Browse through upcoming arts and theater events in Asheville, NC, including Broadway shows, musicals, plays, operas, and more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Art Exhibit: Passage at the Asheville Airport
Sep 21 all-day
Asheville Airport

For the first time in more than a year, local artists and instrumental musicians have been welcomed back to the airport, as part of the Art in the Airport program.
Passage, the exhibit on display in the art gallery now through November 2021, features six local artists of multiple disciplines. The show brings a feeling of movement and vibrant color to the airport, and provides a passage with a unique view. The exhibit highlights:
  • a love for North Carolina through mixed media on paper by Sophia Allison;
  • well known local landscapes through acrylic on canvas by Carrie Jenson;
  • a change in perspective through oil on linen by Joan Lesikin,
  • communicative vessels through earthenware sculptures by Robert Milnes,
  • vibrant abstract motion through acrylics on paper by Eleanor Palmer;
  • and a glimpse of Asheville through oil on canvas by Maureen Scullin.
This month, passengers in the airport will also hear stylings from local pianists Mike Andersen and Phil Okrend, as well as Blues/Americana vibes from Mr. Jimmy accompanied by Charles Wilkinson.
“We have missed the art gallery being available for passengers to enjoy the work of local artists, and the sounds of local musicians playing welcoming tunes,” said Alexandra Ingle, Brand and Experience Designer at AVL and curator of the gallery. “Welcoming back these local makers allows travelers to experience a taste of our vibrant region.”
Artwork can be purchased from the gallery by emailing [email protected]. Artists who reside in any of the eleven counties within AVL’s primary service market may apply for acceptance into upcoming exhibits. Details about the program, including application instructions, can be found on the airport’s website at flyavl.com/artintheairport.
Artist Support Grant
Sep 21 all-day
online

Artist Support Grant

Now accepting applications for the Artist Support Grant (formerly Regional Artist Support Grant). Artist Support Grants will be distributed to eligible applicants by Haywood County Arts Council in the following counties: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania. Grants will range in awards from $500 to $2,000. The deadline is September 30.

Artist Support Grants Now Available
Sep 21 all-day
online

Emerging and established artists in NC can apply for $500-2,000 in aid

The North Carolina Arts Council understands the important role artists contribute to the vitality, unity and resiliency of our communities. NCAC has established the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Support Grant (ASG) as a regional grant program to support individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The program funds professional and artistic development for emerging or established artists to create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences.

Funds are granted through 18 regional partners across the state, to ensure a more equitable disbursement of funds to artists in rural and urban areas across the state. Buncombe County is part of Region 17, which includes Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties.

Last year, Region 17 received 126 applications and awarded 32 awards totaling $30,088– supporting artists from a variety of different mediums.

This year, applicants have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000– double what was offered last year. Applicants will also apply directly through the NCAC website to help simplify the application process. Instructions and a virtual application workshop video are available on the AAAC website.

The deadline to apply is September 30.

Arts Council partners w/ Asheville City School Foundation + Buncombe County Schools: expand TAPAS program
Sep 21 all-day
online

| Just in time for NC Arts Education Week, the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and Buncombe County Schools (BCS) to expand the Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS) program into county classrooms.

The new expanded program is called Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Area Schools, and the Fall 2021 TAPAAS catalog is now available online through both the ACSF and AAAC websites. Teachers in Asheville City Schools should continue to apply directly to ASCF for residencies. Teachers in Buncombe County Schools should apply through the arts council.

For more information visit: ashevillearts.com or acsf.org.

Asheville Area Arts Council JOB BOARD
Sep 21 all-day
online

Job Board

Make sure to check out all the great job postings and arts opportunities listed on the arts council’s website.

Do you have a job opening you would like us to share? Please email us a link to your listing at [email protected].

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival Applications Now Open!
Sep 21 all-day
Online

Some things you should know

  1. WE ARE A HYBRID FESTIVAL THIS YEAR

    We will be presenting a combination of in-person and online shows. Email us if you’ve got any questions.

  2. WE HAVE 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHOWS

We accept performances from 5 to 60 minutes in length, plus installations and films. Depending on its length, your piece may be grouped with others, or scheduled as a Random Act of Fringe.

