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UnCommon Market | Saturday + Sunday

Summertime is the perfect time for an INDOOR Uncommon Market! Visit Asheville’s Largest Market for the Old, the Bold, the Creative and Unexpected! Uncommon Market gathers quality curators of antiques, craft, vintage decor, objects, art, jewelry, and home furnishings! Come see what UNCOMMON treasure you’ll find! Go HERE for details or see below. Cheers!

• Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM–4PM
• $5 Admission (Good for Both Days)
• Kids are FREE!!!
• Service dogs only

Black Mountain College Museum | Interlude

Interlude, co-produced by the Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is a series of multidisciplinary art events to be held in and around BMCM+AC’s galleries in downtown Asheville starting April 8 through April 29. 12440653_10154100350770159_3745324497159232006_oGo here for more information. Cheers!

Inspired by Josef Albers’ week-long “interlude” when everyone in the Black Mountain College community was expected to take a break from their studies and pursue activities unrelated to their course work, Interlude is a break with our own tradition and will be held in lieu of {Re}HAPPENING, our annual weekend art event at the former Black Mountain College site at Lake Eden.

River Arts gets New Creative Hub

UNC Asheville Announces New Space for Designers, Innovators and Makers at River Arts Makers PlaceUNC-Asheville-at-RAMP

If you aren’t keeping up you might not notice that Asheville’s art and design corridor keeps expanding. From south of Biltmore Village all the way up to the studios in Woodfin there are various arts, crafts and designers at work. Now UNCA is partnering up to add almost 12,ooo sqft of working art and craft space to the river scene. Here is their recent announcement for more details. Cheers!

River Arts District | Fall Studio Stroll

November 14-15 from 10am to 5pm

12191897_10153732084796532_4698471145216248792_nThe Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Fall Studio Stroll, welcoming the public to see and collect amazing art in their studios and galleries.

Getting to the River Arts District is easy (Here’s a map!). Take advantage of ample parking and hop aboard one of our free trolleys running throughout the Studio Stroll Weekend. The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former factories and historical buildings nestled along the French Broad River.

The_River_Arts_District_Association_Inc_footer2_local_flavor_avl_visit_explore_arts_ashevilleMore than 180 working studios, many with showrooms and galleries, are open every day, all year round. Our Artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations!

Black Mountain College | Bauhaus Conference

Take notice of this very special and exciting conference happening here in Asheville later this month. The conference will be examining the educational and artistic legacy of the Bauhaus in the U.S. through Black Mountain College and the New Bauhaus/Institute of Design. For details go here. Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 5.43.08 PM

Cheers to everyone who is working hard to make this happen!


Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 9.43.04 AMHi Folks. Locally speaking, one sure sign of spring is the {Re}Happening is soon upon us. Tickets are on sale now for the April 4, 2015 event. Over 50 Regional and National Artists are participating in this interdisciplinary event in a beautiful and historic setting.J_Smilanic RH2014-18

The {Re}HAPPENING re-imagines Black Mountain College’s tradition of Saturday night parties and performances, and pays tribute to the innovative artists of the legendary Black Mountain College. The event launches a contemporary platform for more than 50 artists, performers and patrons to experience adventurous art and creativity in the present day.

Here is a great video that captures the spirit of the event. Enjoy!

The event has two ticket levels available — General Admission for $20 ($18 for Members) which includes two drink tickets and access to all art installations and performances between 3pm and 10pm. An $85 dinner ticket ($75 for Members) enables patrons additional entry to the cocktail reception and small plate feast-style dinner. Children under 12 are $10. For more information on the event, further schedule details, artists or to purchase tickets visit the event website here or stop by the Black College Museum.Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 5.56.37 AM

As you know I’m always talking about maintaining and growing Asheville’s creative and cultural legacy. Here is something that does both. Get out there and enjoy. Cheers! Troy

Metal and Thread | Opening Soon

metal and threadKelly and I stopped by to visit with Denise and Derek to see how their new space is coming along in the Cotton Mill Studios. Though not ready for business yet they anticipate a June opening. We will keep you posted and look forward to seeing you at the opening. In the meantime visit their website. Cheers! Troy

{Re}Happening 2013

Even with friends participating, I admit I knew very little about the {Re}Happening event prior to viewing the attached 12 minute video. There is no need for me to write about it as the video sums it up beautifully. I’m very inspired by this added layer to our rich cultural and artistic history and looking forward to attending the 5th year. Thanks Brandon and Libby for sharing. See you soon!

View here: ReHappening


The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP) present the 4th annual {Re}Happening: Inspired by our imaginings about what a “typical” Saturday night at Black Mountain College might have been like, the {Re}Happening pays tribute to the groundbreaking artistic innovation of Black Mountain College as well as its community tradition of Saturday night parties and performances. The goal of the event is to bring BMC’s dynamic energy into the present day.

Highlighted 2013 {Re}Happening Artists: Sara Baird, Brandon Pass, Libby O’Bryan, Ted Pope, Constance Humphries, Severn Eaton, Paul Hersey, Kimathi Moore