Arts & Culture
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asheville Sister Cities
Designed to promote international understanding, this program has matched Asheville with several other cities of the world.
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’.
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!
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville, the SHCG displays the crafts of artists of the Appalachians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This fine crafts destination showcases the work of 500 American artists and includes rotating exhibits, outdoor sculpture gardens, and 9 working artist studios. Grovewood is also home to Asheville’s only antique car museum, the North Carolina Homespun Museum, and Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen. Located adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn. Free parking on site.
Every year since 1946 ACT has offered Western North Carolina superb productions of comedies, dramas, and musicals, and this year will be no exception.
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.
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.
Gather up those fabric scraps and join other area quilters for fellowship and inspiration.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Downtown The brightest stars…the greatest music…the finest performances…
Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center provides a source of inspiration to artists, educators and the general public.
Asheville Gallery of Art features original oils, watercolors, acrylics, lithographs and etchings by area artists.