Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Asheville Gallery of Art April Show, “Contemporary Vistas” Featuring Sally Lordeon
Apr 15 – Apr 30 all-day
Asheville Gallery of Art

“Contemporary Vistas” opens at Asheville Gallery of Art on April 1st and features the modern landscape paintings of member Sally Lordeon.
Sally Lordeon studied fine art at Chatham University in Pennsylvania and now resides in Asheville, where she pursues her life-long passion of painting. Her work is represented in galleries and private collections across the United States. After a successful career as a technical writer and college textbook author, Lordeon returned to her first love of art. She identifies as an Abstract Impressionist, blending contemporary painting methods with classic impressionist styles to create unique works full of texture and soft, blended colors. Lordeon is drawn to abstraction because it “allows the mind to see what the eyes do not.” With a measure of ambiguity, her paintings invite the viewer to complete the image with their imagination.
For “Contemporary Vistas,” Lordeon captures familiar vistas in her unique style to celebrate the mountains and scenery from across the country, which are a constant source of inspiration for her work. From calm, serene landscapes to powerful, moving tableaux, Lordeon’s show pays special homage to the natural world. Her modern interpretations of landscapes are nuanced and approachable, collecting just enough detail to suggest a landscape familiar to the viewer’s personal experience.
Lordeon’s mastery of color to create atmosphere is on display in “Nature’s Reflections,” a heavily textured landscape depicting a mountain peak and evergreen forest on the edge of a frosty lake. Though the artwork is painted in her typical abstract impressionist style and minimalist in its content, Lordeon’s composition creates a landscape where you can tell the temperature just by looking at the scene.
In “Glorious,” Lordeon captures the nuances of light, the energy of water, and the perfect balance of color in a stunning composition of mountains and water. The powerful contrast of light and dark creates an epic, emotive landscape. As always, she refrains from a photorealistic representation in favor of a more textured and ambiguous landscape that draws on the imagination to be fully realized.
Visitors can see these paintings and more from April 1st to April 30th at the Asheville Gallery of Art, Thursdays through Sundays 12-5pm or by private appointment. On First Friday, April 2nd, Sally Lordeon will be available for an artist meet-and-greet from 5-8pm. All are welcome.

FABRICated at Center for Craft
Apr 15 all-day
Center for Craft

FABRICated presents an intergenerational look at new boundaries in art and craft through works that merge fiber-based processes with other media, like painting, sculpture, and blacksmithing. Each of the seven artists explores ideas of the body, identity, and their unique, personal stories by using a medium with a rich history of craft. Stitching, in and of itself, is slow and methodical and invites the audience to slow down and look carefully at the physicality of the thread, the textures of the fabric, and the paint and the found objects that are introduced into the mix. The result is an exhibition that questions the nature of what constitutes women’s work, the relationship of fine art and craft, and how these elements can come together to form a new kind of community conversation. FABRICated presents the work of two established artists, Virginia Derryberry (Asheville, NC) and Marcia Goldenstein (Knoxville, TN), along with five emerging artists who are exploring new boundaries in art and craft and, by so doing, open up an exploration between an older and a younger generation.

Photo Contest Buncombe County Parks: Theme for April is Game On
Apr 15 all-day
Buncombe County Parks
Backpack, water bottles, stickers,
                                                          and other I
                                                          Heart Parks
                                                          items

We know you love Buncombe County parks! We get tagged in lots of pics on Facebook and Instagram. Why not get a sweet reward for your photo skills?

Each month, we’ll announce a theme. Post your favorite photos to Instagram or Facebook showing the theme in one of our parks. Make sure to tag @BuncombeRecreation and use the hashtag #IHeartBCParks. Be sure your photo is set to “public” and use the hashtag or we won’t be able to find it. (Full rules below.)

Our theme for April is… (drumroll, please) Game On! You play soccer, disc golf, volleyball, kickball, gaga, horse shoes, fishing, bocce, lacrosse, softball, baseball, and more in Buncombe County parks. Post your best pics by Apr. 30; you can submit an unlimited number of photos. Be creative and think outside the box.

The winning photo will receive:

  • Cool I Heart Parks swag: rope bag cross body sling, water bottle, compass, first aid kit, pen, and stickers
  • Picture set as the cover photo for Buncombe County Recreation Service’s Facebook page for a month
  • Bragging rights

Want to get a jump on the competition? Future themes include kids, pets, autumn views, and Leave No Trace.

