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Dogwood Alliance

This quarter, we are featuring Arts 2 People. 10% of all Home Team Network proceeds go directly to this excellent non-profit who is actively promoting arts and beautifying our community.

Arts 2 People :: (AMP)
Asheville Mural Project

The Asheville Mural Project is poised to complete last summer’s work on the concrete support piers of the I-240 Bridge downtown.

The Lexington Avenue side of the Gateway Mural is estimated to be completed by the end of July, where artists Kurt Thaesler, Steve Lister, and Harper Leich have been working to finish the portion dedicated to the arts in Asheville.

In the neighborhood? Stop under the bridge by and have a look, its absolutely breataking... more >>

Arts 2 People is a non-profit social service organization devoted to promoting the role of the arts as an integral part of our culture by serving the entire community through arts outreach, bringing the arts to those in need of the healing power of art, supporting the careers of artists, and through community cultural development

Arts 2 People Mission Statement:

1. We believe everyone should have access to the transformational power of creative expression. We offer classes to the general public on a sliding scale, and provide arts-in-education opportunities to underprivileged populations.

2. We see a need for local career artists, musicians and craftspeople to learn more about marketing themselves and networking with others in their field. We offer a variety of showcasing, networking, and mentoring opportunities for these professionals to increase their ability to be financially self-sufficient.

3. Lastly, we are committed to strengthening the reputation Asheville has as a haven for the arts. We want to make the arts so firmly established here that the future growth of Asheville will not weaken our identity as an artistic community.

Community Focus

Arts 2 People has hosted a variety of community meetings, all of which provide forum for the areas cultural creatives. These events have brought together social service and arts organizations, business owners, city officials, artists, the media, non-profit representatives and more. If you would like help in hosting a meeting, music and arts event, festival, workshop or some other creative endeavor, please email erin@arts2people.org.

Arts 2 People :: Asheville Mural Project (AMP)

The Asheville Mural Project, a project of Arts2People, exists to beautify and diversify Asheville's urban landscape, providing artists and local community members with the opportunity to design and implement their own public art. We believe that murals enhance quality of life and create artful metropolitan experience through the transformation of conventional architecture. Our murals are both the testimony and celebration of a lively local arts culture. LEARN MORE ABOUT AMP

Arts 2 People :: Moving Women

Founded in 2007, Moving Women is a dance performance ensemble that honors and invites the diverse perspectives offered by cross-genre collaboration. Core members challenge themselves by working with other dancers, visual artists, musicians, poets, actors, and performance artists to create original works. LEARN MORE ABOUT MOVING WOMEN

Volunteer with Arts 2 People

If any of these endeavors have caught your attention and you want to get involved somehow but you're not quite sure how to connect, VOLUNTEER! Arts 2 People can definitely use your help anytime… Contact them directly and express how you wish to participate.

We look forward to working with Arts 2 People...
For more information about this wonderful non-profit please visit: www.Arts2People.org

LAAFF - Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival

Lexington Avenue Arts
& Fun Festival (LAAFF)
September 6th

Arts 2 People is excited to bring you the 8th annual FREE, Lexington Ave Arts and Fun Festival. Three blocks of N. Lexington Ave will be lined with all local art, food, beer and street performers on Sunday, September 6th from 11am – 10pm. The street will be brimming with a celebration Asheville's diverse and unique culture.

Three stages and two courtyards of music and performance include rock and roll, indie pop, funk, folk, ragtime, reggae, world beats, singer songwriters, bluegrass, old time, drummers, clowns, magicians, contortionists, belly dancers, modern dancers, vaudeville actors, fire dancers, break dancers, and hula hoopers. Check in with Arts 2 People for a complete lineup coming soon.

LAAFF is great for the whole family. Kids will love making art, dancing, and having fun all day long. Many kids' performance acts include kids' hip hop, break dancing, modern dance, jump roping, jazz and more. The big "kids" will enjoy the ever popular bicycle jousting, local brews, an eclectic culinary and artistic experience, as well as a selection of Big People Games.

Each year the festival grows larger and gets even better. They are now considered by the City to be Asheville's largest independent festival! With growth of over 30% last year, its sure to be a hit again this year... more >>
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