Asheville - Asheville Area Arts Council

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Ken Huck

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Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
The AVL maker space resides there and lots creative people.

Diana Boyd

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Beautiful work

Foto Jennic

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

ChaBuku Alex Bakke

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Judi Jetson

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Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Recent News

2018-19 Arts Build Community Grant Awards

Asheville, NC - The Asheville Area Arts Council has awarded grants to support five innovative, arts-based ideas in the inaugural year of the Arts Build Community grant cycle. This program is sponsored by Buncombe County and Wicked Weed Brewing, and p…

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AAAC Community Arts News - March 28, 2018

UNC Asheville Juried Student ExhibitionAAAC Refinery - Main Gallery This year’s UNCA Juried Student Exhibit is sponsored by the UNCA Art Guild, a campus wide student arts organization that is open to all forms of visual art, music and thea…

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AAAC Is Now Accepting Subgrant Applications For Grassroots Arts Program

The Asheville Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through May 7, 2018 by 5 pm. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Caro…

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North Carolina Arts Council Awards Grants for Military and Veterans Arts Programs

Raleigh, N.C. -- The North Carolina Arts Council has awarded $75,000 in grants to support four arts programs that will serve military personnel, veterans and their families in the state.“We are grateful that the North Carolina General Assembly …

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AAAC Community Arts News - January 31, 2018

Mixing It Up: Drawing & Mixed MediaDate: February 1 - March 8, 2018 (Tuesdays)Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pmLocation: Asheville Art MuseumAdmission: $220 Museum Members, $240 non-members Ignite or expand your drawing skills by combining layers of mark…

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2017-18 Regional Artist Project Grant Awards

The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2017-18 grantees for Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG), a program of the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC). The Regional Artist Project Grant program provides the opportunity for regional…

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AAAC Community Arts News - January 5, 2018

Apply for the AAAC Juried Members ExhibitionWe are excited to announce that we are accepting entries now through January 12, 2018 for our 2018 Juried Members Exhibit taking place February 23, 2018 - March 30, 2018. Cash prizes for best in show and tw…

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Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program Grant Awards

The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce the Buncombe County North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrant awards to 15 organizations in fiscal year 2017-18. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Gras…

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AAAC Community Arts News - September 15, 2017

Monday, September 18 4:00 - 5:30 pm Presented by Jen Aly, M.S., certified Best Year Yet Coach and Owner of Jen Aly Designs For Entrepeneurs and Aspiring Entrepeneurs – Get Ready to Take Your Business & Life to the Next Level! In collabor…

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AAAC Community Arts News - September 1, 2017

Man and Nature: Pathway to Renewal curated by Joseph Pearson Man and Nature: Pathway to Renewal explores the questions below by examining some of the many facets of our environmental dilemma through two- and three-dimensional art. Among these are: t…

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The AAAC is launching a collaborative Arts and Wellness for Veterans Program

ASHEVILLE, NC - The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce the launch of an Arts & Wellness program for Veterans who carry either wounds of war or life in September 2017. Through innovative collaborations with organizations and…

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The Arts are an Economic and Employment Powerhouse in Buncombe County

the Americans for the Arts released the Arts & Economic Prosperity V (AEP5) study finding the non-profit arts and culture sector is a $68 million industry in Buncombe County! On Saturday, June 17, 2017. This spending supports 2,233 full-time equi…

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2017 Indigo Ball - Color Ball Color Reveal

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the 2017 Color Ball color will be indigo! On the evening of September 9, 2017, the Indigo Ball will have attendees bouncing around town to themed parties, and reconvening fo…

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Asheville Art Museum Installs Works at Seuc Branches

ASHEVILLE - The Asheville Art Museum has installed works from its Collection with a special connection to Western North Carolina in the lobbies of three State Employees’ Credit Union branches in the Asheville area. The works on view reflect the…

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AAAC Community Arts News - May 12, 2017

Coffee with the AAAC: Buncombe County Arts & Cultural OrganizationsThe artistic community in Buncombe County is very diverse and highly motivated. In 2017 the AAAC is providing opportunities to share ideas, collaborate, and build community. On th…

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Asheville Art in the Park Arts and Community Grant Awards

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is pleased to announce the awards of the 2017 Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant. This grant is offered to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to e…

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David Feingold Joins the AAAC Board of Directors

Asheville, NC -- The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce the appointment of our newest member to the Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of board members for 2017. David Feingold, General Manager and CEO of WCQS - Weste…

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AAAC Professional Development Grant for Artists

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce the 2017 Professional Development Grant for Artists. These resources will be granted to individuals to attend professional development courses to aid them in reaching their…

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Open Grant Application for 2017-18 Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant

Information Session: January 18, 5pmDeadline: February 15, 5pmAsheville, NC -- Asheville Art in the Park (AAitP) and the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) are proud to announce that the 2017-18 Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant ap…

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The 2016 Grassroots Arts Program Grant Winners

The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2016 Grassroots Arts Program Grant Winners. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Us…

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Seeking Applications-Regional Artist Project Grant 2016-17

The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is now seeking applications for the 2016-2017 Regional Artist Project Grants (RAPG) Program, a statewide program sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council. Interested artists are eligible for project grant aw…

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Grassroots Arts Program Application Now Open

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - June 16, 2016

Asheville Art in the ParkAsheville Art in the Park is taking place in Pack Square again this weekend from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Be sure to stop by to purchase handmade wares by local artists! You will not only be participating in an art market, but you…

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Asheville Art in the Park

Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with it’s market series now in its eighth year. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known a…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - June 3, 2016

Mix & Mingle a sneak peak @ The Refinery Help us celebrate our move to The Refinery on Thursday, June 16 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at our next Mix & Mingle event! We will have food by Buxton Hall, libations from Oskar Blues, music, and tours of th…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - May 19, 2016

Design + Marketing SymposiumCalling all Artists! Musicians! Crafters! Event Planners! Performers! and Independent Business Owners! The Second Annual Design and Marketing Symposium is set for June 18 at our new Refinery Creator Space. We are excited t…

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AAAC Now Accepting NC Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program Applications

Asheville Area Arts Council Accepting North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program Subgrants in Buncombe County for 2016-17 Grant CycleThe Asheville Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Art…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - March 24, 2016

AAAC seeking RFQs for a signature mural!The Asheville Area Arts Council is seeking qualifications and project proposals for artist/s interested in creating a signature mural for The Refinery Creator Space Façade. Do not miss your chance to apply to …

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - March 24, 2016

Creative Sector Summit  |  Friday, April 8th HighlightsThe 6th  Annual Creative Sector Summit, produced in partnership with the City of Asheville, The Asheville Art Museum, and the Asheville Lyric Opera, is just a few weeks away! This week's newsl…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - March 10, 2016

Creative Sector Summit  |  April 8 & 9The Creative Sector Summit is our region's only annual arts and culture advocacy conference. The Summit is an opportunity for networking, creative problem solving, cross pollination of ideas, education, cre…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - February 25, 2016

Upcoming Exhibition ReceptionsThoughts of Home: Cultural Identity and the Evolution of an Artist curated by Constance RichardsOpening reception: Friday, March 4, 5:00 - 8:00pmThis exploratory exhibition examines the narrative work of Vadim Bora and t…

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Exhibition - A Painting Exhibition by Perry Houlditch in the Artist Resource Center Gallery

Perry Houlditch was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. He began studying art at Cleveland Community College and graduated in 2004 with an A.A. In 2007 he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bac…

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Exhibition: Thoughts of Home – Cultural Identity and the Evolution of an Artist

Showcasing works by the late VADIM BORA and a sampling from colleagues in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia (the late Murat Kaboulov, Natalia Abaeva, and Akhsar Esenov) – Sculpture, Paintings, Applied ArtsAn exhibition in partnership with Asheville …

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - January 28, 2016

Art Incubator @ 207 Coxe AvenueThe Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to present an Art Incubator program designed to provide space for artists to work, collaborate, and grow their creative businesses. In conjunction with our Artist Resource Cent…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - January 14, 2016

AAAC Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations and Their Audiences The Asheville Area Arts Council has announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity®…

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AAAC Community Arts Newsletter - December 17, 2015

Asheville Area Arts Council Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study of the Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations and Their Audiences The Asheville Area Arts Council is happy to announce it has joined the Ar…

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AAAC Community Arts Newsletter - November 6, 2015

Point of View Curatorial ApplicationsAccepted through November 30, 2015Point of View Curators are professional Buncombe County artists selected based upon artistic merit and their involvement within our community. If you are interested in curating a …

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AAAC Community Arts Newsletter - October 22, 2015

A Magical Masquerade:On Halloween night, the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) will be transforming The Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville into a rich, dark, and glittering Magical Masquerade to surprise and delight on Halloween night! Mystery, ma…

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AAAC Community Arts Newsletter - October 9, 2015

A Magical Masquerade:On Halloween night, the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) will be transforming The Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville into a rich, dark, and glittering Magical Masquerade to surprise and delight on Halloween night! Mystery, ma…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Newsletter - September 24, 2015

Connections: A Local Cloth ExhibitionFeaturing the Collaborative Fiber Arts Work of Local Farmers & ArtistsOpening Reception: October 2nd, 5pm – 8pmEvery Saturday during the exhibit, fiber art demonstrations and lectures are planned both at the…

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Color Ball Art Auction: Request for Dontations

The Asheville Area Arts Council, as a model 21st century arts council with an annual reach of over 100,000 people, ensures access to the arts by encouraging community passion for creativity as well as successfully supporting, and partnering with loca…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Newsletter - September 10, 2015

Our Next Exhibition: Aurora; A Healing LightExhibition runs September 10, 2015 – September 20, 2015Opening Reception: September 11th, 5pm – 8pm Aurora; A Healing Light has been hung at the Arts Council and I could not be more proud. It looks lum…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - August 27, 2015

Curator's Insight Talk with Dustin Spagnola at AAAC Gallery:September 3rd from 5-7pm “I want to tell a story about mural artists who live and work in Asheville, but who are often taking their work on the road,” says Point Of View curator Dustin …

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - August 2015

Earn the AAAC's Certificate of Creative Business ManagementThe Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) has created a unique partnership to serve creative entrepreneurs and artists in business. With NC REAL (whose unique programming is now owned by the Seq…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Newsletter - July 31, 2015

Our Next Exhibition:  Contemporary Muralism in Context: Street Art, Public Art, and GraffitiExhibition runs August 1-September 5 in the AAAC Gallery, Opening Reception Friday, August 7th, 5-8pmThe mural scene in the United States is as vast and styl…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Announces New Website!

Same address... new and responsive design!The Asheville Area Arts Council Staff, along with Cyd Dawson-Smith of Diva Deluxe Design and Lyric Powers of Lyric Powered Design are pleased to invite you to check out the new AAAC website.  Bringing you a …

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Asheville Area Arts Council Newsletter - July 3, 2015

Andy Herod "Misprints" Exhibition at AAAC GalleryExhibition runs June 19th through July 25th Andy Herod is a professional, self taught painter, illustrator and print maker from the USA. He has lived in Asheville for 8 years. He is fueled by coffee, t…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Arts Newsletter - June 18, 2015

Call For Color!  It's that time of year again.  Help us pick a color for our Annual Color Ball!Everybody loves a party, especially one filled to overflowing with creativity and entertainment, great food, enchanting libations, cool costumes, and ama…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Arts Newsletter - May 22, 2015

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Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Asheville Area Arts Council's Creative Sector Summit April 24-25th, 2015

3. Learn through engaging activitiesEver wondered how a 3D Printer works? Curious to know how to increase accessibility of the arts for people with disabilities? Looking to learn more about Asheville's local government involvement with the creative s…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - April 2, 2015

Our Upcoming Exhibition: Angela Eastman Opening Reception April 23 from 5-8pm “Tension : Attention” The Tension : Attention series explores the combination of hard and soft, industrial and domestic, solid forms and delicate linework. These p…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - March 20, 2015

Craft Curriculum GraduatesOn March 17th, seven wonderful craft artisans graduated from the Asheville Area Arts Council's Creative Industry Management,  Curriculum: Craft. The arts council partners with the City of Asheville, NC Support Center,  Han…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - March 05, 2015

Our Current Exhibition:  WHEE Fresh! From Western Carolina University MFA StudentsOpening Reception Friday March 6th, 5-8PMAAAC will welcome students from Western Carolina's Master of Fine Arts program for a group exhibition in our gallery space. Sa…

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The Asheville Area Arts Council Presents Group Exhibition by Western Carolina University’s MFA Students 'WHEE Fresh'

The Asheville Area Arts Council will be presenting WHEE Fresh: A collection of works by local artists from Western Carolina University’s Master of Fine Arts Program in their gallery located in the Grove Arcade at 1 Page Avenue Suite 143 A. The MFA …

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - February 19, 2015

Our Current Exhibition: Ian M CagePaintings Of Structural Abstraction Through March 2A Message from the Artist..."My work over the past year is further development my Structural Abstraction (sculpture-like imagery). Additionally I have played with ne…

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The Asheville Area Arts Council Announces the Closing of the Buncombe Built Exhibition

Effective immediately the Buncombe Built show is closed, due to the sensitive nature of the instruments on display. We apologize for any inconvenience. The AAAC would like to thank the curators Linda Go and Gar Ragland for all their hard work. Thank…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - February 5, 2015

Our Current Exhibition: Buncombe BuiltCurated by Linda Go and Gar RaglandJanuary 16 – February 28, 2015Opening Reception Friday, January 16, 2015 5:00-8:00pmThe Asheville Area Arts Council continues it’s Point of View, artists curate artists Exhi…

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The Asheville Area Arts Council is Pleased to Welcome New Staff Members!

Please join us in welcoming Johanna Hagarty as our new Program Manager for Kids Tixx and the Artist Resource Center, and Jei Shepherd as our new Exhibitions ManagerWelcome Johanna Hagarty to AAAC!Johanna Hagarty brings over a decade of experience in …

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - January 12, 2015

Our Next Exhibition: Buncombe BuiltCurated by Linda Go and Gar RaglandJanuary 16 – February 28, 2015Opening Reception Friday, January 16, 2015 5:00-8:00pmThe Asheville Area Arts Council continues it’s Point of View, artists curate artists Exhibit…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - December 11, 2014

Our Next Exhibition: Buncombe BuiltCurated by Linda Go and Gar RaglandJanuary 16 – February 28, 2015Opening Reception Friday, January 16, 2015 5:00-8:00pmThe Asheville Area Arts Council continues it’s Point of View, artists curate artists Exhibit…

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Asheville Art in the Park Grant Opportunity Now Available!

The Asheville Area Arts Council is very pleased to offer the Asheville Art in the Park Arts & Community Grant to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to enhance public spaces and highlight the role of local artists with…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - November 28, 2014

Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective Continues Through January 9Curated by Anja Bartels and Travis Winters The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to present Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective curated by Anja Bartels and Travis Win…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter -November 14, 2014

Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspectivecurated by Anja Bartels and Travis WintersThe Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to present Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective curated by Anja Bartels and Travis Winters as part of their Point o…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - October 31, 2014

Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspectivecurated by Anja Bartels and Travis WintersThe Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to present Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective curated by Anja Bartels and Travis Winters as part of their Point o…

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Announcing the 2014-15 Grassroots Subgrant Award Recipients

A Program Supported by the Asheville Area Arts Council In Partnership With The North Carolina Arts CouncilThe Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the Grassroots Subgrant Award Recipients for 2014-15.Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts …

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Gilded Ball and The Auction

The time of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Aubrey Beardsley, Erik Satie, Oscar Wilde, and Joseph Conrad, the Gilded Ball, like the era, will indulge in extravagance and elegance. The Gilded Age was an important time for Asheville and its reverberati…

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Camped Out On Greasy Grass: A Series of Portraits

Curated by Jeremy Russell and Jameid Ferrin Featuring Displaced Artists from the RAD's Lyman Avenue StudiosThe Asheville Area Arts Council will host its first art exhibition since relocating to the Grove Arcade this month. Camped Out on Greasy Gras…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Named North Carolina State Arts Council's Buncombe County Partner for State Funding

AAAC was named the Buncombe County partner for the North Carolina State Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program. In recent weeks, the AAAC was notified that it will also be receiving funds from both Buncombe County and the City of Asheville. The No…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - July 22, 2014

Computers for Creatives:Half Way There!Time has flown by and we are HALF WAY THROUGH our Power2Give campaign to raise funds to expand our Artist Resource Center and supply Adobe software to county student artists! We began the campaign in early July …

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AAAC to Offer a Business Curriculum for Creatives

Asheville Area Arts Council to Offer New Workforce Development Training: Creative Industry ManagementCurriculum: CraftThe Asheville Area Arts Council in partnership with the NC REAL Institute, HandMade in America, and The Support Center’s Women’…

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Asheville Area Arts Council's New Fundraising Project on Power2Give

It is an exciting time at the Asheville Area Arts Council! We are looking to expand our services to the creative leaders, artists, and students in our county through new projects that will fund new software and hardware technology. To achieve these g…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - July 3, 2014

Grassroots Arts Program Sub GrantThe Asheville Area Arts Council is now accepting 2014-2015 North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program applications for Buncombe County. Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpos…

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Asheville Area Arts Council Makes a Move: Growth in the Grove

This is an exciting time for the Arts in Buncombe County, as the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is moving locations, from 346 Depot St. in the River Arts District to the downtown Grove Arcade suite 144 and 143A, in order to expand its exhibitions…

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Asheville Area Arts Council News - May 15, 2014

Curator Talk with Hoss HaleyThursday, May 22nd 6:00-7:00pmLearn more about LOOK AGAIN as the AAAC hosts a Curator Talk with Hoss Haley Thursday, May 22 from 6:00-7:00pm. Hoss Haley is a conceptually focused American sculptor and painter creating and …

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Asheville Arts Alive and Well

Your Input: Pending Graffiti Ordinance April 17, 7:00-9:00pm at the AAAC  The Public Safety SubCommittee of Asheville City Council is reviewing the possibility of the implementation of an ordinance to mitigate graffiti. Members of the subcommittee w…

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Look Again Curated by Hoss Haley

Hoss Haley was invited to curate a show as part of theAsheville Area Arts Council Point of View Program.Hoss is a conceptually focused American sculptor and painter creating and residing in Asheville, North Carolina. His public commissions include th…

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Creating Economic Vitality through Arts and Tourism

Join the Asheville Area Arts Council, The City of Asheville and the Buncombe Cultural Alliance in our region's only annual arts, culture, and entertainment advocacy, networking, and educational conference! The 2014 schedule is better than ever, bring…

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