#IHeartBCParks Photo Contest Rules and Guidelines

  1. Photos MUST be taken at a Buncombe County park. Tag or identify your location in your post.
  2. You do not need to be a Buncombe County resident to enter. Everyone is eligible to submit an entry*.
  3. Photos must be posted on Facebook or Instagram.
  4. Entry participants must be a follower of Buncombe County Recreation Services on Facebook or Instagram. Non-followers are not eligible.
  5. To enter, post your photo on Facebook or Instagram tagging @BuncombeRecreation on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtag #IHeartBCParks. (If you do not use this hashtag we won’t be able to find your photo.)
  6. Make sure your photo is set to “public” so we can see it.
  7. By submitting your photo, you warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship. You understand and agree that Buncombe County Recreation Services can re-post your photo and credit your name/username in any future promotions hereafter.
  8. All photos must be posted within the time frame to be eligible.
  9. Individuals may submit an unlimited number of photos.
  10. Prizes cannot be substituted, transferred, or returned for cash. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
  11. This contest is not sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.
  12. Be creative and think outside the box. Get out and enjoy your Buncombe County parks, pools, and open spaces!

*Entries must be submitted by individuals ages 18 or older. Employees of Buncombe County, the contest’s participating sponsors, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether it is “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

To receive the I Heart Parks monthly newsletter, sign up online.

Registration open: Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Parks and Rec.
Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.

 

The games will be held April 19 through May 19 and feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events.  All in-person competitions will be held outdoors with enhanced health and safety protocols.  All participants qualify for the North Carolina State Games.

 

The juried Silver Arts competition includes media from visual and performing arts categories and will be held in an entirely virtual format.

 

Registration is free and available through April 19.  There are two ways to register — click here to register online or print a paper application by clicking here.

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is committed to providing quality programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, visit our website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

Spring Photo Contest – “Buds + Blooms”
Apr 15 all-day
Chimney Rock State Park

THURSDAY, APRIL 1 – FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Time: 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

The dormancy of winter is coming to an end, and life is beginning to return to the forests. Wildflowers blooming and buds on trees are an indication that spring and warmer weather are right around the corner. This is the perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful images of the Park’s spring blooms and enter them into our “Buds & Blooms” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty at Biltmore Estate
Apr 15 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.

Voices of the River: Art + Poetry Contest
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ RiverLink

Create a river-inspired work of art for our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. You can make 2D or 3D creations, write poems, haikus or short stories, or even record a dance, skit or song that you create. Winners will receive a variety of prizes donated by local businesses and organizations.

Show Us What the River Means to You!

Every spring we host our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. We ask kids to use the river as a source of inspiration to showcase their creativity. Each year we are so amazed by the talent of these young artists, poets, and performers. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works in various mediums, poems and creative writings, and video compositions of songs, dances, or skits. Winners are selected by a council of judges made up of local artists, writers, and community leaders. Many generous businesses also donate prizes for winners from each age group and category.

This year we want you to show us “How has the river helped you during this time of isolation?”

All entries are due by Thursday April 22nd

Asheville Art in Action to benefit Pisgah Legal Services
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Pisgah Legal Services

Asheville Art in Action is a curated collection of local artists who donate 50% of their sales to local nonprofits. From April 11 through April 25th, they will split proceeds 50/50 between the artist and Pisgah Legal.

Below are the artworks available for sale. If there is a piece that you would like to purchase, please contact the artist directly to find out if the piece is still available and to purchase the piece. Each piece has the artist’s name, dimension and description. Click on the artist’s name under each individual artwork to send an email or from their their contact information listed above their artworks.

The 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast Series
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am
Online
2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast Series

The 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series, hosted by Leadership Asheville and the Asheville Area Arts Council, focuses on Equity in Creative Placemaking. This approach uses arts strategies to involve those that live, work, and play in a community a role in the urban design process.

Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series is The Van Winkle Law Firm. Additional funding for this series was provided by Explore Asheville and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Local Panel

LOCAL PANEL

April 15 | 8:30 am

This four-part series concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Darin Waters of the Waters & Harvey Show and Aisha Adams of The Asheville View. The presentation will focus on local public art initiatives and explore what Equitable Creative Placemaking could look like for our community.

Registration link coming soon! 

