Things to Do

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

Jul
29
Wed
2015
UNCA: GRE Prep Course
Jul 29 – Sep 2 all-day

Registration is now open for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville’s Office of Professional Education. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus beginning August 10.

The GRE Prep course will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for four consecutive weeks, August 10-September 2. After the class officially ends at 8:30 p.m., the instructors stay another 30 minutes to help individual students with problem areas and to give practice test items to those who want extra coaching and assistance.

The GRE prep classes are taught by two experienced instructors who review the content areas covered by the GRE and also outline test-taking strategies. The course is designed to increase familiarity with the various types of verbal, quantitative and analytical questions presented on the GRE computer-generated general test, required by most graduate programs for admission. Students will also work with test-simulation exercises.

Cost for the course is $375, which includes study materials, a book and CD with practice tests. For more information contact Nancy Williams at 828.250.2353 or [email protected] Additional information, including a printable registration form, is available at agc.unca.edu/gre.

Bend and Brew at The Bywater
Jul 29 @ 11:15 am – Oct 31 @ 12:15 pm

Make new yogi friends every Saturday at The Bywater Bar for “Bend and Brew:” 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 15 min beer tasting! Call 828-782-8687 for any questions.

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Aug 1 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 1 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

CCCD : Nick Dong / The Mend-Smith Project
Aug 1 all-day

CCCD :

Nick Dong, conceptual metalsmith (Oakland, CA) 

The Mend-Smith Project
July 31 – August 22

 

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

LEAF Festival DOWNTOWN AVL
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 1 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Orange Peel Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo & The Breakfast Club
Aug 1 all-day

Go ahead and mark your calendars for a double-header on Saturday, August 1st. In the morning, family friendly hip hop band Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo plays an all ages show at 12pm, and then come back at 9pm for our favorite all 80s tribute band, The Breakfast Club! Bust out the legwarmers, Aqua Net, and jelly bracelets and come dance to all of the “me” decade’s best music!

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

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One of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our market season is from March 14 to November 28.

  • Saturday
    7am — noonpm
Asheville City Market
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Asheville City Market

Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

April 4 – December 19, 2015

Find the freshest, best-tasting food around + local artisan products in two locations for your convenience: downtown and South Asheville! EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted.

Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs, Growing Minds @ Market activities, and more. Follow Asheville City Market on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Public Works Building

161 South Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, late April thru the end of October. Our winter market operates through the end of November.(Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken & quail), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, ironwork, birdhouses & feeders, and other heritage items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Please join us at this very special community place!

For information, contact Carol James at (828)280-1381.

Our market season is from April 25, 2015 to November 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon

250 Pigeon St.

Waynesville, North Carolina

828-280-1381
Mills River Farmers Market
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

Local farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Our market season is from May 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon

5046 Boylston Hwy.

Mills River, North Carolina

828-891-3332

5046 Boylston Hwy., directly off NC 280 in the G&B Energy Plaza in Mills River. Holiday market Nov. 21. 9-1

North Asheville Tailgate Market
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Asheville Tailgate Market

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Visit us for an incredible local food experience at the area’s oldest producer only market with over 40 members offering a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. Seasonally, you will find an amazing assortment of fruits and vegetables, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, artisan cheese, bedding and native plants, mushrooms, honey, fresh pasta, farm fresh eggs as well as locally raised natural meats and a fabulous selection of baked goods and wood fired breads. We accept debit/credit cards and food stamps as well.

UNC Asheville (UNCA) Campus Commuter Lot #C. Enter UNCA from WT Weaver Blvd. traffic circle. Market is first lot on the right. Follow yellow signs for additional parking.

Holiday bazaar Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from Noon to 3 pm.

Our market season is from April 11, 2015 to November 21, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market

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Waynesville’s longest running tailgate market. We are starting our 31st year with a lifetime of farming and gardening experience. We are strong promoters of farms in Haywood county with all our produce grown in Haywood County. We are a grower run market. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey, and nursery stock. Watch for special events throughout the season, including cooking demonstrations, Watermelon Day, and cash giveaways! The market is easily accessible with plenty of parking.

Our market season is from May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Transylvania Farmers’ Market
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers’ Market

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The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 18 through December 19, 2015 with a smaller winter market from 10am–12pm December to April.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — 12pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

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The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Asheville Art Museum : WORKSHOP
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Asheville Art Museum : WORKSHOP

AUGUST 1
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Textile & Metal Jewelry with Joanna Gollberg

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

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Our market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.
Jackson County Farmers Market
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jackson County Farmers Market

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The Jackson County Farmers Market is open year-round and features only locally grown produce, products and crafts. Most of our growers use organic practices. We are located in downtown Sylva on Saturday mornings. April through October you can find us in Bridge Park near the pavilion from 9 am-noon with parking off of Railroad Ave. November through March we are located just across the bridge at the Community Table on Central Street near Poteet Park from 10-1. You can find vegetables all year as well as meats, locally made crafts, jams, herbal products, baked goods and more.
Leicester Farmers Market
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

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We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:
www.marshillmarket.org.

Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    9am — 1pm
Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
Open Studios Art Tour
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, August 1 and again on Saturday, September 5,

art lovers, architectural enthusiasts, and local history buffs are encouraged to go

behind-the-scenes and take a free, self-guided tour of the artist studios on the

historic Grovewood grounds (adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn).

Open studios presents an opportunity for visitors to interact with professional artists,

see artwork at the source, and expose them to the rich talent that Asheville has

to offer.

Grovewood Studios, a group of workspaces occupied by 11 artists, is located

directly next door to Grovewood Gallery, tucked away in the Grove Park

neighborhood in North Asheville.

To learn more about Grovewood’s studio artists, attractions, and upcoming

events, visit grovewood.com or call 828.253.7651.

Bend and Brew at The Bywater
Aug 1 @ 11:15 am – Nov 3 @ 11:15 am

Make new yogi friends every Saturday at The Bywater Bar for “Bend and Brew:” 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 15 min beer tasting! Call 828-782-8687 for any questions.

The Orange Peel : Secret Agent 23 Skidoo plus Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm

The Orange Peel :

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

plus Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band\

Aug 1

Show: 12pm
Doors: 11am
$10 advance
$13 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Brevard Music Center : The Ballad of Baby Doe
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm

Brevard Music Center :

The Ballad of Baby Doe

Saturday, August 1

2:00 PM

Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Ln

Brevard, NC 28712

(828) 862-2100

http://www.brevardmusic.org/

LEAF Fest: Studio Zahiya Show
Aug 1 @ 2:30 pm

Community Stage (in front of the chocolate lounge)
Hip Hop, Bhangra, Bollywood and more!

BIRDS OF PREY with Steve Longenecker
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The presentation will include bird identification and he will demonstrate how injured birds are subdued and taken to professional care. Birds include a Great-Horned Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, and Red-Tailed Hawk. Attendees may have photos with birds following the program.

Family friendly!! Bring a blanket and/or chair if you wish (chairs available)

Reservations suggested: email [email protected]

Asheville History Center at Smith-McDowell House
283 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 2880

Montford Park Players :Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm

Montford Park Players

Montford Park Players :Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Asheville NC

07/10/2015 – 08/01/2015
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Montford Park Players

92 Gay St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.254.5146

http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

The Grey Eagle : Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real w/ Porch 40
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Grey Eagle :

Lukas Nelson featured image
Aug 1 Sat
8pm doors. ALL AGES.
Standing room only.
9pm
$12 ADV / $15 day of show

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-5800

http://thegreyeagle.com/

The Orange Peel : The Breakfast Club
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel :

The Breakfast Club

America’s Favorite 1980’s Tribute Band

Aug 1

Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$12 advance
$15 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Aug
2
Sun
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Aug 2 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 2 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

CCCD : Nick Dong / The Mend-Smith Project
Aug 2 all-day

CCCD :

Nick Dong, conceptual metalsmith (Oakland, CA) 

The Mend-Smith Project
July 31 – August 22

 

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

LEAF Festival DOWNTOWN AVL
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day
The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 2 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

Brevard Music Center : Season Finale: Lockhart conducts Mahler 1
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm

Brevard Music Center :

Season Finale: Lockhart conducts Mahler 1

Sunday, August 2

3:00 PM

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano

Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Ln

Brevard, NC 28712

(828) 862-2100

http://www.brevardmusic.org/

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session 

Sundays

5 till who knows when?

Traditional Irish music is kept alive at Jack of the Wood with our unplugged Sunday session.

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance

Sundays @ 7p

$7 @ the Door.

Beginners welcome.

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-5800

http://thegreyeagle.com/

Aug
3
Mon
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Aug 3 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 3 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

CCCD : Nick Dong / The Mend-Smith Project
Aug 3 all-day

CCCD :

Nick Dong, conceptual metalsmith (Oakland, CA) 

The Mend-Smith Project
July 31 – August 22

 

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

LEAF Festival DOWNTOWN AVL
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day
The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 3 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

Jack of the Wood : Thurs-Bluegrass Jam
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Thurs-Bluegrass Jam

Thursdays

Tends to get started around 6-7 pm.

A scorching line-up of the areas best bluegrass musicians. You never know who will show! $1 off Bourbon

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

The Orange Peel : Coal Chamber
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm

The Orange Peel :

Coal Chamber

plus Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley, & Madlife

Aug 3

Show: 6:30pm
Doors: 5:30pm
$20 advance
$23 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/