• Best of 2018 by Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool

    Students at the Visual Arts Preschool at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design engage with pre-K education fundamentals through a dynamic, arts bas...

    July 6 - August 31
  • Asheville Darkroom Group Exhibit

    The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to welcome the Asheville Darkroom back into the Front Gallery! The Asheville Darkroom presents a group sho...

    August 3 - September 28
  • Pioneer Women Painters of the River District

      Pioneer Women Painters of the River District, curated by Sara Ledonne, is a group exhibit which will highlight five Warehouse Studio artists fr...

    August 3 - August 29

AAAC Announces a Member Art Market

The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to be partnering with Catawba Brewing Company to present a pop up art market featuring AAAC members on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Ten Buncombe County artists will be selected by a jury to participate in the first art and craft market at Catawba’s location on the South Slope […]

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AAAC Names Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program Grant Recipients

AAAC Names Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program Grant Recipients The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the results of the 2018-19 Buncombe County Grassroots Arts Program Grant. The Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) is a program of the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) that provides per capita-based funding for arts programming to all 100 […]

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We are hiring!

The AAAC is looking for a talented and dedicated Development Manager to join our staff!

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RAP Grant Due October 12, 2018, by 5 pm

Attention artists in Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties of North Carolina. Are you an artist interested in writing a Regional Artist Project Grant for your next big project or idea? The idea of writing a grant may seem intimidating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Fortunately, the Asheville Area Arts Council, […]

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Delta House Jazz Band

Grass Roots Arts Program Grant Highlight 2018-19 Grant Applications due May 7th, 2018 at 5 PM The Delta House Jazz Band is a jazz-oriented music appreciation program. This program was created in partnership with Delta House Life Development Inc. The Delta House Jazz Band is a weekly program of LEAF Schools & Streets. This past […]

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The creative sector is rooted in the cultural traditions of Buncombe County and Western North Carolina. Creative enterprises and entrepreneurs have always contributed to our area’s strong creative economy – they create jobs, generate local and state tax revenues, create products, encourage spending, and attract tourists. To read more about the creative sector's impact in Buncombe County, visit our economic development page here.

Impact of the Arts in Buncombe County infographic