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From L to R: Matthew Bacoate, Jr., Catherine Mitchell, Vice Mayor Sandra Kilgore, Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides and others in front of an Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail panel.

Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail Brings Focus to Black History in the Blue Ridge Mountains

  • February 8, 2024

ASHEVILLE, NC (Feb. 5, 2024) – For the first time, Asheville’s Black heritage and culture is on permanent display around the city through a new walking trail. Unveiled in December 2023, the Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail is the first of its kind in Western North Carolina and one of a few Black heritage trails in the 13-state Appalachian region. It marks a significant milestone...

New, eye-catching lodging options with meeting space await groups in Asheville in 2024, including The Flat Iron Hotel downtown.

Elevating Connection in 2024: Asheville’s Meetings Landscape

  • January 11, 2024

Elevating Connection in 2024: Asheville’s Meetings Landscape Offers New Sustainable, Inclusive and Inspired Experiences Asheville’s Black Cultural Heritage Trail, dazzling glass art installations, spacious meeting hotels and unique adaptive reuse projects help set the stage for impactful meetings ASHEVILLE, NC (Jan. 8, 2023) – As meeting attendees increasingly desire more...

Guests get lost in an imagined utopian world at Krafthouse, an immersive art installation at the Center for Craft in September. (Credit: Center for Craft)

Visitors Go Deeper in 2024: Asheville Abounds With Adventure for Culture-Seekers

  • November 9, 2023

ASHEVILLE, NC (Nov. 8, 2023) – The desire to connect with local cultures and communities is one of the biggest trends driving travel decisions in 2024. Asheville meets the moment with new opportunities to explore the region’s deeply-rooted traditions and heritage – reinvigorated and transformed by modern and diverse perspectives. Local artists call this creative movement...

Explore Asheville News

Intertribal Artists Descend on Asheville for Indigenous Walls Project Event

Intertribal Artists Descend on Asheville for Indigenous Walls Project Event

The Intertribal Graffiti Jam: A first-of-its-kind event in the United States Jared Wheatley, a Cherokee Nation citizen, artist, and Asheville business owner started the Indigenous Walls Project as a way to get people to focus on the land with the… read more

Reclaiming Black History & Culture

Reclaiming Black History & Culture

From the 1950s through the 1980s, so-called “urban renewal” policies demolished many landmarks of Black culture in Asheville. In 2022, through the ingenuity and creativity of Black entrepreneurs, chefs, makers and artists,… read more

Neighborhood to Watch: “The Block” Spotlights History With Music, Makers, Tastes & Trails

Neighborhood to Watch: “The Block” Spotlights History With Music, Makers, Tastes & Trails

For nearly a century, Eagle and South Market streets in downtown Asheville were home to a vibrant cultural and commercial district for Black residents. Anchored by the YMI Cultural Center, one of the oldest Black cultural centers in the U.S., The… read more

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