Help the community preserve public arts and cultural programming. Non-profit organizations, engaged in community events that promote cultural heritiage, diversity and the creative arts, can apply for a City of Asheville Event Support Grant facilitated by ArtsAVL
The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are documenting the community’s vision for a more equitable, accessible, and inclusive Pack Square Plaza, a social and economic hub for the region. You have been participating online and by attending community events to give us your ideas. Now check out the results! Ideas generated by the community can be [...]
City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce dates for public to review the Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan and attend special events
*UPDATE* The Friday, July 28 meeting locations have been changed due to technical issues. The new locations have been updated under the respective event information for July 28 below. The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan when it’s released by the City and County on July [...]
City of Asheville Awarded $3 Million Grant to Implement Community’s Vision In and Around Pack Square Plaza
The City of Asheville will receive $3,000,000 to reshape Pack Square Plaza and the gateway to The Block as described in feedback collected through the Pack Square Visioning Project in 2022 and 2023. The funding comes from the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project, a philanthropic “…commitment to give $250 million by 2025 to transform the nation’s [...]
The City announces November and December artist schedule of Art in the Heart and opportunities to engage
A new line up of Art in the Heart artworks and experiences will be in Pack Square Plaza for November and December 2022. A final schedule for January-March artists will be released subsequently. To learn more about the artists and their projects, please visit ashevillenc.gov/artintheheart. Images and videos of completed projects have been, and will [...]
Over the past several years, City staff has been working closely with the Burton Street Community Association to aid in implementation of the Burton Street Neighborhood Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2018. The plan outlines goals and strategies aimed at preserving neighborhood character, among other priorities for the neighborhood. [...]
Art in the Heart is a way to unite, heal, and strengthen the community. The goal is to use art to spark conversation and ideas on how to make Pack Square Plaza –a central gathering place and hub of activity for the region– a place that reflects Asheville’s diverse community. The program [...]
Communities across Buncombe County to consider the future of Pack Square Plaza, Asheville’s most central public space. The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will kick off the start of the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project by launching an online Engagement Hub on the City of Asheville website Friday September 16, 2022. [...]
Pardon our Delay! Due to weather conditions this weekend, the kick off for Art in the Heart will be delayed. But don't worry, you'll still get a chance to see all the exciting art and local artists participating in the program. Please keep checking our website, as we will update it with the new schedule.
The City of Asheville is thrilled to announce the participating artist list for Art in the Heart! For more information on the artists and their projects, visit Art in the Heart project on the City’s website.
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville sits down with Stephanie Dahl and Karli Stephenson from the Planning and [...]
The City of Asheville is building a new, environmentally conscious (LEED certified) Public Safety Station just north of downtown at 316 Broadway Street in the 5 Points neighborhood, near UNC-Asheville. A Call for Artists has been issued to find an artist or artist team for a public art project at the new building. Opportunities for [...]