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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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.

Monday, June 1, 2020
Fine Art Virtual Exhibit: Crista Matteson “Kindred”
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Online The Bender Gallery
Pink Bunny in the Garden
cast glass
7 x 8 x 13 in

Bender Gallery is pleased to announce Kindred, an exhibition for Seattle based mixed media artist Crista Matteson beginning on Friday April 3. Of course, we would have much preferred to have an in-person exhibition for Matteson at the gallery but we still feel very privileged to bring such beauty to our clients and followers at a time when we need it the most.

Matteson’s latest series Kindred stems from her observations and research into the connectedness of all living things as increased urbanization impacts the local ecosystem of her beloved Pacific Northwest. This theme of interconnectedness could not be more applicable to today, as a pandemic spreads the globe and people all over the world are going through the same experiences.

Leap Then Look Collaboration Instagram
Jun 1 all-day
Online

Instagram Collaboration June 1st – 10th
@leap_then_look

How can we think, act, and make like we were all at Black Mountain? How can we use the approaches and principles of this amazing community to expand our creative resources and ways of working together?

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look are working with BMCM+AC to delve into the archive and create a participatory project and workshop based on the BMCM+AC permanent collection.

Follow Leap Then Look on Instagram for instructions on how to take part and share your creations!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Leap Then Look Collaboration Instagram
Jun 2 all-day
Online

Instagram Collaboration June 1st – 10th
@leap_then_look

How can we think, act, and make like we were all at Black Mountain? How can we use the approaches and principles of this amazing community to expand our creative resources and ways of working together?

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look are working with BMCM+AC to delve into the archive and create a participatory project and workshop based on the BMCM+AC permanent collection.

Follow Leap Then Look on Instagram for instructions on how to take part and share your creations!

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Narrative Online Class Asheville Art Museum
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum Online

In this four-part class taught by Learning & Engagement Assistant Paige Taylor, explore ways to visualize narratives and tell stories using digital photography! Through a series of weekly assignments, create sequences of images that tell a story or express a narrative based on text, fiction, and personal experiences or perspectives. Use images from the Museum’s Collection and other sources for inspiration. Class time includes instruction, journaling, group shares, and discussions; individual preparation between classes includes responding to weekly photo prompts and short readings.

JUNE 3, 10, 17, & 24—Wednesdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: June2

THIS FREE PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Firefly Gathering
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day
Deerfields

The 13th annual Firefly Gathering will take place June 3-7, 2020 at Deerfields in Mills River, NC, just 30 minutes outside of Asheville.

We gather each summer to learn and celebrate the skills necessary to live with the Earth. Our family-friendly classes, experiential learning, and culture bring together folks of all ages.

Each day is full of workshops spanning wilderness survival skills to permaculture, plant identification to cooking over fire, cow milking to bowl carving, basket weaving to blacksmithing. Through our time together at Firefly, we not only share skills to connect to the land, we connect also with ourselves, one another, our ancestors, and our future generations.

Leap Then Look Collaboration Instagram
Jun 3 all-day
Online

Instagram Collaboration June 1st – 10th
@leap_then_look

How can we think, act, and make like we were all at Black Mountain? How can we use the approaches and principles of this amazing community to expand our creative resources and ways of working together?

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look are working with BMCM+AC to delve into the archive and create a participatory project and workshop based on the BMCM+AC permanent collection.

Follow Leap Then Look on Instagram for instructions on how to take part and share your creations!

Live Online Marbling
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
live on Facebook

Join Pam every Wednesday at 3 pm on Facebook Live to experience marbling, the 17th Century process of floating paint on a thick water surface. Watch the paints expand, get pushed by subsequent colors until the final print on paper. Watch the #majikalmarblingreveal create the frozen piece of art!!

 

This family friendly weekly event is always live and unexpected happenings. Come virtually and prepare to be amazed!! Interact as each piece happens.

