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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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Upcoming Events

Ooh La La's Holiday Bazaar

  • October 25, 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, ...

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF)

  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Venue:  WNC Agricultural Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join us for 3 days of fun for the entire family. See spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and much more. Join a workshop class to improve your skills or just enjoy browsing and shopping the beautiful unique apparel and wearable art. Visit the barns to see the fiber on the hoof and talk to the people who raise them - sheep, llama, alpaca and goat. Visit the Skein, Garment & Fiber Art Show, Fleece Show & Sale or the Sheep to Shawl competition.

STS9

  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  US Cellular Center

Sound Tribe Sector 9

TV Star of Jackass, Steve O, to Perform in Asheville

  • October 26, 2014
  • Address: 66 Asheland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  The Millroom

Steve-O has become a household name, best known for his stunt-work on JACKASS, the TV show and movies. It all started when he snatched his dad's video camera. Later he enrolled in Clown College to become a professional stuntman. Steve-O’s videos made it into the hands of Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville, creators of JACKASS. In 2001, Steve-O launched his own "Steve-O Don’t Try This At Home Tour" and in 2009 competed on DANCING WITH THE STARS. He lasted 6 weeks, despite an...

Beats Antique Creature Carnival Tour

Beats Antique’s Creature Carnival is coming to US Cellular on October 30th! Coming along are Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), Emancipator, and MC LAFA Taylor to bring an unpredictable and otherworldly live music experience like no other.

Exhibiting Blackness and the Gee’s Bend Effect

A lecture by Dr. Bridget Cooks in collaboration with the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism. About Dr. Bridget Cooks: Cooks is an Associate Professor in African American Studies and Department of Art History at UC Irvine. Cooks’ research focuses on African American art and culture, Black visual culture, museum criticism, film, feminist theory and post-colonial theory.

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...

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