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MAP News: So Much to Do in Spring...

{Re}HAPPENING Tickets on Sale!

Plans are in full swing for the second annual {Re}HAPPENING, April 9 at Camp Rockmont. The full list of more than 40 artists is on the website. The evening’s culinary delights are developing as well, including onsite artistry from chef Mark Rosenstein. The {Re}HAPPENING begins with a meal – with tastes from over a dozen different local restaurants and farms – surrounded by art as various performances happen around the seated audience. During the second half of the evening the dining hall becomes the main performance space, while music, multimedia art and more takes place across the rest of the campus into the night. Tickets for the dinner portion of the evening sold out well before last year’s event, so be sure to get yours early!


Check out the {Re}HAPPENING feature in the current issue of WNC magazine, and keep an eye on Facebook as we are regularly profiling artists. We are grateful to our ever-growing list of sponsors, including Chai Pani, Early Girl, Clingman Café, Filo, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Izzy’s, Short Street Cakes, Vinnie’s, and the Wedge. The La Zoom Bus will once again run from downtown throughout the night, with performances from the {Re}HAPPENING artists.

Get your tickets at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center... and get a taste of what's to come at the {Pre}HAPPENINGs.


What: A one night {Pre}HAPPENING show

When: Saturday, March 5th - Starts at 8pm

Where: ARTERY: 346 Depot Street, Asheville NC

$5 Suggested Donation

Co-hosted with the Asheville Area Arts Council, this show will focus on performance, movement, sound, multi-media & sculpture

What: A one night {Pre}HAPPENING show & long term exhibition

When: Saturday, March 12th - Starts at 8pm

Where: The Wine Bar: 5 Walnut Street, Asheville NC

www.5walnut.com $5 Suggested Donation

A one-night show kicks off a month-long exhibition of last year's photos and video documentation in the gallery next door. During the opening we’ll have access to the front of the building and Chicken Alley next door for multi-media and performance.


Mobile Art Lab Premiere and "Falling into the Sky"

When: Friday, March 11th - 6-9pm

Where: ARTERY: 346 Depot Street, Asheville NC


“The Artery” (The Asheville Area Arts Council) in the River Arts District will feature “Falling Into the Sky,” a solo exhibition of works by Mark Koven, a 2011 recipient of a North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant. The opening night will take place Friday, March 11th from 6-9pm and the exhibit will be on view through March 31st. The exhibition will also feature the Mobile ART Lab, a collaboration with the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department. The opening night will be filled with participants creating and throwing LED magnetic stickies, laser tagging onto the surroundings, outdoor video projections, a variety of performers, a live DJ, a special creation by Artista Cakes, and cotton candy served by students from Koven’s Edible Aesthetics course at UNCA.

The Mobile ART Lab’s next stop will be Saturday, March 12 at 5 Walnut. The Mobile Art Lab is a collaborative project with the Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, which is a department within the City of Asheville that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all Asheville citizens by providing diverse cultural and recreational experiences.

Asheville-Buncombe’s 1st Annual Creative Sector Summit

March 16th
– Independent Creative Professionals meet at 5:30pm at The Asheville Masonic Temple.

March 17th – Representatives of Organizations, Businesses, and Stakeholders meet at 1:30pm at the Hilton in Biltmore Park. Events will also be webcast live at www.ashevillearts.com.

This 2-day conference assembles creative professionals, leaders of community organizations and businesses, and key stakeholders for networking, education, and collaboration. Collaborators contributing to the Summit include: The City of Asheville, The Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Downtown Commission, Diana Wortham Theatre, The Asheville Art Museum, The Civic Center, North Carolina Stage Company, Arts 2 People, The Orange Peel, The Altamont Theatre Company, The Performance Center in Asheville, Mountain BizWorks, The YMI Cultural Center, The Media Arts Project, and more, with support from state agencies including The North Carolina Arts Council, and arts advocacy giant Arts NC.

This is the time and the opportunity to put your two cents into a strategic discussion on how these initiatives can make this community a better place for artists to live and work. Online registration at www.ashevillearts.com begins March 1st.



Contest Opens: March 4

Submissions Due: March 25

Screening: Wednesday, April 13, 7pm

The Fine Arts Theater

The Future of Asheville Music (FOAM) and HATCH present the 4th annual Music Video Asheville, showcasing the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers. The MAP is proud to serve as fiscal saponsor for the MVA, which is sponsored by Music Allies, Creative Allies, Echo Mountain Recording. Tickets are available after April 1st for $6 each at the Fine Arts Theater, Mamacitas, Static Age, Harvest Records, and Orbitz DVD. Check out www.musicvideoasheville.com for more information on the event and how to submit.

Our VOICE Call for Art for HEART WORKS

Submissions Due by: Friday, March 25

Show Opens:
April 8, The ARTERY

, the rape crisis and prevention center serving Buncombe Co., is accepting all forms of multi/mixed media art for the 11th Annual Survivor’s Art Show. Works will be showcased at the ARTERY throughout April - Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

To submit your work: Please bring artwork by the OUR VOICE offices, 44 Merrimon Avenue – Suite 1, Monday–Thursday between 9 and 5 or on Friday between 9 and 3. If your pieces are large and you would rather submit a photo – please email the photo to ohia@ourvoicenc.org.  You may either complete the Art Exhibit Submission Form in advance and bring it with you or complete one at our office. For more information, please email ohia@ourvoicenc.org or by phone at (828) 252-0562.

Says Ohia, "OUR VOICE believes in the empowering medium of art and hope you will join us to witness the healing that occurs when we allow our inner creativity come to life."



HATCH Packs and Panel Passes are available at early bird pricing through March 13. Quantities are limited - visit HATCHexperience.com to purchase.

HATCH Volunteer Party

March 15 - After work

Where: The Arcade Asheville

130 College Street

THE CHEEKSTERS will play a set at the HATCH Volunteer Orientation Party, where you can learn more about the HATCH Experience in April and how you can get involved.