Biltmore: Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Apr 15 @ 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.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library Black Out Poetry Kits
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
All Buncombe County Libraries

Photo of typewriter

 

April is National Poetry Month and we invite all poets, would be poets and poetry fans to celebrate with Buncombe County Public Libraries.  We’ll be hosting the following free events at libraries all over the county.  For more information on any of these programs, contact your friendly neighborhood library.

Black Out Poetry Kits Available at the Library
All Month Long
Every Library

Come to any library and pick up a free kit to create a black out poetry masterpiece. Black out poetry doesn’t start with a blank page, it starts with a page of words taken from an old book. Poets will eliminate words to create a poem composed of the words left on the page. Visit any branch of Buncombe County Public Libraries in April to pick up your very own black out poetry kit featuring markers, inspiration and pages of print to begin your creation. When you’re finished, photograph your creation and upload it to facebook or instagram. Tag your library’s account and we’ll feature it as a post! You can also drop your poem by the library and we’ll post it for you. Kits are available while supplies last.

9th Annual Face Jug Show
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
American Folk Art and Framing

American Folk Art presents: The 9th Annual Face Jug Show:

April 6th – April 20th, 2021

2021 marks the 9th consecutive April that American Folk Art will devote to the regional tradition of Face Jugs. These jugs began to appear in these parts in the very early 1800’s. The addition of the Faces, snakes and other foreboding iconography was added to Moonshine jugs as a clever way to keep children from drinking the hooch stored within.

9th Annual Face Jug Show opens Online
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am
Online w/ American Folk Art

American Folk Art presents: The 9th Annual Face Jug Show:

April 6th – April 20th, 2021

Opens on our Website/Sales Begin: Tuesday April 6th at 11AM EST

Opens in the Gallery, 64 Biltmore Ave: Thursday April 8th – Tuesday April 20th, 2021

 

2021 marks the 9th consecutive April that American Folk Art will devote to the regional tradition of Face Jugs. These jugs began to appear in these parts in the very early 1800’s. The addition of the Faces, snakes and other foreboding iconography was added to Moonshine jugs as a clever way to keep children from drinking the hooch stored within.

Across the Atlantic Exhibition
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Across the Atlantic

Across the Atlantic

American Impressionism Through the French Lens

January 22–April 19, 2021
LOCATION:
Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting which developed at the end of the 19th century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings when artists preferred to paint outdoors and capture changing effects of light during different times of day and seasons of the year.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges and The Maurer Family Foundation.

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge Woolworth Walk Appalachian Wild Art show
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Woolworth Walk

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“Take a Woolworth Walk on the Wild Side” – Participating local
artists will donate a percentage of sales of art depicting native wildlife in
a variety of mediums.

Woolworth Walk and participating local artists join to support
Appalachian Wild’s mission to help save injured and orphaned wildlife.
Appalachian Wild provides care for approximately 2,000 animals
annually.

Art Exhibit: Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Featuring more than 40 paintings and works on paper, Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom examines the career evolution of modern painter Beauford Delaney (Knoxville, TN 1901–1979 Paris, France) within the context of his 38-year friendship with writer James Baldwin. The works in this exhibition bring into special focus Delaney’s intensified experiments with abstraction sparked by the artist’s 1955 move to the Paris suburb of Clamart, as well as the ways that the artist and Baldwin’s ongoing intellectual exchange shaped one another’s creative output and worldview from their first meeting in 1940 until Delaney’s death in 1979. This exhibition also calls attention to Baldwin’s role as “witness” to the painter’s evolution, which he deemed “one of the most extraordinary personal and artistic journeys of our time.”

Asheville Art Museum Announces Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
Lewis Hine, Powerhouse Mechanic, 1920–21, gelatin silver print, 10 × 7 ½ inches. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Courtesy art2art Circulating Exhibitions, LLC.
Asheville, N.C.Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine is a moving exhibition of 65 rare vintage or early prints surveying Lewis Hine’s life’s work documenting the travails and triumphs of immigration and labor. It culminates in his magnificent, oversized photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building in 1931. Our Strength Is Our People coincides with the complementary exhibition, Old World/New Soil: Foreign-Born American Artists from the Asheville Art Museum Collection. Both exhibitions will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall May 7 through August 2, 2021.
Asheville Art Museum Exhibition Featuring Paintings by Beauford Delaney
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Featuring more than 40 paintings and works on paper, Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom examines the career evolution of modern painter Beauford Delaney (Knoxville, TN 1901–1979 Paris, France) within the context of his 38-year friendship with writer James Baldwin (New York 1924-1987 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France). The exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s Explore Asheville Exhibition Hall April 2 through June 21, 2021.

