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!


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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 21, 2017

Creative Problem Solving

Cross-Pollination of Leaders

Galvanizing our Resources


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Upcoming Events:


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Opening Reception for T E X T I L E S curated by Barbara Zaretsky

The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is teaming up local textiles artist Barbara Zaretsky to present T E X T I L E S: Traditional to modern | hand woven to hand dyed. An Opening Reception and Artist Talk will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:0 …

March 3rd @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Opening Reception for Mountain Drawings by Brad Qualls

An opening reception for Mountain Drawings, an exhibit by local artist Brad Qualls, will be held on March 3rd from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  A laborer with an Asheville land surveying company, this self-taught artist shares his vision in a debut exhibition. …

March 3rd @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Artist Business Brainstorm: How to Grow and Thrive Your Small Creative Business

Have questions on how to start your own creative business? Or how to grow and make your current business thrive? Then come ask the expert! Victor Palomino, program associate with the Western Women’s Business Center, a program of Carolina Small Business …

March 9th @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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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!

March 15th @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Coffee with the AAAC: Grant Recipients

Broaden your connection – morning networking with Asheville Area Arts Council

March 21st @ 9:00am - 10:00am