Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Monday, June 21, 2021
2021 Annual Juried Exhibition Calling Visual Artists
Jun 21 all-day
Online w/ Artists Collective | Spartanburg

The prospectus for our 2021 Annual Juried Exhibition is now available for download.
Asheville Gallery of Art June Show: “Soul of Place: Images Inspired by the Places We Love,”
Jun 21 – Jun 30 all-day
Asheville Gallery of Art

“Soul of Place: Images Inspired by the Places We Love” -AOM June, Karen Keil Brown and Cathyann Burgess

The Asheville Gallery of Art welcomes June with the show “Soul of Place: Images Inspired by the Places We Love,” featuring the landscape paintings of Karen Keil Brown and Cathyann Burgess.

Karen Keil Brown discovers a delicate balance between earth and sky, realism and abstraction. Her new body of work is a departure from her usual tranquil nature oil paintings. Instead, Brown focuses on nature in motion, applying layers of acrylic paint with a palette knife to create texture and movement within a contemporary landscape composition.

An Asheville native, Brown has been inspired by the mountain landscape from a young age: “I remember being mesmerized by the vast layers of mountain ridges and misty, foggy valleys.” She gathers her subject matter for her paintings from her local hikes and bike rides, whether through the mountains or on the coast.

Brown has been a professional artist for over 40 years, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UNC Asheville and continuing art education at the Arts Student League. She paints full-time from her studio in the River Arts District and her paintings are featured in art shows and private and corporate collections across the country, most recently in the main lobby of the North Tower at Mission Hospital.

Cathyann Burgess utilizes her skills in soft pastels and oil paints to capture stunning landscapes, many of which center on variations of water, mountains, and sky. She often paints outdoors, en plein air, to catch the subtle shifts of light and shadows brilliant in color, even on grey days. When she was isolated from her painting group during Covid, Burgess began creating small pastel studies of scenes within walking distance of her home. These studies served as a valuable reference for Burgess to translate into larger works in oil.

Burgess studied art from a young age, majored in Art in college, and holds a MS Ed in Art from Buffalo State College, SUNY. She came to the mountains of Western North Carolina from her home of New York City after retiring from a 30-year career in art education. In her words, “It was always a dream of mine to reside in a rural setting at some point in my life. I like the open air, the skies illuminated by stars and moonlight as opposed to city neon and the people.” Her work is reflective of this admiration for nature, often capturing the beautiful fleeting moments between weather patterns or the turn of seasons.

After a fulfilling career in teaching, Burgess now focuses primarily on her painting and is a juried member of the Appalachian Pastel Society. She holds several awards statewide for her pastel landscapes, and her artworks are included in private and corporate collections.

The show’s title is directly inspired by the Sufi poet Rupi, who said; “Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” Brown and Burgess have been deeply affected by the beauty of nature, and their individual interpretations of the natural world make a must-see collection of emotive landscapes. Visitors can view “Soul of Place: Images Inspired by the Places We Love” at Asheville Gallery of Art from June 1-30 (Hours: Wed-Mon 11am – 6pm), with a “Meet the Artist” event on Friday, June 4, 5-8 pm.

Fern Way Farm School Summer Camps
Jun 21 – Jul 30 all-day

Fern Way Farm School summer camps are open to and inclusive of EVERYONE! All the camps are set at a sliding-scale price system, and families may pick the respective price option that works for their budget and family. Fern Way believes everyone should have access to beautiful places to tend, play and explore.

Descriptions of the camps are below! More info can be found here:
• The Fern Way Farm School Family Camp June 13-17 offers outdoor fun for all ages. Hike our 6+ miles of trails and cool streams, do some gardening, play with our chickens, cook together with fresh produce and stay in our cozy cabins together.
• Marvel & Mystery summer camps this July are for kids in grades K-5. They will spend their days outside exploring trails, learning about forest plants and creatures, gardening and spending time with chickens.
• At Fern Way Farm School’s Curiosity & Connection Overnight Camp for middle schoolers from July 27-30, campers will get to choose from fun and educational sessions involving wildcraft skills, nature art, outdoor cooking + more!
• High schoolers may attend an overnight camp June 28-July 2, where they will spend time outdoors gardening, hiking and exploring, learning about interconnection in our beautiful, yet often uncertain and confusing, world.
• Girls will have SO MUCH FUN at a special Girls on the Run summer camp! Designed specifically for girls in grades 3-5, campers will be empowered to learn about positive self-esteem and community engagement through gardening, hiking and other outdoor activities. This camp integrates the powerful Girls on the Run curriculum and is supported by Girls on the Run of WNC

