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  • Asheville Art Museum

    Our Vision: To transform lives through art.Our Mission: To engage, enlighten and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries....

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  • Smith McDowell House Museum

    History : The 4-story mansion was built on a plantation south of Asheville approximately twenty years before the Civil War. Constructed on a hill’s summit, ringed by picturesque mountains, the manse was constructed by slave labor. During a time when most people lived ...

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  • Asheville Community Theatre

    For more than 6 decades, Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances, making us the oldest continuously operating theatre in Asheville and one of the oldest community theatres in the nation....

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  • Asheville Museum of Science

    History of Asheville Museum of Science The doors to the Asheville Museum of Science open on November 11th, 2016. The journey to our new location, in the heart of downtown Asheville, is one with a rich history of many twists and turns, re-branding and expanding to meet the e...

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  • Estes-Winn Antique Automobile Museum

    Description : A popular attraction on the Grovewood grounds is the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum. Established in 1965 by Asheville businessman Harry Blomberg, the museum is home to several rare and vintage automobiles, as well as some original horse-drawn carriages and Ashe...

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  • Folk Art Center
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  • YMI Cultural Center

    Our Mission Statement: In 1892, the YMICC began its mission of providing social and economic opportunities for the African American community.The YMI is dedicated to the preservation of cultural identity and the promotion of intercultural activities.The YMI partners with the...

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  • Mountain Sports Festival

    2017 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Mountain Sports Festival. Created with the intention of bringing together the outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor gear creators, and outdoor adventure companies, the festival has endured several transformations in its history to evolve into wh...

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  • West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS)

    The West Asheville Garden Stroll is a non-profit endeavor led by a group of passionate gardeners.  It is FREE and open to the public.  West Asheville gardeners are keen to share the joy of gardening.  The Stroll emphasizes sustainability in urban gardening, ne...

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  • Asheville's Fun Depot

    Family Entertainment Center including inside and outside go-carts, laser tag, arcade games, inflatables, mini-golf, mini-bowling, bumper cars, batting cages, Depot Diner, free-wifi, and so much more....

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  • Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center

    The mission of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is to preserve and continue the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College for public study and enjoyment. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educatio...

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  • 16 Patton Fine Art Gallery
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  • North Carolina Stage Company

    Mission and HistoryIn 2001, Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver, a couple with roots in North Carolina moved from New York City to found NC Stage.  We have been producing professional theatre in Asheville for over 12 years!  We are dedicated to creating theatre that is ...

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  • Asheville International Children's Film Festival

    The 4th Annual Asheville International Children's Film FestivalThis year's festival, held November 2-11, 2012 includes an opening night rollicking pajama jam with "Neo - Acoustic Folk/Funk" performer Jacob Johnson and many other cinematic delights for the whole family. Child...

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  • Asheville Area Arts Council
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  • The Western North Carolina Nature Center

    Our Mission:The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity. ...

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  • Asheville Bellydance Festival
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  • Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival

    The Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival is now in our TENTH year of celebrating the Vaudeville Revival here in Asheville. Three thousand people have reveled in the company of our satin and sparkle, our unicorn-feathered starlets and our fish-eyed zombie boys.Nominate...

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  • Asheville Beer Week
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  • The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

    About Us:The  plant collection of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville is represented by over 600 species that are native to the Southern Appalachians. These include many species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, vines, grasses and sedges. Habitats vary from the sunny and dr...

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  • The North Carolina Arboretum

    For 30 years…Cultivating Connections between People and Plants…amid a 434-acre public garden, The North Carolina Arboretum is located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest just south of Asheville and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 393. Surro...

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  • Pack Place Education Arts and Science Center

    Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center is an independent non-profit organization that opened its doors on July 4, 1992. Our facility is home to the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre and YMI Cultural Center.  We provide fo...

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  • Phuncle Fest
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  • Asheville Beer Fest

    Asheville Beer Fest's Winter Warmer is a showcase of Western North Carolina's regional craft brewery scene! Ticket price includes a souvenir stein, all beer samples from over 40 breweries, food from a local caterer, and musical entertainment from two bands. We are "shakin' u...

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  • Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

    Bascom Lamar Lunsford founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival as a means for people to share and understand the beauty and dignity of the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down through generations in western North Carolina.  He s...

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  • Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

    Since its founding in 1970, The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival has been the premier chamber music festival of the Carolinas. For those who love to play and those who love to listen, the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival has been a focal point for the celebration of chamber ...

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  • Asheville Goombay Festival

    Goombay Festival is The YMI Cultural Center's annual celebration of African and Caribbean culture in Western North Carolina. ...

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  • Celtoberfest
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  • Tressa's Downtown Jazz And Blues

    Asheville's acclaimed establishment, Tressa's Downtown Jazz & Blues has been a mecca for the city's multi-cultural and diverse clientele since 1997. Embodying "Old New Orleans" elegance with it's distinctly Jazz ambiance, you'll find it's where Asheville gathers for afte...

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  • Attic Salt Theatre Company

    Mission: Attic Salt is a not-for-profit company that produces theater for adult and family audiences and implements long-term residencies in schools. Whether creating original works, producing the works of others, or creating curriculum, our focus is always on building up f...

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  • Asheville Wine And Food Festival

    In a city famous for independent farm-to-table restaurants, underground dinners, award-winning chefs, booming brewery scene, burgeoning craft distilleries, award winning wineries, and the mélange of farmers and artisan food producers, Asheville's food scene has exploded. An...

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  • Beer City Festival

    Asheville's premier downtown craft beer festival will take place on May 28th on Roger McGuire Green. Beer City Festival brings the best local and regional breweries from Asheville and surrounding areas together for a great day of beer and music. This year's event features ov...

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  • Montford Park Players

    The Montford Park Players is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit which performs Shakespeare and other classic plays during summer months at the outdoor Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in the Montford Recreation area on Gay Street in Asheville, NC. These performances are free to t...

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  • Organicfest
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  • Brewgrass Festival
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  • Village Art and Craft Fair

    The Village Art & Craft Fair is held the first Saturday and Sunday every August. Each year, 120 exhibitors who work in all types of media draw shoppers from the Southeast to the tree covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village....

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  • Asheville Pinball Museum

    Our Admission Prices are Currently..$13 and children 10 & Under are $10. Our Admission Prices will be changing as of wednesday, November 2nd. Adults will be $15 and children 10 & under will be $12. We are often very crowded on the weekends and only allow in as man...

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  • CiderFest

    The new Salvage Station event space along the French Broad River near downtown Asheville at the peak of fall colors and the height of tourist season. We expect this year's event to draw a record-setting 1,200 people to savor the cider and food tastings, live music and other ...

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  • Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

    AFAF is an annual performing arts, multiple venue festival that provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, to collaborate across genres and to bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. Founded in 2002, AFAF has be...

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  • Bluegrass First Class Festival

    A native of Western North Carolina, Milton Harkey's lifelong love of bluegrass music often finds him traveling down the road...promoting, producing or just plain listening to the sounds of music he loves so well. He developed a good ear for bluegrass music and as a producer ...

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