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1. FRINGE SHOT

A piece that is
5-20 minutes long

May be featured in a showcase, as part of our popular LaZoom Bus Tour, or as free Random Act of Fringe

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2. SHORT FORM

A piece that is
25-40 minutes long

May be combined with one or more shows.

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3. FULL-LENGTH

A piece that is
45-60 minutes long

Ticketed theater-style show.

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4. INSTALLATION

A piece that is
Site-specific (any length)

May be in an unusual location, or repeated many times. May be seen by as few as one person at a time.

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Asheville Gallery of Art, September Artist of the Month Show: “Beckoning In”
Sep 21 – Sep 30 all-day
Asheville Gallery of Art

Kate Thayer is the Asheville Gallery of Art’s featured painter for the month of September. Visitors to the gallery will have the entire month to view her outstanding oil-on-linen landscapes of nature. “Beckoning In” will run from September 1st to September 30th.
Thayer’s paintings focus on the beauty of nature. Her “Textural-Impressionist” style utilizes seasonal palettes and the movement and slowly-changing colors in the cycles of nature. “Nature is life-giving. It is what recharges our spirit and enriches our lives. The aim of my paintings is to share my encounters with the moods of nature using the unique palettes within each season. When viewers lose themselves within my paintings, they interpret the scene, creating their own personal connection with the place.”
Thayer began painting only after moving to North Carolina and exploring the forest. Walking with her eyes wide open gradually allowed her to experience the woods in a special way, and she began to paint the unique places that inspired her. “Painting is the freedom to create a place. My process is to apply many layers of paint over weeks. This stacking of colors evokes the textures I see that represent the rhythms of nature. Each time I return to an unfinished painting, I apply the next layer, and then another. Paintings are imperfect and incomplete and that is where the magic resides.”
One of Thayer’s paintings, “Water Colors”, focuses on the yellows and golds of fall, which are surrounded by the remaining greens of summer. With the sky colors reflected in the water, it makes for a colorful stream which one could put a toe into and feel the sweet coolness.
“Ridge Colors” beckons us in to look up toward the hillside, to walk among the highlighted oranges and golds of the forest, and into the light atop the ridge to see what calls from beyond.
Kate’s paintings have received multiple awards. They have also been displayed in printed material, galleries, and homes across the states. This “Painter of Places” continues to study and experiment with techniques to create her special places.
Visitors to the Asheville Gallery of Art will be able to view Kate’s show from September 1st through September 30th in downtown Asheville, NC. Kate will be present for a special event on First Friday, September 3rd, to meet the artist from 5pm-8pm.

Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk + Auction
Sep 21 all-day
Downtown Hendersonville and Online

About Bearfootin’ Art Walk

Since 2003, the Bearfootin’ Art Walk has helped raise funding for Downtown Hendersonville and a variety of local non-profits. In addition to raising funds, the bears offer a window into good work being done by community organizations in Henderson County.

The Bearfootin’ Bears arrive as blank slates before local artists transform each in a spectacular fashion, with creative themes ranging from Mona Lisa to Blue Ridge Mountain scenery. After the “Reveal” event in early May, the bears then take up residence in downtown Hendersonville for the duration of the summer and fall, up until auction. Participants bid during the auction to raise funds for local non-profits and Downtown Hendersonville. Winning bids up to $3,000 are split evenly between the downtown program and the non-profit chosen by the sponsor, while bid amounts exceeding $3,000 are directed entirely to the non-profit. In 2020, the Bears raised more than $84,000, and in 2021 we hope to continue the tradition of giving.

 


2021 Bearfootin’ Auction

The 2021 Bears are currently stationed along Main Street until the auction in October. Check out our 2021 Bearfootin’ Bears!

Until 2020, the Bearfootin’ auctions were hosted in traditional style with a live auctioneer. Then, in response to the pandemic, Friends of Downtown Hendersonville pivoted to a virtual format for the 2020 auction. The virtual bidding format allowed people to bid over the course of a month until a scheduled bidding cutoff. This turned out to be a big success, with the 2020 auction raising more than $84,000. 

For the 2021 Auction, the Downtown Events Team and Friends of Downtown Hendersonville staff are incorporating the virtual bidding format with an in-person event. This means bidders will be able to begin bidding as early as September 15, 2021. Bidding will come to a close with an exciting in-person event on October 16 from 4-6:30pm, with all bidding closing at 6pm.

