2nd Saturday for May 2013 is a busy one, starting with a pancake brunch @ the Grey Eagle @ 10am, then over to theAsheville Ceramic Gallery Grand Opening @ 10am to 6pm @ 109 Roberts Street... plus a focus on Textiles, Jewelry & Fiber thanks to the River Arts District Artists @ The Wedge, CURVE studios, Cotton Mill Studios & more... it is going to be a full day!
Ananda Hair Salon, an art institution in downtown Asheville for 15 years, due to its consistently discriminating choices of wall adornment, is now open @ its second location, trackside @ The Wedge Studios. New clear glass garage doors surrounded by black & poured silver paint tell you that you have arrived some place new & wonderful. Please allow Larry & his crew to make you beautiful! Open Tuesday thru Sunday!
We love having a teenager in the ARAD... so please do show up for MMS' quinceanera party this Wednesday, April 24 from 11am to 6pm... lunch is being served between noon & 2pm... brews & music from 4 to 6pm... and do not miss checking out the new HP Indigo printing wonder just installed!
On Friday, May 3, 2013, The Megaphone Project will be installed at The Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, from 4-7 pm. LEAF Schools & Streets along with, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, in collaboration with Jesse Stevens and David Wells are bringing this fun event to Depot Street, with production help from Lauren and Rus Snelling. A light reception will precede the talk, starting at 5 pm @ 285 Livingston Street.
Coincidentally or not, the most recent fire @ 159 Riverside Drive, the ruins of the Asheville Cotton Mill, took place 18 years to the day (April 2, 2013) after this property was consumed by fire, that started @ The Chesterfield Mill on April 2, 1995. There is great concern in the West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood that continued loss of historic structures due to property owner neglect will deplete the neighborhood of its cultural heritage. The Historic Preservation Society sold this property to Riverlink in the 1990's for the sum of $1.
New Belgium Brewery Asheville has a new link for information about all things brewery as it moves forward with demolition this spring. In addition, Bradley Barrett, of Old World Architectural & Salvage Company has made a link where you can keep up with materials that may be available for reuse by ARAD neighbors...
CrossFit Pisgah hosts the inaugural "River Ruckus," a 2-day CrossFit competition to be held on the banks of the French Broad River in Asheville's River Arts District on April 6-7, 2013. The event is part of the national Garage Games series and marks the first regional CrossFit competition to be held in the Asheville area. Both days, there will be 4 workouts that combine movements from various disciplines such as powerlifting, endurance, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, mobility.
Preview Party will happen @ 37 Paynes Way (the new address for the trackside of the WEDGE building) in space #3 now known as Splurge: Distinctive Lighting & Vintage Furnishings... the new home for the creative talents of Robert Nicholas. The party will happen from 5 to 10pm... so do drop by!
Along a recently recognized stretch of long dormant roadway, sits The Wedge Brewery. Thanks to the efforts of the City of Asheville & Wedge Brewery proprietor & long time John Payne good friend, Tim Shaller, what ways once known as Queen Street has been officially renamed "Paynes Way" in honor of River Arts District pioneer & WEDGE studio founder, John Roy Payne. Thanks to all who have made this wonderful occurrence, occur!