, NC, and is made up of Tom Chalmers, Mondy Carter, Karen Stobbe and Josh Batenhorst. The troupe left a message on their facebook event page about the upcoming event: From RPB: “We love Pisgah Brewing and what could go better with a Pisgah Pale Ale than four pale people doing funny things to make you laugh! We’ll have Aaron Price on the keys bringing the noise (and t...

6th Annual {Re}HAPPENING

  • April 4, 2015
  • Location: Camp Rockmont
  • Address: 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711

An immersive, multi-sensory experience of art, performance and food in the Dining Hall and on the grounds of the BMC Lake Eden Campus organized in collaboration with The Media Arts Project.

Easter Egg Hunt at Biltmore House

  • April 5, 2015
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore

The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Children ages 2 to 9 may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult.

Pilobolus

Pilobolus — April 7 & 8, 2015 Wildly creative and gravity defying, Pilobolus, famous for its wit and sensuality, returns for two evenings, breaking down barriers between disciplines and challenging the way we think about dance. Mainstage Dance Series, Diana Wortham Theatre. Tuesday & Wednesday, April 7 & 8, 2015, 8:00 p.m. Tickets/Info: (828) 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

Intro to Encaustic Monotype with Gina Louthian

  • April 10, 2015
  • Address: at Riverview Station North End, Asheville, NC 28730
  • Venue:  310 ART
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Learn fabulous printing techniques - Monotype one of a kind original art using wax, hotboxes, plates and encaustic paint. Try a variety of papers provided, and freely explore a new way to create monotypes using hot wax! Pieces stand on their own as original works and monotypes on rice papers can be embedded on panels later! Two days allows time to learn specific techniques and then work on your own vision to create many works. We provide the tools and most materials. A materials guide will be pr...

Silver River Center for Chair Caning Participating in CURVE 2015 Spring Twilight Party

  • April 11, 2015
  • Location: Silver River Center for Chair Caning, Upstairs #9
  • Address: #6, #9 & #12 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Curve Studios and Garden

Brandy Clements and Dave Klingler are proud to announce the Opening of the only Chair Caning School and Museum in the country! In keeping with their mission to perpetuate the dying craft, they have re-branded and are expanding their restoration business to include a Caning School that will offer regular classes in all styles of chair caning and a Museum which will incorporate a permanent collection of historical examples and a rotating selection of chairs from across the globe. This Open House e...

Theatre with the Stars

  • April 11, 2015
  • Location: Flat Rock Playhouse - Downtown
  • Address: 125 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Venue:  Flat Rock Playhouse - Downtown

On Saturday, April 11, seven local celebrities will partner with Flat Rock Playhouse artists to present a one-night-only extravaganza of song, dance and theatre – all with the hopes of raising the most votes to win the title as well as $1,000 for the charity of their choice.   The “celebrities” competing for Theatre with the Stars will be: • Ruth Birge, Executive Director, United Way of Henderson County • Tiffany Ervin, Owner of Morning Glory Productio...

Drink and Paint at WeinHaus!

  • April 12, 2015
  • Address: 86 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Weinhaus

Drink and paint with The Paint Bug. Our talented artist will lead you step-by-step in creating a masterpiece, all while you enjoy your favorite drink with your friends. This event is located in scenic Black Mountain. Sign up for class using our Calendar at: www.paint-bug.com

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