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Asheville has been heralded as a prime arts destination by the New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure and American Style Magazine, just to name a few media accolades. Get the Asheville Travel Guide (online or print version) to plan your next visit.

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HiWire Brewing Creates Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA

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On Saturday, August 27th at 6:00pm HiWire Brewing | 2 Huntsman Place | will be releasing a limited number of 22oz bottles of their Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA (9.0% ABV), made with local hops from OB Joyful Hops Farm and malt from local Riverbed Malt House for $15 per bottle.

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Ceremonial Session IPA with Amarillo Can Release & Weekly Releases

burial beer releases

Upcoming events at Burial Beer Co, located on Asheville's South Slope. A moonlit art market, ceremonial session IPA release, wing night and much more happening August 15-19th, 2016.

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43rd LEAF Festival Lineup Announcement

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To the dreamers, wanderers and believers of infinite possibility, LEAF is excited to unveil the lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2016 LEAF Festival, taking place October 20-23, 2016 near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. We invite you explore a ‘Carnival of Wonder’ with performances by Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, Squirrel Nut Zippers and many more! Be prepared for performances that will ignite your imagination with a family adventure you will remember forever. Tickets are available at www.theLEAF.org/tickets. Children 10 years and under are FREE.

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SeatWeavers’ Guild 9th Annual Gathering Comes to The Folk Art Center

chair caning

The 9th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc. brings the craft of chair caning to the Folk Art Center July 29-31. Asheville’s Silver River Center for Chair Caning is hosting the conference and will be having an Open House at the chair museum in CURVE Studios & Garden on Friday July 29 from 10am-6pm.

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Black Mountain Comic Con July 9, 2016

black mountain comic con

Comic Con is coming to Black Mountain. The event will include vendors and artists working in the fields of comics, anime, toys, science fiction, steam punk, or anything pop culture. The Black Mountain Comic Con will also be hosting a costume contest and encourage anyone who enjoys cosplay to come in their favorite getup. 

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Burners and Barbecue Recap and Interview

burners and barbeque

Its Sunday morning. The ill-timed rain from the hours preceding have been swept away leaving the warehouse district shining like a psychedelic wonderland in the bright morning sun. It is 10:30, I’ve just rolled out of bed and still in my pajamas, but with camera in hand and ball cap set firmly on my bed-head, I’m ready to capture the magic and mastery of the third annual Burners and Barbecue. The artists had already been joyfully buzzing away at their work, taking advantage of the blue skies and sunshine. A cornucopia of color is being sprayed and spread on every available surface with expert precision.

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Burial Beer Hosts Moonlit Art Markets, Second Thursdays June – October

moonlit art market

Burial Beer Co. has announced a series of Moonlit Art Markets hosted at their brewery at 40 Collier Ave on the second Thursdays of every month beginning in June and running through October. The Markets will feature artisans and crafts people from the Asheville community displaying their work that will be available to the public for purchase from 8-11pm.

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Arts 2 People Rebrands Local Festival LAAFF

lexington avenue arts festival

Arts 2 People is a grassroots, community activist, arts and social service organization that has been working in the community on behalf of emerging arts projects for two decades. A2P produced 15 years of LAAFF, and is the group responsible for the popular landmark Lexington Gateway mural at I-240 and Lex, and several other important murals in AVL. Over the years, A2P has moved well over a million dollars around in the community, incubating hundreds of creativity-based businesses and endeavors.

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Asheville Awesome Foundation Smackdown

asheville awesome foundation

Want to find out about the next Awesome thing happening in Asheville?

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Local Artist Dreams Turn Reality With Help of Micro Loan

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Asheville has long been a mecca for free thinkers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Many move to our fair city in hopes of establishing a name for themselves and exposing their art to the eager public. With so many individuals living within Buncombe County alone, the opportunities to expand one's art and live the dream seems feasible, if not achievable.

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