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2021 Asheville Holiday Parade Applications Available

To apply for entry in the parade, first read the 2021 rules here. It’s imperative that you carefully read the rules and regulations prior to filling out your application. Find the 2021 parade application here. Please be creative, parade entries must be entertaining and family friendly, not all entries will be accepted. Applications and payment […]
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Urban Trail Stations Rededicated

On Tuesday, June 29, the Urban Trail Committee will celebrate the rededication of three of the trail’s stations. The Urban Trail is a collection of 30 works of public art throughout downtown commemorating history, culture and architecture. Shopping Daze: The marker was reinstalled following the Haywood Streetscape project in 2020. A plaque honoring the contributions […]
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Downtown After 5 2021 Lineup Features All Local Bands

The 33rd season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru, kicks off Friday, July 16 from 5-9pm. For 2021, Downtown After 5 will take place the 3rd Friday of the month July – September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public. 2021 Lineup July 16 Acoustic […]
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ADA Foundation Funds Micro-Grants for BIPOC-owned Downtown Businesses

Seven BIPOC-owned, downtown businesses receive grant awards through Asheville Downtown Association Foundation and Mountain BizWorks partnership The Asheville Downtown Association Foundation (ADAF) in partnership with Mountain BizWorks has awarded a total of $17,500 to seven BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) -owned, downtown Asheville businesses as part of the Multicultural Catalyst Fund Micro-Grant Program. […]
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Surveys on How to Prioritize Federal Covid-Relief Funding

Buncombe County and the City of Asheville will receive significant funding from the American Rescue Plan for Covid-relief. The County expects $51 million and the City $26 million. It’s vital that downtown business provide feedback on their needs and priorities. While the specific guidance on how funding can be spent has not been released, it […]
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Engage in the City of Asheville’s Budget Process

From the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville wants to hear from you!  City staff have approached the budget process differently this year by reviewing existing services with a focus on members of our community that experience inequity. Through our internal department work, and from what heard through Reimagining Public Safety several opportunities for […]
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State of Downtown Update – Recording and Survey Results

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Asheville Downtown Association hosted its annual State of Downtown Update in a virtual format. The event was presented by First Bank, with additional support from Ward and Smith, P.A. 2021 ADA Board President Tommy Dennison and Executive Director Meghan Rogers provided an update on the association’s program of work and […]

Arts Impact Survey Shows $23.1M in Local Losses

February 1, 2021 – Asheville, N.C. | The Asheville Area Arts Council’s most recent arts impact survey further highlights the devastating impact of COVID on the Buncombe County creative sector.  Findings show $23.1 million in lost revenue since March 2020, with 16 businesses likely to close in the next 3 months. According to Americans for […]