Do Yourself a Favor — Meet Black Artists on Juneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates the date—June 19,1865—of the announcement in Galveston of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas, two-and-a-half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Lee’s surrender formally ended the Civil War. Implementation in Texas had been slow and inconsistent before Granger’s announcement as enforcement generally followed the advance of Union troops, and Texas, the most remote of the slave states, had a sparse Union military presence throughout the war. Although emancipation didn’t happen overnight for everyone—in some cases, enslavers withheld… Read More

Center for Craft 25th Anniversary

Center for Craft launches 25th Anniversary with Virtual Benefit on May 26 Spotlighting internationally renowned ceramicist Magdalene Odundo and Craft Futures Award Honoree Michael Sherrill.

SHAC Exhibit Announcement in AVL Today

SHAC’s upcoming 1st anniversary exhibition is announced in AVL Today.

SHAC / Pink Dog Creative Artist Featured in Our State Magazine

Beautiful Ukrainian Psanky Eggs, created by artist Andrea Kulish, are featured in Our State magazine in an article on art and food and festivities befitting the Spring/Easter season. Read the full article here. Andrea has a studio at Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District. She is also the social media coordinator for Sand Hill Artists Collective, so we are particularly pleased to see her receiving this recognition. Congratulations, Andrea! And thanks to Our State for featuring her work.

What a WOW! SHAC Supporters Visit Momentum’s New Gallery

Jordan and Shifra Ahlers invited us to preview their exciting new Momentum Gallery, which has moved to 52 Broadway across from the Center for Craft.

Asheville Area Arts Council Announces March Events of Interest

Sand Hill Artists Collective’s First Year – by Louise Glickman

This time last year saw the start of the Biltmore Lake Artists group, which has expanded to become the Sand Hill Artists Collective. SHAC has grown rapidly in its mission to showcase artists living in the Biltmore Lake, Enka, Candler, and West Asheville area. SHAC begins its fund-raising Virtual Holiday Gallery Tour this week.

Virtual Holiday Gallery Tours Tickets Available

Sand Hill Artists Collective has announced its Virtual Holiday Gallery Tours! For ten weekday evenings at 5:00 pm December 2nd through 15th SHAC will host live, hour-long webinar-style online tours of ten Asheville area art galleries, a different one each day. The galleries are Black Mountain College Museum, Blue Spiral 1, Center for Craft, LEAF Global, Momentum Gallery, Penland Gallery, Pink Dog Creative, River Arts District Artists, Southern Highland Craft Guild, and Tracey Morgan Gallery. Each gallery will present a unique webinar highlighting their artists and offerings, their histories and programs, and… Read More

Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer: Speaking Out Through Art

This creative couple has carved a path of understanding through their creative activism to model Asheville as a more thoughtful and socially committed community. Randy and Hedy are collectors, travelers, curators and all around cultural pollinators who have used their dynamic capabilities as communicators, designers, builders and philanthropists. Pink Dog Creative: As a team, they are committed to art that spurs social advocacy, evokes understanding and stimulates self-awareness. Hedy curates a monthly exhibit at Pink Dog Creative, their colorful studio collective of 28+ working artists on Depot Street. This colorful venue alone… Read More

John Cram, a pioneer of downtown Asheville’s renaissance, has died at 72

Louise Glickman and Daryl Slaton join the Asheville arts community in mourning the loss of long- time friend and supporter John Cram. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2020/10/27/asheville-john-cram-business-gallery-owner-dies/6021358002/