Free Online Courses: More Than 100 Languages Now Available
Jun 21 all-day
Buncombe County Libraries

Planning a trip to Italy to celebrate a special anniversary? Have a child in school that needs extra practice in a foreign language? Just want to brush up that language you studied for four years in school, but somehow can’t seem to remember at all? We’ve got you covered.

Buncombe County Public Libraries now offers Transparent Language Online free to all library cardholders. Whether you’re starting at the very beginning or you’re an intermediate learner looking to enhance your vocabulary, Transparent Language Online can help. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for non-native speakers, there is something for every learner. With mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

Transparent Languages includes learning for kids of all ages. KidSpeak introduces children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. The program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon friend who speaks the language.

Transparent Language will be available on NC LIVE beginning Jan. 1, 2021. For all library services, your ID is your library card number and your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number. Contact your library with any questions.

Gardening in the Mountains Presents: Creating and Managing Pollinator Habitat
Jun 21 all-day

Gardening in the Mountains Presents:
Creating and Managing Pollinator Habitat

Bryan Tompkins, Wildlife Biologist

This presentation by Bryan Tompkins, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service covers specific details about prepping, planting, and maintaining pollinator gardens as complete habitats. It will also discuss different opportunities and methods for implementing other pollinator-habitat components into your area—from assessing and developing a habitat suitable to your site to working with others in your neighborhood to create connected and contiguous habitat components. Bryan takes a deeper look into the elements and factors that are needed to go beyond just creating a nice flower garden. Armed with the information in this talk, you can create a habitat!

Governor Cooper Announces $4 Million Summer Cash and College Tuition Drawings to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations
Jun 21 all-day
Governor Roy Cooper announced the $4 Million Summer Cash and College Tuition drawings to incentivize individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and to thank those who have already done so. This announcement means that four vaccinated North Carolinians 18 and older will win $1 million each and four North Carolinians ages 12 to 17 will win tuition for post-secondary education. Executive Order 219, which has concurrence from the North Carolina Council of State, authorizes the drawings.
North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education. The $125,000 can be used at any post-secondary institution and is awarded in the form of a NC 529 account.
North Carolina joins other states that announced million-dollar drawings to promote vaccinations. Ohio, the first state to launch such a program, reported a 28 percent increase in vaccinations among those 16 and older in the first two weeks following the announcement.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 44% of the total population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 41% of the population is fully vaccinated.
June is Conservation Month! Second Gear – Nonprofit of the Month = SAHC
Jun 21 all-day
Second Gear
Sunny summer days make the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures in the mountains you love. National Trails Day falls on the first Saturday in June – along with Land Trust Day! Conservation land trusts like Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy play a critical role in protecting and managing land and water resources that benefit you and millions of people in the Southeast. We are so grateful to local businesses who have stepped up to pledge matching gifts and other ways to support SAHC on Land Trust Day – Saturday, June 5 – and throughout the entire month of June!

Second Gear – Nonprofit of the Month = SAHC

Second Gear in Asheville, NC is donating 1% of proceeds from all sales during the month of June to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy – their Nonprofit Partner of the Month. PLUS – as Land Trust Day sponsors, Second Gear will donate 10% of proceeds from sales on Saturday, June 5. Get the outdoor gear you need at a great price, and help support local conservation efforts while you do it – it’s a win-win for everyone!

