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September 16, 2014

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September 12, 2014

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September 10, 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=''>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=''>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

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience — September 19, 2014 Immerse yourself in the “Revolution,” in the sights and sounds of the 1960s and the most important music of a generation as the British invasion returns in a foot-stomping, sing-along sensational night. Mainstage Music Series, Diana Wortham Theatre. Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Tickets/Info: (828) 257-4530 or

Art In Autumn

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Weaverville
  • Address: 20 N. Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787

The Weaverville Business Association proudly presents Weaverville's annual Art in Autumn Festival on Sept. 20, 2014. This year's festival features nearly 140 artists! Join us on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Art, food, and fun all on one street!

Movies in The Park

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Roger McGuire Green
  • Address: 121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Pack Square Park

Coming to Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville…. A movie experience like never before….. Asheville Parks and Recreation presents…. Movies in the Park! Join us this fall for your favorite new and old features projected on a massive outdoor screen. Some of Asheville’s favorite food trucks will be in attendance. Before the movie begins kids can enjoy a free craft activity. Saturday, September 20, 2014 - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial & Saturday, October 18, 2014 – ...

Andrew J Fletcher (Silent Movie and Piano Accompaniment)

Silent movie with Live Piano Brunch.

Kings and Queens, Swaptember Edition!

  • September 26, 2014
  • Location: O'Henry's
  • Address: 237 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Kings and Queens is a monthly drag show on the fourth Friday of every month! This month, we bring you our Fall tradition, SWAPtember! In which our usual queens perform as kings, our usual kings as queens, and those in between in neither perform as whatever they please! Don't miss this once a year opportunity! Doors open at 10pm, show starts at 12!

Crafted Kegs

This 20th Anniversary event is honoring the art community by showcasing local arts & crafts organizations in a fun way and to say "thank you" to the arts community. Highland Brewing provides kegs (sorry, they are empty) to the participating organizations to decorate in their own way and two winners (judge's choice and people's choice) will receive $500 in prize money! Prizes and keg machining are kindly sponsored by Teague Campbell. There will be food trucks, live music, local gela...

Andrew J Fletcher (Silent Movie and Piano Accompaniment)

Silent Movie and Piano Accompaniment and Incredible BRUNCH.

A Midsummer Night’s Feast

  • September 29, 2014
  • Location: The Hub
  • Address: 278 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

The dream team of local food organizations, including the French Broad Food Coop, Organic Growers School, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Green Sage Café, RAD & West Asheville Tailgate Markets, are partnering to announce the benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC. The Midsummer Night's Feast is an organic, locally grown, farm-to-table extravaganza, including a sit-down meal, film screening of the movie "GMO OMG" and a panel discussion featuring leaders ...

Recurring Events

Blue Spiral 1: Opening Six New Shows!

  • September 19, 2014
  • Location: Blue Spiral 1
  • Address: 38 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Blue Spiral 1 is excited to be opening six new exhibitions on July 31. Featured shows include: "Ahead of the Curve", Hoss Haley, Debora Muhl, Pablo Soto, Ethan Stern, Jerilyn Virden - "Daniel Robbins", solo painting show - "Robert Stephan", solo glass show - "Christina Cordova", solo sculpture show - "Emily Leonard", solo painting show, and - "New Works", Kenneth Baskin, John L. Cleaveland, Brad Sells, Lee Sipe and Mike Smith

Bring Back the Monarchs Awareness Event

The beauty, wonder and plight of the Monarch butterfly is being celebrated and examined at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. From habitat destruction and climate change to the importance of milkweed and eliminating chemicals, this wide-ranging event will engage and educate the community about the rapid collapse of the migrating Monarchs that have annually passed through the area on their odyssey to winter in the forests of Mexico. Bring Back the Monarch awareness events begin on Thursday, ...

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