 

What You Need to Know About the 2021 Bearfootin’ Bear Auction:  

  1. Bidding begins on September 15, 2021 at 12pm and ends at 6pm EST on October 16, 2021. Stay tuned for the release of the bidding platform closer to September 15!
  2.  All bidding will occur virtually. There will be no in-person bidding. However, there will be live bidding via phone/computer up until the bidding cut off at 6pm on October 16.

  3.  It’s free to register to bid, and you can bid anytime between September 15 and the deadline at 6pm on October 16. Initial bids will take place via the bidding website (stay tuned for link!). Bidders will receive automatic text message notification if they are outbid with the option to submit a new bid directly via text message.  

  4. There will be an in-person countdown celebration on October 16 from 4-6:30 pm on the outdoor plaza at the Historic Train Depot at 650 Maple Street. The event will have a lively atmosphere with bells and cheers at each incoming bid, as well as live music, beer/wine and food trucks. The event is free and open to the public. While there will be no in-person bidding at the event, attendees can bid live via their cell phone. There will be an event information booth to help attendees get registered and begin bidding.

  5. There will be no proxy bidding. Bidders will receive automatic text notification if they are outbid with the option to submit a new bid. There are no reserve/proxy bids, meaning you can’t set a price that the system will automatically bid for you. If you are outbid, you will need to place a higher bid if you wish to continue.   

  6. Starting bids for all bears will be $1,500 and minimum bid increments are $100.  

  7.  Any bear can be purchased at our “Buy Now” price of $10,000. The “Buy Now” option ends Thursday, October 14 at 5 p.m.

  8. Bidders do not have to attend the in-person event to be a winning bidder. For those who can’t attend the in-person event on October 16, we will conduct a virtual Facebook Live event of the auction on the Downtown Hendersonville page. We will start the off by introducing the bears and providing information about how to bid before the clock runs out. All bidding is automatically cut off at 6pm on October 16.

  9. Winning bidders will be contacted regarding payment and picking up their bear via text and email. Bears can be picked up at the event, or during a scheduled “pick up window” the week following the event. Winners have 5 days to pay or they will be automatically charged on the credit card filed. Alternatively, winners can pay with cash or check. There will be a 2.95% processing fee on all credit card transactions. 

Center for Craft Craft Research Fund
Sep 21 all-day
online

Center for Craft Craft Research Fund

Apply for the 2022 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship, Exhibition Grant, or Project Grant with the Center for Craft. Applications are due October 4, 2021

Festivals + Cultural Events Grant Opportunity
Sep 21 all-day
Online

Background and Goals of the Festivals & Cultural Events Program

The Festivals & Cultural Events Support Fund Grant Program was launched in 2016 by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) and is designed to provide financial support for events that both serve the residents of Buncombe County and the visitors who travel to the Asheville area for the sense of authenticity and welcoming spirit that the destination exudes.

The primary purposes of this fund are to:

  • Support and preserve cultural identity within Buncombe County;
  • Stimulate the creation of new, or expansion of existing, festivals and cultural events; and
  • Contribute to the financial viability and long-term sustainability of the area’s festivals and cultural events.

Explore Asheville CVB is offering grants for Festivals & Cultural Events ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, not to exceed 50% of the total event budget. Application deadline is Sept 29th at 5 pm.

Matching Gift Challenge! Asheville Community Theatre
Sep 21 all-day
online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor all donations given through Sunday, November 21 will be matched up to $8,500 – turning each donation into a SUPER DONATION! When you donate to ACT, you are assisting with scholarships, helping to keep ticket prices affordable, and so much more!

Help us reach this goal with a gift of any size!

New Benefits for Arts Businesses!
Sep 21 all-day
online

Add your arts business and upcoming events to the Asheville Area Arts Council website by becoming an Arts Business Member! Benefits include:

  • Login access to the arts council’s website to edit your directory listing and add events (new perk!)
  • Submit jobs and calls for artists to be shared on AAAC’s website
  • Ability for you and your staff to serve on the Arts Coalition
  • Discounted rates for you and your staff on tickets to the Creative Sector Summit (happening Nov. 2021)
  • Option to add something to the Creative Sector Summit swag bag
  • Local arts sector representation & advocacy
  • And so much more!
Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty at Biltmore Estate
Sep 21 all-day
Biltmore

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.

