Asheville's oldest and most read arts and culture magazine

Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine is the largest and oldest arts publication in Western North Carolina. Founded in March of 1997, we are highly recognized for our journalistic approach to the fine and performing arts here in the mountains.

Each month we profile both well-established and new artists. Our columnists deal with dining, health, studios, performances, local shops, crafts, poetry and book reviews. Check us out each month for details on booksignings, art openings, fundraising events, concerts, and movies currently showing in Asheville, NC.

For a listing of current events visit the What to Do Guide!

Inside: April 2014

Performance
Sound Effects..p6
UNC Asheville Arts Fest..p7
Hendersonville Chamber Music..p10
Asheville Chamber Music..p11
HART..p30Music
Robin Bullock..p7
Joe Kendrick ..p27
Daniel Iannucci..p27
Hank West and the Smoking Hots..p29
French Broad River Festival ..p38
LEAF: Fun for the Entire Family..p39

Fine Art
Andrew Charles Gallery..p8
Weaverville Art Safari..p9
Art MoB Studios..p10
River of Art 2..p18
Jonas Gerard ..p19
Teresa Pennington..p32
John Nelson Exhibit..p36

Artful Living
Great Tree Zen Temple..p16
Dining Out for Life..p22
{Re}HAPPENING 2014 ..p26

rapid river magazine april 2014

Movie Reviews:
Chip Kaufmann & Michelle Keenan..p12
Asheville’s Jewish Film Festival..p13
William Fox, Forgotten Mogul..p15

Columns:
Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p8
Max Hammonds, MD – Health..p16
Bill Walz – Artful Living..p17
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p24
Marcianne Miller – Books ..p25
Judy Ausley – Southern Comfort..p26
Eddie LeShure – Jazz..p27
James Cassara – Music ..p28

What to Do Guide:
Best in Show by Phil Juliano ..p35
Callie & Cats by Amy Downs ..p35
Corgi Tales by Phil Hawkins ..p35
Dragin by Michael Cole ..p35
Ratchet & Spin by T.Oder, R.Woods ..p35