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71st Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center this year for its 71st anniversary. The summer edition of the fair takes place July 20-22.

The Downtown After 5 festival featuring a local band and thousands of visitors.

2018 Downtown After 5 Continues July 20th

Downtown After 5 is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! The concert series takes place on North Lexington Avenue every 3rd Friday between May and September.

A large group of walkers supporting a cause.

2nd Annual Mental Wellness Walk on July 21st

The 2nd annual Mental Wellness Walk will take place on Saturday, July 21st, at Carrier Park. The event was originally set for May 19th but had to be rescheduled due to severe flooding.

studio microphone in a podcast recording room.

The Center for Participatory Change Launches New Podcast

Broadcasting from Asheville, North Carolina, Se Ve Se Escucha (Seen and Heard) is a new English-language podcast about language justice and what it means to be an interpreter, an organizer, and bilingual in the American South.

Michael Amos Cody holding a guitar in his office.

“Gabriel’s Songbook” is a Wolfe Literary Award Nominee

Pisgah Press, an Asheville-based publisher, has learned that its most recent release, Gabriel’s Songbook, a novel by Michael Amos Cody of Jonesborough, TN, has been nominated for this year’s Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.

"Captured By Feathers" by Ron Layport.

Momentum Gallery Hosts Group Exhibition Beginning August 30th

Momentum Gallery will host an opening reception for the group exhibition Transformation: Earth, Water & Wood, along with a collection of new paintings and textile works by Samantha Bates on Thursday, August 30th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Vendor tents and attendees at the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair.

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair Returns to Burnsville Aug. 3-4

More than two hundred vendors will gather on downtown Burnsville’s historic Town Square for the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair on Friday, Aug. 3rd, and Saturday, Aug. 4th. The 62nd annual crafts fair is a juried show, and all of the items are handmade.

Renee Jolly, Objects Conservator, cleans a gold-rimmed amethyst glass plate in the Butler's Pantry.

Glorious Glass at Biltmore

Glass is a magical material that can assume nearly any form. It can be incredibly fragile or made to be bulletproof. It has the properties of being both liquid and solid—at the same time—and it can be recycled over and over again.

"Red" by R. John Ichter.

Grand Bohemian Gallery Debuts Color Stories on July 21st

Grand Bohemian Gallery debuts pastels and acrylics by Atlanta artist R. John Ichter in an exhibition titled Color Stories. The opening reception takes place Saturday, July 21st, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The band One Leg Up holding their instruments inside a church hallway.

Haywood County Arts Council Presents Library Concert

The Haywood County Arts Council and the Haywood County Public Libraries are proud to announce the Friends of the Library Concert Series concert, “One Leg Up,” on Saturday, Aug. 18th, at 3:00 pm in the auditorium of the Waynesville branch library.