• Our Community

    The AAAC is excited to welcome the kindergartners of Ira B. Jones Elementary into the Hall Gallery. The kindergarten classes are working on a new soci...

    May 4 - June 29
  • Process

    Process is a collaborative exhibit by Erica Stankwytch Bailey, Asheville Makers, The Bright Angle with special guest artist Emily Rogstad. This exhib...

    June 1 - July 27
  • Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction

    The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction, a new exhibit curated by local photographer Susann...

    June 29 - July 27

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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2018-19 Arts Build Community Grant Award

Arts Build Community Grant Awards 2018-19 The Asheville Area Arts Council has awarded grants to support five innovative, arts-based ideas in the inaugural year of the Arts Build Community grant cycle. This program is sponsored by Buncombe County and Wicked Weed Brewing, and projects were chosen for inspiring diverse groups of participants to be more active, involved, and […]

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Art by Numbers: Understand Your Impact this year at the Creative Sector Summit

As an essential part of the Creative Sector Summit, the panel and discussion “Understand Your Impact on the Local Economy,” will be led by individuals from AAAC, Center for Craft, City of Asheville, River Arts District Artists, and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Grant Recipients Spotlight

Asheville Fringe Festival 2018   The Asheville Fringe Festival 2018 is a local festival featuring multiple artists and mediums to showcase artistic talent. The Asheville Fringe Festival received the Grassroots Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council so that they could accomplish their goals for this year’s festival. The festival, which took place on the […]

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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