Special Recurring Events:


Color Ball

Everybody loves a party, especially one filled to overflowing with creativity and entertainment, great food, enchanting libations, cool costumes, and amazing art & music! The 2015 Onyx Ball was a rousing Halloween success!

Next Occurring: September 9, 2017

A Great Costume Party!

Overflowing with Creativity!

All in the Name of the Arts!


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Creative Sector Summit

Our annual Creative Sector Summit’s goal is to create an ever more vibrant quality of life in Buncombe County by bringing together the creative sector and its partners for the realization of collaborative opportunities in community and economic development.

Next Occurring: April 20, 2018

Creative Problem Solving

Cross-Pollination of Leaders

Galvanizing our Resources


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Upcoming Events:


Pottery for Veterans

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Would you like to sculpt a likeness in clay? Perhaps you have thought of creating a custom-made tile for your kitchen or bath? Then this is the class for you!

April 27th @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Pottery for Veterans

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Would you like to sculpt a likeness in clay? Perhaps you have thought of creating a custom-made tile for your kitchen or bath? Then this is the class for you!

May 4th @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Pottery for Veterans at Kairos West

Want to try your hand at something new this spring? Odyssey ClayWorks and the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) will be offering a one-day pottery class for Veterans in May at the Kairos West Community Center. Our instructors will guide you through th …

May 5th @ 10:00am - 1:00pm

Pottery for Veterans

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Would you like to sculpt a likeness in clay? Perhaps you have thought of creating a custom-made tile for your kitchen or bath? Then this is the class for you!

May 11th @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Artist Business Brainstorm: Business Tips for the Creative Entrepreneur

Artist Business Brainstorm: Business Tips for the Creative Entrepreneur Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are FREE group brainstorming opportunities for artist entrepreneurs who are members of AAAC at any level or $15.00 to non-members (which will be …

May 29th @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction

The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction, a new exhibit curated by local photographer Susanna Euston. Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction will consist of large, fine art photographs paired …

June 29th - July 27th, 2018

Pioneer Women Painters of the River District

Pioneer Women Painters of the River District, curated by Sara Ledonne, is a group exhibit which will highlight five Warehouse Studio artists from the mid 90s. These adventurous, creative, inspirational women found themselves under one roof, painting en …

August 3rd - August 29th, 2018