Asheville Area Arts Council News - June 3, 2016

Arts and Entertainment

June 7, 2016

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

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 the building! (This will take place at The Refinery 207 Coxe Avenue.)

Design + Marketing Symposium | June 18

Calling 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. Learn from area professionals how to develop your brand and enhance your creative business!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website!

Grassroots Arts Program Application Now Open

We are now accepting 2016-2017 North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program applications for Buncombe County.
Info Session:

June 8, 2016, 5:00 6:00 pm

@ AAAC's The Refinery Creator Space
207 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Application Deadline: July 13, 2016 by 5:00 pm
Applications are open to non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Buncombe County.
For more information please visit our website at :

Upcoming classes @ The Refinery

Business Costs & Breaking Even: A Bird's Eye View

Instructor: Jodi Rhoden, Facilitator, Birds Eye Business Planning & Adventures | Coach, Mountain Bizworks | Founder, Short Street Cakes

Date & Time: June 8, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Price: FREE!
Identifying and Creating Opportunities

Instructor: Wendy H. Outland, owner of WHO Knows Art

Date & Time: June 22, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Price: $25 Non-Members, $20 Members
Beginning Business Planning for Creative Entrepreneurs

Instructor: Ravi Gaikwad, mentor and coach with Mountain Bizworks

Date & Time: June 30, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Price: $25 Non-Members, $20 Members

South Slope Community Brainstorm Session

On Monday, June 13, the Vision Committee of the South Slope Neighborhood Association invites you to a community brainstorm session! They are asking people who care about our neighborhood's positive growth to join us and share their thoughts.  The information gathered through this activity will become a part of our neighborhood's vision, and will be presented directly to the City of Asheville.
Please visit their  Facebook event to RSVP, and while you're there, LIKE their brand new page! 

June 13, 5:30-7:00 pm

Asheville Area Arts Council | The Refinery
207 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC

Community Arts Events Calendar

"The Magic of Western North Carolina" Watercolor Exhibit

May 28, 2016 - September 05, 2016

North Carolina Arboretum
Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806

Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On display May 28 through September 5, 2016, at The North Carolina Arboretum, The Magic of Western North Carolina features beautiful watercolor paintings by artist James Scott Morrison, an award-winning watercolorist and self-taught realist from Hendersonville, N.C.
"The Photographs of Brittany, France" Exhibit

June 01, 2016 - July 28, 2016

UNCA Ramsey Library Blowers Gallery
Address: One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804

Rarely does France come to mind when people speak of the Celts, especially since the sound of Scottish bagpipes and Ireland's dance have dominated the scene for so long. But just across the channel is a land that is unique and at the same time familiar. Brittany, whose rugged coastline stretches 750 miles along the northwest corner of France, is inhabited by Celts who also trace their roots to ancient Britain and whose identity is a source of both pride and defiance.

Free and open daily. Reception with the photographer, June 20, 6pm.

Thursday Horrow Picture Show

May 26, 2016 - December 29, 2016

Grail Moviehouse
Address: 45 South French Broad Avenue, Suite 130, Asheville, NC 28801

Times: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us Thursdays at 7:30, for the Asheville Film Society's Thursday Horror Picture Show, presented by Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Scott Douglas. We are so excited to be hosting the weekly Thursday Horror Picture Show at the Grail!!
Monday Night Live!

June 06, 2016 - June 27, 2016

Hendersonville Visitor Center
Address: 201 S. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Times: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Admission: Free

Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Monday Night Live! concert series. The first annual series features a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues. The eclectic line-up of free live performances happen every night Monday night fromJune 6 27 at the Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, from 7pm-9pm. Enjoy the fresh air, bring a chair and delight in the one-of-a-kind experience you'll get from this unique outdoor music venue.Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing from 7:00-9:00pm. Seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.
"Confetti" New Paintings by Ursula Gullow

June 10, 2016

London District Studios
Address: 8 London Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Times: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

"Confetti" is a series of mixed media paintings exploring landscape, color and gesture, created over the last year. This body of work is a colorful and textural departure from Ursula's other works.