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TEDX Asheville 2016 | Community and Transformation

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-3-13-48-pmCommunity and transformation play a very important role in all of our lives – even though we may not always feel it. News headlines and social-media sites focus on the popular and dramatic but are failing to connect us in a real way. There are magnificent things happening all around us through normal people just like us. Our speakers were handpicked for the importance of their stories in the coming transformation of our culture. At TEDxAsheville 2016, we want to make a place to experience community and see how people (not technology) can change everything. For tickets and information go here. Cheers!screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-3-10-04-pm

Designing Our Future #10 | A Place for Artists

What could a property boom mean for our creative scene?  I recently
read the below article from the Portland Monthly — my old stomping grounds. I often refer to Asheville as a mini-Portland given the similar cultural vibe which made it an easy transition for me when I finally decided to land here nine years ago now. What was one of the first things I did here? I opened an art studio in the River Arts District and immersed myself in the Asheville art scene. IMG_2311The art and design scene has always had a gravitational pull and remains part of the culture of our collective Modern Asheville Real Estate office, team and community.

The below linked article discusses the issue of what happens to artists and our creative culture given times of unwavering growth. Here is a snippet ~ To many, the moment represented how Portland’s rising cost of living and booming real estate market are scattering its artists—and, in a larger sense, how a shiny, more expensive New Portland is sweeping aside the scruffier, less polished predecessor.Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 9.31.57 AM

In our office and community we love both the polish and the grit of Asheville and hope our city can strike a balance with the two as we move through unprecedented growth. Please take a moment and read the article here and reflect. What are the considerations for our city as we evolve? Cheers!