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Proposed mural to honor history of Shindig on the Green

Doreyl Ammons Cain, a visual artist and co-founder of the local nonprofit organization Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, has volunteered to paint a 24-foot mural in Pack Square called “Golden Threads” to honor Shindig on the Green’s equally enormous history. … Continue reading

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Pollinator Week with Bees on the Roof

Brightly colored wooden hives full of bees now sit on top of the 12-story roof of the Renaissance Asheville Hotel as part of a program to encourage pollinator activity in downtown. The initiative was announced at the launch party for Pollination … Continue reading

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“Escape the Gallery and Make Art for the Earth”

Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise startup capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing … Continue reading

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UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad return after four-year hiatus

WHAT: Concerts on the Quad featuring Sirius.B WHERE: UNC Asheville, unca.edu WHEN: Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Free The nemesis of Garfield and weekday warriors across the globe, Mondays weren’t always such a drag. For 28 years, UNC Asheville’s … Continue reading

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Carnivorous plants draw in new crowds at the N.C. Arboretum

The nationally traveling exhibit Savage Gardens, the newest attraction at The North Carolina Arboretum, opened up on Memorial Day weekend and has been inviting visitors to explore an up-close view of carnivorous plants. “It gives the opportunity to draw in people who … Continue reading

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Haas Kowert Tice at the Altamont Theatre

WHO: Haas Kowert Tice WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, thealtamont.com WHEN: Friday, June 5, 8 p.m. $15 Acoustic trio Haas Kowert Tice recorded debut album You Got This in Brooklyn, where two-thirds of the band then lived. But the group’s latest … Continue reading

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AMERICAN FOLK ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION – June 5

“Whenever there is a natural commonality amongst our artists, consciously or not, it is worth exploring,” says Betsey-Rose Weiss, owner of downtown’s American Folk art gallery. During June, Weiss’ gallery will explore and celebrate the multitude of folk-art pieces utilizing … Continue reading

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