The works in this exhibition bring into special focus Delaney’s experiments with abstraction sparked by the artist’s 1955 move to the Paris suburb of Clamart, as well as the ways that the artist and Baldwin’s ongoing intellectual exchange shaped one another’s creative output and worldview from their first meeting in 1940 until Delaney’s death in 1979.

Asheville Art Museum Presents Huffman Gifts of Contemporary Southern Folk Art
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
Addie James, Big Mama Demp, 2002, acrylic and pen on foamcore, 20 × 16 inches. Asheville Art Museum. © Estate of Addie James.
Asheville, N.C.Huffman Gifts of Contemporary Southern Folk Art features gifts of contemporary southern folk art including paintings, ceramics, and more from the collection of Allen and Barry Huffman. The exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s Judith S. Moore Gallery from April 7 through September 13, 2021.

Allen and Barry Huffman have been collecting contemporary southern folk art for the past 40 years. Both collectors are originally from the South, and their journey together has led them around the southeastern United States, from Florida to Alabama to their hometown of Hickory, NC. In each place, they formed bonds with regional artists and learned first-hand the narratives of each artwork. Within their collection are subsets of folk art, including self-taught artists driven to share their messages, crafts for the tourist market, and southern pottery. The guiding principle evident throughout their collection and the generous donation of contemporary southern folk art that they have gifted to the Asheville Art Museum is the story told by each of these artists through their artworks.

“The Asheville Art Museum is fortunate to have friends like the Huffmans; not only are they prolific collectors who have generously shared gifts with the Museum, but their knowledge about southern contemporary folk art and its artists enriches the region,” says Whitney Richardson, associate curator. “I have such respect for the curious nature with which Allen and Barry have approached adding each artwork to their collection. They formed a friendship with almost every artist they bought from and have a genuine interest in the stories being told by the art and its artist.”

Artists featured include Barry Gurley Huffman (GA, 1943–Present Hickory, NC), James Cook (Glen Alpine, NC 1934–1984 Lawndale, NC), Albert Hodge (Vale, NC 1941—Present Vale, NC), Howard Finster (Valley Mead, AL 1916–2001 Rome, GA), Addie James (SC 1943–2011 Statesville, NC), James Harold Jennings (Pinnacle, NC 1931–1999 Pinnacle, NC), LaVon Van Williams Jr. (Lakeland, FL 1958–Present Lexington, KY), and more.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator. For more information, visit ashevilleart.org/exhibitions/huffman-gifts-of-contemporary-southern-folk-art.

Asheville Art Museum: New Exhibition— Meeting the Moon
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum announces Meeting the Moon, an exhibition featuring prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more from the Museum’s Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s McClinton Gallery February 3 through July 26, 2021.

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Apollo space program at NASA, but its inception was hardly the beginning of humankind’s fascination with Earth’s only moon. Before space travel existed, the moon—its shape, its mystery, and the face we see in it—inspired countless artists. Once astronauts landed on the moon and we saw our world from a new perspective, a surge of creativity flooded the American art scene, in paintings, prints, sculpture, music, crafts, film, and poetry.

This exhibition, whose title is taken from a 1913 Robert Frost poem, examines artwork in the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection of artists who were inspired by the unknown, then increasingly familiar moon. Meeting the Moon includes works by nationally renowned artists Newcomb Pottery, James Rosenquist, Maltby Sykes, Paul Soldner, John Lewis, Richard Ritter (Bakersville, NC), and Mark Peiser (Penland, NC). Western North Carolina artists include Jane Peiser (Penland, NC), Jak Brewer (Zionville, NC), Dirck Cruser (Asheville, NC), George Peterson (Lake Toxaway, NC), John B. Neff (NC), and Maud Gatewood (Yanceyville, NC).

Meeting the Moon offers the opportunity to combine science and popular culture with works of art in the Museum’s Collection,” says Whitney Richardson, associate curator. “I think all visitors will find something that draws them into this exhibition, whether it’s the artwork, poetry, music, or science of space travel. It’s such an affirmation of humanity to find these mysteries, like the moon, which enchant us all.”

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator. Visit ashevilleart.org for more information about this and other exhibitions.

Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

This exhibition features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by lydia see, fall 2020 curatorial fellow, with support from a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant through the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Desire Paths Art Exhibition
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Center for Crafts

digital collage with face pieces

Desire Paths looks at makers within the discourse of craft and those existing on the periphery of the craftscape who focus on the movement of the body towards something desirable. These desires of the body are in relationship to nature, technology, self, and society. Using architectural theory and queer curatorial strategies, Desire Paths examines the possibilities and futures of bodies, revealing connections between the corporeal and craft.

“Desire paths,” a term taken from urban planning, are lines trodden in the landscape when constructed walkways do not provide a direct or desired route. Through action, repetition, and intentionality, desire paths are crafted modifications to the landscape that allow for a body to move towards a horizon. The format of the works include traditional craft media, performance, video, and interactive web-based work. Through this variety of media and performative tactics the makers in Desire Paths consider how we view, value, and ascribe meaning to a body/the body/the others body. They show us the power and agency held in body and present us with crafted visions of the body that confront and expand expectations

The works in this exhibition reclaim the concept of craft from its historical associations with the decorative, frivolous, feminine, indigenous, and the other. The makers use the medium of craft, and the action of crafting, to produce powerful representations and counter narratives to dominant culture.

Two Ways to View

Virtual Tour

Online visitors can register to attend a virtual tour of this exhibition. This is a free event. A $5-10 donation at time of registration is recommended.

In-Person

The Center is offering free, unguided visits and affordable tours of its exhibitions to the public. Guests can reserve a 30-minute visit to explore the current exhibitions, learn more about the Center’s national impact in their Craft Research Fund Study Collection, and enjoy interactive activities. The Center is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 11 am -5 pm. Hours of operation may be subject to change.

Center for Craft is monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on the community and following the instruction of federal, state, and local health departments. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our staff, coworkers, and visitors. At this time, the Center can only allow a maximum of five guests in its public space at once and will require the use of masks or face coverings by all visitors, including children. The Center reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor that will not comply.

Youth Studio at Asheville Art Museum: Art After School (Grades K–2)
Apr 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Spend your afternoons creating in the bright and spacious studio at the Museum! Explore a range of artistic processes using artwork on view from the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions for inspiration. Space is limited to small groups of up to eight students; face coverings and social distancing are required. Generous support for this program is provided by Walnut Cove Member Association. More info and register by March 10

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flood Gallery

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

Coloring and Cocktails
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Spend your Thursday evening with the Museum for some creative fun! Kelly Baisley, school & family programs manager, interviews Appalachia Now! artist Byron Tenesaca about three of his photographic series that relate to the Andean Cosmovision, as well as select drawings and paintings. Following the interview, sit back, relax, and color Tenesaca’s artist-designed coloring sheets while listening to experimental Andean music performed by Natalia Maxi of Alli Yuyaywan. Miranda Escalante, beverage manager of The Montford Rooftop Bar, kicks off the evening teaching us about the classic margarita.

Coloring sheets and Zoom login information will be emailed to participants prior to the program.

  • Learn about Byron Tenesaca’s personal art and commission work on his artist website.
  • Preview the varied experimental sounds of Alli Yayaywan on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Perspective Café is ready to make your Third Thursday delicious in-person too. This evening, guest bartender Miranda Escalante of The Montford Rooftop Bar is mixing up Agave Margaritas in the café and makes a special appearance on the virtual Coloring and Cocktails broadcast. Coloring sheets and color pencils are available in the café, as well as a live feed of the virtual program. Click on the image in the gallery for Escalante’s recipe, or make your favorite version!

Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now! Generous funding for this program provided by Art Bridges.

 

Friday, April 16, 2021
FABRICated at Center for Craft
Apr 16 all-day
Center for Craft

FABRICated presents an intergenerational look at new boundaries in art and craft through works that merge fiber-based processes with other media, like painting, sculpture, and blacksmithing. Each of the seven artists explores ideas of the body, identity, and their unique, personal stories by using a medium with a rich history of craft. Stitching, in and of itself, is slow and methodical and invites the audience to slow down and look carefully at the physicality of the thread, the textures of the fabric, and the paint and the found objects that are introduced into the mix. The result is an exhibition that questions the nature of what constitutes women’s work, the relationship of fine art and craft, and how these elements can come together to form a new kind of community conversation. FABRICated presents the work of two established artists, Virginia Derryberry (Asheville, NC) and Marcia Goldenstein (Knoxville, TN), along with five emerging artists who are exploring new boundaries in art and craft and, by so doing, open up an exploration between an older and a younger generation.

