Across the nation, communities are looking at long-standing public artworks in a new light. Are these valuable pieces of our history or are they symbols of oppression that continue to reinforce inequities in our society? What is clear is the public art we choose to place in our city square makes a decisive statement about our shared values.
Once Home To Small Staff, Gallery And Studios, Arts Council Now Down To Director’s Home Office
There were four full-time staff and one part-timer, when Katie Cornell took over just a year ago as executive director of the Asheville Area Arts Council .
Asheville City Council, Buncombe County board candidates weigh in on arts policy
Eleven of the 13 local candidates on the Nov. 3 general election ballot completed the Asheville Area Arts Council’s latest survey.
Protest Murals Marked History. What Happens Once They Come Down Isn’t Black Or White
Lexi DeYeso remembers the pride and passion she felt early this summer as Black Lives Matter protests unfolded in downtown Asheville. “I do stand with the
5 Tips for Implementing a Black Lives Matter Street Mural
In Asheville, N.C., creating public art in support of BLM brought people together, has created social understanding, and is aiding the healing process.
Arts Impact Survey Shows $18.7 Millions in Losses Since March
On July 24, Asheville Area Arts Council launched the Buncombe County Arts Business Impact Survey to quantify the impacts of COVID-19 on our local arts community. Over 100 arts businesses replied to the survey. Responses came from organizations that are primarily located in Asheville, Black Mountain, and Weaverville.
Lead artists selected for Asheville’s Black Lives Matter mural
Artists Jenny Pickens, Joseph Pearson, and Marie T. Cochran will lead the design and implementation process for a Black Lives Matter mural in Asheville’s central business district. The street mural will be located in Pack Square, and extend from N. Pack Square to S. Pack Square.
Where do Buncombe County Commissioner candidates stand on local arts?
All five candidates share their vision for a supportive and sustainable arts community in Asheville and Buncombe County
Can the arts play a supporting role in closing Asheville’s racial achievement gap?
Feb 12 | Nate McGaha, Executive Director of Arts NC, to speak on arts access and education on February 18
City Council candidates weigh in on Asheville’s creative sector
Feb 3 | Six of the nine candidates share their vision for a supportive and sustainable arts community in Asheville and Buncombe County
Arts Council Celebrates New Location, Vision, & Programming
Jan 20 | A new space and community-focused mission and programming usher in 2020
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PRESS LIST
Be the first to hear our latest news, and sign-up to have our press releases sent straight to your inbox.