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Over the decades Asheville and Western North Carolina have become a haven for the visual artist whether creating glassware, painting, sculpture, metalwork, fiber work or American craft,etc. So, the talent in our region is boundless and the galleries overflow with amazingly beautiful art.
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Mountain True – Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2017 and Events!

 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 4. This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater. Last year we sold out nearly two weeks before the festival. Get your tickets now and don’t miss the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films.    Get your tickets today.


*Penland School of Crafts

Looking Ahead   Spring and Summer Workshops – Spring and summer enrollment is open, with space available in nearly 100 Penland workshops.Registration is first-come, first-served.

32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction – Online registration is open for this year’s annual auction. Join us under the tent August 11-12 for a celebration of craft featuring artists Vivian Beer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, and more.


ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM on the SLOPE

The Museum is undergoing an exciting transformation, with major construction about to begin on the New Asheville Art Museum! The Museum’s 2 S. Pack Square location will temporarily close beginning October 31 to allow for major construction and to keep our Permanent Collection safe and secure.

We’ll be busy packing up during the month of November, and in December we are opening a small Pop-Up Museum, which will house our gift shop, a rotating intimate exhibition gallery and an education studio, at 175 Biltmore Avenue: The Asheville Art Museum On the Slope. It will also serve as the temporary offices for our staff.

As we enter this time of transition, we are excited to continue an active schedule of programming for all ages off-site with community partners across WNC. We’ll keep you updated on all the activity in our e-newslettersonline calendarFacebook and Instagram.

As we Make It New, you will have plenty of opportunities to Make It Yours!

Be a Part of the Excitement
Members are vital to our continued success during this historic time in the Museum’s history! Just as our Museum will be transforming, so will our Membership Program. We have exciting “Make It Yours” discount opportunities available to current members and new members who sign up in the next few months. Questions about membership during our transition? Click here to learn more, or contact Joanna Miller at jmiller@ashevilleart.org or 828.253.3227, ext. 117.

 
 

ASHEVILLE AREA ART

 2 Hour Walking Tour of the River Arts District, Asheville  –  Get the behind the scenes experience! This tour visits a variety of studios, some of which have multiple artists working out of them.  Get the insider look into the River Arts District. Your tour will be led by an artist who works inside the River Arts District, to give you a more personal experience. These are small intimate tours with a maximum of 6 adults and a minimum of 2 adults. 


10 Historic Women Photographers You Should Know

Let’s get our art history on.

Next month, Sotheby’s will bring a broad array of photography to the auction block, illuminating the impressive range of the medium through a survey of Modern and Post-War image makers. While audiences will get their fair share of the men who helped changed the history of photos — think Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams — some of the most impressive names in the bunch belong to the 20th and 21st century women who have brought the art of photography to new heights. Continue reading


World Cinema Series of International Films

Films Every Friday 8 pm

Presented by Courtyard Gallery. Doors open at 7:45 / close at 8:15. Film begins at 8:00 pm. Come on in, get comfortable, have some refreshments and enjoy great films from around the world! Check our website for the film schedule or Cranky Hanke’s Reviews under Special Showings. Donations appreciated. In the Railroad Library, Phil Mechanic Studios.

http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com828-273-3332

 

 


**PENLAND SCHOOL of CRAFTS

Penland is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center.  Visit our Website for Events and General Information


BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER for the ARTS

 “Ours is a community arts center with a mission of “bringing arts to the people and people to the arts.”

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) was the dream of a small group of visionaries, who in 1993 organized and found a way to save the Old City Hall from destruction. They obtained the building, raised over a million dollars and succeeded in renovating the 6,000-square-foot facility into a welcoming and vital landmark. BMCA was incorporated in 1995 and opened its doors in October 2000. In 2009, the Old City Garage was also renovated and made into a clay studio behind the main building. This community arts organization has sought to create a physical place for the arts to come together and flourish in the Swannanoa Valley in Buncombe County.  See our website for more information


The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas

At the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, modern education techniques and the master-apprentice studio system combine to form an immersive curriculum based on rigor and accomplishment. The curriculum’s basic goal is to equip artists with the skills needed to explore the four major aspects of representational art: figure, portraiture, landscape and still life. We believe that in order to do this well, one must have a solid foundation in drawing and in the various tools and materials of the artist. These foundations are established by daily practice and discipline. We are located at 362 Depot St. in Asheville’s River Arts District. visit our website www.fineartsleague.org    a 501(c)3 non-profit organization


The International Children’s Film Festival

The International Children’s Film Festival

 

The largest children’s film festival in the Southeast, Asheville International Children’s Film Festival celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 14-day extravaganza of over 100 films from more than 30 countries. This year’s festival has a blend of programs including animation, features, shorts, historical films, and fantastic hands-on, interactive workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. There are also three very special events, the kick-off gala, costume pancake breakfast, and closing awards ceremony.

The Asheville International Children’s Film Festival includes gentle programs for tiny first-time movie-goers, chills and thrills for older children, and  films that will inspire young people to get involved and make a difference.  Please visit our website

 


Little Pearls

Little Pearls are “tiny films” that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of all living beings.  Created by the media non-profit Little Pearls, these beautiful films are gifts of the heart – for you and for the world. Little Pearls

 


Asheville Cinema Society

Asheville Cinema Society

 

We invite you to join us in bringing film to the mountains. Asheville Cinema Society (ACS) aims to inspire, enhance awareness of, and support new and seasoned filmmakers. It is a membership organization attracting a broad and diverse audience. Carefully selected motion pictures include not yet released films from the top major studios, little known gems of the independent filmmakers, past classics and a variety of shorts. Asheville Cinema Society


Galleries Listing

Visual Arts and Crafts/Galleries – a sampling of the many diverse artistic styles and media that Asheville and Western North Carolina have to offer. Please contact us at info@sheville.org if you would like to be added to this list or to have your active website url included.

**Visitors, please call ahead to check hours of operation**


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