Let’s Bring Summer Back Campaign
Jun 21 all-day
NC YMCAs Join Efforts to Encourage Vaccinations
North Carolina YMCAs are joining forces with the NC Department of Health and Human Services and organizations across the state to educate people in the community about COVID-19 vaccines as part of a summer get-out-the vaccine campaign.
The Bringing Summer Back initiative is a community centered approach that creates a space for every organization and individual to roll up their sleeves and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. YMCAs across North Carolina will be participating in the initiative and elevating the importance of vaccinations.

COVID-19 vaccines are our best shot to bring back summer and get everyone safely back to the people, places and activities they love. So, we are launching the Bringing Summer Back initiative, a fun, flexible, community-centered approach to help every organization and individual stop the spread of COVID-19 by urging friends and neighbors to get vaccinated.

Bringing Summer Back will run during the following weeks:

  • June 6-12
  • June 20-26
  • Register your organization below. Registered partners will receive an introductory toolkit of resources and materials—from flyers to stickers—to help the people in your community bring summer back. Access a detailed guide for ways to participate and download the toolkit as well.

Nantahala Outdoor Center Reopens for 2021 Season with New Offerings
Jun 21 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Rafters swimming on the French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch) trip

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), has reopened all adventure activities and river outposts for the 2021 season featuring new food and beverage venues, expanded courses, and the return of events and live entertainment to main resort campus in Bryson City.

  • Launched whitewater rafting on seven rivers in the Southeast and aerial adventures to high demand
  • Two new food and beverage venues launching on NOC’s 500-acre campus including a renovated coffee and donut shuttle bus as well as a beer venue featuring New Belgium beer and custom beer blends
  • Expanded courses at NOC’s Paddling School for kayakers to learn new skills and experience Southeastern rivers
  • Full calendar of live music from local and regional bands, and the return of events like Women’s Paddlefest and river releases
  • Relia’s Lost Kitchen dinner series kicking off this month with a sold out Orin Swift Wine Dinner; more to follow through October.
Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Jun 21 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Jun 21 all-day

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Now until June 27


Break out your smartphones and cameras this Week and start snapping pics of WNC’s native pollinators!


Enter your best photos in our contest for a chance to win incredible prizes, like a $100 gift card to Reems Creek Nursery, and an Asheville Bee Charmer gift basket!


While you’re out taking photos, consider also participating in our BioBlitz.

Save Energy Info and support
Jun 21 all-day

Energy Savers Network
The Energy Savers Network works with volunteers to empower people and restore the climate through free home energy-efficiency assessments and upgrades. They also provide education resources and referrals to other programs. Click the link below for more information if you or someone you know could benefit from these services during the hot summer months. ESN-Flier-email-english-1.pdf (eblencharities.org)
Stay Informed. Switch from Nixle to CodeRED for Emergency Alerts from Buncombe County
Jun 21 all-day

A hand holding a phone with an emergency notification on screen

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s to be ready…
Sign up for BC Alerts, and you’ll get emergency information sent directly to you in real time.

Buncombe County residents have a new, customizable solution for receiving notification and emergency alerts. Buncombe County Government is in the initial phase of migrating to the CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents. Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system will also enhance community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information such as vaccine site notifications, inclement weather closures and schedule changes, and other county service information.

Sign up for BC Alerts by texting BCAlert (not case sensitive) to 99411 or visit buncombecounty.org/codered to sign up for the new system.

Notice: If residents have previously signed up for BC Alerts, they will need to re-register in order to continue receiving notifications after June. If you have Spectrum as your wireless provider please select Other from the provider list, and scroll down for more frequently asked questions. 

“Upon evaluating our previous notification system and other available options, we chose CodeRED for its innovative features, user-friendly platform, and wide-spread adoption rates across the country,” said Communications and Public Engagement Director Lillian Govus. “Their company-owned redundant data centers help ensure every resident’s data is safe and that messages are delivered quickly and reliably to thousands of individuals within minutes. We’re excited to expand our communication channels with residents to include text, phone, email, and social media platforms, providing the information they need to know to make better informed decisions during an emergency.”