Asheville Art Museum: WNC residents pay-as-you-wish 1st Wednesdays
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

WNC residents pay-as-you-wish on Wednesday, 4–6pm!
Ask the Researcher w/ Center for Craft
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online

Center for Craft’s monthly webinar series, “Ask the ___”.

This month we learn about digital textile with STEM x Craft Collaborators of “Soft Monitor.”

Register online now to participate!

 

Free event but Register beforehand.

Ask the Researchers
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Center for Craft (online)

Join the Center for Craft for the next discussion in our “Ask the ______” series! In this free webinar, we will speak with 2020 Materials-Based Research Grant recipients Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman about their “Soft Monitor” project, which aims to invent a screen made entirely from flax, water, and air, and learn about the benefits and hurdles of working cross-disciplinary.

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Narrative Online Class Asheville Art Museum
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum Online

In this four-part class taught by Learning & Engagement Assistant Paige Taylor, explore ways to visualize narratives and tell stories using digital photography! Through a series of weekly assignments, create sequences of images that tell a story or express a narrative based on text, fiction, and personal experiences or perspectives. Use images from the Museum’s Collection and other sources for inspiration. Class time includes instruction, journaling, group shares, and discussions; individual preparation between classes includes responding to weekly photo prompts and short readings.

JUNE 3, 10, 17, & 24—Wednesdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: June2

THIS FREE PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Leap Then Look Collaboration Instagram
Jun 4 all-day
Online

Instagram Collaboration June 1st – 10th
@leap_then_look

How can we think, act, and make like we were all at Black Mountain? How can we use the approaches and principles of this amazing community to expand our creative resources and ways of working together?

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look are working with BMCM+AC to delve into the archive and create a participatory project and workshop based on the BMCM+AC permanent collection.

Follow Leap Then Look on Instagram for instructions on how to take part and share your creations!

Reopening the Arts in North Carolina Guideline
Jun 4 all-day
online

Last Monday, Arts NC and the North Carolina Arts Council shared a new reopening guide for the arts in NC. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for arts organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop plans for reopening to the public. A webinar (recording above) was also held on Wednesday to go over the document and address questions.

South Arts Sustainability Grants Arts Organizations
Jun 4 all-day
online

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified by email within three weeks of the deadline.
  • Funded expenses must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Jun 4 @ 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.

Friday, June 5, 2020
Grant Opportunities for the Crafts
Jun 5 all-day
online
The Craft Futures Fund will fund up to $30,000 each month from May 2020 – October 2020 to support craft-based education projects. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that envision and build new futures for craft.
Leap Then Look Collaboration Instagram
Jun 5 all-day
Online

Instagram Collaboration June 1st – 10th
@leap_then_look

How can we think, act, and make like we were all at Black Mountain? How can we use the approaches and principles of this amazing community to expand our creative resources and ways of working together?

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look are working with BMCM+AC to delve into the archive and create a participatory project and workshop based on the BMCM+AC permanent collection.

Follow Leap Then Look on Instagram for instructions on how to take part and share your creations!

Reopening the Arts in North Carolina Guideline
Jun 5 all-day
online

Last Monday, Arts NC and the North Carolina Arts Council shared a new reopening guide for the arts in NC. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for arts organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop plans for reopening to the public. A webinar (recording above) was also held on Wednesday to go over the document and address questions.

South Arts Sustainability Grants Arts Organizations
Jun 5 all-day
online

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified by email within three weeks of the deadline.
  • Funded expenses must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Leap Then Look – Light, Sound, Movement Workshop
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am
online


RSVP Required
FREE + Open to All
Max 30 participants

Join participatory artists Leap Then Look to re-imagine the experimental Light, Sound, Movement workshops that took place at Black Mountain College in the late 40s, led by W.P. “Pete” and Elizabeth Jennerjahn. Little is known of the workshops themselves, except that they continued the college’s approach to interdisciplinary art practice begun with Xanti Schawinsky’s Spectrodrama and prefigured the famous Theater Piece No.1 staged by John Cage at BMC in 1952.

