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  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rebecca Manson
  • The Life and Work of Harvey Littleton
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rachel Mauser
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  • About Face: Exploring the Graphic Identity of Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979
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  • Salon Series: Craft and Community
  • Holding the Pieces Workshop with Michael Swaine
  • Matter in Action: Mending on the Streets with Michael Swaine
  • The Art of Repair with Dr. Steven J. Jackson
  • Shaker Tape Chair Weaving Workshop
  • November Repair Café
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  • 1st Annual Windgate Fellowship Project Grant Artist Talks
  • Showing/Making: Curator’s Talk with Garth Johnson
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  • Broadway Block Party
  • Glassville: WNC’s Contemporary Glass Showcase
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  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 2
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  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Loretta Bennett
  • From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion
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  • Broadway Block Party

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10 am - 7 pm | Broadway Street, Downtown Asheville

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    The Broadway Block Party is a neighborhood event promoting and celebrating creativity in downtown Asheville’s Broadway Arts District. Participants include: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Window (Re/production | Re/presentation), Satellite Gallery, WCQS, Lindsey Kelley Dance Company, The Media Arts ProjectVaVaVoom, Willow’s Dream, L.O.F.T. of AshevilleThe Gourmet Chip Company, Counter Culture Coffee, Bruisin’ Ales, Root Down, and Farm to Fender.

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    The Broadway Block Party is organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and receives in-kind support from Henco Reprographics, Mellow Mushroom, and The Asheville Masonic Temple.

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    Schedule of Events


    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

    Location: 67 Broadway

    Open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; special performances at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm (6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 pm on Friday only)

    CCCD presents the third event in the Back to the Drawing Board series of 24-hour take-overs of Benchspace, CCCD’s gallery & workshop. Intended to provoke conversation, expose process, and invite participation, these one-day, gallery take-overs, created by juried and invited collaborators aim to make the invisible creative process visible and provide a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation.  Participating artists on August 28 – 29 include: Jennifer Bueno (Penland, NC), Aram Han (Chicago, IL), and Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL).


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    Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and Media Arts Project

    Location: 56 Broadway

    Open 12:00 – 5:00 pm; special events as listed

    The MAP and BMCM+AC present DOUBLETAKE: A look back at {Re}HAPPENING, an opportunity to view documentary footage created by an all-volunteer media team at the annual {Re}HAPPENING which takes place in early April at the original Black Mountain College campus, now Camp Rockmont. The museum will host installations by two {Re}HAPPENING artist teams, screen a video montage of {Re}HAPPENING 2015, and present artist discussions and live music throughout the afternoon (see schedule below). 

    12:00  Doors open, “Peepshow” and “The Mundane Shell” installations displayed with photo loop of moments from {Re}HAPPENING 2015

    1:00   Premiere screening of DOUBLETAKE, a {Re}HAPPENING montage video with intro by MAP and BMCM +AC representatives

    2:00   Live music by Alisha Torrealba and Frank Rosaly

    3:00   Jay Miller presentation & Chance Operations discussion with Sara Baird

    4:00   DOUBLETAKE Screening #2

    4:15   Musical performance by Library of Babel and Frank Rosaly




    Location: 73 Broadway

    Tours at 10:00 am; recording from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    WCQS staff will be on hand for studio tours and to record visitors’ interest in and experience of art. 


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    DanceFest hosted by Lindsey Kelley Dance

    Location: 67 Broadway (2nd floor)

    Performances at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; performance length is one hour and fifteen minutes

    Lindsey Kelley Dance presents the 2015 Summer DanceFest, a festival celebrating modern and contemporary dance. DanceFest is a curated opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to present new work at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Participating artists include Chicago-based choreographer, Carson Reiners, Jacqueline Dugal from Tampa, FL, NYC artist and part-time Ashevillian, Janice Lancaster, DC-based choreographers, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Meredith Bove, plus local dancer and choreographer, Sara Keller. DanceFest also includes a guerrilla-style performance by Asheville’s Dance Improv Company, The Accidentals. DanceFest will take place on the 2nd floor of CCCD on Friday, August 28th, at 7pm and Saturday, August 29th, at 2pm and 7pm.  All performances are open to the general public, $10/suggested donation.



    Window (Re/production | Re/presentation)

    Location: Installation at 80 Broadway, Talk at 67 Broadway, Permanent location: 54 Broadway

    On view all day, lecture at 6:00 pm

    Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) will be hosting the work of Rubén Ortiz-Torres, which will take the form of a temporary, public art mural adhered to the facade of the Masonic Temple. This will be supplemented with a talk by curator, Amy Galpin, who has worked closely with Ortiz-Torres on past exhibitions in San Diego. A series of portraits, forming a gridded composite image, shot by Kevin Miyazaki over the course of two days in downtown Asheville on view at Window (Re/production | Re/presentation)’s permanent location.


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    Satellite Gallery

    Location: 55 Broadway

    Time: TBA

    A discussion with featured artist Hannah Dansie and collaborators on Satellite’s current show, The Fishwife: An Exploration in to Folklore, Myth & Legend.



    Willow’s Dream

    Location: 64 Broadway

    9:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Live music on the rooftop patio, local artists featured in salon, and 15% all gift store purchases.



    L.O.F.T. of Asheville

    Location: 53 Broadway

    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Paul Choi busking “bad drawings”.


    Counter Culture Coffee

    Location: 77 Broadway

    10:00 am- 2:00 pm

    Iced coffee brewing demos and tastings at Counter Culture’s cutting-edge coffee education center.



    Brusin’ Ales

    Location: 66 Broadway

    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Drop by Bruisin’ Ales, tweet your arrival to @bruisinales or check-in on Facebook with photo & hashtag #beerlanthropy, and get some free beer merchandise with purchase.


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    Root Down and Farm to Fender Food Trucks

    Location: 80 Broadway

    12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Grab lunch or a snack at Root Down or Farm to Fender, on site at The Masonic Temple parking lot.


    The Gourmet Chip Company

    Location: 43 ½ Broadway

    11:00 am ­­– 8:00 pm

    Stop in and have a cone of gourmet potato chips to go or sit down and have lunch. Try the special chip creation of the day, “The Broadway” – housemade chips drizzled in balsamic reduction, goat cheese crumbles, and sun-dried tomatoes.


    Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

    The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.


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