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: July 2014


Nightmares on Wax..p6
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival..p7
Amici Music..p7
Phish n’ Chips..p8
Dead Fingers..p15

Asheville Lyric Opera..p13
NC Stage..p13

Fine Art:
ArtFest 2014..p9
Art After Dark..p9
Jenny Buckner..p11
Village Art & Craft Fair..p16
Southern Highlands Craft Fair..p17
Asheville Gallery of Art..p19
Artist Resource Center..p33

Summer Fun:
Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch..p12
Laugh Your Asheville Off..p18
Henderson County Events..p20
Sourwood Festival..p24
Summer Reads..p24
Crossnore Craft Fair..p34

rapid river magazine july 2014

Dining Guide:
Lenny’s Sub Shop..p26
The Green Room Café..p27
Pint Nights + Bend and Brew..p29

Eddie LeShure – Jazz..p6
Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p8
Peter Loewer – Curmudgeon..p12
James Cassara – Music..p14
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p22
Books & Authors..p23
Bill Walz – Mindfulness..p25
Max Hammonds, MD – Health..p25
Business in a More Beautiful World..p35

What to Do Guide:
Best in Show by Phil Juliano..p31
Callie & Cats by Amy Downs..p31
Corgi Tales by Phil Hawkins..p31
Dragin by Michael Cole..p31
Ratchet & Spin by T.Oder, R.Woods..p31