“We do not always create ‘works of art,’ but rather experiments; it is not our ambition to fill museums: we are gathering experience.” Josef Albers

This collaborative workshop will take place via Zoom. Participants will be invited and encouraged to work together to create movement, sound, text, and objects, using a variety of prompts. The work will be brought together for a virtual “performance” using a randomly created time structure, allowing all elements to be included, to have equal weight and for no one “view” or experience of the piece to be the same.

From the fragments of the original Light, Sound, Movement workshop that remain in the archives at BMCM+AC, the strong spirit of experimentation emerges. Eighty years on, we will create a space for improvisation, responsiveness, collaboration, and surprise in the virtual realm.

Participants are asked to familiarise themselves with Zoom in advance of the workshops, to think about the spaces in their home in which they can work (we do not only want shots of head and shoulders, but environments filled with light, objects and bodies!) and to collect together a few materials from home which might be useful – for example, torches (flashlights), coloured plastic, cardboard, tape, string, fragments of text, awkward objects, a desk lamp, paper and pens. Please use a computer rather than a tablet or phone to join the workshop.

This work is part of a practical research project, and we will be posting content on Instagram (via Leap Then Look and BMCM+AC) from June 1st. Follow us @leap_then_look.

REGISTER

Webinars with Mountain BizWorks!- Mindset Reset for Creatives
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Webinar
AAAC is partnering with Mountian BizWorks, Center for Craft, and UNC Asheville on a Craft Your Commerce COVID-19 Webinar Series series. More information with be posted soon, but now mark your calendars!
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flood Gallery

Open donation. 

Formal Friday, a fancy online comedy show
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'Modelface Comedy Presents Formal Friday Instagram Live 8pm EST @ModelfaceComedy Venmo @modelface-comed comedy All donations will be shared Join a group of the best dressed comedians for a fancy night of high-clas -class laughs'

A fancy formal live comedy show on the internet featuring 10 very well dressed comedians!

Live streaming on Instagram on @ModelfaceComedy
The show is free but tips are appreciated and will be divided among all the comics on the show.
Paypal [email protected]
Venmo @modelface-comedy

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Grant Opportunities for the Crafts
Jun 6 all-day
online
The Craft Futures Fund will fund up to $30,000 each month from May 2020 – October 2020 to support craft-based education projects. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that envision and build new futures for craft.
Leap Then Look Collaboration Instagram
Jun 6 all-day
Online

Instagram Collaboration June 1st – 10th
@leap_then_look

How can we think, act, and make like we were all at Black Mountain? How can we use the approaches and principles of this amazing community to expand our creative resources and ways of working together?

UK-based innovative participatory artists Leap Then Look are working with BMCM+AC to delve into the archive and create a participatory project and workshop based on the BMCM+AC permanent collection.

Follow Leap Then Look on Instagram for instructions on how to take part and share your creations!

Reopening the Arts in North Carolina Guideline
Jun 6 all-day
online

Last Monday, Arts NC and the North Carolina Arts Council shared a new reopening guide for the arts in NC. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for arts organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop plans for reopening to the public. A webinar (recording above) was also held on Wednesday to go over the document and address questions.

South Arts Sustainability Grants Arts Organizations
Jun 6 all-day
online

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified by email within three weeks of the deadline.
  • Funded expenses must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Grant Opportunities for the Crafts
Jun 7 all-day
online
The Craft Futures Fund will fund up to $30,000 each month from May 2020 – October 2020 to support craft-based education projects. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that envision and build new futures for craft.
Reopening the Arts in North Carolina Guideline
Jun 7 all-day
online

Last Monday, Arts NC and the North Carolina Arts Council shared a new reopening guide for the arts in NC. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for arts organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop plans for reopening to the public. A webinar (recording above) was also held on Wednesday to go over the document and address questions.

South Arts Sustainability Grants Arts Organizations
Jun 7 all-day
online

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified by email within three weeks of the deadline.
  • Funded expenses must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.