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: December 2014


Asheville Symphony Orchestra..p6
NC Stage ..p7
Magnetic Theatre..p7
Asheville Contemporary Dance ..p16

Fine Art:
Ariel Gallery ..p11
Blackbird Frame & Art..p11
Red House Gallery..p17
Asheville Gallery of Art ..p19
Susan Marie Designs..p21
Art After Dark..p30
Teresa Pennington..p31
Riverview Station ..p32
Toe River Studio Tour..p37
Southern Highland Craft Guild..p38
Grovewood Gallery..p38
Ten Thousand Villages..p38

The Fritz & Zansa..p13
Town Mtn. & Mandolin Orange..p24

Dining Guide:
The Green Room Café ..p22
Amaretti Cake ..p23
The Chocolate Fetish..p39

Blue Ridge Ringers..p8
LaZoom’s Special Holiday Tour..p37

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Movie Reviews:
Chip Kaufmann, Michelle Keenan..p25

James Cassara – Spinning Discs ..p12
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p14
Book Previews ..p15
Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p29
Bill Walz – Artful Living..p33
Max Hammonds, MD – Health..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 J. & R. Woods ..p35