585 Hwy 9
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: (828) 669-9950
Fax: (828) 669-1165
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is a hub of culture in Western North Carolina. The Center houses monthly art exhibits in which often includes folk art and the work of local artists. A particular favorite in the community are the featured art classes and workshops that are held here. Although rare, on occasion the Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosts a theater production. Located in the Black Mountain's old city hall, this establishment brings well-appreciated art and events to the local community.
Spicing up the live music scene of this small town, White Horse Black Mountain hits the right tone with the music lovers in and around Black Mountain. With a capacity to host 225 spectators at a time, it is more than just an intimate venue for concerts. It offers the comforts of a bar where you can sip on cold local brews and global wines as well as gives you an option to get your own food from the nearby restaurants. Apart from live music, the venue holds numerous other events related to art, drama, poetry and movies, thus leaving no room for complaints. The venue doesn't accept reservations of seats, so make sure you walk in here early and grab the best seat.
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre is home to a large number of theatrical events. The Montford Park Players have made this amphitheater their home and have provided the residents of Asheville with many Shakespearean plays. This outdoor venue is particularly popular during the spring and summer seasons when the weather is perfect for such an excursion. Other companies and groups will vie for this event space to host their own special exhibitions, community events, plays and live performances. Many of the events held by the Montford Park Players are free and open to the public, check their website for details.
Part of the famed Regal chain, this cinema with the curious name is known for its excellent amenities and first-run films. Seven in-house screens show all of the latest Hollywood action here. Special rates for seniors and kids make it all the more appealing for movie-lovers. Check the website for more information and book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Situated south from the downtown Asheville, Toy Boat Community Art Space is the outcome of the collaboration of various groups like Runaway Circus and Loose Cabooses, Wendal Wandell, Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth and The Vanishing Wheelchair. This eclectic space is host to a variety of events ranging from acrobatics to concerts to jugglery. The art space is also well-equipped to host events of any size, however, the events held here are not confined to the walls of the space as the open space outside its door is also used for hosting circus and other large scale events. If you are keen on learning the tricks of the magician or antics of the the juggler, then you can enroll to the classes scheduled at the art space from time to time. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Since its inception in 1925, the Memorial Stadium has been hosting sporting events like athletics tournaments and football matches for local teams. Besides hosting championships, this 5000-seater multi-utility space also hosts cultural events in its premises. Call ahead for details.
Located inside the YMI Cultural Center building, Apothecary is the best place to gauge the extent of local talent in Asheville. It opened its doors in August 2012, and since then this creative space has played host to a series of performances in music, dance, theater, as well as to a number of lectures, film screenings, educational and community events. And not just the local talents, you can also watch the performances of various national and international artists/ bands on tour. In the past, artists like Molly Nilsson, Alligator Indian and Hear Hums have graced the stage at Apothecary. Call ahead to know more.
McCormick Field is primarily a baseball park and home to the minor league Ashville Tourists. Built in 1924 and sitting a good way up on one of the city's hills thus providing a great scenic view. Renovated, the ball park is modernized but still has the authentic charm of ball parks of yore.
Asheville Community Theatre consistently entertains the Asheville community with its enjoyable theater productions. Anything from musicals and comedies to one-man shows and dramas can be found on the Theatre's stage. A lot of heart goes into the production of each show and its evident from the crowds drawn here on opening nights. This regional theater is a non-profit organization so donations are indeed welcome as are volunteers.
With a 942 person capacity and state-of-the-art sound and light facilities, the Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club is your pick for the day. It is the favorite live music hall and concert venue, featuring all kinds of stage performances and cultural acts. Famous personalities and bands, such as Bob Dylan, Damien Rice and Flaming Lips have performed here. The atmosphere is ideal for any kind of show. In fact, you can even host private parties and events here. Grab a bite at the in-house restaurants or have a drink or two at the beautifully designed bar after the event.
If you are a fan of independent films or tired of the commercial hype of big budget studio films, then sit back, relax and enjoy something different at The Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville. An array of art and independent films each year keeps patrons who love the art of film making coming back again and again. For more information, do check out their website.
If you want the intimate, close up, more personal experience of seeing a live show, then the Diana Wortham Theater is just what you are looking for. With only 500 seats, this theater, which sits in the heart of downtown Asheville, gives you a BIG theater experience. Shows ranging from Shakespeare to piano series to lively theatrical dance performances are presented on this stage. Do not miss an opportunity to attend a performance at this theater while you're in town. Ticket prices and show times vary according to performance.