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: September 2014


Asheville Lyric Opera..p6
Asheville Area Piano Forum..p6
Asheville Symphony Orchestra..p7

Fine Art:
Craft Guild Heritage Weekend..p9
Henderson County Studio Tour…p11
Asheville Gallery of Art..p21
Art After Dark..p23
Joyce Schlapkohl..p30
Flood Gallery ..p32

Movie Reviews:
Chip Kaufmann & Michelle Keenan..p12

Noam Pikelny ..p8
A-1 Music Warehouse..p8
LEAF Festival..p17
Mutual Benefit ..p27

rapid river magazine september 2014

Dining Guide:
Chocolate Fetish..p37
French Broad Brew Fest..p38

Local Favorites
AAAC’s 2014 Color Ball..p17
Town Hardware & General Store..p19

Peter Loewer – Curmudgeon..p16
Judy Ausley – Southern Comfort ..p16
Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p24
Bill Walz – Artful Living..p25
Max Hammonds, MD – Health..p25
James Cassara – Spinning Discs ..p26
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p28
Books & Authors ..p29
W.H. Outland – Business of Art ..p31
Business I.A.M. Beautiful World..p33

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