Arts/ Craft : Visual
Asheville Area Arts Council
Mission: To unify established creative professionals and organizations into a collaborative and thriving sector, to cultivate emerging grassroots entrepreneurs through direct financial support and access to opportunities, and to enhance the profile and visibility of our unique culture.
In 2011 AAAC moved to THE ARTERY in the River Arts District of Asheville. The ARTERY is a multi-purpose exhibition and event facility serving as headquarters for the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC), a visitor center, classroom for a wide range of workshops and programs, display space for fine art and various crafts, rehearsal space for performing artists and groups, and presentation space for small events. Unique, independent projects are also welcome. Visit our website or call 828-258-0710
Arts 2 People is….
a non-profit social service organization devoted to promoting the role of the arts as an integral part of our culture by serving the entire community througharts outreach, bringing the arts to those in nedd of the healing power of art, supporting the careers of artists and through community cultural development.
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
HandMade in America’s mission
is to grow handmade economies through craft, cultural heritage and community assets. We envision a thriving region that leverages the distinctive cultural assets of its people and the spirit of community. HandMade in America primarily works in 22 counties in Western North Carolina, serving many of the region’s small towns and communities.
We believe in the power of the handmade to transform both individuals and communities. We believe in building partnerships and economies in a culture that nourishes. HandMade is comprised of The HandMade in America Foundation and The HandMade in America Community Development Corporation, both 501-(c)-3 nonprofit entities.
Click here for our website 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 (828)252.0121