CodeRED Key Benefits

CodeRED will deliver several benefits for residents and enable staff to more efficiently manage and distribute notifications before, during, and after emergency and non-emergency events:

  • Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts they’d like to receive, as well as their preferred channel.
  • Residents can select several different methods including landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY, or even a combination. These alerts can be specific to streets, neighborhoods or regions, so individuals within affected areas are sure to receive relevant information.
  • Residents and visitors can keep track of alerts in Buncombe County with the CodeRED Mobile App, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Similar to the online registration, users choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app.
  • Staff members can also use the system to communicate emergency information with one another. This will help us ensure our emergency response and daily operations are even more efficient.

All residents are encouraged to visit buncombecounty.org/codered or text BCAlert to 99411 to enroll in the CodeRED system. For more information on the CodeRED notification system or registration, please contact [email protected]. or call CodeRED support at 1-866-939-0911.




About CodeRED from OnSolve

OnSolve is a leading global provider of SaaS-based critical communication solutions for enterprise, SMB, and government customers. The company’s CodeRED™ solution provides high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes and has applied its mission-critical capabilities to government, commercial, healthcare and other end markets. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.onsolve.com.

Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty at Biltmore Estate
Jun 21 all-day

Unique outdoor sculptural works by environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, known as “Stick Man,” will reside in Antler Hill Village. Renowned worldwide for his monumental creations, Dougherty weaves saplings and branches into intricate artworks, fashioning whimsical forms ranging from gigantic snares and cocoons to sculptural interpretations of notable buildings. The visual appeal of these large-scale artworks may be appreciated up close as guests are encouraged to walk through and around the creations, affording the opportunity to admire the artistry and technical skills required to make the sculptures.

Summer is coming and that means fans! Donate with Eblen Charities
Jun 21 all-day

Summer is coming and that means fans!
We will begin distributing fans to those who are in need very soon. Each fan is purchased at a cost of around $20. If you would like to help cover the cost of a fan to keep someone cool this summer, please visit our website to make a donation or mail a donation to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville NC 28806
The 2021 Summer Learning Program: Tails + Tales – an exploration of wildlife and fantastical folktales
Jun 21 all-day

Illustration of animals reading book.

Get ready to go wild at the library for our annual Summer Learning Program. Join us for Tails & Tales – an exploration of wildlife and fantastical folktales. We’ll have an activity sheet with lots of fun adventures for all ages. You can pick up a sheet at any library starting June 1, or download it HERE. Check our calendar to find our most up to date list of programs all summer long.


The 2021 Summer Learning Program is open to young people, preschool through teen, with books and activities for every age. All library programs are free and open to children of all abilities. Come in and see what the library has for you!

Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 21 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Virtual Exhibit: Douglas Ellington
Jun 21 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Asheville’s economic and building boom of the 1920s created a rarified atmosphere unique within Western North Carolina.  Douglas Ellington is known as the architect who changed Asheville into an Art Deco showplace. With his ability to combine architectural styles he produced a series of one of a kind buildings—buildings which changed the face of Asheville—the City Building, Asheville High School, First Baptist Church and S&W Cafeteria. Douglas Ellington: Asheville’s Boomtown Architect presents a look at his iconic Asheville creations along with other buildings he completed throughout his career in other cities.



WINNER of a 2014 Griffin Award for Excellence in Education from the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County

Virtual Library
Jun 21 all-day

Virtual Library

Fix a car, study for the GRE, learn a new language, write a grant, research your own history — you can do it all with Buncombe County Public Libraries.

Accessing Online Resources

You may need your Buncombe County library card number to log in to some of these databases. If the database asks for a password, call the Reference Desk at 250-4741 or email [email protected] and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary information. There is no charge for access to any of these databases.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Browse hundreds of additional databases and resources on NCLive.org. NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use, and are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through NCLIVE.org. All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries.

YWCA Asheville  Racial Justice Workshop for Individuals and Organizations
Jun 21 all-day
YWCA Asheville

YWCA Asheville first developed our Racial Justice Workshop for the staff of the YW to build a better understanding of our mission-based work.

YWCA’s Racial Justice Workshop is now offered to anyone in our community looking to grow their understanding of racism and racial justice.

