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Asheville | A Week of Art and Craft Openings

Hi Folks! November marks a banner month in Asheville for Art and Craft with at least three major events coming up in the next week. Nov 9th and 10th is the River Arts District yearly fall Studio Stroll. Get out this weekend and enjoy that and support our local artists. We, also, have two major grand re-openings at both the Asheville Art Museum and the Center for Craft downtown. Click on the links for details. Let’s celebrate and support our Asheville cultural community in downtown that is helping us retain the Asheville we know and love there. Cheers!

Broadway Block Party | Saturday, Aug 29th

CCCD_Broadway-Block-Party_Poster_no-bleed_081215-02Join our friends at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design on August 29th for arts, music, food, and fun at the Broadway Block Party — a neighborhood event promoting and celebrating creativity in downtown Asheville’s Broadway Arts District.

Participants include: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Window – re/production re/presentation, The Satellite Gallery, WCQS Western North Carolina Public Radio, Lindsey Kelley Dance Company, The Media Arts Project, Maison Mary, VaVaVooom, Willow’s Dream, L.O.F.T. of Asheville, The Gourmet Chip Company, Counter Culture Coffee, Bruisin’ Ales, Root Down food cart, and Farm To Fender.

For full schedule of events go here.

The Broadway Block Party is organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and receives in-kind support from Henco Reprographics, Mellow Mushroom Asheville, and The Asheville Masonic Temple.

Cheers! Kelly, Matt and Troy

Suspended Torques

IMG_1024While at the Sherrill Center for some Keller Williams customer service training we noticed this activating sculpture suspended in the entry. The artist, Jeremy Holmes, created the piece during a one-week residency for students of the Art Department at UNC Asheville led by sculpture Jeremy Holmes. Students learned the process of bending wood and participated in a large-scale installation within this public space. The residency was sponsored by The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design located in downtown Asheville.

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design

I seem to be circling downtown lately in effort to get from one place to another and don’t stop to enjoy some of the new things. I had the opportunity to meet a friend at the Creperie Bouchon late yesterday afternoon. {first time there – yum!} I purposely left early to stop by the new Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. It is very exciting to have this organization here and CC CompI’m looking find ways for Modern Asheville to get involved. It is right across from my other favorite place the Black Mountain College Museum. We are so lucky to have both downtown. I encourage you to take time for a visit.