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: October 2014

Performance:
ACT – The Addams Family..p6
HART – Urinetown..p6
AmiciMusic..p7
Gavin Geoffrey Dillard..p31
The Mystical Arts of Tibet..p32

Fine Art:
Weaverville Art Safari..p10
Haywood Art Studio Tour..p11
Southern Highlands Craft Fair..p12
Jewels That Dance..p19
Satellite Gallery..p20
Village Potters..p22
Jonas Gerard..p23
Art After Dark..p24
Blackbird Frame & Gallery..p27
Al Ramirez..p42
Double Exposure..p43

Movie Reviews:
Chip Kaufmann, Michelle Keenan..p14

Music:
War on Drugs..p29
Taj Weekes and Adowa..p29

Noteworthy
Mandala Sand Painting..p32
Mother Earth Produce to Turn Three..p36

rapid river magazine october 2014

Dining Guide:
The Black Forest Restaurant..p33
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza..p34
The Chocolate Fetish..p35
Mother Earth Produce..p36

Columns:
Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p13
W.H. Outland – Business of Art..p13
Peter Loewer – Curmudgeon..p18
Judy Ausley – Southern Comfort..p18
James Cassara – Spinning Discs..p28
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p30
Books & Authors..p31
Bill Walz – Artful Living..p37
Max Hammonds, MD – Health..p37

What to Do Guide:
Best in Show by Phil Juliano..p39
Callie & Cats by Amy Downs..p39
Corgi Tales by Phil Hawkins..p39
Dragin by Michael Cole..p39
Ratchet & Spin by J. & R. Woods..p39