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:


Plein Mountain Air: Magic and Mystery

En plein air oil paintings by Lisa Blackshear of scenes in and around Asheville.

April 7th - May 12th, 2017

Opening Reception of Current Effects: Contemporary Woodfiring in WNC

Join us for the opening reception of Current Effects: Contemporary Woodfiring in WNC June 2 from 5pm – 8pm at the Refinery Creator Space. Curated by Josh Copus. The mountains of North Carolina harbor a rich history of woodfired ceramics that forms the …

June 2nd @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Opening Reception of Iconography of the Early Anthropocene

Join us for the opening reception of Iconography of the Early Anthropocene by Rees Perry June 2 from 5pm – 8pm at the Refinery Creator Space. These new works are the result of mining the current collective consciousness to form a developing narrative o …

June 2nd @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm