Category Archive: Community

Street Performers

Street Performers

  Music and art have often been found on the streets and in the shops of downtown Asheville. Street performers station themselves either individual or in small groups along the sidewalks.  “I think that street performing is harder than any other gig,” said Kaya Nichole, a singer and street performer from New York, “I’ve done wedding […]

Malaprops Hosts Humanities Presentation

Malaprops Hosts Humanities Presentation

Malaprops hosted a presentation by Robert Newman from the National Humanities Center on April 21. Newman explained why humanities are an important subject to be taught in schools. The National Humanities Center is a nonprofit organization that provides resources for teachers and holds presentations across the United States. Newman covered essential descriptions and explanations during […]

Hops for Horses at Highland Brewing Company

Hops for Horses at Highland Brewing Company

On April 23, Hope for Horses, a horse rescue and rehabilitation group, held a fundraiser at Highland Brewing Company called Hops for Horses. Hope for Horses held the event in order to qualify for a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA. In honor of Help a Horse Day 2016, the ASCPA is giving out $100,000 in […]

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Live music emanated from the UNC Asheville quad as people of all ages gathered for the third annual Mindfulness Festival on April 23, the day after Earth Day. Hula-hoopers, slack-liners, and barefoot attendees enjoyed the weather and browsed the 25 different vendor’s stations, while bands such as Jahman Brahman and I, Star performed in front […]

Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Pack Memorial Library, for the fourth year, hosted storybook character figurines made by the GoFigure doll club in April. The collection has a wide variety of characters ranging from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” box trolls to the Cheshire Cat of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The material which the characters are made varies from felt, needlework and […]

The Wilderness Society Hosts Panel Discussion on Wilderness and the Anthropocene

The Wilderness Society Hosts Panel Discussion on Wilderness and the Anthropocene

The Wilderness Society hosted a panel discussion about federally designated Wilderness and the anthropocene at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on April 15. The panel discussion, led by Southern Appalachian Regional Director Brent Martin, addressed topics surrounding what it means to have Wilderness “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” in an increasingly small […]

18th Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

18th Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

This weekend the N.C. Arboretum will host it’s annual Asheville Orchid Festival, hosted by the Western North Carolina Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society, according to their website. This is the 18th year of the show. Graham Ramsey, former president of WNCOS and co-chair of the Festival said the event has gotten larger each […]

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

After a semester’s worth of diligent practicing and motivating instruction, the UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles put on a diverse array of performances at Isis Music Hall on the evening on April 17. The performances were part of the UNC Asheville Jazz Showcase which included Bluegrass Ensemble, ECM Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Ellington […]

Unchain AVL

Unchain AVL

Asheville has traditionally been a community rich with local business. That trait attracts both locals and tourists to browse the streets of downtown, and venture out to areas like East and West Asheville. “We are all our own businesses, but there is a deep sense of community,” said Savanna McCarthy, a barista at the Double […]