Saturday, January 16, 2016

Asheville Area Arts Council developing arts incubator in Asheville's South Slope


The Asheville Area Arts Council is using a $30,000 grant to create an arts incubator on Coxe Avenue in the South Slope neighborhood. WLOS says "the arts council has its heart set on is making the South Slope the next River Arts District or Lexington Avenue for local artists."

From WLOS:

"While Asheville is known for its craft beer, you can't forget its arts. Where there are artists there has to be space for them to work.

"'Ceramics, artists, fiber artists, print makers, dark room, and Asheville makers,' Jen Gordon, exhibitions manager for the arts council, said.

"The Asheville Area Arts Council found the opportunity to create that on Coxe Avenue with a 15,000 square foot building set to be full of studios and opportunities for local artists.

"'Having no business to developing their business to being able to grow their business and that's kind of our mission,' Gordon said. 'We have a long way to go for sure, but I think we're making good steps.'"

WLOS story here: http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Asheville-39-s-South-Slope-Now-Booming-with-Art-and-Beer-250868.shtml

And more on this story from Ashvegas: http://ashvegas.com/asheville-area-arts-council-arts-incubator-south-slope

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