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

Jul
1
Wed
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Jul 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
Jul 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/

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Jul 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/

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition
Jul 1 all-day

 

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition

 

UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant will host a reception, which is free and open to the public, from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the gallery in Highsmith University Union on campus.

 

The exhibition, which opens July 1, will showcase the talents of students from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and will honor the Middle School Success initiative conducted jointly by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring.

 

“I’m looking forward to meeting these incredibly talented students and their families,” said Grant. “These students are the future of our community and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them to UNC Asheville’s campus and recognize their beautiful work. I also thank all of the community partners who made this exhibition possible. It’s uplifting to see so many groups come together in support of such an important initiative.”

 

Grant will be joined by many education and community leaders, including:

 

  • David Bailey, president/CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Pamela Baldwin, superintendent, Asheville City Schools
  • Tony Baldwin, superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
  • David Gantt, chair, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
  • Gwen Wisler, Asheville City Council
  • Sara Pacifici, chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

 

The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibit will be on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the month of July, with free admission.

 

The reception is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Education Department and Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; McGuire, Wood and Bissette Law Firm; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville-Buncombe Middle Grades Network; United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; and Buncombe County Schools.

 

For more information, visit oscopp.unca.edu/cmss or contact Annie Burton, executive director of UNC Asheville School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships, at 828.251.6498 or [email protected].

The Orange Peel : Breaking Benjamin Unplugged
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel :

Breaking Benjamin Unplugged

BB Admat - Unplugged July 2015

Jul 1

Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$35

Ages 18+

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Jul
2
Thu
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Jul 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
Jul 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/

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Jul 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/

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition
Jul 2 all-day

 

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition

 

UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant will host a reception, which is free and open to the public, from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the gallery in Highsmith University Union on campus.

 

The exhibition, which opens July 1, will showcase the talents of students from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and will honor the Middle School Success initiative conducted jointly by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring.

 

“I’m looking forward to meeting these incredibly talented students and their families,” said Grant. “These students are the future of our community and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them to UNC Asheville’s campus and recognize their beautiful work. I also thank all of the community partners who made this exhibition possible. It’s uplifting to see so many groups come together in support of such an important initiative.”

 

Grant will be joined by many education and community leaders, including:

 

  • David Bailey, president/CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Pamela Baldwin, superintendent, Asheville City Schools
  • Tony Baldwin, superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
  • David Gantt, chair, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
  • Gwen Wisler, Asheville City Council
  • Sara Pacifici, chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

 

The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibit will be on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the month of July, with free admission.

 

The reception is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Education Department and Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; McGuire, Wood and Bissette Law Firm; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville-Buncombe Middle Grades Network; United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; and Buncombe County Schools.

 

For more information, visit oscopp.unca.edu/cmss or contact Annie Burton, executive director of UNC Asheville School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships, at 828.251.6498 or [email protected].

Flat Rock Farmers Market
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Flat Rock Farmers Market

482Now in our 9th year!!! The Flat Rock Farmer’s Market (formerly Tailgate Market) invites you to shop Historic Flat Rock!

All the local & organic fresh foods, baked goods seafood and meats of a Farmers Market …AND entertainment, wine tastings education and more !

Now in our 9th season, you will find fresh produce of the highest quality that is home grown predominantly by organic, chemical free and/or sustainable agricultural practices.

Also fresh seafood, grassfed beef, pork and lamb, handcrafted cheeses, artisan baked goods, free range chicken and eggs, local wine, fruits and berries, herbs, fresh cut and dried flowers, wild and cultivated mushrooms, jelly, jams and relishes, annual, perennial and native plants and more!

Come have fun and shop in Historic Flat Rock, Thursdays 3:00 -6:00 — rain or shine –Sponsored by the Flat Rock Merchants Association Holiday Markets- Autumn Fest 1st Thursday of Nov., Holiday Market 1st Thursday of Dec

Our market season is from May, 2015 to October 29, 2015.

  • Thursday
    3pm — 6pm

2720 Greenville Hwy.

Flat Rock, North Carolina

Oakley Farmers Market
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oakley Farmers Market

Listing
Shop local at Asheville’s most kid friendly market! Located behind Oakley United Methodist Church, our market runs alongside a community garden in a safe parking lot away from busy roads. Let kids run around safely through the garden and enjoy activities and story time every week! Enjoy live music while you shop for local organic produce, dairy, meat, eggs, baked goods, body care products, crafts and more!

Our market season is from May 7, 2015 to September 24, 2015.

  • Thursday
    3:30pm — 6:30pm
One Stop Deli & Bar : Phish N’ Chips – FREE SHOW
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One Stop Deli & Bar :

Phish N' Chips - FREE SHOW

Tickets: FREE
Ages: All Ages

One Stop Deli & Bar

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Asheville Tourists vs Charleston
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists vs Charleston

July 2nd

7:05 pm

McCormick Field Stadium

30 Buchanan Place

Asheville, NC 28801

828.258.0428

http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t573&m=4&y=2015

Jul
3
Fri
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Jul 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
Jul 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/

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Jul 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/

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition
Jul 3 all-day

 

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition

 

UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant will host a reception, which is free and open to the public, from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the gallery in Highsmith University Union on campus.

 

The exhibition, which opens July 1, will showcase the talents of students from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and will honor the Middle School Success initiative conducted jointly by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring.

 

“I’m looking forward to meeting these incredibly talented students and their families,” said Grant. “These students are the future of our community and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them to UNC Asheville’s campus and recognize their beautiful work. I also thank all of the community partners who made this exhibition possible. It’s uplifting to see so many groups come together in support of such an important initiative.”

 

Grant will be joined by many education and community leaders, including:

 

  • David Bailey, president/CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Pamela Baldwin, superintendent, Asheville City Schools
  • Tony Baldwin, superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
  • David Gantt, chair, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
  • Gwen Wisler, Asheville City Council
  • Sara Pacifici, chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

 

The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibit will be on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the month of July, with free admission.

 

The reception is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Education Department and Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; McGuire, Wood and Bissette Law Firm; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville-Buncombe Middle Grades Network; United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; and Buncombe County Schools.

 

For more information, visit oscopp.unca.edu/cmss or contact Annie Burton, executive director of UNC Asheville School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships, at 828.251.6498 or [email protected].

East Asheville Tailgate Market
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market

Listing
Fridays 3-6 pm. We offer our customers an array of fresh locally grown produce, plant starts, fresh eggs, pastured meats, delicious honey, jams and baked goods, as well as hand made crafts and jewelry. We are located in the Groce Methodist Church parking lot on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Our market season is from May 1, 2015 to September 25, 2015.

  • Friday
    3pm — 6pm
Asheville Art Museum : First Friday Art Walk
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Asheville Art Museum :

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, April 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pay-as-you-wish

The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to be a part of the Downtown Asheville Art District’s ‘First Friday’ Art Walks occurring the first Friday of every month April through December. On these evenings from 5:00–8:00 p.m., the Museum offers pay-as-you-wish admission, as well as special shop promotions and events.

On this First Friday, visitors will enjoy 20% off of vases sold in our Museum Shop!

 

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam


Every Friday

Free Dead Friday's featuring members of Phuncle Sam
Tickets: FREE
Ages: ALL AGES

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Brevard Music Center : Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

Brevard Music Center :

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Friday, July 3

7:30 PM

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Arnaud Sussmann, violin

Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Ln

Brevard, NC 28712

(828) 862-2100

http://www.brevardmusic.org/

Montford Park Players : A Midsummers Night’s Dream
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

Montford Park Players

Montford Park Players : A Midsummers Night’s Dream

06/05/2015 – 07/04/2015
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Asheville NC

Montford Park Players

92 Gay St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.254.5146

http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER presents in the arm of flowers
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER presents
in the arm of flowers a performance on July 3rd


Friday, July 3, 8:00 p.m.
$8 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents in the arm of flowers an interdiscplinary performance by Megan Ransmeier and Julia Rich. Informed by a three-year correspondence, in the arm of flowers, is a performance by two multidisciplinary artists: Asheville-based Megan Ransmeier and New Mexico-based Julia Rich.

To set the stage: Two women inhabit a mythic landscape of sand and ice, inviting inclusive spectrums of connection through voice, body, and object relations.

Shame, cultivated through apprehended mistakes, unearths strange apples, silver and wooden, stored for eons in hidden craters of the planet. Once our gaze meets these fruits, they remind us of our choice. Some magnetic, some porous, temporarily forgotten so that they would remain safe.

These apples belong with the two women.

In the arm of flowers is presented in conjunction with the exhibition SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE on view until August 22, 2015.

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College.  We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. 

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

Courtyard Gallery & Agency Logo

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema

Foreign Film Series 

8pm each Friday night
upstairs in the Railroad Library
109 Roberts St, Phil Mechanic Studios
River Arts District, Asheville

The Courtyard Gallery

109 Roberts St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.273.3332

http://ashevillecourtyard.com/

Jul
4
Sat
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Jul 4 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
Jul 4 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/

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Jul 4 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/

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition
Jul 4 all-day

 

UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition

 

UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant will host a reception, which is free and open to the public, from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the gallery in Highsmith University Union on campus.

 

The exhibition, which opens July 1, will showcase the talents of students from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and will honor the Middle School Success initiative conducted jointly by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring.

 

“I’m looking forward to meeting these incredibly talented students and their families,” said Grant. “These students are the future of our community and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them to UNC Asheville’s campus and recognize their beautiful work. I also thank all of the community partners who made this exhibition possible. It’s uplifting to see so many groups come together in support of such an important initiative.”

 

Grant will be joined by many education and community leaders, including:

 

  • David Bailey, president/CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Pamela Baldwin, superintendent, Asheville City Schools
  • Tony Baldwin, superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
  • David Gantt, chair, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
  • Gwen Wisler, Asheville City Council
  • Sara Pacifici, chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

 

The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibit will be on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the month of July, with free admission.

 

The reception is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Education Department and Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; McGuire, Wood and Bissette Law Firm; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville-Buncombe Middle Grades Network; United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; and Buncombe County Schools.

 

For more information, visit oscopp.unca.edu/cmss or contact Annie Burton, executive director of UNC Asheville School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships, at 828.251.6498 or [email protected].

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
Jul 4 @ 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.
Brevard Music Center : Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

Brevard Music Center :

Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops

Saturday, July 4

2:00 PM

Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Ln

Brevard, NC 28712

(828) 862-2100

http://www.brevardmusic.org/

Montford Park Players : A Midsummers Night’s Dream
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

Montford Park Players

Montford Park Players : A Midsummers Night’s Dream

06/05/2015 – 07/04/2015
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Asheville NC

Montford Park Players

92 Gay St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.254.5146

http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

White Horse : Land of the Sky Symphonic Band
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse : Land of the Sky Symphonic Band

Saturday, July 4
7:30pm

  $12 in advance/$15 at the door

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

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Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Jul 5 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
Jul 5 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/