Asheville Art in the Park

June 10, 2017 - June 24, 2017 Pack Square Park Address: Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC 28801 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: Free Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with it’s market series now in its eighth year. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. Muddy Knees Design and Production is proud to once again offer local artists the opportunity to connect with the public in Asheville‘s Pack Square Park. We invite you to come out to Asheville Art in the Park. Take a stroll around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley’s marvelous fountain and experience the textures and forms of a truly unique garden. You will not only be participating in an art market, but you will be part of a cycle of giving as 10% of sale profits will be donated to the Asheville Area Arts Council's "Asheville Art in the Park Art and Community Grant".

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Theater, Festivals and more!

 

For lovers of theater, there are several companies to choose from in Asheville. One is the highly respected North Carolina Stage Company, a relative newcomer to the city’s vibrant theatrical arts scene. Newer still is the Altamont Theatre Company, a black-box musical theatre downtown.

Flat Rock Playhouse was designated The State Theatre of North Carolina in 1961. The state’s longest running Shakespeare festival is operated by the Montford Park Players, who stage the Bard’s plays all summer, for free, in Montford Park in downtown Asheville. Asheville Community Theatre keeps a busy performance schedule all year long.

If festivals are more your fashion, the Dry Ridge Inn is a delightful place to decamp from.

It’s a quick zip to Black Mountain, where for nearly two decades the Lake Eden Arts Festival (pictured) has been attracting people who love its spirited celebration of music, dancing, healing modalities and regional and world folk arts.

asheville-artsAsheville’s annual Greek Festival ushers in fall with heaping platters of pastichio ( a steaming baked casserole of ground beef and macaroni). The HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival in October serves up tall corned beef sandwiches on rye, as well as delicious potato knishes and latkes.

Beer-lovers won’t want to miss the Beer City Festival in June or Brewgrass in June, one of the largest beer and music festivals in the region. Both feature the best of craft beer made by the many breweries in – and outside of – the area.

If you still have any energy after all of that, don’t forget the Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville, a weekend in May full of culture, athletics, music, food, drink and more.