Help Us Make a Virtual Mural Buncombe County Libraries
Apr 16 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Libraries

Buncombe County Public Libraries has partnered with ImaginDan to bring you a virtual art program on BiblioBoard called Inspiration ABC! There’s no better place to live, work, and play than ABC (which stands for Asheville Buncombe County), and families are invited to watch a special ImaginDan episode to get their creative juices flowing.

At the end of the episode, ImaginDan challenges viewers to pretend they have been tasked with creating a mural that reflects what inspires them. Artists can upload a scan of their finished designs directly to BiblioBoard for a virtual gallery by clicking on the purple “Submit to Project” button on the main page. If you have any questions please ask your friendly neighborhood librarian, and we look forward to seeing your art creations.


 

To contribute pieces to this collection, click the “Submit to Project” button to the left or visit https://buncombecounty.librariesshare.com/inspirationabc/

Photo Contest Buncombe County Parks: Theme for April is Game On
Apr 16 all-day
Buncombe County Parks
Backpack, water bottles, stickers,
                                                          and other I
                                                          Heart Parks
                                                          items

We know you love Buncombe County parks! We get tagged in lots of pics on Facebook and Instagram. Why not get a sweet reward for your photo skills?

Each month, we’ll announce a theme. Post your favorite photos to Instagram or Facebook showing the theme in one of our parks. Make sure to tag @BuncombeRecreation and use the hashtag #IHeartBCParks. Be sure your photo is set to “public” and use the hashtag or we won’t be able to find it. (Full rules below.)

Our theme for April is… (drumroll, please) Game On! You play soccer, disc golf, volleyball, kickball, gaga, horse shoes, fishing, bocce, lacrosse, softball, baseball, and more in Buncombe County parks. Post your best pics by Apr. 30; you can submit an unlimited number of photos. Be creative and think outside the box.

The winning photo will receive:

  • Cool I Heart Parks swag: rope bag cross body sling, water bottle, compass, first aid kit, pen, and stickers
  • Picture set as the cover photo for Buncombe County Recreation Service’s Facebook page for a month
  • Bragging rights

Want to get a jump on the competition? Future themes include kids, pets, autumn views, and Leave No Trace.

#IHeartBCParks Photo Contest Rules and Guidelines

  1. Photos MUST be taken at a Buncombe County park. Tag or identify your location in your post.
  2. You do not need to be a Buncombe County resident to enter. Everyone is eligible to submit an entry*.
  3. Photos must be posted on Facebook or Instagram.
  4. Entry participants must be a follower of Buncombe County Recreation Services on Facebook or Instagram. Non-followers are not eligible.
  5. To enter, post your photo on Facebook or Instagram tagging @BuncombeRecreation on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtag #IHeartBCParks. (If you do not use this hashtag we won’t be able to find your photo.)
  6. Make sure your photo is set to “public” so we can see it.
  7. By submitting your photo, you warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship. You understand and agree that Buncombe County Recreation Services can re-post your photo and credit your name/username in any future promotions hereafter.
  8. All photos must be posted within the time frame to be eligible.
  9. Individuals may submit an unlimited number of photos.
  10. Prizes cannot be substituted, transferred, or returned for cash. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
  11. This contest is not sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.
  12. Be creative and think outside the box. Get out and enjoy your Buncombe County parks, pools, and open spaces!

*Entries must be submitted by individuals ages 18 or older. Employees of Buncombe County, the contest’s participating sponsors, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether it is “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

To receive the I Heart Parks monthly newsletter, sign up online.

Registration open: Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Parks and Rec.
Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.

 

The games will be held April 19 through May 19 and feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events.  All in-person competitions will be held outdoors with enhanced health and safety protocols.  All participants qualify for the North Carolina State Games.

 

The juried Silver Arts competition includes media from visual and performing arts categories and will be held in an entirely virtual format.

 

Registration is free and available through April 19.  There are two ways to register — click here to register online or print a paper application by clicking here.

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is committed to providing quality programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, visit our website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

Spring Photo Contest – “Buds + Blooms”
Apr 16 all-day
Chimney Rock State Park

THURSDAY, APRIL 1 – FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Time: 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

The dormancy of winter is coming to an end, and life is beginning to return to the forests. Wildflowers blooming and buds on trees are an indication that spring and warmer weather are right around the corner. This is the perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful images of the Park’s spring blooms and enter them into our “Buds & Blooms” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES