Photographer: Tracie Acreman

Originally hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, I changed tack and adventured to a different kind of South, relocating with my family to Asheville in November 2009. Event photography is one way of exploring my new surroundings and engaging with people in the vibrant town I now call home. You can see more photos on my Flickr page

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Hop Party

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Hop Party


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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and friends, Adam Strange and Debrissa McKinney, had big and little kids up and moving Sunday at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Avenue. The party was a thank you to fans for recently voting Skidoo the number 1 hip hop band in Asheville and also a fundraiser for the […]

Bob Moog Foundation at The Hop

Bob Moog Foundation at The Hop


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In a continuing series of benefit events supporting local non-profit organizations, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Avenue played host to The Bob Moog Memorial Foundation . The Foundation was launched in 2006 to honor the legacy of Bob Moog and, among other programs, regularly works with children to teach them science through music. […]

Bele Chere 2011

Bele Chere 2011


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The annual Bele Chere Festival kicked off Friday, continuing through the weekend. Generally attracting large crowds from all over WNC, Bele Chere features local, regional and national music performers, street musicians, artists and food vendors.

Panogram of 28 photos taken on pack square

The Big Crafty

The Big Crafty


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Temperatures were hot and a good crowd turned out for The Big Crafty, a free and vibrant celebration of handmade crafts and wares held on Pack Square and inside the Asheville Art Museum. Local artists, crafters, musicians, food vendors and performers gathered,  bazaar-style, under the banner of ‘handmade is good for the community’ and the […]

Seen on the July 4th Weekend

Seen on the July 4th Weekend


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Random views of events, large and small over the holiday weekend. Aside from celebrating Thomas Jefferson’s masterpiece of political discourse and the nation born that day, the mid-summer break holds much in people’s leisure life. Visits to the WNC Nature Center are up, as are visits to the Mission ER, and Lowes/Home Depot. Parties with […]

Hillcrest Community Mural Project

Hillcrest Community Mural Project


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Residents and friends of Hillcrest Apartments near downtown Asheville gathered on Juneteenth weekend to unveil a cultural development project, an outdoor mural that celebrates their community. For the past year or more, Dewayne Barton (Green Opportunities co-founder) and Lise Kloeppel have been working closely with residents and community leaders, including artists Daniel Suberman and Ernie […]

Arts2People Ice Cream Social

Arts2People Ice Cream Social


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As a  business who believes that “#selflessactsofcommunity should be encouraged #worldwide” (from their twitter feed), The Hop Ice Cream Cafe is a great supporter of the arts and community in Asheville. On March 22, The Hop on Merrimon hosted an Ice Cream Social for Arts2People, an Asheville non-profit who I am sure also believe that […]

Asheville Mardi Gras – 2011

Asheville Mardi Gras – 2011


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Two hours before, it was pouring rain at nearly an inch an hour. One hour before, it was snowing huge flakes that looked like they came from a Dr. Who episode. By parade time it was cold with a wicked north wind which made it feel far colder. Yet, they came. The stalwarts. Despite being […]

Banner Carriers

Day of Action

Day of Action


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Saturday was busy downtown, with two rallies beginning at noon. Several hundred protesters gathered at Pack Square to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin as part of a national day of action,  protests were being held in nearly every State. Another rally, The Walk for Choice WNC, was a local response to the No Taxpayer […]