Support ACT and SAVE on products you need!
Sep 21 all-day
Online

Want to save money and support your community organizations at the same time? Join the Target Circle Rewards Program! Members have the chance to vote for a local non-profit whenever they shop at Target between now and September 30.

Join today at target.com/circle and vote for ACT! It’s the easiest way to support ACT and save on products you need!

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase
Sep 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.

Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Biltmore: Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

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Included with admission

A unique-to-Biltmore, large-scale outdoor sculpture will be crafted and installed in Antler Hill Village this spring by Patrick Dougherty. Over the last three decades, this internationally-acclaimed artist has combined his carpentry skills and love of nature to build over 300 of these wondrous works, captivating the hearts and imaginations of viewers worldwide.

Image: Close Ties (2006) Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland. Photo: Fin Macrae
NOTE: This is an example of Patrick Dougherty’s work; the artist will create Biltmore’s unique structure in Antler Hill Village this spring.

BLACK + WHITE 4
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Main Gallery show featuring members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Heart of Health Art and Social Science Exhibit: WNC African American Lives
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
John Cram Partner Gallery at the Center for Craft
“He”, by artist Ann Miller Woodford, will be on display as part of the Black in Black on Black exhibit in downtown Asheville, NC’s John Cram Partner Gallery at the Center for Craft

Black in Black on Black: Making the Invisible Visible 

On September 6th, UNC Asheville, the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), and partners will launch a new exhibit, Black in Black on Black: Making the Invisible Visible in the John Cram Partner Gallery at the Center for Craft. The new exhibit is a visual conversation about the lives and contributions of Black/African American communities in Western North Carolina (WNC).

Bringing together stunning artwork and visual design by WNC-based artists Ann Miller Woodford, Ronda Birtha, Viola Spells, and Reggie Tidwell, with social science data and stories, this exhibit invites audiences into an often invisible history of our region. As Woodford states, “My emphasis has been on people who have dedicated their lives to humanity, but have been overlooked, ignored, and often forgotten.”

Deeply personal art is integrated with charts and quotes from the Heart of Health: Race, Place, and Faith in Western North Carolina project. Heart of Health is a three-year community-participatory research study that seeks to better understand the role and impact of race and racism on health through secondary data analyses and interviews. It is co-led by researchers from UNC Asheville, ABIPA, and Sparrow Research, and community partners from around WNC. “One of our first findings was that much of the data on African Americans and drivers of health and inequities, for example, land and business ownership, have been suppressed due to small populations or other reasons. This collaborative research seeks to highlight and encourage responsible collection and use of data and stories,” said Ameena Batada, UNC Asheville professor of health and wellness and one of the co-leads on the Heart of Health project.

Visitors to the exhibit, both in-person and online, are invited to a multisensory and interactive experience, including paintings, photographs, narrative text, quotes and graphics, sculptural pieces, digital data visualization, and music. The exhibit also invites visitors to learn about the ways in which African Americans and others in WNC are working to reduce racism and build community through grassroots and organizational efforts. JéWana Grier McEachin, executive director of ABIPA, co-lead on the Heart of Health project, and member of exhibit partner The LINKS Incorporated, remarked, “The gathering of data and translation of research through Black in Black on Black has been influenced by the connections of the Artists, WNC Research Team and Community Advisory Board. This sort of six degrees of separation between the research exhibit and active change agents through Organizations in Western North Carolina is impactful and invaluable.”

Black in Black on Black: Making the Invisible Visible will be up in the John Cram Partner Gallery at the Center for Craft at 67 Broadway Street in Asheville, NC from September 6, 2021 – January 7, 2021, and a virtual tour soon online. Support for this project was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation led by the University of Minnesota. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation or the University of Minnesota.

Learn more about the exhibit, artists, and research at: heartofhealthwnc.wordpress.com/annstree.comthinlyfoldedegg.comwww.facebook.com/ZenobiaStudio/, and pro16productions.com.

