• 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
  • New Vision, New Hope: Asheville Artists in Recovery

    The AAAC is excited to welcome New Vision, New Hope: Asheville Artists in Recovery curated by Pedro Esqueda, into the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin ...

    September 7 - September 28
  • AAAC Member Art Market at Catawba Brewing

      The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to be partnering with Catawba Brewing Company to present a pop up art market featuring AAAC members ...

    September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Support the AAAC By Using AmazonSmile!

Did you know the Asheville Area Arts Council can make money every time you shop on Amazon (with no charge to you)?! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products are donated to […]

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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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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