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.
UNC Asheville’s third annual Arts Fest, including free musical performances, film screenings, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 6-8 across campus. Featured artists Clarissa Sligh, David LaMotte, and David Hess will present their respective works related to the Arts Fest theme, “Arts for Social Change.”
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.
NANO DAYS AT HANDS ON!
Join Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, to explore Nano Science Days with demonstrations and experiments focused on the science of the very, very small – the nano size.
March is Women’s History Month and in observance, UNC Asheville will present the annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival, a new exhibition of works by Asheville artist Irene “Jenny” Pickens, and many talks and panel discussions. These events are free and open to everyone.
It’s such an exciting time! We are moving to the Refinery Creator Space at 207 Coxe Avenue. It’s 15,000 square feet and creates a home to ten individual artist entrepreneurs and five community organizations.
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-newsletters, online calendar, Facebook and Instagram.
As we Make It New, you will have plenty of opportunities to Make It Yours!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.253.3227, ext. 117.
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.
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Innovative programming utilizing an outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established the Asheville Art Museum as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast.
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
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.
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
“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
HandMade’s Small Towns are known for their natural beauty. Explore the beauty, charm, and cultural heritage of our small towns. Discover their rivers, creek walks, craft shops, special events, restaurants, parks, and meet their talented craft artists! Craft Studios Tour in Western North Carolina
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 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 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
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