The River Arts District Artists voted to change the Spring Studio Stroll to the Second Weekend in May 2015 (and from now on!) which means the Studio Stroll falls this year on Mother's Day Weekend, May 9 & 10, 2015. The studios will be open from 10am to 6pm both days... the Trolley will once again be available to carry you to and fro... more info can be found @ riverartsdistrict.com... see you there!
Brandy Clements & Dave Klingler have moved over to 9 UP @ CURVE Studios. Planet Art & Go Chair Repair will now be known as The Silver River Center for Chair Caning, a retail location as well as teaching facility and museum. You will not meet bigger chair nerds anywhere in the world!
The Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation funded a study in November 2014 to explore the feasibility of constructing a White Water feature in the French Broad River. The report, just out, suggests that it is possible and recommends the location between the Craven Street & Jeff Bowen Bridges here in the ARAD. See Boise, Idaho to get the gist. Is this a good fit for the ARAD? let your elected officials know!
The former Wednesday Afternoon Montford Farmer's Market is coming to the ARAD. The new River Arts District (or RAD) Farmers Market opens @ All Souls Pizza @ 175 Clingman Avenue starting July 2, 2014. Market hours are 2pm to 6pm with the added bonus of green space & a great community partner that serves yummy local beer & pizza! Join in the fun, ya'll! find it on FB or via email.
The 19 shipping containers that will form the newest foodie haven in the ARAD have arrived! Matt Logan & Kristie Quinn of 5 Walnut fame have turned their attention to the ARAD @ 233 Riverside Drive by providing a home to Asheville Greenworks as well as The Smoky Park Supper Club, expected to open later this year.
The first fresh taste of Blue Kudzu's own home-brew sake will happen on Sunday May 18, 2014 from noon to 9pm @ 372 Depot Street. As only the 4th micro sake brewery in the US of A, please do not miss this special treat! The premier of Junmai Ginjo "Spirit of the Sky", Nigori "Thundersnow" and Nama Genshu "Dancing River" will be accompanied by food & fun, inside & out on the patio!
CURVE studios & garden hosts its 7th Annual Spring Open House & Twilight Party on 2nd Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am to 8pm @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive in the ARAD. The CURVE Twilight Party starts @ 5pm with Mark Rosenstein & his GO Kitchen Ready staff cooking shish kabobs, kegs of local beer & cider & homemade desserts. CURVE artists will donate a percentage of sales to the GO Kitchen Ready job-training program, so bring your wallets and help support Green Opportunities & the amazing artists here @ CURVE studios & garden.