• Call for Curators is Open!

    The AAAC Point of View Curator program offers Buncombe County artists the opportunity to curate exhibits within the Thom Robinson & Ray Griffin Ex...

    November 1, 2018 - January 4, 2019
  • Asheville Through Brown Eyes

    Curator, Joseph Pearson says: ‘I, like many people we have met since moving to Asheville two and half years ago asked the same question, “Where ar...

    December 7, 2018 - January 11, 2019
  • Winged Narratives: A Social Study

    Contemporary Primitive Narrative Paintings by Cleaster Cotton “Birds are relatable, social creatures and are among the most numerous organisms on th...

    December 7, 2018 - January 25, 2019

What Have You Done For Me Lately, Copyright?

Thursday, December 13 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm The Asheville Area Arts Council will be hosting Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Dana LeJune, in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space for a workshop on Copyright Infringement. LeJune will be discussing the importance of protecting intellectual property, what is considered copying, and how to find […]

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Social Media for Artists

October 24 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm  OR  October 25 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm Asheville Area Arts Council Refinery Building at 207 Coxe Ave. In this class for beginners, we will cover social media basics with artists in mind. Topics covered will include: Identifying the differences between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. We will […]

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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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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