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The Refinery Grand Opening!
September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On September 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) will host the Grand Opening of The Refinery Creator Space, located at 207 Coxe Avenue on the South Slope of Asheville’s downtown. The event will feature the unveiling of Asheville’s newest mural Bower Power created by artist Lara Nguyen of Stone Cloud Studio, who teaches in the art department at Warren Wilson College. Technical assistance for the mural is being provided by artist Ian Wilkinson.
About the Grand Opening:
Join us on Thursday, September 29 from 5:00-8:00 pm for a celebration of The Refinery Creator Space! Visitors will experience:
- Lara Nguyen’s new mural, Bower Power, on the façade
- Live music presented by the BeaTeam
- Asheville Urban Landscape Painters painting in plein air both inside and outside the building
- Live poetry readings by veterans
- A performance by The Djembeso LEAF Schools & Streets group
- Open studios of The Refinery resident artists and organizations
- The AAAC’s current exhibit Best of WNC Emerging Craft Artist Showcase, a partnership with WNC’s American Craft Week and the Mountain Xpress
The event is free and open to the public. Light fare will be offered and alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Asheville Area Arts Council.