The Arts AVL Town Hall events are part of the Creative Sector Series. Each event will begin with a 45-minute mix-and-mingle in the lobby and courtyard of the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, followed by one hour of moderated questions with candidates.

These events are free and open to the public. Registration required.

September 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Socialize with other arts advocates and find out where candidates for NC Senate District 46, and NC House Districts 114, 115, and 116 stand on important arts issues.

Moderated by Arts Coalition chairs Rae Geoffrey and Laura Mitchell. Rae is the Managing Director of Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, and Laura is the Buncombe County Schools Arts Education Specialist.

Rae Geoffrey
Rae Geoffrey

September 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Socialize with other arts advocates and find out where candidates for Buncombe County Commissioner stand on important arts issues.

Moderated by Arts Coalition chairs Stephanie Hickling Beckman and Liz Whalen Tallent. Stephanie is the Managing Artistic Director of Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective, and Liz is a Managing Partner at The Orange Peel & Rabbit Rabbit.

Stephanie Hickling Beckman
AAAC - Liz Whalen Tallent

October 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Socialize with other arts advocates and find out where Asheville Mayor and City Council candidates stand on important local arts issues.

Moderated by Arts Coalition chairs Jessica Tomasin and Reggie Tidwell. Jessica is the Founder of Connect Beyond Festival and Studio Manager at Echo Mountain Recording, and Reggie is the Owner of Curve Theory and Founding President of the Asheville Chapter of AIGA.

Jessica Tomasin
Reggie Tidwell

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