Arts for Life Anywhere

Did you know that you can now virtually access Arts For Life, the North Carolina-based nonprofit that brings creative programs to Mission Hospital’s young patients? Arts for Life Anywhere takes their unique programming online for children, teenagers and their families to enjoy wherever they are, whenever it’s needed. Providing online programs and resources has long been a goal for Arts For Life, but COVID-19 spurred the development and launch of Arts For Life Anywhere this past May. Based on nearly 20 years of experience interacting with young people in the hospital, Arts… Read More

Art of the Carolinas Online Workshops November 9-14

Sign-ups begin now for Art of the Carolinas virtual workshops November 9-14.

Center for Craft Virtual Tours

Can’t make it to the Center for Craft to check out their current exhibitions? Tour the Center from home with a virtual tour of a current exhibition the first Thursday of every month. Available for a nominal fee of $5. On Thursday, October 1st, Crafted Roots exhibition curator, Michael Hatch will conduct a virtual tour of the exhibition, Crafted Roots: Stories and Objects from the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more Looking ahead: Thursday, November 5 Virtual tour of Sleight of Hand curated by 2020 Center for Craft Curatorial Fellow, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. ‍This event is hosted on Zoom. You… Read More

CUSTOM FRAMING: Making Fine Art Even Finer

Whether you are an artist planning to market your art or an art consumer hanging art in your home or office, your goals are the same: to make your art look the every best it can. 

ARTIST SUPPORT GRANTS PROGRAMS FY 2020-21

A program funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions…

Letting Go: How to Become a Self-Taught Artist

by Karen Rosenfarb If your goal is to express yourself creatively, look into your soul, make a commitment and take a leap. There’s nothing to stop you. As a young child, I loved drawing horses and focused on the smallest details. Today my “inner child” has helped me to acknowledge that this is still my process, paying attention to a wrinkle in the face, a fold in clothing or the rhythm of a street scene. 

Merrily Orsini: How to Market the Arts During Covid-19

How can we continue to build an arts community even though we are not physically meeting and dining out together? The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass has led the way using virtual get togethers to meet experts in the field and each other. The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a global organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. Each and every Friday at 1 PM since March 20, 2020, we have been offering a Members-Only MeetUp with an artist(s), a museum curator or… Read More

“Crafted Roots” Exhibition Opens at Center for Craft

August 3 – October 30 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – An exhibition opening this week at the Center for Craft examines the foundational moments in the late 1800s and early 1900s that laid the groundwork for the thriving craft scene found in the Asheville region today.

Center for Craft introduces first video in new series of craft tutorials

Center for Craft is excited to introduce its first video in “Craft Connections,” a new series of craft tutorials led by Center for Craft instructors and grant recipients! First up, meet 2012 Windgate-Lamar Fellow Brian Fleetwood and his “Symbiosis Project” jewelry kits. Watch this video to learn more about the project

The Arts Mean Business!

“The creative sector is rooted in the cultural traditions of Buncombe County and Western North Carolina. Creative enterprises and entrepreneurs have always contributed to our area’s strong creative economy – they create jobs, generate local and state tax revenues, create products, encourage spending, and attract tourists.” (Click here to see report) —Asheville Area Arts Council