New in the Focus Gallery- “Sparkle”
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Folk Art Center

Sparkle – Aug. 7 – Nov. 9, 2021

1 Dawn Hinesley – Jones – glass
2 Teresa Hays –wearable textile
3 Robin Ford – wall textile (batik)
4 Erin Janow – clay
5 Jason Janow – jewelry

RAKU POTTERY DEMO
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
THE MOSES CONE MANOR

Lynn Jenkins will be demonstrating throwing pots on a wheel and explaining her raku firing techniques. This demonstration will be held on the front porch of the the Moses Cone Manor from 10am-4pm.

Visitors are encouraged to watch and ask questions while the demonstrators work and talk about their creative process!

Call ahead in the event of changes (828) 295-2049, or check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/shcgmosescone for updates.

Tanglewood Youth Fall Class: Journey to Imaginationland Ages 5-7
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Taught by Janice Schreiber
Ages 5-7
Aug 31-Oct 19, 2021 | Tuesdays at 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us on our way to imaginationland! Students will learn the basics of performance technique, explore exciting characterizations, and use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring stories and characters to life. Some of our favorite cartoon and real life characters just might make an appearance!

Studio 52 MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Sep 21 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

This fun and high-energy class combines the three fundamentals of musical theatre, acting, singing, and dance, in an accessible and exciting way! With a focus on singing technique, musicality, movement, and storytelling, students will learn new skills and make friends as they develop songs from Broadway musicals. No prior experience is necessary. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Studio 52 ACTING (In-Person), 3rd-5th Grades
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse
Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Tania Battista
This class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, & ensemble-based activities, students will hone their theatre skills, build meaningful connections with other young artists, and discover their creative potential! In the final class, showcase what you learned in an informal performance for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Youth Acting: And Scene! Ages 8-12
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Learn how to bring scripts to life! During this class, students will explore short scenes and learn to analyze scripts, make strong acting choices, and create compelling characters. Students pick their favorite scenes for a showcase during the final class.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Please do not purchase registration prior to applying for a scholarship. Applications must be received by 2:00pm on Tuesday, August 24th for consideration.

Youth Production Class for High Schoolers
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Our first Youth Production Class is right around the corner! We will be offering TWO sessions of Clue (High School Edition) – 1 session for middle school students, and one session for high school students. Classes will meet afterschool, and each session will end with two performances on the Mainstage! Registration for both sessions will begin on Wednesday, July 14. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

High School Cast:
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons August 30 – October 27, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4, 2021; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Youth Production Class for Middle Schoolers
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Our first Youth Production Class is right around the corner! We will be offering TWO sessions of Clue (High School Edition) – 1 session for middle school students, and one session for high school students. Classes will meet afterschool, and each session will end with two performances on the Mainstage! Registration for both sessions will begin on Wednesday, July 14. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Middle School Cast:
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons September 6 – November 3, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, November 8 – Thursday, November 11, 2021; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Studio 52: BROADWAY DANCE (In-Person), 6th-12th Grades
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Notes: This class will be held indoors in our dance studio. Masks will be required for all staff and students. 

Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography. Lay the foundation of jazz technique through warm ups and across the floor, and practice picking up steps and style in theatre dance combinations inspired by a variety of musicals. Join us to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition feeling confident. Masks are required. 

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Adult Studio at Asheville Art Museum: Explorations in Drawing
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Registration deadline: September 1

In this six-week, small-group/in-person class, explore an expanded arsenal of drawing methods and materials to discover the limitless potential of drawing! Weekly assignments challenge students to encounter aspects of drawing that are fundamental to visual and critical thinking. Projects are aimed to develop drawings that stand alone or serve as part of a whole. Students are encouraged to discover and develop the means and abilities to conceive and build advanced projects as the class investigates the historical and contemporary significance of drawing.

Instructor David Shurbutt is an art and museum worker. He holds an undergraduate degree in studio art and graduate degrees in media arts and fine art. His creative output is interdisciplinary in the metamodern tradition.

Please note:

  • This Adult Studio is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students.
  • Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.

ADULT STUDIO

The Museum’s studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Skyland Library Knitting + Crochet Club
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Skyland/South Buncombe Library

Skyland Library Knitting & Crochet Club

Bring your needles or your hooks and join us for some friendly company as you work on your current project.  No registration necessary; just come by the Skyland Library community room with a love of yarn!

Please note this is not a class — we welcome knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, but there might not be anyone on hand to teach the basics if you’ve never tried before.  Feel free to come and chat or observe, though!