EDC Arts & Culture: Asheville Breweries

Asheville's Symphony, Opera and Ballet to Moog Music, Film and Handcrafted Arts

The Asheville region is highly regarded & nationally known as a center for art. Asheville, NC was named a "Top Small City for Art" by American Style Magazine. Its vibrant music scene showcases vocal, instrumental, theatre, and entertainment arts. The region’s remarkable outdoor beauty and unique cultural charm of the mountains contributes naturally to the creative venture and independent spirit.
In eclectic Echo Mountain Recording Studio, musicians utilize digital or analog capability with state-of-the-art options for sound enhancement. Highly talented artists have recorded music within these studio walls. Enriching the wide variety of music venues and alternatives in the region, the Asheville Symphony, Asheville Lyric Opera and Ballet Conservatory of Asheville offer cultured and sophisticated occasion for followers and enthusiasts, while mountain culture continues the unique tradition of the complex Appalachian bluegrass sound. A nod to the city’s prominent indie music scene, Rolling Stone Magazine named The Orange Peel one of the Top 5 Rock Clubs in America.
Festivals across art genres occur throughout the year featuring exciting attractions like Moogfest with a contagious, upbeat energy. Alternatively, many distinguished novelists have found inspiration amidst the peaceful mountain views and ambling rivers. Noteworthy literature has produced such well-known authors as Thomas Wolfe, Charles Frazier, and John Ehle, as well as the legendary F. Scott Fitzgerald, who often spent summers in the area.

River Arts District, Music Venues, Asheville Breweries: The perfect recipe for a dynamic city.

Longstanding, well-established organizations such as the Asheville Film Society and Asheville Area Arts Council serve to work closely with area artists and assist with a variety of needs. Arts & Culture has a long tradition in the Asheville area and continues to set the stage for creative development admired worldwide.
Asheville and the surrounding region is home to thousands of artists, a concentration greater than that of the national average. Galleries infuse the downtown landscape and artwork may be found throughout the region in local stores, hotels, and restaurants. The developing River Arts District is home to many artists whose mediums include clay, fiber, watercolor, wood, and glass. Easily walkable and close to two river parks, the RAD is often a way to directly meet and interact with artists producing world-class, inspiring art.