-The Big Crafty: The Big Crafty, the ever-popular celebration of local indy artists and craftspeople, returns to Pack Square Park this Sunday. Get out and support our local artists!
-Cheap Joe’s: The Boone-based art supply shop has plans to open in Asheville, according to a recent post on the Bring Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff to Asheville page on FB:
Art Supply Store to restore supply lines to area artists.
Where do you shop to feed your creativity? Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Inc., the legendary purveyor of fine arts materials, announces the debut of a new retail art supply store opening in Asheville, North Carolina. We will be located in Asheville’s lively center of art, artists, galleries, studios, music and great food: the River Arts District.
We’re so excited to be a part of your community! More details to follow.
-The Local Barber and Tap: The Local Barber and Tap is planning to open at 84 Walnut St. in downtown Asheville. The space is kind of a basement space near the corner of Walnut and Haywood Street. The location was last home to an art gallery.
-Fall LEAF line-up: LEAF has announced its fall music line-up. The line-up is a celebration of New Orleans, and it’s a doozy. Here’s a quick look:
Aaron Neville | Preservation Hall Dumpstaphunkx2
Rebirth Brass Band | Rising Appalachia
The Revivalists | Charmaine Neville
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Roosevelt Collier Gospel | California Honeydrops Climbing Poetree| New Orleans Suspects
A Moving Sound | Dirty Bourbon River Show
AJ Ghent Band | Khris Royal & Dark Matter
Sol Driven Train | Jeff Sipe Trio
Leah Song of Rising Appalachia | Soul Feather
Jaden Carlson Band | Bumper Jacksons LYRIC | The Roamin’ Jasmine | The Resonant Rogues
Jeff Thompson | HoveyKraft | Rachael Kilgour
Contra w/ Maivish | Great Bear | Buddy System | DJ JorD | Mary Wesley & Sarah Van Norstrand
Unifire Theater | Miss T’s Art V Boogey | Kickin’ It Jelly Dome Faerie Kin | Osirian Flora
1st Annual Welcome to Mars Showcase | 41st LEAF Poetry Slam 5th Annual Toybox Puppetry Slam
and many more…
I’m excited to try this new place downtown. It’s places like this that makes Asheville unique. Happy to support the LOCAL business.
“The Local Barber and Tap”? Barbershop and bar seems like a terrible combination to me. Hair would get into everything, and you can’t move your head to take a drink while you’re getting a haircut anyway. What’s the point?
It’s a proven model in lots of other cities. Also, Blue Ribbon on Haywood Rd. has been around for quite awhile now.
Sort of like how at high-end spas you might get a glass of wine.