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LAAFF 2012

LAAFF 2012

People gathered at LAAFF for food, drinks, crafts, and music. The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival was created in 2001 for the “purpose of celebrating the culture and the renaissance of Lexington Avenue.” This year’s festival was expanded to Rankin Avenue, the festival featured local Brews, local food, art and other Asheville-esque affairs.

{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 […]

Moogfest 2011

Moogfest 2011


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Moogfest 2011, the electronic music festival, was held in downtown Asheville from Oct 28th-30th 2011. Big crowds, great costumes, famous musicians, partying, hipsters, DJs, archival footage of Bob Moog, hands on time with Moog instruments- all those things were on full display during the weekend. You can read more on the official Moogfest website.

Moby at Moogfest 2011

SausageFest at the DeSoto Lounge

SausageFest at the DeSoto Lounge


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Karen Fowler, of the soon-to-be-opened butcher shop The Chop Shop, serving up some of her hand-made sausages at an event she dubs “SausageFest 2011” behind the DeSoto Lounge. On the menu this first day was a Bacon-Cheddar-Beer Brat and a Vietnamese-style Ban Mi Brat which, as one satififed eater said, “has some heat.” Look for […]

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll


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Fifteen Gardens prepared for visitors on a beautiful Saturday in West Asheville. The 3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stoll kicked off with an environmental award to Doug ‘brother hug’ Barlow for his tireless work in getting the greenway going and a surpirse visit from Bill Whipple’s mother, ‘Dorothy’. Now, being Asheville, and specifically West Asheville, […]

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.

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

Bayou Diesel at Downtown After Five

Bayou Diesel at Downtown After Five


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Celebrating its 23rd year, Downtown After Five kicked-off the summer season in Asheville on May 20. Free live music and dancing started at 5 pm with food and drink available for purchase. Bayou Diesel focused on performing the powerful Cajun, Zydeco and Mardi Gras style dance music of Louisiana. The performance featured accordion, rub-board, rhythm […]

Idiotarod 2011

Idiotarod 2011


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Five team members. One shopping cart. Configuration limited by taste and imagination alone. Get it from start to finish as fast as you can. But, there are curves ahead. Beware the fake challenges but don’t skip the real ones. Some of the ones caught at the Blue Ridge Roller Girl’s fake challenge are pictured here. […]