City of Asheville to launch renovated 14 Riverside Drive with grand opening

An historic building renovated to enhance the character of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) will open to the public this month. Everyone is invited to come see the 14 Riverside Drive Arts & Culture Center during its grand opening, 3 to 6 p.m. July 21.   This formerly bricked up building on a key corridor in the RAD [...]

Asheville City offices to close for Fourth of July, plus Independence Day street closings details

Asheville City government offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will collect trash and recycling on July 4. This is a B week. Residents should have their trash and recycling bins out by 7 a.m. for collection.   Bus service on a holiday schedule ART bus service routes [...]

City of Asheville pools open for summer

Preseason maintenance and repairs are almost complete on the City of Asheville’s three swimming pools.   Work is complete at Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek Road, and the facility has passed its annual inspection by the Buncombe County Health Department. The pool opened Saturday, June 10.  Pool hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; [...]

City accepts Lexington Avenue public artwork applications

The new public artwork will be installed at 65 N. Lexington Ave., a spot adjacent to several retail establishments.     A new public artwork will come to downtown Asheville, thanks to a collaboration between the Asheville Downtown Association Foundation and the City’s Public Art & Cultural Commission. The Lexington Avenue Public Art Project is intended to reflect the [...]

Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. May 29. The award-winning North Carolina Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Band will perform before, after and during the ceremony. Asheville’s noted choral group The Reuter [...]

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