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ArtsFest Takes Over UNCA Campus This Week

ArtsFest Takes Over UNCA Campus This Week

Inaugural festival features 60+ events over 4 days Two Grammy-winning acts headline the first-ever ArtsFest on the campus of UNC Asheville , but that's just the beginning of this four-day tribute to the arts in Asheville and beyond. Hometown performers the Steep Canyon Rangers and David Holt will each take the stage during the festival, held April 10-13. Other performances include four

Vadim Bora Tribute

Vadim Bora Tribute

New Collector's Book Celebrates the Life & Art of an Asheville Icon.     A guest post by Marilyn Ball.         Although I never knew the late artist Vadim Bora personally, his legacy can be seen all around Asheville. He moved to the mountains in 1993 and his contributions to the local art scene include “ Cat Walk ” for the Asheville Urban Trail ,

The Legend Of Tommy Hodges

The Legend Of Tommy Hodges

Student Diaries from Early 1900's Tell of Legend. The Cradle of Forestry will entertain audiences with an outdoor drama titled "The Legend of Tommy Hodges" this Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 with shows at 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9:00p.m.  The tale surrounds Tommy Hodges, a student of the Biltmore Forest School, who disappeared Halloween night in 1907. A guide will lead the audience around

From Disney to Asheville

From Disney to Asheville

Former Disney Art Instructor and Mountain Resident, Leo Monahan, Presents New Exhibition. In conjunction with American Craft Week, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of internationally known paper sculptor Leo Monahan. Cut, Bend, Fold, Color: Paper Sculpture & Collage in Dimension opens on October 6 and will feature Leo’s unique style of intricate

Art Gallery Galore

Art Gallery Galore

Asheville Art Galleries Host Downtown Art Walk. Deborah Muhl, "Regal Red #1353" Downtown Asheville's second Art Walk of the 2012 season takes place tonight, Friday, June 1st from 5-8 p.m. Over twenty participating downtown galleries are open extended hours to welcome visitors on the self-guided tour. Some of the things you’ll see include:  • 16 Patton opens two exhibitions during the Art

Art Safari 2012

Art Safari 2012

Weaverville Art Safari Kicks Off This Weekend. This weekend, take a driving tour to discover a number of working artist's studios (41 to be exact) in the quaint town of Weaverville , just north of Asheville. The Weaverville Art Safari is celebrating its eleventh year of showcasing local artists. The safari takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Expect to find

Keigwin + Company

Keigwin + Company

One of the Nation's Hottest Dance Groups Take Center Stage in Asheville. Keigwin + Company Dancers.  Image Source An electrifying brand of contemporary dance will take the stage at the Diana Wortham Theatre (DWT) this weekend, March 30 - 31, 2012, starting at 8:00 PM. Keigwin + Company are a critically acclaimed dance group out of New York City, and have performed to audiences across the

Slam Poetry Contest Coming To The Magnetic Field

Slam Poetry Contest Coming To The Magnetic Field

Looking for a fun Monday night activity? Check out this great event happening at The Magnetic Field in the River Arts District next week, September 26. From their release: Poetry Slam Asheville is entering its third year of bring powerful spoken word to the hearts and minds of western North Carolina and is doing so with a bang. On Monday September 26th, Poetry Slam Asheville will bring their

The Color Ball is Back

The Color Ball is Back

The Asheville Area Arts Council is bringing back the color ball, an event with an ever-changing color requirement in the dress code. This year attendees should get decked out in their finest turquoise attire and join the party at The Orange Peel to help celebrate and support the Asheville artist community . The event is called The Turquoise Ball - A Celebration of Our Unique Culture and it takes

Happening Now! Photos & Video From Bele Chere

Happening Now! Photos & Video From Bele Chere

Bele Chere has officially kicked off in the streets of downtown Asheville . Here's some scenes from today that will give you a taste of what to expect. Local Vendors Best deal I saw for street food Ultimate Air Dogs! Clothing & Art Street Scene Silver Drummer A Taste of Asheville - local eats Questions? Look for the information signs Street scene Incredible Art Enjoy this video by Big Nasty