The Asheville Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau, is in the process of developing a new a robust online resource to help showcase our area’s creative offerings and reach a broad audience of residents and visitors.
a comprehensive online access to everything arts, culture, and entertainment in the Asheville area.
Rich possibilities abound for both art lovers and art presenters in the Asheville area, including vibrant and unique festivals, cultural heritage craft and music of all kinds, fine art galleries and cutting-edge theatrical performance, immersive arts experiences such as classes and hands-on fun, museums, studio tours, murals, and more. Asheville boasts a broad spectrum of creative experiences. Each arts partner participant will have the opportunity to create an individual profile page enabling them to attract visitors with their unique offerings. Visitor-oriented listings will also appear on ExploreAsheville.com, the area’s official tourism website that attracts 3.8 million web visits annually.
Instructions for Listing on AshevilleArtsAlive.org
For information on how to get started, please see below or email arts@ExploreAsheville.com for help. Arts partners already listed on ExploreAsheville.com are now part of this dynamic directory ideally targeted to the consumer who is seeking the arts and cultural experience.
Request a New Account
For new partners interested in listing on the AshevilleArtsAlive.org website, please request an account here: ExploreAsheville.com/asheville-arts-alive/information
Brand New Accounts
If you’ve requested an account, you will receive an email with your unique login information within the next few days. The login information will provide access to the extranet where you will be able to add a description, upload images and select search criteria to help visitors find you. The search criteria are listed under amenities.
The Asheville Area Arts Council will be offering training workshops on how to make the most of this powerful free marketing platform available to you. Join us at the Asheville Area Arts Council October 18 and November 8 from 12:00-2:00pm.
Below is the Asheville Area Arts Council’s directory*
*Please note that we will be transitioning to Asheville Arts Alive directory platform in 2015.
Southern Highland Craft Guild
During the Depression the Guild cultivated commerce for craftspeople in the Appalachian region. This legacy continues today as the Guild plays a large role in the Southern Highlands craft economy through the operation of five craft shops and two annual craft expositions. Educational programming is another fundamental element of the organizations mission. This mission is fulfilled through integrated educational craft demonstrations at retail outlets and expos, free educational community events, and an extensive public library located at headquarters. Professional workshops and one-on-one consultations are also offered to the membership on a regular basis.
As an organization with roots that date back to the beginnings of the Southern Arts and Crafts movement – the Guild hold the largest and most important collection of Appalachian Craft in the world. Selected items from this collection are on view in the Permanent Collection Gallery at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. As well as an object collection, the Guild maintains an extensive archive of documents paramount to preservation of this important regional history.
Allanstand Craft Shop
MP 382 Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805
930 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
Parkway Craft Center
Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
All submissions to the Asheville Area Arts Council’s directory are subject to review and addition to this directory will be to the sole discretion of the moderators of this website. All submissions can and may be edited by the moderators of this site subject to the intent of this directories purpose. Please note that we will be transitioning to Asheville Arts Alive directory in 2015. Questions please call 828-258-0710.