Special Recurring Events:


Color Ball

Everybody loves a party, especially one filled to overflowing with creativity and entertainment, great food, enchanting libations, cool costumes, and amazing art & music! The 2015 Onyx Ball was a rousing Halloween success!

Next Occurring: September 9, 2017

A Great Costume Party!

Overflowing with Creativity!

All in the Name of the Arts!


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Creative Sector Summit

Our annual Creative Sector Summit’s goal is to create an ever more vibrant quality of life in Buncombe County by bringing together the creative sector and its partners for the realization of collaborative opportunities in community and economic development.

Next Occurring: April 20, 2018

Creative Problem Solving

Cross-Pollination of Leaders

Galvanizing our Resources


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Upcoming Events:


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 Susanna Euston. Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction will consist of large, fine art photographs paired …

June 29th - July 27th, 2018

Artist Business Brainstorm: Business Tips for the Creative Entrepreneur

Artist Business Brainstorm: Business Tips for the Creative Entrepreneur Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are FREE group brainstorming opportunities for artist entrepreneurs who are members of AAAC at any level or $15.00 to non-members (which will be …

July 31st @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

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 from the mid 90s. These adventurous, creative, inspirational women found themselves under one roof, painting en …

August 3rd - August 29th, 2018

RAP Grant Info Session August 15

Regional Artist Project Grant Information Session and Workshop August 15, 5:30-6:30 pm: Enka-Candler Public Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. [828.258.0710] The Asheville Area Arts Council, Toe River Arts Council, and the Madison County Arts Council are pleas …

August 15th @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Asheville Arts Alive Info Session

Asheville Arts Alive Info Session @ Asheville Area Arts Council August 16, 2018 4 – 5:30 pm Presented by: Britt Martin, Explore Asheville The Asheville Area Arts Council and the Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau have teamed up to bring …

August 16th @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm

RAP Grant Info Session August 27

Regional Artist Project Grant Information Session and Workshop August 27, 5-6 pm: Weaverville Public Library, 41 N. Main St. [828.258.0710] The Asheville Area Arts Council, Toe River Arts Council, and the Madison County Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2018/2019 Regional Artist Project Grant application is open. 

August 27th @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm

RAP Grant Info Session September 5

Regional Artist Project Grant Information Session and Workshop September 5, 5:30-6:30 pm: Black Mountain Public Library, 105 N. Dougherty St. [828.258.0710]. The Asheville Area Arts Council, Toe River Arts Council, and the Madison County Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2018/2019 Regional Artist Project Grant application is open. 

September 5th @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm

RAP Grant Info Session September 12

Regional Artist Project Grant Information Session and Workshop September 12, 4-5 pm: Asheville Area Arts Council, 207 Coxe Ave. [828.258.0710]. The Asheville Area Arts Council, Toe River Arts Council, and the Madison County Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2018/2019 Regional Artist Project Grant application is open.

September 12th @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm