Save the date for the 2018 Creative Sector Summit!

February 1, 2018 ASHEVILLE – The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the 8th annual Creative Sector Summit, “Rhyme or Reason: Measuring Patterns of Growth.” Presented by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, this year’s Summ …

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2017-2018 Regional Artist Project Grant Awardees

We are pleased to announce the 2017-18 grantees for Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG), a program of the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC). The Regional Artist Project Grant program provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts counc …

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AAAC closed for the holidays

The AAAC and the Refinery Creator Space will be closed Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 1 for our staff to enjoy a week off to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year. Warmest winter wishes to all!

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South Slope Vision Plan

What is the City doing in the South Slope? The South Slope Visioning process is a planning process led by the City of Asheville with the community and business stakeholders in the South Slope to develop a long term vision for the area. Once the plan is …

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2017-18 Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program Grant Awards

AAAC Announces Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program Grant Awards The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is excited to announce the Buncombe County North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrant awards to 15 organizations in the fiscal …

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Regional Artist Project Grant – due Friday, October 13

RAPG is an annual grant program that provides financial support to artists to fund a project pivotal to their careers.

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The Indigo Color Ball!

The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the 2017 Color Ball color will be indigo!

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Contemporary Embroidery Workshop With Sarah K. Benning

Join us on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Refinery Creator Space from 1:00  – 5:00 pm for an exciting embroidery workshop! Abandon your embroidery expectations and embrace freestyle stitching and experimentation during a hands-on Contemporary Embroide …

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Arts & Wellness program for Veterans

The AAAC is launching a collaborative Arts & Wellness program for Veterans!

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