Arts & Culture
The Asheville Area Arts Council was founded more than forty years ago as a community arts council serving the needs of Western North Carolina. Designed as an umbrella service organization, AAAC is dedicated to developing cultural resources, city and audience development, fund raising and grant allocations, and administrative assistance.
Asheville Wordfest’s mission is to build and connect the diverse communities of WNC through the many forms of storytelling, increasing economic stability and growth by including all in a community conversation.
Invites all women 18 and over to join the fun of singing 4 part barbershop harmony every Tuesday at Covenant Community Church. We sing many different genres–gospel, blues, Broadway show tunes, folk songs–just to mention a few. No previous musical instruction is required; you don’t have to be able to read music. A good ear, a love of harmony, and the desire for instant friends and fellowship are all that’s necessary. Please visit our website www.songosky.org or call toll free. Better yet–plan to visit a rehearsal and see what we are all about: REAL women-REAL harmony–REAL fun!
We provide a place for women’s emotional, creative, and spiritual nourishment, healing, and support, as we celebrate the unity, diversity, & empowerment of women through music.
Visit the 34th Annual Asheville Quilt Show “Quilts: Colorful, Creative, and Cozy” from Sept 30 through October 2th, Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the WNC Agriculture Center, Davis Center. Featuring over 300 quilts, quilts for sale, kids sewing station, a hand-made item gift shop, vendors, and product raffle. Entrance fee is $7.
The Old Farmer’s Ball Dance is held every Thursday evening at Warren Wilson College, so grab your partner and head over for some good music and dancin’.
As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such resources available to the diverse communities in the region. On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum is pleased to offer free admission from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
“A must see” when visiting Asheville, NC.
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. We perform a monthly live magic show at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville. “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” acts as a fundraiser for the non-profit and showcases the talents of people with disabilities and those who wish to help them.
Our performances include hilarious segues characterized by G-rated humor reminiscent of Vaudeville days. Though centered in Asheville, our membership includes men from five western North Carolina counties. We enjoy a variety of vocal music activities throughout the area and take pride in our affiliation with the world’s largest singing fraternity—the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Professional theatre in downtown Asheville. NC Stage is a local hit, having won the 2005 Mountain Xpress Best Local Theatre Company award as well as producing many stellar successful productions. All performances at NC Stage Company Theatre, located on Walnut Street. For more information of current prodcutions please visit www.ncstage.org or call the Box Office.
A locally-owned destination for fine American made art and craft since 1992 – includes rotating exhibitions, an impressive second-floor studio furniture collection, outdoor sculpture gardens, and 9 working artist studios. The gallery is housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries, located adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn. Open daily. Restaurant and FREE parking on site.
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance brings innovative dance to the community of Asheville as well as the state of North Carolina through concert performances; collaborations with local and nationally known artists and arts organizations; and outreach programs for children of all cultural and economic backgrounds designed to delight, enlighten and educate.
Pan Harmonia is an independent repertory company based in Asheville, North Carolina, directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck. Nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision, Pan Harmonia offers a mosaic of concerts, educational residencies and community outreach.
Gallery of the Mountains features over 100 local and regional artists of the Southern Appalachians. Since 1984, they have featured some of Asheville’s best artist’s. The gallery offers a wonderful collection of jewelry, pottery, women and men’s accessories, and many more crafts that you can’t find elsewhere. Located inside The Omni Grove Park Inn. Open 9am – 9pm Monday through Saturday and 9am – 5pm on Sunday.
Asheville Sister Cities
Designed to promote international understanding, this program has matched Asheville with several other cities of the world.
Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center provides a source of inspiration to artists, educators and the general public.
Gather up those fabric scraps and join other area quilters for fellowship and inspiration.
Among their goals is to develop community strategies that will enhance WNC’s role in the handmade field. A very complete site, includes their newsletter.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Downtown The brightest stars…the greatest music…the finest performances…
Every year since 1946 ACT has offered Western North Carolina superb productions of comedies, dramas, and musicals, and this year will be no exception.
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville, the SHCG displays the crafts of artists of the Appalachians.
Asheville Gallery of Art features original oils, watercolors, acrylics, lithographs and etchings by area artists.