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Meet Asheville's Artists

Meet Asheville's Artists

Asheville Insider Tip: River Arts District Studio Stroll       Asheville's River Arts District is home to the studio of over 200 working artists, and twice a year they open their doors for a studio stroll. Meet the people behind the art and find one-of-a-kind gifts, all handmade.   The stroll takes place in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River. Watch live

New Concert Series! RiverMUSIC

New Concert Series! RiverMUSIC

New Belgium Brewing and RiverLink Present Asheville's Newest Festival. Dance under the stars next to the beautiful French Broad River. RiverMUSIC, a new summer concert series in Asheville's River Arts District , kicks off this Friday, June 29, beginning at 5:00 PM. The concert takes place at 144 Riverside Drive at the RiverLInk Sculpture and Performance Plaza. There will be New Belgium beer,

Asheville's New Bike Repair Station

Asheville's New Bike Repair Station

Asheville's Biking Community Sets An Example For Other Cities The River Arts District is now home to an ingenious new bike rack. However, you don't park your bike here, you repair it. Here's an excerpt of the story as reported by the Eco Localizer : "The sturdy metal rack is designed so that your bike can hang off the ground by its seat post to make basic bicycle repairs

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

Jonas Gerard Paints Live

Jonas Gerard Paints Live

Watch a canvas come to life by the hands of Jonas Gerard at his 5,000 square foot studio and gallery located in the River Arts District . The event is scheduled for this Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 PM. Jonas is a self taught painter whose work has been featured in numerous galleries across the nation, including the Smithsonian Institution . His mediums are acrylics on canvas, mixed-media and found

Top Five Picks for Your Asheville Weekend

Top Five Picks for Your Asheville Weekend

In true Asheville fashion there is more to do than time to do it. This weekend proves that to be the case with events stretching far and wide across the mountains. Here are five top picks for you to consider while planning out your weekend itinerary. Brews, Blues and Cruise - This first annual event will be held outdoors at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain . The event kicks off around 11

Asheville Ranked Top Small City For Art

American Style Magazine recently featured Asheville as the number one small city for art. The ranking is a result of the magazine's annual poll. Asheville has received numerous mentions in this contest for a number of years and has risen up from the number five spot in 2007 to hold the top spot for two years running. With a growing River Arts District and a strong bohemian culture the Asheville

A Celebration of Spring in the River Arts District

A Celebration of Spring in the River Arts District

An original artistic project is underway in the River Arts District (RAD) of Asheville . Pass through that area right now and you may notice a large pink mural being created inside the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza. That mural will serve as the backdrop for the Asheville Rites Project , a special live performance scheduled for May 21 at 7 PM. The project is a public performance