Tag: art

First Friday: Lexington Glassworks

First Friday: Lexington Glassworks

Open studios and live music mark the first Friday of every month in the downtown art district. Lexington Glassworks opened doors with a live band and food truck, welcoming local visitors and patrons into the gallery space. “We really appreciate our local community. We have a lot of local members who come time and time again,” […]

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

The Opera community of Asheville showed their support for the Asheville Lyric Opera, April 3, for Singing in the Park, at Pack Square Park. Singing in the Park, a free public performance, debuted in April 2015 and now holds three free concerts during the fall, spring and summer seasons. This free concert featured live performance […]

Crucible Glassworks Gives Glassblowing Demonstration

Crucible Glassworks Gives Glassblowing Demonstration

Michael Hatch, owner of Crucible Glassworks Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, gave a glassblowing demonstration at his Weaverville studio this past Saturday. Hatch carefully explained the process as he worked. He began by gathering molten glass from a bowl, called the crucible, that’s stored in one of several furnaces in the studio. Working between various […]

ZaPow gallery welcomes you

ZaPow gallery welcomes you

Grant Searcey is an artist based in Georgia who sells art at ZaPow Gallery located in downtown Asheville. “When I moved to Georgia from Los Angeles, I probably heard once a week that I had to check out Asheville,” Searcey said. “So, I did and I love Asheville.” He said the owners of the gallery, […]

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

The Marketplace Restaurant on Wall Street in downtown Asheville plays host to a new monthly late-night event called REIGN. Inspired by a photograph Image Asheville photographer Micah Mackenzie posted on facebook,  and prompting discussions with PUSH Productions’ Sonia Hendrix, Asheville local, Amanda Swafford, and Marketplace Owner/ Chef, William Dissen, REIGN has evolved into an open collective. Participation […]

{Re}Happening 2012

{Re}Happening 2012

One of the things I really love about living in Asheville is its wonderful arts community, which encompasses everything from street performance, freak festivals and circus cabaret to artisan crafts to fine arts and opera. I have never felt more immersed in a vibrant arts culture, and the great thing is that all the events […]

Gallery Opening of Co/Lab

Gallery Opening of Co/Lab

5 Walnut Gallery had a small, sweet opening with the title “Co/Lab – The Collaborative Collage Works of Travis Medford and Nicole McConville” where the generally small pieces on wood and paper drew you in for a more detailed inspection.

LAAFF Out Loud!

LAAFF Out Loud!


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2011 marked the tenth anniversary of the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival. Three blocks of downtown Asheville were devoted to a variety of street performers, food and drink vendors, crafts and activities for all ages. Among the performers at the three stages were 23 Skidoo, Unifire Theater, Paper Tiger and Stephanie’s Id.

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 […]