CommUnity Corner / Interactive Arts Arcade
12:30-1PM - Rescue Dog Fashion Show presented by Patton Avenue Pet Company & Mountain Pet Rescue
Join us as an array of adoptable dogs from local rescue organizations like Mountain Pet Rescue show off some of the fantastic products that Patton Avenue Pet Company stocks for pets and their people! Then, join the models after the show to meet them and maybe even take one home!
About Patton Avenue Pet Company: Patton Avenue Pet Company is a local, independent pet supply store with 3 locations in Asheville! We focus on healthy, biologically-appropriate foods and high-quality, unique supplies! Visit us 7 days a week in West Asheville, South Asheville or Downtown!
Mountain Pet Rescue: Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to saving & improving the lives of companion animals throughout our Southern Mountain Community. Through grassroots efforts, we envision a future in which all companion animals find loving homes where they are able to receive the care and respect they deserve.
1:30 - 2PM: Get your Activism On: How to take Affirmative Action in Asheville by Community Roots
About Community Roots: Community Roots is a grassroots Asheville, NC non-profit dedicated to helping communities protect the planet and dismantle corporate rule. We believe communities have the right to make decisionsabout what happens to our water, air and soil, over Corporations.
2:30 - 3PM: Carnival Variety Show presented by Asheville Vaudeville
3:30 - 4PM: Hip-Hop & Healing presented by Bountiful Cities
4:30 - 5PM: The Urban Apple Orchard: From History to Modern Day
A history on the apple agricultural industry of Western North Carolina and how that has influenced the cider industry of Asheville. Jeff Anderson, marketing and creative director of Urban Orchard Cider Company will go in depth on what it means to be a sustainably growing cidery in WNC. Covering topics such as why it’s important to maintain and support working relationships with farmers and what Urban Orchard is doing to ensure a healthy economic balance between producers and consumers. A short presentation and Q&A will be followed by a unique cider sampling for those of age.
About The Urban Orchard Cider Company: The Urban Orchard Cider Bar serves at least two purposes. First and foremost, this is a warm and inviting space to experience our one of a kind hard ciders that are made on site. The hard work and science takes place downstairs, so that minds can be blown up above. The second main function is to provide an atmosphere that fosters creativity, invigorating discussion with friends or just a warm chair to enjoy your cider in one hand and your new favorite book in the other.
5:30 - 6:30PM: Artist in the Round Presented by Ten Cent Poetry
Chelsea LaBate (Ten Cent Poetry) will read from her unreleased book Songcrafter™ and lead a panel in discussing topics like prioritizing, focus, stamina, creative flow, battling doubt and eliminating self destructive behavior. Indulge in sparkling prose, inspiring tactics and illuminated conversation with a panel of Asheville’s finest songwriters.
More Information: Chelsea La Bate is the creator of Songcrafter™ an audio series and book BJ Leidermen of NPR called “The Artist Way for songwriters.” Songcrafter works to keep creatives close to their craft. She has been a full time performing artist for ten years.
6:45 - 7:45PM: Community Media Mixer hosted by Date my City
Join Date My City as we explore the role that community media plays in shaping our collective narrative. You’ll hear from members of local community media outlets engaged in telling Asheville’s stories. Be informed and inspired by JMPRO TV (video channel), The Urban News (monthly newspaper), Word on the Street/La Voz de los Jóvenes (online magazine run by teens of color), Asheville FM (radio station), Hood Tours (tour company), and Ami Worthen (writer).
CommUnity Corner / Interactive Arts Arcade
Appalachia Guild of Healing Arts
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
Asheville Museum of Science
Blue Ridge Pride Center
Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club
Earth Shine Nature Programs
Friends of the Smokies
Full Circle Flow Arts
Girls on the Run of WNC
Humane Society of Asheville
LEAF Community Arts
Mountain Circus Arts
Mountain Pet Rescue
New Life CBD
Silly Face Ink
Street Creature Puppets
WNC Chapter of the Healing Touch Professional Association