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 in the Asheville, NC area.

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

Inside: November 2014


Asheville Symphony Orchestra..p4
St. Lawrence String Quartet..p6
AmiciMusic ..p6
HART ..p23

Fine Art:
Black Box Photography & Dot Editions..p11
Jonas Gerard..p21
Rob Amberg..p21
Art After Dark..p22
Voorhees Family Art Show..p25
James Daniel..p38
Red House Gallery..p39

Womansong ..p8
Dave Mason ..p13

Dining Guide:
Bogart’s Restaurant and Tavern..p30
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza..p31
West Village Market..p32
Mother Earth Produce..p33

Asheville Cinema Festival 2014..p19

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Movie Reviews:
Chip Kaufmann, Michelle Keenan..p26

Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p7
W.H. Outland – Business of Art ..p7
James Cassara – Spinning Discs ..p12
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p14
Marcianne Miller – Books ..p15
Bill Walz – Artful Living..p17
Peter Loewer – Curmudgeon..p37
Judy Ausley – Southern Comfort ..p37

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 J. & R. Woods ..p35