Thank You

For supporting the arts in Asheville & Buncombe County!

The mission of the Asheville Area Arts Council is to keep the arts at the heart of our community. Our role is to advocate for the arts in Asheville through strategic partnerships, research initiatives, marketing, and direct support for our local arts organizations and artists.

We believe the arts are the cornerstone of what makes Asheville such a great city to live in and visit. The creative sector has a major impact on our local economy. Non-profit arts organizations alone support roughly 2,233 full-time jobs, generate $51.3 million in household income to local residents, and deliver $7.3 million in local and state government revenue. But, that’s not all the arts do for Buncombe County. The arts improve the image and identity of our community through creative placemaking and public art. In addition, arts programs help to unify our communities regardless of age, race, gender, or class; positively impact our education system; and improve the overall health of our citizens. Investing in the arts, is a real investment in Buncombe County.

What does my donation support?

Your generous gift supports advocacy for the creative sector, public art, arts-based equity and inclusion, and arts education. It also provides professional development and business services programs for local artists and arts organizations.

If you have more questions about donating, please contact us.

Asheville Area Arts Council is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our North Carolina Charitable Solitication License # is SL006224.

Asheville City Schools students work with artist Cleaster Cotton as part of the Teaching Artist Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS) program. This is one of the many programs funded through the arts council’s grant programs. Photo courtesy of the Asheville City Schools Foundation. 

2019-20 Donors

AnthroWare L.L.C.
Arbitrary Forms Studio
Asheville Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
Asheville Emporium
Carolina Hemp Company
Catherine Farist
Central United Methodist Church
David Feingold
East West Capital
Eileen & Chuck Hutchison
Entegra Bank
Eunice Ward
First Citizens Bank
Gael Perry
Gar Ragland
Grove Arcade
Hale Winkler Fund
Henri Kieffer
Joel & Marla Adams
Josh Batenhorst
Josh Bernstein
Kaaren McNulty
Karen K Brown
Karen Ramshaw
Laura Gamble
Louis L Manes Foundation
Luke Lingle
Mary Carol Koester
Mast General Store, Inc.
Michael Ebbs
Miles & Millicent Elmore
Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty
Natalie Broadwater
National Endowment for the Arts
North Carolina Arts Council
Odyssey ClayWorks
Pete & Cindy Perez
Pilar Belmonte Hartmann
Preferred Properties of Asheville
Prestige Subaru
Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson
RBC Wealth Management
Robin Croog
Rod & Bess Baird
Rosaire Nottage
Rug & Home
Stephanie Brown
Susan Holden
Susan Turner
Symmetry Financial Group
Terry Burt
Tony Guidone
Walnut Cove Members Association
Wicked Weed Brewing