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!

A Great Costume Party!

Overflowing with Creativity!

All in the Name of the Arts!


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 21, 2017

Creative Problem Solving

Cross-Pollination of Leaders

Galvanizing our Resources


Upcoming Events:


For Artists by Artists: Artists Round Table Networking Opportunity

We are looking for new and innovative ways to create networking and discussion opportunities for artists. We want to hear from you on what this would look like; how to make it happen; where, and how often. You are the experts and we want you to help guide us!

April 5th @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Opening Reception of Plein Mountain Air: Magic and Mystery

April 7 – May 13 | Reception: Friday, April 7 5-8pm | Curated by Lisa Blackshear Located at the Refinery Creator Space in the Hall Gallery After graduating from the University of Minnesota in Studio Arts, Lisa moved to New York City to pursue a career …

April 7th @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Creative Sector Summit: Innovation in the Arts

Mark your calendars for the Asheville Area Arts Council’s 7th annual Creative Sector Summit!

April 21st @ 10:00am - 4:00pm