To receive notification about our summer community workshops, click here.

Or, contact us by email to schedule a Racial Justice Workshop specifically for your organization.

Workshop Goals

  • Become familiar with some of the shared language and concepts related to racial justice
  • Develop an understanding of how racism shows up in each of our lives
  • Become familiar with the YWCA’s racial justice framework
  • Explore the history of racial (in)justice in the United States and beyond

Jus’ Beginning Summer Training Program
Jun 21 @ 6:30 am – Jul 2 @ 7:30 am
Jus’ Running parking lot

  • Who: This program is geared towards new and aspiring runners
  • When: Monday mornings from 6:30am-7:30am. Start date is June 18th, end date is August 9th.
  • Where: Meet in the Jus’ Running parking lot, 523 Merrimon Ave. The running/walking route will follow the greenway that runs adjacent to W.T. Boulevard and connects to the Reid Creek Greenway off of Broadway Street.
  • What to Expect: a 30 minute walk / run with other beginning runners, led by Jus’ Running staff Rachel and Whitney
  • Suggested Donation of $50, or whatever you’re able to give
  • COVID Considerations: group run will remain outside and socially distant. Please bring a mask or neck gaiter to have handy if needed.
Thanks for supporting your LOCAL running store and community! We really do appreciate your business!
Donor Center Asheville: Critical Need Donate Blood
Jun 21 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Donor Center Asheville


  • In the past few days, hospital partners are reporting they are using blood at a much higher rate than normal. When demand is high, and the supply is critically low – that is a dangerous equation for the community.
  • Because of the critically low supply, The Blood Connection (TBC) is now having to back-order blood products. This has affected 12 hospital partners so far.
  • 48% of days this month, TBC DID NOT collect enough blood to cover hospitals’ needs. For comparison, in May of 2020 (during the pandemic) TBC collected enough to cover those needs 84% of the days.
  • There is a high likelihood that TBC will have to start rationing blood by the end of the weekend.
  • Heading into a holiday weekend – hospitals are stocking up their blood supply. TBC has already not been able to provide those products.
  • The community is the ONLY solution to this dangerous problem. The blood supply for local hospitals is in the community’s hands. 
Wild Art Sculpture Showcase
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Situated throughout the Arboretum’s spacious, open-air gardens, the show offers guests a doorway into the wild world from the comfort and safety of cultivated landscapes transformed by art.

The 18 sculptures on display represent a variety of approaches to the theme of “wild art,” from the literal to the abstract, and are crafted from a diverse array of materials that will delight and inspire. Let your imagination take you on a wild journey into the world of plants and animals near and far with Wild Art at The North Carolina Arboretum.

The exhibit is available to all guests during normal Arboretum hours, and there is no admission cost to view the sculptures beyond our usual parking fee of $16 per personal vehicle.

ACA Summer Adventure Camp Ages 8-15
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm
The Adventure Center of Asheville

Each day, campers will get to experience a different adventure at the Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater, Ltd. including:

In addition, campers enjoy a daily swim at Asheville Racquet Club Pool in the afternoons.

Then the rest of their day is filled with facilitated activities like team building and field games, outdoor education such as forest walks and shelter building, and creative learning led by our talented and trained staff.  And of course, lots of fun!!!!

At the Adventure Center of Asheville our team of professional outdoor leaders take pride and care in providing our Guests with an excellent experience.

2021 Summer Adventure Camp will be under the leadership of our new Camp Director, Lauren Brown, who joined us last year as the co-director of our Adventure Afterschool program.  With a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and 12 years experience working at summer camps, we are excited to share Lauren’s passion for the environment, science and the fun of camp!

Our camp counselor team is made up of certified teachers and young adults whose passion is working with youth and sharing their love for life and adventure. Our Asheville Summer Adventure Camp is staffed by 4 to 5 full-time day camp team members. Campers are regularly divided into smaller, age appropriate groups to manage group size and allow campers to excel in each activity at their personal skill level and comfort zone. Great care is taken to assure campers are comfortable with each activity while encouraging them to stretch their comfort zone further. Counselors provide individual attention and unique experiences that campers will remember for the rest of their lives!


