The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Much planning and many hours of volunteerism go into the family-friendly East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival, which features live music and food vendors throughout the day in one of Asheville's most historic neighborhoods.
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Giving a TED talk has been on Ginger Huebner’s list of “Big Goals” for a long time. But she admits that despite her plentiful accomplishments—founding and running the Roots + Wings School of Arts and Design, a career as a studio artist, curating and participating in numerous art exhibitions—she always wondered if she “would ever have anything to say.”
“You can’t just do art for art’s sake,” says potter Jim McDowell. “You have to have emotion. You have to have a story behind it. Otherwise, why are you doing it?” Jim has his ancestors in his ear—and guiding his hands—and has made it his responsibility to tell their stories and share this erased Black history.
Appalachian Trail enthusiasts Joshua Niven and Amber Adams Niven wanted to create a book about the AT that goes above and beyond other guides. Joshua, a photographer, has hiked the entire trail, and Amber, a writer, continues to add miles to the 1,400 she has already completed.
The Madison County Economic Development Board will unveil the newest addition to the Manufacturing Art Park, a program that seeks to build community, celebrate heritage and recognize the arts by honoring local manufacturing entities through sculpture pieces.
Art MoB Studios & Gallery, in Hendersonville, hosts Behind the Brush, a series of demonstrations by five studio artists, on Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Each demonstration lasts 30 minutes and allows visitors to interact with the artist as they work.
On Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., woodworkers and enthusiasts will gather at the Folk Art Center to celebrate all things wood. Wood Day will showcase a variety of woodworking techniques via demonstrations and interactive, hands-on activities.
Summer winding down doesn’t mean the good times end in Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD). With so many artists, studios, galleries and businesses, there’s always something exciting going on.