Saturday - Jun 23, 2018

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Asheville Visiting Artist Program finalists announced

Asheville Visiting Artist Program finalists announced

Jefferson Pinder     The Public Art and Cultural Commission and the City of Asheville announce that three artists/artist teams have been chosen as finalists for the City’s first-ever Visiting Artist Program. The artists are: Jefferson Pinder; Monique Luck, Flavia Lovatelli and Francisco Gonzalez; Amir Shakir and Ivette Cabrera.   Fifty-nine artists applied for the

Community discussion rescheduled: Protect French Broad River water and riverbanks in conjunction with RADTIP

Community discussion rescheduled: Protect French Broad River water and riverbanks in conjunction with RADTIP

NOTE: This event has been moved to June 13 because of flooding that occurred on the original date of May 30.     Interested in the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) and greenway? Come be part of a conversation about riverside ecology and natural habitat from 5 to 7 p.m. June 30 at

Start your engine, small businesses! Asheville Test Drive program launches

Start your engine, small businesses! Asheville Test Drive program launches

  Have an idea for a small business but not sure how buyers would embrace it? A new program in partnership with Mountain BizWorks and the City of Asheville gives people an opportunity to test their ideas in a low-risk environment. It’s called Test Drive and here’s how it works. This innovative partnership gives fledgling


Earth Day: Asheville GreenWorks teams with City for tree workshops, celebration

Earth Day: Asheville GreenWorks teams with City for tree workshops, celebration

    For Earth Day, Earth Month or because it’s spring, now is a great time to take advantage of a series of workshops to help tree professionals and tree lovers hone their skills in tree care and maintenance.  These workshops are provided by Asheville GreenWorks with support from the City of Asheville.   Yarn-bombing tree celebration

City of Asheville seeks applications for Visiting Artist Program

City of Asheville seeks applications for Visiting Artist Program

Above, left to right: Community engagement at the painting of the Triangle Park Mural; Urban Trail marker celebrates the craftsmanship of master mason James Vester Miller; and celebrants at the Goombay Festival.   Please note deadline extension: 5 p.m. May 4.   The City of Asheville’s Public Art and Cultural Commission is excited to announce


2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

With 2017 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville initiatives and developments from the past year. Here are 10 initiatives that your City government got off the ground in 2017. We’ll have 2018 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Bond projects began In November 2016,

RADTIP southern section greenway construction work to begin in new year

RADTIP southern section greenway construction work to begin in new year

In 2017, the City of Asheville broke ground on the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project, known as RADTIP. You may have noticed greenway installation work along Riverside Drive between Jean Webb Park and the Craven Street Bridge. In early January, construction on the southern end of the RADTIP greenway will begin along Lyman Street


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