  • 8:30 – 4:00 daily, with optional late pick up until 5:00 for $10/day/person
  • Multiple Week Discount ($20 off/additional week)
Kolo Bike Park Summer Bike Camp
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm
The Adventure Center of Asheville

At the Kolo Bike Summer Camp, campers will ride daily on purpose-built mountain bike trails and skill elements designed for all levels of rider to experience flow on a bicycle. Kolo Bike Park is a great way for young riders to build confidence and skill in a controlled environment.

Experienced mountain bike counselors will accompany and coach riders through the week on our:

  • Pump tracks
  • Jumps
  • XC Trails
  • Skills Area

Other activities include a warm-up each day and climbing the Treetops Adventure Park and games throughout the week.

The camp is for kids age 8-15 years who can comfortably ride a two-wheel bicycle. Some off-road experience is recommended but not required.

  • Multiple Week Discount ($20 off/additional week)
Kolo Bike Park Summer Kiddie Camp Ages 5-7
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm
The Adventure Center of Asheville


Kolo Kiddie Camp is all the fun of our kolo flow summer camp, but for the littlest shredder.  Experience a week-long day camp focused on easing campers into all the park has to offer and preparing them to attend our Kolo Flow Camp. The day will focus predominantly on bikes and bike skills but with plenty of time off the bike to keep the littles engaged. Riders will be chaperoned around the park by our experienced camp counselors and participate in a wide range of activities that help build confidence on and off the bike.

Campers MUST be comfortable riding a two-wheeled pedal bike off-road. This camp is not for stryder balance bikes or to teach your child to ride 2 wheels.

There will be no swim time for this camp.


  • Multiple Week Discount is $20 off per additional week.
 Hip Hop Dance Camp
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm
LEAF's Global Arts Center

1st summer camp kicks off with Hip Hop Dance for rising 1st through 6th graders. Led by LEAF Master Resident Teaching Artist Otto Vazquez, introducing kids to the stylings, history, and culture of hip hop dance. Mr. Otto is sure to teach your kiddo some smooth moves!

ACTING (In-Person) Rising 5th – 7th Grades 
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52


In this week-long, half-day acting session, students will work with a team of industry experts to explore the nuances of acting technique and performance. With a balanced combination of training, rehearsal, and performance, young artists will take daily acting, improvisation, voice and speech, and movement classes, applying these skills in an original showcase presented at the end of the week for a small audience. This week is perfectly suited for students who are passionate about theatre, excited to collaborate with peers and professionals, and interested in expanding their theatre skill set. No previous experience required. Space is limited. 


Rock Camp Ages 10 – 18
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Music School
Rock Camp | Summer Music Camp Offering at Asheville Music School

Come learn more than just how to play songs, learn how to play in a band! Students will gain confidence and leadership skills through making their own arrangements of classic and modern rock tunes. Previous summer rock bands have performed songs by The White Stripes, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Green Day, and The Rolling Stones. Campers will perform and rehearse in one large ensemble, with breakout sessions for both instrumentalists and vocalists. Outside of rehearsal time, students go on field trips and learn about the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Students will perform a final concert for family and friends. To fully enjoy this camp week, we suggest students have at least 1 year of previous music lessons and/or ensemble experience.
Summer Art Camp: Sculpture (Grades 6–8)
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Sculpture: Students create sculptures using non-traditional materials such as found objects, wood, plastic, and polymer clay to create a range of unique artworks inspired by artists in the Museum’s Collection.

Please note:

  • Summer Art Camp is held primarily indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students; face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing/sanitization are required.

Join the Museum for Summer Art Camp in our bright and spacious studio! Camp is offered to rising kindergarten through 12th-grade students. All classes are age-appropriate. Sessions include drawing, painting, mixed-media, and more. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, John Henry (Series 3), 2014, mixed-media ceramic, 36 3/4 × 15 5/8 × 7 inches. 2014 Collectors’ Circle purchase, 2014.29.06.29. © Kelly Phelps and Kyle Phelps, image David Dietrich.