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October 28, 2014

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October 27, 2014

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October 24, 2014

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October 20, 2014

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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

Other Desert Cities

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: 35below at Asheville Community Theatre
  • Address: 35 East Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Other Desert Cities By Jon Robin Baitz Directed by Anita Chapman Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014: Performed at 35below at Asheville Community Theatre Sunday, November 2, 2014: Performed at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus In this contemporary drama set in Palm Springs, a grown up daughter presents her parents with her soon to be published memoir in which she challenges the integrity of their actions around a tragic event in the past. The ensuing confrontation threatens...

Public Exhibition of The Historical Buddha's Relics

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: The Venue
  • Address: 21 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of the historical Buddha's relics will be on display at The Venue in Asheville October 31, November 1 & 2. Most of the Relics in this collection resemble beautiful multi-colored pearl-like crystals and are over 2,600 years old. Many of the relics are from the 14th Dalai Lama’s own collection. Relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of wisdom and loving kindness. This free exhibition provides a chance for people to con...

Ooh La La's Holiday Bazaar

  • November 1, 2014
  • Location: Pritchard Park, Downtown Asheville

Ooh La La's Holiday Bazaar is happy to announce its 3rd season this fall. A continuation of the Curiosity Market that took place this Summer in Pritchard Park, located in the center of beautiful downtown Asheville. The Holiday Bazaar will showcase the work of more than a dozen local artists. Taking place over three Saturdays this Fall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 18th, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1st. Ooh La La's Holiday Bazaar will feature works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, ...

Public Exhibition of The Historical Buddha's Relics

  • November 1, 2014
  • Location: The Venue
  • Address: 21 North Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of the historical Buddha's relics will be on display at The Venue in Asheville October 31, November 1 & 2. Most of the Relics in this collection resemble beautiful multi-colored pearl-like crystals and are over 2,600 years old. Many of the relics are from the 14th Dalai Lama’s own collection. Relics embody the master’s spiritual qualities of wisdom and loving kindness. This free exhibition provides a chance for people to con...

Weaverville Art Safari

  • November 1, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Weaverville and Surrounding Coummunities
  • Address: Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy a self-guided tour of local artists' studios in and around Weaverville, NC. 47 artists participate in this unique bi-annual event that includes art sales, art demonstrations, and door prizes. Works of art showcased include pottery, handmade glass, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, paintings, fiber art, and more. An online auction to raise funds for the non-profit will be hosted at www.uglymonkeyauctions.com from Oct 24-Nov. 2. For more information, visit http://www.weavervilleartsafari.com.

Recurring Events

Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
  • Address: 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints examines the work of four, well-known Gee’s Bend, Alabama, quiltmakers: Mary Lee Bendolph (b. 1935), Loretta Pettway (b. 1942), Louisiana P. Bendolph (b. 1960) and Loretta Bennett (b. 1960) and their recent exploration of the art of printmaking. The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) partners with Warren Wilson College (WWC) to bring a selection of these national treasures to a Western North Carolina audience for the first time through th...

Hops & Crafts: Mugs, Steins & Tankards by Regional Artists

  • October 31, 2014
  • Address: 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Venue:  Grovewood Gallery
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4 (2 - 5 p.m.) Come meet your new favorite mug! Here at Grovewood Gallery we are celebrating American Craft Week with the opening of an intoxicating exhibit of divine steins, perfect pints and tempting tankards, all handcrafted by 17 of Western North Carolina’s leading artists. Hops & Crafts: Mugs, Steins & Tankards by Regional Artists will commence on Saturday, October 4 with an opening reception from 2 – 5 p.m. Several participating arti...

It IS a Small World, Sept. 20, 2014 - Jan. 18, 2015

  • October 31, 2014
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  Folk Art Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Invitational exhibition featuring members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: The Venue
  • Address: 21 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

An exhibition of ancient and sacred relics from the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and many other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea, and China. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.maitreyarelictour.com. 

Beyond Textures: November 1 - February 3

  • November 1, 2014
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  Folk Art Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Featuring work by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild: Joan Berner (fiber), Chery Cratty (paper), Robin Ford (fiber), Terry Gess (clay), Carmen Grier (fiber), Jon Arsenault (clay). (Work Shown: Chery Cratty)

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